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Lions Gate Bridge

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Address: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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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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Smaller Version of Golden Gate

This is a lot like the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, expect it's green, not red. Great views of Stanley Park and the ocean.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a lot like the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, expect it's green, not red. Great views of Stanley Park and the ocean.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a classic! Even better when it light's up;I mean its not Calgary or Edmonton but its got a certain 'thing' about it. the only downside is driving over it from the north shore.

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Delta, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Vancouver artist K. I. Campbell painted the best view of this bridge, called it "Evening Departure" . . . Sunset, a cruise ship, Stanley park, and The Bridge! Painted 1988 just after the lights were strung along the cables, the lights were a gift from the 1986 World's Fair "Expo '86" For more very interesting facts, see recent review by... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful to watch from far away but if you use it then it is totally different story. Easy to kill an hour just to cross it

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Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I grew up on the North Shore and used to cross it daily, for school, work, and leisure. Here are some historical facts many people do not know: 1) the bridge was financed by the Guinness family (of World Record fame) so they wouldn't have to take a boat to their properties in West Vancouver. 2) during construction, the bridge... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This bridge looks impressive and the view from it when crossing is very good. We were able to park and walk to take photos.

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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

I have lived here my whole life. Lions Gate Bridge has always been iconic if not always conducive to a quick commute, even with staggered lane openings. Best seen from a motorcycle. Great views.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

This bridge is one of the best ways to travel to the North Shore of this beautiful city. It's a busy bridge during rush hour, however you can get some great views of the downtown harbour or the vessels harbouring in English Bay!

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Philip K Dick wrote about this bridge in the Divine Invasion. God himself came down to take a gander at it, and claimed it was the most beautiful place on earth. So there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

The Lion's Gate Bridge benefits from its location. Heading northbound you get a great view of North Van, West Van, and the mountains arising behind it. But, be advised, be the passenger, not the driver. The bridge is only three lanes wide with the middle lane reversing for traffic. If you must look, for god's sake go to one of... More 

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