Lions Gate Lions Show Canucks Pride

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The lions that guard the entrance to the Lions Gate Bridge (on the Stanley Park side) have been known recently to show their support and team pride.

Lions Gate Bridge Photowalk

They sported red mittens during the Olympics and now they’ve traded the red for blue.

Photo © yeoaaron on Flickr

A few days ago images surfaced of the lions wearing Canucks jerseys. This morning I noticed that Susan Gittins posted a photo of a Stanley Cup replica placed between one of the lion’s paws (below). In past years, the Cup has been spotted placed in Sir Stanley’s hands at the entrance of the park itself.

Stone Lion Wearing Specially-Made Vancouver Canucks Jersey at Lions Gate Bridge Stone Lion with Little Stanley Cup Between His Paws at Vancouver's Lions Gate Bridge

However, having asked earlier this week if it was bad luck to hug the Cup, I’m wondering just how these acts may be received. Do you think it’s bad luck to place the Stanley Cup around town, or even carry a replica into games?

Regardless, it seems like the entire city is ready for a parade down Georgia Street. Round two of the Stanley Cup playoffs kick off Saturday when the Canucks take on the Chicago Blackhawks.

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  1. ChimoThursday, April 29th, 2010 — 2:45pm PDT

    I’m the one who made the jerseys for the Lions, and would really appreciate getting the one that has been removed back. Would the two folks who removed it, please let me know where I can pick it up. Your Stanley Cup looks great, but I’d definitely like the other jersey returned.

    Canuck Fever isn’t just for this year … we may have a dynasty out here.


  2. SusanSaturday, February 19th, 2011 — 5:21pm PST

    Dear Chimo

    The red mittens were cute during the Olympics, but it’s gone too far. This was a beautiful weekend and any photo opportunities of the gorgeous entrance to the bride were ruined by you. I personally don’t know anyone who appreciates your efforts however I don’t have a problem if you choose to decorate your own property.

    Thanks –


  3. LindaFriday, May 6th, 2011 — 9:26am PDT


    I’ve always wondered who took the time to keep amusing us with the decoration of the Lions at the entrance to the Lion’s Gate Bridge. I love driving over the bridge, and I’m always checking to see what’s different. Last time, was the large daffodil for Cancer, and thought it great! I love the wreaths on the Lions, the red mitts, the jerseys for Canucks.
    Please keep decorating the Lions. It’s great!!!!!!!

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