MALAHAT, B.C. July 5, 2021 – Vancouver Island’s newest outdoor adventure experience, the Malahat SkyWalk officially opens to the public on Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Providing what the call the ‘ultimate natural high, the Malahat SkyWalk will immerse visitors in nature along a 600 metre-long elevated walkway through an Arbutus and Douglas Fir forest, leading to a 10-storey, architecturally-inspiring spiral tower lookout – the first of its kind in B.C.
“As Canadians return to travel this summer, we are so excited to open our doors and welcome guests,” says Ken Bailey, General Manager, Malahat SkyWalk. “We hope locals and visitors alike include Malahat SkyWalk in their summer travel plans and find a sense of pride in what we’ve created, bringing their family and friends to visit this world-class tourism experience in their own backyard for years to come.”
Rising 250 metres above sea level, guests will enjoy 360-degree views of two countries, including Finlayson Arm, Saanich Inlet, Saanich Peninsula, Gulf Islands, San Juan Islands, Mt. Baker and the Coast Mountain range.
An adventure net suspended partially across the centre of the Spiral Tower provides daring guests with another breathtaking perspective on the spiralling structure below before returning to ground level with an option to take an exhilarating ride down a 20 metre spiral slide.
Guests will find a deeper connection to nature learning about the trees, birds, animals and marine life of this coastal region unique to B.C. Malahat SkyWalk is located on the traditional territory of the Malahat Nation and their Indigenous stories will also be embedded throughout the experience.
Tickets are available now for advance purchase at www.malahatskywalk.com/pass and will also be for sale on-site at the Welcome Centre upon opening. Tickets offer flexibility to guests as they are valid for one-year from date of purchase eliminating any need for reservations or timed entry.
Admission to Malahat SkyWalk is $31.95 (adult), $28.95 (senior 65+), $18.95 (child age 6-17), $86.00 for a Family Pass (two adults, two children) and to add-on a child to a family day ticket is $18.00. Malahat SkyWalk also offers an Annual Pass for $87.00 (adult), $79.00 (senior), $52.00 (child) and $225.00 for a Family Pass. Children age five and under are free. Taxes are applicable to all tickets and passes.
Located 35 minutes north of Victoria, B.C., Malahat SkyWalk will welcome guests from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., seven days a week, 365 days a year, adhering to the B.C. Provincial Health Order and all required health and safety protocols. It was built with a commitment to be accessible to all ages and a wide range of abilities. Parking is complimentary, including spaces for RVs and buses.
All photos supplied by Malahat Skywalk