The Ultimate Natural High
Welcome to nature at its most majestic. The views from the lookout—250m above sea level—are spectacular. However, this adventure is for all the senses. Enjoy the scents, sounds, and textures of the coastal forest, and then picnic on local fare by the pond.
Malahat Skywalk Features
BREATHE IN THE BEAUTY
Immerse yourself in pristine nature: a steep, forested mountain, high above the Salish Sea. Previously, only agile explorers could enjoy such experiences of the wild. Now, our Elevated Walkway and Skywalk make this environment easily accessible, even for strollers and wheelchairs.
SEE AS BIRDS DO
An Elevated Walkway winds into a spiral that rises to 250m above sea level, then fans out into a 360° viewing platform. Gaze out, and down, to truly breathtaking views of Finlayson Arm, the Saanich Peninsula, Mt. Baker, and Salt Spring Island.
WALK LIKE GIANTS
The Elevated Walkway gently inclines until you’re 20m above ground, where it meanders through the treetop canopy. Children walk with the stature of giants, level with the treetops, where birds and squirrels make their homes. Stop at interpretive viewpoints and learn about the ecosystem along the way
SMELL THE STRAWBERRY TREES
The arbutus, or Pacific madrone, appears wonderfully exotic with its smooth chartreuse wood covered by reddish, papery bark. It grows on rocky coastlines and, in spring, bears white flowers that smell like honey. In autumn, red berries inspire its other name, the “strawberry tree.”
SPOT THE SASQUATCH
This is the traditional territory of the Malahat Nation, who have deep knowledge of the land and its plants and animals. They welcome guests and are proud to share their art, culture, wisdom, and legends. Look closely for the elusive sasquatch.