Lions Gate Bridge, Vancouver

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Spanning the Burrard Inlet, Lions Gate Bridge represents one of the longest bridges in Canada and is an iconic symbol of the city. Covering total length of 1,823 m (5,890 ft), the bridge connects the main downtown area to North and West Vancouver. The suspension bridge is named after two mountain peaks to the north in the North Shore Mountains referred to as “The Lions.” To drive home the point, a pair of concrete lions sit on the south approach to the bridge. Walk or cycle over the bridge, which offers both mountain and urban views. Plan your Lions Gate Bridge visit and explore what else you can see and do in Vancouver using our Vancouver day trip website .
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  • October 4, 2017
    The Lions Gate Bridge is an interesting example of a suspension bridge built many years ago. It is a reminder of the important past of Vancouver, although today there are far more important bridges for its architecture and service.
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  • October 4, 2017
    We travel by bus regularly over the bridge to reach North Vancouver ,and once under on a whale watch trip. The bridge was apparently hand built by the Guiness family to link property both sides of the...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    It's a common sight on advertisments of Vancouver. If coming from the city, you pass through Stanley Park by either vehicle or on foot/bike. There is a lookout on this side with a restaurant and cafe....  more »
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  • May 4, 2017
    This very handsome bridge has aged well. Nice wide sidewalks on either side easily fit bikes and pedestrians. Fantastic views up either side of the Indian Arm. It vibrates a lot with the traffic though, so taking photos with long exposures can be a pain.
  • May 19, 2017
    The bridge works! It's green! You can drive, bike, or walk across it! Great views of the harbour. Would be very easy to jump off, but it seems too dangerous to give it a try.
  • June 12, 2017
    The Golden Gate of Vancouver. Such a beautifully made bridge. The lights and color pallet add it it's amazing design.
  • June 20, 2017
    Big, gracious suspension bridge. Every serious city on the river needs one. It's not Brooklyn Bridge but it's still a nice bridge.
  • May 4, 2017
    Entrance to the harbour and a beautiful entrance to Stanley Park from the North Shore. The night lighting is great for pics and a sight to see

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