Vancouver Proposes Special Love-Lock Sculpture to Keep Locks off Burrard Bridge

Photo credit: Poulpy | Wikipedia

Photo credit: Poulpy | Wikipedia

Paris may be the most best-known city when it comes to love locks. So many couples have professed their love by securing locks to the city’s Pont des Arts that one of the bridge’s railings collapsed under the weight. In total, an estimated 1 million locks weighing 45 tonnes have been affixed to the bridge, threatening its structural integrity.

It turns out, however, that Vancouver has a bit of a love-lock problem of its own. While the practice is not nearly as common here as in European cities, couples have gotten into the habit of affixing locks to city landmarks.

Right now, the Burrard Bridge is the favoured spot, according to an article in the Vancouver Sun. While there’s no official lock count, the tally on the bridge may easily be in the hundreds. Evidently, some lovers even throw keys from the deck of the bridge into the water below. (I just hope there’s not an Aquabus under there at the time.)

In fact, it’s gotten so bad that the city prepared an official report. The conclusion: “While the weight of a single lock is insignificant, the accumulation of thousands of locks creates a substantive weight that can damage infrastructure.” Continue reading:
Vancouver Proposes Special Love-Lock Sculpture to Keep Locks off Burrard Bridge

Jogging in Beautiful Vancouver

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An interesting perspective on Vancouver through the sight and sounds of a jogger.

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5 Impressive Displays of the Seasons in Vancouver

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For some time it seemed that Vancouver only had one season: rain. However, in recent years we’ve experienced high tides, low temperatures, downpours and heat waves. Mother Nature serves up a smorgasbord of natural phenomena that dazzle the senses.

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5 Impressive Displays of the Seasons in Vancouver

10 Weirdest Events and Attractions In Vancouver

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We have some top notch, world class events and attractions in Vancouver but every now and then, hundreds and even thousands of people gather to participate in something a little out of the ordinary. A roving event that has no venue, a unique pop culture history hub or sporting event, or a locally-invented event that fuses cultures. They all have a place in Vancouver and that’s what truly makes this city so fun!

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10 Weirdest Events and Attractions In Vancouver

10 Things People from Vancouver Love

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People from Vancouver, whether they are born and raised or they arrived here just a short time ago, love many things about being here in this city, obviously. They love the outdoors, they love to talk about traffic, transit, and the weather, and they love their sports teams — local or otherwise. They also love cherry blossom photos, day boat seafood, Stanley Park, their own cultural heritage, and celebrity sightings. It was hard to pick a list of just a handful of things to feature but here are 10 Things People from Vancouver Love:

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10 Things People from Vancouver Love