Get a bird’s eye view of Vancouver Island at this elevated walkway coming soon.
British Columbia is full of magnificent natural beauty and breathtaking views… and soon there’ll be another item to add to the never-ending list of must-see sights in the province. A new elevated walkway and viewing platform is currently under construction on Vancouver Island and it’s scheduled to open in the Spring of 2021. Located on the south part of the island approximately 30 minutes away from Victoria by car, the spiralling Malahat Skywalk will offer visitors the chance to see Vancouver Island’s nature and wildlife from a sky-high vantage point.
This new attraction in the Cowichan Valley will consist of a 600-meter Elevated Walkway that inclines and winds in a spiral pattern and a Skywalk ascent that rises to a height of 250 meters above sea level where a 360° viewing platform awaits. Visitors will be able to gaze out from the top of this lookout towards impressive views of the coastal forest canopy, the sweeping sea, and the distant Coast Mountains. The experience will also offer a 750 meter Nature Trail at ground level through the forest and interpretive stations and activities throughout the site so you can learn about the local ecosystem and culture.
Malahat Skywalk will be open to all ages and accessible for strollers and wheelchairs, allowing adventurers of all types to immerse themselves in pure nature. There will also be a cafe where you can purchase local food and drinks to go. A visit through the entire experience is estimated to take approximately 90 minutes. Once finished, this is probably going to be a very popular day-trip destination.
[Featured Image Source: Malahat Skywalk]