Canada already has its CN Tower Edgewalk, Glacier Skywalk in the Rockies and Capilano Suspension Bridge, but there’s a new member to the view club: introducing the 10-storey-high Malahat Skywalk – a spiralling wooden tower that rises 250 metres above the spectacular Saanich Inlet. When you reach the tower, its scale and execution is instantly impressive. A 20-metre-long spiralling metal slide and Adventure Net will thrill all ages, while the 360 views are timeless. Take your time walking in on the 600-metre raised boardwalk, enjoy the art, interpretive boards and surrounding scenery.
Cost : Check out the official site for the latest prices.
Best time to go : Open year-round but summer shines as always
Wheelchair friendly : Yes
Family friendly : Definitely! Note there is a height restriction on the slide, which is open to anyone over five years of age or over 42″ tall.
Where to eat : The on-site café focuses on grab-and-go local products for dine in or picnics.
Official Site : https://malahatskywalk.com
Getting There : Located off the highway between Victoria and Nanaimo. From Vancouver, expect a travel time of between 3 and 3.5 hours. For directions, click here.
Note from Robin : There can be a pretty long line up for the slide, and sliders need to pick up a rug from the bottom. Pick one up before you start walking up the spiral, so that you can join the line-up either on your way up or on your way down from the top deck. Otherwise it’s up and down you go. Challenge the kids to spot the bear, elk and Sasquatch from the boardwalk on the way in, and don’t miss the incredible wood art at the entrance to the boardwalk.