Lions Gate Bridge, Vancouver

4.2
Bridge · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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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  • Lions Gate bridge can easily be referred as the spine running between Vancouver and North Shore. Anyone living on either sides cannot do without it  more »
  • A heck of a bridge. We saw this bridge (you can't miss it) from all angles. And whichever way you look at it, it is impressive. It was originally called the First Narrows Bridge as it spans the first....  more »
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  • My favorite bridge (if that can be a thing). Ha ha. It is gives amazing photos, and has amazing views regardless which way you cross it. Even looking at this bridge from the city is enjoyable, other bridges can be an eyesore - this one stands out for all the right reasons.
  • 0/10 will not drive over again. Look, it's a great place to go for a walk for the views if that's your thing and that's the only reason I'm giving it a two star rating. However, its main purpose is to allow transport for vehicles to and from downtown to North Vancouver, which it does a terrible job doing so. It has three lanes (which alternate to "ease" traffic) and was built in 1937 which I am sure was sufficient in back then but it fails horrendously in 2019. If you are driving from north Vancouver to downtown and there is one lane open, then FIVE lanes (including a bus lane) must merge into one resulting in a stop and go scenario. If the population of North Vancouver continues to grow the way it does infrastructure must be updated to modern standards; including this bridge.
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