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Conveniently located on Vancouver Island’s Malahat Highway (TransCanada Highway), a stunning 35-minute drive north of Victoria and one 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 that is a true Vancouver Island experience.


Travelling from Metro Vancouver? Choose from one of many BC Ferries routes, take a scenic seaplane, or catch 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.


Travel from Downtown Victoria

  • Head North on Douglas Street/ Trans Canada Highway 1N
  • Continue to travel North through Victoria toward McKenzie Avenue
  • Continue past McKenzie Avenue exit approximately 27 km and
  • Destination exit will be on your right (approximately 4 km past Shawnigan Lake Road)

Travel from Swartz Bay, Victoria

  • Head South on Ferry Ramp toward BC-17 for 26 km
  • Take exit 7 for McKenzie Ave towards Trans Canada Hwy/BC-1/Nanaimo
  • Keep right at the fork, follow signs for McKenzie Avenue W/Nanaimo/TransCanada Highway 1
  • Continue on Trans Canada Highway 1 approximately 27 km and
  • Destination exit will be on your right (approximately 4 km past Shawnigan Lake Road)

Travel from Departure Bay, Nanaimo

  • Exit the ferry and go South on Stewart Avenue following the signs for TC Highway 1 South Victoria
  • Continue onto Trans-Canada Hwy/BC-1 S approximately 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


Island Time Tours offers a shuttle service Wednesday through Sunday departing at 11:00 am.

This is a private service, not operated by Malahat SkyWalk and all bookings are direct with Island Time Tours. If you have questions about a booking or reservation, please contact them directly 1.250.477.3322 or text 250.516.6077


Complimentary, and plenty of space for RVs/motorhomes.

*No overnight parking permitted


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

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.

Westin Bear Mountain Resort and Spa

Just minutes from downtown Victoria, Bear Mountain Golf & Tennis Resort Community is the perfect escape from it all.