With a new attraction slated to open on Vancouver Island next week, the province announced it will be making some improvements to the Trans-Canada Highway.
The improvements will take place near Bamberton, increasing safety for those visiting the newest Malahat Skywalk attraction.
The new Skywalk attraction is estimated to draw more than 200,000 people per year looking to take in scenic views of the Saanich Inlet and Saanich Peninsula; it is set to open July 15th at 901 Trans-Canada Highway.
For people trying to access the skywalk, drivers will need to travel approximately five kilometres north to the Bamberton interchange to use the existing U-turn route to return south.
Southbound travellers wanting to access the Skywalk will be able to follow signs to the existing U-turn facility at the Malahat Chalet.
Median barrier pickets (like those seen at Goldstream) have been installed to restrict left turns in and out of the existing U-turn facility and access to the Skywalk.
Drivers are reminded to check DriveBC.ca for the most up-to-date information before travel, and to obey construction zone speed limits and the direction of traffic control personnel.
The Malahat Skywalk will include a picnic area, cafe, shops and a 600m elevated TreeWalk and nature trail.
It will all be located just off the Malahat Highway by Spectacle Creek.
The company’s website recommends a 90 minutes visit in order to experience the attraction.
“As Canadians return to travel this summer, we are so excited to open our doors and welcome guests,” says Ken Bailey, General Manager, Malahat Skywalk.
“We hope locals and visitors alike include Malahat Skywalk in their summer travel plans and find a sense of pride in what we’ve created, bringing their family and friends to visit this world-class tourism experience in their own backyard for years to come.”
Tickets are available now for advance purchase at www.malahatskywalk.com/pass and will also be for sale on-site upon opening.
Admission to Malahat Skywalk is $31.95 (adult), $28.95 (senior 65+), $18.95 (child age 6-17), $86.00 for a Family Pass (two adults, two children) and to add-on a child to a family day ticket is $18.00.
Malahat Skywalk also offers an Annual Pass for $87.00 (adult), $79.00 (senior), $52.00 (child) and $225.00 for a Family Pass. Children aged five and under are free. Taxes are applicable to all tickets and passes.