Lions Gate BridgeCurrently Open
- Address: Lions Gate Bridge, Vancouver, BC, Canada
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:15 Mins
- Tags: View Point, Bridge, Family And Kids
Lions Gate Bridge - Review
Built in the 1930’s. the Lions Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge that runs over the Burrard Inlet with its name referring to ‘The Lions’- the mountain peaks located to the North of Vancouver. The bridge covers a length of 1,823 meters, standing tall at a staggering height of 364 feet from the foot of the bridge to the top of the tower.
The view of the bridge during the sunset is quiet stunning while the view of the Vancouver skyline from the bridge itself, is like no other.
How To reach Lions Gate Bridge by Public Transport
- By Bus: EB Marine Dr Offramp NS Lions Gate Bridge
- By Taxi
- By renting a Car, Bicycle or Scooter.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Lions Gate Bridge
6.77% of people who visit Vancouver include Lions Gate Bridge in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
45.83% of people start their Lions Gate Bridge visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Lions Gate Bridge
94.74% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Lions Gate Bridge
Lions Gate Bridge Trips
Lions Gate Bridge, Vancouver Reviews
An absolutely stunning bridge with beautiful views of the ocean, city and mountains. It’s a classic and legendary bridge that is very special to me. One of my biggest fears is bridges, so my goal has always been to walk across a large bridge. I decided that the Lions Gate Bridge would be the one I would walk across and I did so twice! What a great idea that was. I was scared. I wanted to turn around several times, but the beautiful scenery helped me get through it. It’s also beautiful to drive across, especially at night. A serious bonus is that the gorgeous Stanley Park is on one side of the bridge.
It's a bridge. It spans water. It has pretty lights at night. Built by the Guinness beer family in order to create access to their vast land holdings in West Vancouver known as the British Properties it was then sold to the Province of BC. It is three Lanes in total with the centre lane changing directions based on the flip of traffic. The pretty night lights were added by the Guinness family as a gift (they could well afford it, after all the money they made over the years from their property sales), to the city of Vancouver on it's 100th Anniversary also the the year of Expo 86.
We did not have an opportunity to walk across this bridge. I wish now that we had done so. The bridge opened in 1938 and the name 'Lion's' refers to the pair of mountains named The Lions north of Vancouver. A pair of cast concrete lions were placed on either side of the south approach to the bridge in January 1939. The total length in almost 6,000 feet. The middle lanes change with the flow of traffic to accommodate a greater volume. Even if you just have time to drive across it, the view is fabulous. No trucks greater than 14 tons.
Free and fantastic, get your lazy fat hiney out of the car and walk across. Sunrise or Sunset is the best time. While the fumes and traffic whizzing by so close to you make this a thrilling walk. Bring a real camera, the views are incredible. Park on the north side, keep an eye out for cyclists.
Beautiful and iconic bridge in Vancouver, BC! A definite must see for visitors. Other than driving over it, there are a few locations to view the bridge. Prospect Point in Stanley Park and Cypress Viewpoint are great options.