STORY-STARTER ONE: GATEWAY TO COWICHAN VALLEY
The Cowichan Valley is a world-class culinary destination of wineries, breweries, distilleries, cideries, bakeries, dairies, and cafés. Small organic farms supply accoladed restaurants where award-winning chefs celebrate the local bounty of land, sea, and vine. The Malahat Skywalk is a stunning gateway to this region known for its gentle pace, idyllic coves, handmade goods, and local spirit. Our café and gift shop feature a range of Cowichan Valley products.
STORY-STARTER TWO: AT HOME IN THE NATURAL WORLD
For millennia, humans were part of the natural world. We made our beds in trees and on the beaches, where waves lulled us to sleep. Gradually, we distanced ourselves from nature. Today an estimated 55% of all people live in cities, and rare moments in true nature are savoured. Here on the island, nature is at its most magnificent, but until recently, our most dramatic views were accessible only to skilled climbers. By repurposing the land, the Malahat Skywalk puts pristine nature within easy reach of everyone, from the very young in strollers, to the elderly who may need the assistance of walkers or wheelchairs. It is our intention to make each guest feel at home again in our natural world.
STORY-STARTER THREE: A WEATHERPROOF ADVENTURE
The forest takes on a fresh mood in a gentle rain. Its scents and sounds—including the soft percussion of water drops falling on leaves—become a multi-sensory meditation. If you wish to truly celebrate weather and nature, walk through the woods and let the fine mist bathe your face. Rain, like the ocean and waterfalls, carries negative ions that have a positive impact on human health. However, if you prefer to enjoy the rain under cover, sip tea or cocoa. Listen to the recorded whisperings of Malahat Nation elders: strands of ancient stories heard above the crackle and hiss of a beach fire.
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