Malahat Skywalk, British Columbia, Canada

The Victoria Malahat Skywalk is a spiral walkway rising up 820ft (250m) above sea level to a gorgeous 360 degree viewing platform.

It was the vision of David Greenfield and Trevor Dunn. With approval from the Malahat Nations, the $17 million skywalk was completed in 2021 and quickly became a popular attraction.

I visited on 8/26/2023. I took my time to admire the picturesque views on my way up. Though hazy, the panorama of the Saanich inlet and surrounding mountains was expansive and stunning. As I walked a short boardwalk to reach the skywalk, I noted and photographed three wooden sculptures shown below. Though everyone must walk up, guests have the option of sliding down a 65ft slide to the bottom. I did not take the slide as I was armed with camera and backpack, but the slide is quite popular judging by the line of old and young awaiting their turn. There is an Adventure Net on top that guests could lay on or jump on.

On top, while perusing the beautiful scenery, guests can peruse signs explaining the history of the area and its people as well as giving information on the local flora and fauna. The skywalk is wheelchair accessible. Animals are not permitted unless service dogs. An adult ticket is $36.95. There are tours from Victoria and from Vancouver to the skywalk. We had a car so we drove.

I enjoyed my visit and do recommend this stop when in Victoria.

References Malahat Skywalk Page, Macleans’s Article

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