Lions Gate Bridge: Whether on Foot or Bike (or in a Car)
Posted On 07/20/2023 10:24:07
Canada | British Columbia | Vancouver | North Vancouver | Stanley Park | Lions Gate Bridge | Suspension Bridge | Pedestrian Bridge
Built during the depression, the Lions Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge connecting North Vancouver with the city of Vancouver at Stanley Park. Primarily used by vehicle traffic, the bridge also has sidewalks on each side for both pedestrians and cyclists. Originally opened as a toll bridge by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, effective in 1963, the 25 cent toll was abolished.
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We ended our walk through Stanley Park at the Lions Gate Bridge. The bridge was on our list of sights that we wanted to see as it is nearing 90 years in service. We walked about halfway across where we stopped to watch the wildlife below before heading back. Nothing overly interesting, but fun nonetheless!
Fun fact: It was the Guinness family (yes, as in beer) that helped with the financing of the bridge!