As British Columbians plan ahead for summer travel, Malahat SkyWalk will open in July 2021 as the newest outdoor experience on Vancouver Island providing the ‘ultimate natural high.’
Malahat Skywalk to Open Summer 2021
“Malahat SkyWalk will provide British Columbians with a new, world-class tourism experience to enjoy right in their own backyard,” says Ken Bailey, General Manager. “Local guests will have the opportunity to be the first to visit, giving us the chance to connect with our community. We want to be something British Columbians are proud of and bring their family and friends to experience.”
Located 35 minutes north of Victoria, this new attraction will immerse visitors in nature along a 600m long accessible, 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 British Columbia.
The unique setting on the traditional territory of the Malahat Nation offers opportunities for local storytelling, cultural celebration and natural interpretive education.
Rising 250m 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. On the descent, guests can opt to return to ground level by taking an exhilarating ride on a 20m 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 BC. Malahat SkyWalk is located on the traditional territory of the Malahat Nation and their Indigenous stories will also be embedded throughout the experience.
Bailey says this project is investing in Vancouver Island at a time when the economy is challenged by a global pandemic. “We are taking a long view, contributing to the sustainable, long-term growth of the tourism industry in BC by giving locals another exciting day-trip destination and offering future travellers a new reason to visit the island and stay longer.”
Malahat SkyWalk will confirm the exact date it will open in July in the immediate weeks leading up to opening. Once open, it will welcome guests seven days a week, 365 days a year, adhering to the BC Provincial Health Order and all required health and safety protocols.
Update – Tickets Available Now
July 1, 2021: Today, Malahat SkyWalk announced it will officially open to the public on Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 10:00am as the newest outdoor experience on Vancouver Island providing the ‘ultimate natural high.’
Tickets are available now for advance purchase 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.