Lions Gate Perspective



on canvas.

1 in stock



Lions Gate Perspective


Oil on canvas.

The Inspiration

Long before the British Columbia Government took over the ferry service in the province, the “Black Ball” line was run by the Canadian Pacific Railway. These ferries ran between Nanaimo on  Vancouver Island, and downtown Vancouver.

As a child, I rode these ferries back and forth to the Island. The most exciting part of the journey was sailing under the Lion’s Gate Bridge.

This formidable structure was built in 1936. It joins Vancouver to West Vancouver, crossing over the Strait of Georgia and is named for the “lions”—twin mountain peaks that soar above the northern horizon.

To me, the Lions Gate Bridge was like the ultimate “Lego” of the 40’s and 50’s.

The Guinness Family of Irish brewery fame built the bridge to further develop their interests in the British Properties in West Vancouver, vast stretches of land running up the side of the North Shore of Burrard Inlet.

The sparkle of twinkle lights on the structure creates a magical gateway to one of Canada’s most beautiful cities.