Given the Chance, Would you Climb the Lions Gate Bridge?

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If you were allowed, would you climb to the top of the Lions Gate Bridge? Shout out to all the thrill seekers out there: a new business venture has been proposed to allow interested parties a chance to climb to the top of the historic Lions Gate Bridge!

If approved, those looking for an adrenaline rush will be able to climb to the top of the bridge, ending up on a platform near the navigational beacons for an unparalleled 365-degree view of Vancouver from a birds-eye perspective.

There are still a lot of details that need to be ironed out before the business can officially launch, but the Transportation Ministry recently granted the business a two-year license to provide guided Lions Gate Bridge climbs.

“I think it will be a truly spectacular tourism experience as well as something appealing to those of us who live here and use this bridge. We all love it, and we will be able to connect with it in a new way,” the man behind the plan, Kevin Thomson, told the Vancouver Sun. Luckily, for commuters who drive over the bridge each day, there would be no construction needed.

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Those brave enough to make the trek will have to climb up 360 ladder rungs located inside of the legs of the bridge towers. It’s a true trial of the senses, as you’ll be in a small enclosed space all the way up (and that’s a long way up) and after the tough climb, you’ll be pitched out onto a small platform over 500 feet above the shimmering ocean below. Then, after taking some amazing photos, you’ll go all the way back down… (until they allow bungee jumping off the bridge)!

If all goes to plan, the Lions Gate Bridge climb will open for Canada Day (July 1, 2017) to help celebrate Canada’s 150 birthday. The price to participate in the climb hasn’t been set yet, but may run from $250 to $300, which are prices similar to experiences around the world. If you can handle it, the views would be worth the price of admission alone!

More information about the Lions Gate Bridge Climb can be found in the Vancouver Sun article.

Once the Lions Gate Bridge Climb becomes fully operational, will you sign up to climb? Let us know in the comment section below!

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