The newest outdoor attraction on Vancouver Island, the Malahat SkyWalk, has officially set an opening date for this month.
The Malahat SkyWalk will be opening to the public on Thursday, July 15, at 10:00 a.m.
British Columbians hoping to visit the “newest outdoor experience on Vancouver Island providing the ‘ultimate natural high,'” can purchase tickets online in advance of the opening date. The Malahat SkyWalk says that tickets will also be available onsite at the Welcome Centre upon opening. Tickets will also be valid for one year from the date of purchase in an effort to eliminate the need for reservations or timed entry.
“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.”
Entry to the Malahat SkyWalk will cost $31.95 for adults, $28.95 for seniors 65 and up, $18.95 for children between the ages of 6-17, and $86.00 for a Family Pass (two adults, two children). Adding on a child to a family day ticket will cost $18.00.
According to the attraction, annual passes will also be available for $87.00 per adult, $79.00 for seniors and $52.00 for children.
The outdoor attraction is located 35 minutes from Victoria along Highway 1.
The Malahat SkyWalk will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily and will be open 365 days of the year, according to staff.
“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.,” reads a description from the outdoor attraction.
The SkyWalk will rise 250 metres above sea level and offer a 360-degree view of the surrounding area of Southern Vancouver Island. Guests will be able to see a broad range of natural landscapes including Finlayson Arm, Saanich Inlet, Saanich Peninsula, Gulf Islands, San Juan Islands, Mt. Baker and the Coast Mountain range.
There is an option for guests to travel back to ground level via a 20-metre spiral slide as well.
More information about the new attraction can be found at https://malahatskywalk.com/