The Ultimate Natural High – Malahat Skywalk

Updated: Apr 19

Welcome to nature at its most majestic. The views from the lookout — 250m above sea level —are spectacular.

Pandemic-depending, the region’s newest tourist attraction is expected to take in its first visitor next year, said Ken Bailey, Skywalk general manager.

The Malahat Skywalk is an exciting new tourism project on Southern Vancouver Island. The Malahat Skywalk is an accessible 600m treetop walk through beautiful arbutus forest leading to a spectacular gentle spiral ramp that takes you up 32m to a sightseeing lookout offering views of Finlayson Arm, Saanich Peninsula, Mount Baker and the distant Coast Mountains.

Malahat Skywalk Corp., made up of Canadian investors, is developing the Bamberton property and working in collaboration with the Malahat First Nation. First Nation officials have said that the project includes training for band members interested in working at the attraction.

Large columns of Douglas fir have been created using pieces that were glued together. Cladding will be installed on the outside of the columns to protect the wood. More than 400,000 pounds of steel is being used in the tower construction, which includes metal bracing that holds everything together and metal joints on the walkway.

Once complete, plan to explore the 600m Elevated Walkway with interpretive features throughout; ascend the 32m tall Skywalk; enjoy the views from the 360° lookout; return via the 750m Nature Trail at ground level through the forest; enjoy a picnic by the pond; have lunch or a snack in our café; find the perfect gift in their gift shop.

This is an adventure of the senses.

Enjoy the scents, sounds and textures of this coastal forest.

  1. Breath in the Beauty

  2. See as the Birds Do

  3. Smell the Trees

  4. Spot the Sasquatch

Getting There:

This would be a welcome stop if following the Marine Circle Loop going or coming from Bjorn Holm. It is just 30 km south of Duncan and 40 km from Victoria; a 30-minute drive.

What is the Marine Circle Route?

This 289km loop is one of the island’s most popular road trips, presenting a range of landscapes, ocean views, old-growth forests, and interesting discoveries. If you drive from Victoria, the Malahat Skywalk is at the beginning of the Marine Circle Route.

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