Vancouver Island Tourism is unquestionably on the rise. As a new tourism experience, the Malahat Skywalk will support the island economy in numerous ways. Our intent is to celebrate the unique area and incorporate as much local flavour into the project as possible.
Benefits to the Surrounding Communities
Based on similar projects of this size, we estimate that Malahat Skywalk will create approximately 100 jobs during the construction and between 20 to 50 jobs during operation.
It will give locals a reason to staycation, a great experience for visiting friends and family who will spend more money in their home community. It will encourage visitors to return or extend their stay. It will provide compelling stories and amazing photo opportunities for travel writers, online forums, and social media sites, attracting travellers to Vancouver Island. It will give road trippers en route up and down the island the impetus to spend a night in Duncan or Victoria rather than simply passing through. It will create employment at the Malahat Skywalk itself, and gives rise to other jobs that result from economic spinoff to local hotels, artisans, brewpubs, and cafés.
The proposed Malahat Skywalk project team is meeting with south-island communities and special interest groups to discuss how this project can contribute positively to their vision for growth and help to diversify the economy. Although the project team has a strong vision for this proposed project, we are committed to an open, collaborative process.
The following are the ways we will be seeking community involvement:
- Community and special interest group meetings
- Tourism organization meetings
- Website feedback
- Public information sessions for the regulatory process.
These activities and events will give us a chance to present our plans and timelines for the Malahat Skywalk, as well as invite public input and questions.
We look forward to speaking with you about this exciting project.