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Address: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Activities: Driving
Description: This bridge looks beautiful when it's lit up at night, a monument to...
This bridge looks beautiful when it's lit up at night, a monument to Vancouver's cosmopolitan romance and sophistication.
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Amazing view from the bridge

We took a walk from the Stanley Park bus loop bay 2, pass the Beaver lake and took highway 99. It was about 3 KM very nice walk by the tall trees and astonishing surroundings. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Mesa, Arizona
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Mesa, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We took a walk from the Stanley Park bus loop bay 2, pass the Beaver lake and took highway 99. It was about 3 KM very nice walk by the tall trees and astonishing surroundings. The spectacular view from the bridge was breath taking, overlooking the down town, North and West Vancouver. You may take a cycle there as well,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Impressive to look at and perfect way to get from Stanley Park to Capilano Suspension Bridge! I was able to get some fantastic pics of the bridge from Prospect Point.

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Cold Spring, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Like most large suspension bridges, this one is a beauty to behold, but it can be a nightmare to drive. It was built in 1938 to cross Burrard Inlet and connect the northern shore communities with downtown Vancouver. At that time three reversible lanes might have been adequate, but as West Vancouver and North Vancouver developed, traffic overwhelmed it. Today... More 

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Richmond, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The Lions Gate Bridge is officially known as the First Narrows Bridge and was named for a pair of mountain peaks north of West Vancouver (visible from various parts of Vancouver). The bridge and viaduct is almost a mile in length and is 200' above the high water mark. When completed in 1938 by the Guinness family of stout fame... More 

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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

Lions Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge which was built in 1938. There are three lanes of traffic but only ever seen two open. It can become very busy around 3.30 pm onwards. It connects the city with the North & West areas of Vancouver. There are two stone Lions at the entrance of the bridge. The views are amazing.... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

You know you have arrived in Vancouver when you cross this huge feat of construction. It's great during the day and lit up at night.

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Calgary, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I keep getting asked for a review of this place I've been. So here goes, it is a bridge. It goes over water from Vancouver to West Vancouver. Sometimes it's a pain due to traffic.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Beautiful views on either side... almost distracting... i suggest walking across or bike riding... and faster going north.... coming back south usually takes forever traffic jammed up... avoid rush hour!

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We viewed the bridge from underneath during our 2 visits to Stanley Park. It looked spectacular and we were fortunate enough to see a large ship sail underneath. Later in our holiday we drove over it to go to the North side. Saw the lions briefly. As bridges go it was ok.

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Dublin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

To enjoy the spectacular views from the Lions Gate bridge and see some of Vancouver North shore this day trip by public transport and walking might be of interest. Take the Seabus from the Waterfront Station across to Lonsdale Quay. Great views of the Vancouver skyline and harbour en route with the Lions Gate bridge and Stanley Park framing the... More 

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