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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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Excellent view of English Bay

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW 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 NEW

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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33 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
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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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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Galiano Island, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This bridge used to hold private traffic from the rich West Vancouver people who built it. It only has 3 lanes. Constantly busy and can be clogged at rush hours. Beautiful views from this bridge, it connects Vancouver thru Stanley park to West Vancouver.......everyonce in awhile they talk about twinning it....congestion city is my recollection .

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Vancouver, Canada
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Driving over the bridge (or bussing) on a clear sunny day is awesome as you get to see the Lions, the mountains and all the water sparkling away. On the way back, if you have time you can drive around Stanley Park and be at the same exit point as you would have just on the driveway from the bridge.... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We rode our bikes every day around the base of the bridge in Stanley Park, and were fortunate enough to have clear views of it every day. Taking pictures of the bridge is a must, and we were able to get some pretty incredible pictures of it. I would recommend seeing the bridge up close at least once while in... More 

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Originally built by the Guinness family and tolled to pay for it, Lion's Gate Bridge is a beautiful suspension bridge from Stanley Park/Downtown to the North Shore. It is a beautiful drive but is best enjoyed if you have the chance to walk across it.

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