Lions Gate Bridge Traffic Cams in Vancouver
Since 1998, NorthVancouver.com and WestVancouver.com were the suppliers and broadcasters of the only Lions Gate Bridge / North Shore Traffic live web cam in existence. We were the first to bring you live coverage of the Lions Gate Bridge when it was under construction in 2000-2001 and even partnered with the Province of British Columbia and the Ministry of Transportation and Highways to ensure that the cam was live during this construction.
Then, in 2006, thanks to the new government sponsored Drive BC program, a series of network traffic cams were placed at all the strategic Lions Gate Bridge on-ramps coming from both West Vancouver and North Vancouver. Motorists are encourage to check all four of these Lions Gate Bridge web cams to plan their trips. We believe they will help reduce gas emissions and travel times across the bridge into downtown Vancouver. We are happy to bring you this feed courtesy of Drive BC and in cooperation with both our NorthVancouver.com and WestVancouver.com community websites.
West Vancouver - Lions Gate Bridge Traffic Cameras
Lions Gate Bridge Cam #1 | Lions Gate Bridge Cam #2 | Lions Gate Bridge Cam #3 | Lions Gate Bridge Cam #4
There are now three WEST VANCOUVER TRAFFIC web cams and one NORTH VANCOUVER TRAFFIC web cam. Please see the descriptions below each cam for a complete description of the traffic flow onto the bridge. Cameras refresh every 2 minutes.
Lions Gate Bridge Web Cam #1
Bridge deck lanes and red/green light direction indicators
North Shore Traffic Cam #1 is the main Lions Gate Bridge camera that indicates traffic patterns coming to and from downtown Vancouver. Since the Lions Gate Bridge is only three lanes wide, the middle bridge lane will alternate and lanes will change accordingly. The bridge is monitored 24 hours a day for problems and there are tow trucks situated at each end of the Lions Gate Bridge for emergencies (trust us, you don’t want to stall on the bridge at any time, so please make sure you don’t’ run out of gas in times of extreme traffic jams).
All North Shore traffic, from both North Vancouver and West Vancouver, from all 6 different roads, and probably over 12 lanes of traffic, must feed onto these two (and sometimes even one) southbound Lions Gate Bridge lanes. Yes, it is a lot of volume, but if you use this cam to your advantage, you can help plan your trip to downtown Vancouver. The right hand side lanes are the ones leading from the North Shore to downtown Vancouver. If you see TWO green lights, then we have the bridge in our advantage. If you see only ONE green light, and two red “X” marks, then be prepared to wait as everyone is trying to get into one lane to go to downtown Vancouver.
Lions Gate Bridge Web Cam #2
North Vancouver bridge on ramps and "the loop"
Lions Gate Bridge Web Cam #3
West Vancouver Marine Drive on ramp feeder lanes
Lions Gate Bridge Web Cam #4
West Vancouver Taylor Way hill and Park Royal intersection feeder
West Vancouver Bridge Traffic Cam #4 is located in West Vancouver and points North from the intersection of Taylor Way and Marine Drive – the approach to the Lions Gate Bridge and the entrance to Park Royal shopping centre. This cam shows the traffic traveling both northbound (on the right) and southbound (left) on Taylor Way towards the bridge from the British Properties. If the traffic lanes on the left hand side of this cam are plugged, you can count on a long wait (30+ minutes) until you get through the Taylor Way / Marine Drive intersection, especially if it is during the weekly afternoon/early evening rush hour (4 – 7 pm) as there will only be one lane open on the bridge (see Lions Gate Bridge Web Cam #1 for the red/green light indicators). Other busy times include the daily morning rush hour (7 – 9 am) and Sunday afternoons. Check Cam #2 for the North Vancouver bridge on ramp as a possible alternative.