10 Things To Do This Spring at the Malahat Skywalk
As springtime arrives, so does the perfect opportunity to explore the great outdoors. If you're looking for a thrilling adventure amidst stunning natural beauty, the Malahat Skywalk, one of the top things to do near Victoria, offers an unforgettable experience.
Recognized among the top 10 attractions on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, and conveniently located just a short drive or shuttle ride from Victoria, the Malahat Skywalk beckons visitors to delve into the verdant coastal rainforest while indulging in an array of activities. Here are ten engaging experiences to enjoy this spring at the Malahat Skywalk.
Embrace Breathtaking Views
Embark on a journey to the top of the skywalk tower and marvel at panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Watch as the lush coastal rainforest stretches out before you, with glimpses of Finlayson Arm and the Gulf Islands adding to the awe-inspiring scenery.
Walk Among the Treetops
Experience the thrill of strolling among the treetops on the elevated walkway of the skywalk. With sturdy handrails and informative signage, even the youngest adventurers can safely explore the canopy of Douglas Fir and Arbutus trees along the 600m treewalk.
Ride the Spiral Slide
Gliding down from the tower on the thrilling 20-meter spiral slide could easily rival the excitement of the breathtaking view from the summit. And hey, did you know the current record for rides stands at an impressive 47 times? Think you can top that? It's time to slide into action and chase that record!
Grab Some Softys!
Make your way to the Tower Plaza and treat yourself to some of the most delicious dairy-free soft serve you'll ever taste! Island original Softys makes incredible snacks that are not only good for you but good for the environment. Complete with comfortable seating arrangements, the Tower Plaza also offers a dedicated play area for kids to run around and enjoy.
Step into the Sky
As the ground lies far below and stunning scenery surrounds you, step onto the robust 84-square-meter Adventure Net for a one-of-a-kind experience. Suspended above the tower's center, enjoy uninterrupted views of the lush arbutus forest and the spiralling structure beneath your feet.
Spot the “Woodland” Critters
Explore the diverse collection of driftwood forest creatures dispersed across the vicinity, skillfully crafted by the talented artisan Tanya Bub. Take a closer look as you step into the Gathering Place, traverse the TreeWalk, and approach the entrance of the Spiral Tower.
Forest Bathing Anyone?
Enjoy a leisurely walk along our forest trail—it's not only enjoyable but also beneficial for your well-being!
Meet Luke the Sasquatch
Say hello to Luke, our friendly resident Sasquatch mascot who's always eager for a high five—or maybe even two!
Kickback at the Gathering Place
Relax with friends and family in our outdoor chill spot, just a stone's throw from the washrooms and gift shop—your one-stop pre-adventure hub!
Visit the Gift Shop
Before you go, explore the wide array of unique and locally crafted gifts available in our gift shop. We collaborate with local artisans, including our hosts from the Malahat Nation, to showcase an eclectic selection of artwork, jewelry, textiles, and carvings.
With its stunning vistas, immersive experiences, and family-friendly activities, the Malahat Skywalk offers the perfect destination for springtime adventures. Whether you're seeking thrills, relaxation, or educational opportunities, there's something for everyone to enjoy amidst the beauty of Vancouver Island's coastal rainforest. Plan your visit today and make unforgettable memories at the Malahat Skywalk.