We are committed to the following guiding principles as we move the projects from vision to reality.
Accessible in location and experience
The Malahat Skywalk will be built within easy driving distance from Victoria, a major tourism destination on Vancouver Island, and will provide people with a stroller and wheelchair friendly, interactive, awe-inspiring experience of nature.
Reflect the unique setting
We strive to have the Malahat Skywalk and its interactive, multisensory activities to inspire wonder and learning in all who visit. Guests will be able to learn about the cultural, social and natural stories of the area.
Create Economic Diversity
The Malahat Skywalk will provide another reason for guests and locals to visit the area. It will support the island economy in diverse ways: ongoing employment opportunities; support of local industry and artisans; support economic opportunity for the Malahat First Nation; encourage longer stays and increased tourism in the local communities. Our goal is to enhance the Vancouver Island visitor experience, and to contribute to long-term sustainable tourism growth.
Respect and celebrate the natural environment
We will operate a business that’s sustainable. We will tread lightly on the environment with both our walkway and our day to day operation and we will be responsible in our use of resources. Guests will leave the Malahat Skywalk with a new appreciation for the natural environment.
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.