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Lions Gate Bridge

Lions Gate Bridge cuts straight through the centre of Stanley Park taking you from downtown Vancouver over to the North Shore (North and West Vancouver) and on to Whistler Ski Resort.

On the Stanley Park side of the bridge the entrance is guarded by magnificent two lions one on either side.

You can get a great view of the bridge from Prospect Point in the park and watch the tankers and cruise ships come and go on their way to and from the port.

Lions Gate Bridge Vancouver

The Lions Gate Bridge has three lanes with the middle lane changing direction throughout the day according to traffic.

Getting to and from the North Shore from downtown can be a hellish nightmare especially during morning and afternoon rush hour traffic. But... once you understand that you can have a pleasant trip where you relax, listen to tunes on the radio and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

You can walk or ride your bike over the Lions Gate on pedestrian walkways built along the outside of the bridge

There are decorative lights strung along the Lions Gate Bridge which makes it a distinctive landmark at night time.

Lions Gate Bridge is also known as "First Narrows Bridge" because itís at the first narrow of the Burrard Inlet. A little further down the inlet is "Second Narrows Bridge" which is the other way to get over to the North Shore by car.

The Guinness family of beer fame financed the Bridge back in the 1930ís to get back and forth from their North Shore property.

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