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. We recommend planning 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 35-minute drive north of Victoria and one hour south of Nanaimo.
How long is the drive to the Malahat SkyWalk from Downtown Victoria?
Allow about 30-40 minutes depending on traffic.
How long 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 during all seasons. 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 TreeWalk with interpretive features throughout; ascend the 32m tall Spiral Tower; enjoy the views from the 360° lookout; return via the Nature Trail at ground level through the forest; have lunch or a snack in our café; find the perfect gift in our shop.
What is the Pacific 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. Dine in or take a picnic to go.