Lion's Gate

About This Point of Interest

Lions Gate Bridge

Officially known as the First Narrows Bridge, locals and visitors alike know this teasured landmark as the Lions Gate Bridge. Opened in 1938, it connects Stanley Park to North Vancouver and the mountains beyond, and carries up to 70,000 vehicles a day. Designated a National Historic Site of Canada, the bridge provides magnificent views over the Burrard Inlet and the city of Vancouver, and of course the massive lion statues sit on the bridge’s south approach, watchful eyes protecting travelling visitors.