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Malahat SkyWalk

Discover Vancouver Island & Malahat SkyWalk

Explore Vancouver Island's newest attraction - the first of its kind in BC!

DISCOVER VANCOUVER ISLAND & MALAHAT SKYWALK

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Overview

This day tour is the perfect option for guests that have already visited Victoria and / or looking to explore more of Vancouver Island. On this tour guests will 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 route and at the top of Vancouver Island’s newest attraction – the  Malahat SkyWalk.

Itinerary

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Vancouver to Swartz Bay

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BC Ferries
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Salish Sea
  • Today’s adventure begins with a 90-minute sailing aboard BC Ferries. Be sure to visit the outside decks as it’s not uncommon to see all kinds of sea life, including porpoises and whales. Worth noting, food service is available onboard.
  • Arrive on Vancouver Island, and travel past old growth forest and amazing vistas along the Malahat Highway.
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Ferry cruise through the Salish Sea

Malahat SkyWalk

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Malahat SkyWalk
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Malahat SkyWalk Slide
  • Experience Malahat SkyWalk. The newest outdoor experience on Vancouver Island provides the ultimate natural high just 35 minutes north of Victoria. Accessible by all ages, it will immerse you in nature as you embark on a 600 metre-long elevated walkway through an expansive Arbutus and Douglas Fir forest, leading to a 10-story, architecturally-inspiring spiral tower lookout – the first of its kind in BC. Rising 250 metres above sea level, you will enjoy 360-degree views of islands, inlets, fjords, forests and mountains in two countries.

Cowichan Bay

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Cowichan Bay
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Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre
  • Visit Cowichan Bay with free time for lunch. This charming seaside village is home to boating enthusiasts, artisans and an eclectic community of locals, some dwelling in floating residences. “The Bay”, as it’s known locally has a relaxed vibe and waterfront charm of main street that is magnified by a selection of favourite foodie haunts, including a cheese shop, ice cream parlour, organic bakery and fish-and-chips restaurant. Enjoy the food, walk the pier, visit the Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre, and view the paintings of internationally known artists.

Merridale Cidery & Distillery

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Merridale Cidery
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Merridale Cidery
  • Enjoy a tour and cidery tasting at Merridale Cidery & Distillery. Set in a picturesque orchard in rural Cobble Hill, Merridale has become a Cowichan institution, known primarily for its wide selection of artisanal, made-on-the-premises, craft ciders and spirits.
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Tour and Tasting at Merridale Cidery

Duncan

  • Explore Duncan, the City of Totems. The streets of Duncan’s revitalized, architecturally striking downtown are lined with shops, galleries, bookstores, restaurants, cafes, and a popular brewpub and wine bar. Option to join your guide on a walking tour of First Nations’ totems that line downtown streets.
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Visit the City of Totems

Nanaimo to Vancouver

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Sea Wildlife
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BC Ferries
  • Today’s adventure winds down with another scenic ferry from Nanaimo to Horseshoe Bay.
  • Enjoy sightseeing through the Strait of Georgia and the Gulf Islands. Keep an eye on the ocean for a chance to see sea wildlife!
  • Return to downtown Vancouver at approximately 8:30pm.
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Duration

Full day (13-14h)
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Size

Max. pax: 24
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Adult

$269/pp

Senior (65+)

$259/pp

Child (3-12)

$199/pp
Prices are in Canadian Dollars and include taxes. They may vary during peak season. Special rates available. Fuel surcharge and booking fee excluded.
May 1 - October 29, 2023

Pick Up Times

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6:45am
Library Square
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7:00am
Canada Place
3
7:10am
Blue Horizon Hotel
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7:20am
Sheraton Wall Centre
Please note that no-shows or missed departures will not be refunded.
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Highlights

  • Experience a scenic round trip coastal ferry ride across the Strait of Georgia and through the Gulf Islands from Vancouver Mainland to Swartz Bay and returning from Nanaimo to Horseshoe Bay. 
  • Visit Vancouver Island’s newest attraction –  Malahat SkyWalk
  • Enjoy a cidery tasting and tour at Merridale Cidery & Distillery
  • Visit the quaint town of Cowichan Bay with free time for lunch and shopping
  • Option to participate in a walking tour  to view the  38 First Nations’ totems (including one of the world’s widest) that line downtown streets  in the town of Duncan

Inclusions

  • BusMini-coach transportation
  • FerryRoundtrip ferry admission aboard BC Ferries
  • GuideExperienced, fun & friendly tour guide
  • AdmissionAdmission to the Malahat SkyWalk
  • WineryCidery tour and tasting at the Merridale Cidery
  • WalkingOptional walking tour in the town of Duncan
  • SightseeingSightseeing along the Malahat Highway route

What to Bring:

  • Sweater or jacket for the sea breeze aboard the ferries
  • Good, comfortable & warm walking shoes or boots
  • Camera, Sunscreen & Sunglasses

Book our exclusive Day Tour today!

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