BCHF News Happy 80th Lions Gate bridge!

Happy 80th Lions Gate bridge!

View of Lions Gate bridge. Image by Tom Richards.

What does Guinness and West Vancouver have to do with one another? Opened in 1938, the Guinness family (yes — the makers of the popular Irish stout), spent $6 million to entice people to what would become the British Properties.

“The whole idea was that people would own cars and there would be a kind of a car-access-only suburb, which in a way guarantees exclusivity,” historian Michael Kluckner said.

Over the years, the Lions Gate has had its fair share of critics. Read the full article and watch the segment on Global News.