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Conveniently located on Vancouver Island’s Malahat Highway (TransCanada Highway), a stunning 35 minute drive north of Victoria and 1 hour south of Nanaimo.

Situated along the Pacific Marine Circle Route in Cowichan Valley’s lush, green forests, stunning orchards, and award-winning vineyards, our location provides the opportunity to create a travel itinerary for a true Vancouver Island experience.

FROM THE MAINLAND

Travelling from Metro Vancouver? Choose from one of BC Ferries many routes, take a scenic seaplane, or enjoy a helicopter flight and rent a car or bike for a unique island adventure. Travel time by ferry is 3-3.5 hours depending on port of arrival.

Day-Tour from Vancouver

Our partner, Discover Canada has the perfect day-tour! Travel through old-growth forests, stop in the quaint towns of Cowichan Bay and Duncan, enjoy a cidery tasting, and experience breathtaking views of the Saanich Peninsula and the Gulf Islands along the way and at Malahat SkyWalk.

To book this tour, please visit Discover Vancouver Island & Malahat SkyWalk

ON THE ISLAND

Travel from Downtown Victoria

  • Head north on Douglas St/TransCanada Highway 1N
  • Continue to travel north through Victoria toward McKenzie Ave
  • Continue past McKenzie Ave exit for approx. 27 km
  • Destination exit will be on your right (approx. 4 km past Shawnigan Lake Rd)

Travel from Swartz Bay, Victoria

  • Head south on ferry ramp toward BC-17 for 26 km
  • Take exit 7 for McKenzie Ave towards TransCanada Hwy/BC-1/Nanaimo
  • Keep right at the fork, follow signs for McKenzie Ave W/Nanaimo/TransCanada Hwy 1
  • Continue on TransCanada Hwy 1 for approx. 27 km
  • Destination exit will be on your right (approx. 4 km past Shawnigan Lake Rd)

Travel from Departure Bay, Nanaimo

  • Exit the ferry and head south on Stewart Ave following the signs for TransCanada Hwy 1S/Victoria
  • Continue on TransCanada Hwy/BC-1S for approx. 80 km
  • Malahat SkyWalk will be on the left and you must pass the entrance sign and follow signs to the designated U-Turn at Malahat Chalet on the east side of the highway
  • To access the attraction, please follow U-Turn directions to return north and destination will be on your right

SKYWALK SHUTTLE from DOWNTOWN VICTORIA

NEED A LIFT?

The SkyWalk Shuttle provides direct transportation to Malahat SkyWalk from Downtown Victoria, making it a perfect half-day excursion. Whether you are a visitor eager to explore Victoria's stunning natural landscape or a local looking to experience your own backyard, this new shuttle service is sure to make your journey a breeze.

Full Schedule Here

PARKING

Complimentary, and plenty of space for RVs/motorhomes.

*No overnight parking permitted

WHERE TO STAY

The legendary Cowichan Valley offers so much to do—why not spend a few days?

Westin Bear Mountain Resort and Spa

Get lost in awe-inspiring old-growth rainforests and be in touch with nature while experiencing all the luxuries of our upscale hotel just 25 minutes outside of Victoria, BC.

Moonwater Lodge

Located just minutes from Malahat SkyWalk, this lodge not only offers a variety of luxurious rooms, but also a gourmet restuarant featuring the freshest fish, savoury steaks, and rich local wines.

Villa Eyrie

Treat yourself to Italian-inspired hospitality and world-class dining on site. The 106 acre resort includes a mineral pool, spa services, and spectacular views from spacious decks.

Ramada by Wyndham Duncan

Located off the TransCanada Highway, half-way between Victoria and Nanaimo, this pet-friendly hotel is within reach of vineyards, shopping, and great family dining choices.

Best Western Cowichan Valley Inn

Enjoy the convenience of an on-site lounge and restaurant: a great place to kick back and relax after an adventurous day.

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