How much time should I allow for the Malahat Skywalk experience?
That depends on how long you choose to linger and enjoy the viewpoint, picnic area, café, and shops. The Elevated Walkway and Skywalk ascent take at least 40 minutes; returning by the Nature Trail would be about 20 minutes. Set aside at least 90 minutes for the entire experience.
What elevation is the Malahat Skywalk?
The viewing platform on top of the Skywalk is 250m above sea level.
Where is the Malahat Skywalk?
We are in Vancouver Island’s Cowichan Valley, about a 30-minute drive north of Victoria.
How long is the drive to the Malahat Skywalk from Victoria?
Allow about 30 minutes.
How long does is the drive to the Malahat Skywalk from Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal?
This should take just under an hour.
How do I get to the Malahat Skywalk?
You will find driving directions here.
What is the weather like at Malahat Skywalk?
The climate on this part of the island typically brings warm, dry summers and mild winters. Here is a link to our current conditions.
What is the best time to visit the Malahat Skywalk?
There is something interesting to see at every time of year. On clear days the views of the sea, mountains, and islands are stunning. Misty days present opportunities to learn about the forest closeup and quiet the mind and breath in the fresh air.
What is there to do at the Malahat Skywalk?
Explore the 600m Elevated Walkway with interpretive features throughout; ascend the 32m tall Skywalk; enjoy the views from the 360° lookout; return via the 750m Nature Trail at ground level through the forest; enjoy a picnic by the pond; have lunch or a snack in our café; find the perfect gift in our shop.
What is the Marine Circle Route?
This 289km loop is one of the island’s most popular road trips, presenting a range of landscapes, ocean views, old-growth forests, and interesting discoveries. If you drive from Victoria, the Malahat Skywalk is at the beginning of the Marine Circle Route.
Can I have lunch at the Malahat Skywalk?
Absolutely. Our café focuses on grab-and-go local products from notable Cowichan Valley farms, wineries, and artisans. Dine in or take a picnic to enjoy beside the pond.