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#1 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 28 January 2020 - 03:19 PM

The Malahat Skywalk is an accessible 650m treetop walk through beautiful arbutus forest leading to a spectacular gentle spiral ramp that takes you up 40m to a sightseeing lookout offering views of Finlayson Arm and the distant Coast Mountains. It will provide a stunning new perspective on beautiful southern Vancouver Island.

 

https://www.malahatskywalk.com/

 

 



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Posted 28 January 2020 - 03:21 PM

I dunno, isn't Split Rock the same thing?


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Posted 28 January 2020 - 03:32 PM

i think it depends what else you get to do or see.

 

does anyone know exactly where the turnoff will be?  "between whittaker and mill bay" is a very long stretch.  will it be accessible driving both ways?

 

$10 sounds reasonable (i'm just making this number up no idea how much it'll cost) until you multiply that by 2 adults and two kids.  not sure.


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Posted 28 January 2020 - 04:41 PM

Based on a couple assumptions, the access will likely be from the existing rest stop at km 17. The project website says "one way entrance and exit," so I assume it won't be accessible from both directions.

 

Above access assumption is based on my guess as to where the attraction will be located, and assuming that they use the existing service road.

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Posted 28 January 2020 - 04:41 PM

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#6 Mike K.

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Posted 28 January 2020 - 06:26 PM

Odd, so it's even further down the hill than Split Rock.


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Posted 29 January 2020 - 08:32 AM

Odd, so it's even further down the hill than Split Rock.

 

I'm just going based off of the very rough details provided on the website, so I could be completely wrong. Nothing like some good speculation in the absence of facts, though!


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Posted 30 January 2020 - 08:57 AM

The biggest thing this will do is monetize the tourists going by.    You come off the road this far and you are going to spend some extra time and buy an ice cream and a knick knack



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Posted 01 February 2020 - 07:41 AM

company building it.

 

https://www.kinsolti....com/commercial



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Posted 01 February 2020 - 08:12 AM

tc article today says the road is 900m and begins between whittaker and bamberton.  who is financing this project?  oh i see sea to sky gondola people from squamish.

 

 

 

David Greenfield

Prior to A.Spire by Nature, David was the Executive Vice President with Intrawest Placemaking – one of the world’s leading experts in resort village creation. He was responsible for all of the division’s real estate development activity in Western North America, including Mexico, Hawaii, and the Pacific Rim.

David began with Intrawest Corporation in 1987. He was one of the original resort development employees for the company and was instrumental in helping Whistler Blackcomb to become one of the most celebrated mountain resorts in the world. David was also directly responsible for planning, revitalizing and creating the resort village and real estate development at Mont Tremblant, Quebec. This resort rapidly became one of the most successful new resorts in North America and continues to be one of the top travel destinations in Quebec.

David has a Civil Engineering degree from the University of Alberta and a Master’s of Science degree in Urban Land Economics from the University of British Columbia. He lives in Whistler, BC.

Trevor Dunn

Prior to A.Spire by Nature, Trevor served as the initial General Manager of the Sea to Sky Gondola during its first year of operation and is currently serving as the Managing Partner.

Trevor worked with Intrawest from 2001 to 2008, as Vice President of Development. He was responsible for delivering the Westin Imagine Orlando, a $130-Million, 315-room condominium hotel. In his development role, he was also responsible for $50 million dollars of asset divestitures that included commercial assets, land, and business entities.

Trevor Dunn has an Applied Science degree in Engineering from the University of British Columbia and is active with the Canadian Cancer Foundation. He lives in North Vancouver with his wife Emily and children, Riley Josie and Oliver. When he is not trying to keep up with them, he enjoys running, surfing and exploring.

Lucrea

David and Trevor have joined together with Lucrea to help establish A.Spire By Nature. Lucrea is a joint venture between Groupe Lune Rouge and Crave Real Estate based out of Montreal Quebec. Groupe Lune Rouge, is an investment company founded by Guy Laliberté in 2015. Crave Real Estate is a real estate investment, management, and development planning firm based in Montreal, Canada. The partners of Lucrea have extensive experience in owning, developing and operating world class tourism projects.

 

https://www.aspireby...oject-partners/

 

well good for them i really hope this is a big success.


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Posted 20 June 2020 - 03:00 AM

anybody know if this is moving along? or has it been stalled by COVID?

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Posted 20 June 2020 - 06:22 AM

I drove by a week ago Friday and did not see anything, but then I don’t know if you’d be able to see it yet from the highway.

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Posted 20 June 2020 - 09:46 AM

anybody know if this is moving along? or has it been stalled by COVID?

The project website says that construction is ongoing during Covid

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Posted 20 November 2020 - 03:14 PM

Aiming for a spring opening. Lots of pictures linked in this article: https://dailyhive.co...island-victoria

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Posted 08 December 2020 - 05:15 AM

The tops of tall Douglas fir columns are rising above the trees where the new Malahat Skywalk — now at half its eventual 40.5 -metre height — is under construction near Bamberton.

 

Pandemic-depending, the region’s newest tourist attraction is expected to take in its first visitor next year, said Ken Bailey, Skywalk general manager.

 

https://www.timescol...year-1.24250707


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Posted 08 December 2020 - 03:46 PM

someone posted this photo on reddit the other day https://old.reddit.c...ilding_is_seen/



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Posted 15 January 2021 - 10:42 PM

Malahat Skywalk drone shots Jan 15, 2021 by Bill Irvine:

 

 

https://flic.kr/p/2ksuZUm

 

https://flic.kr/p/2ksqQ1C


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Posted 23 January 2021 - 01:11 PM

Construction is well underway on the new 650-metre elevated wooden pathway being built just north of the Malahat Summit.

 

Expected to be completed by late this spring or early summer, the Malahat Skywalk will feature an elevated wooden pathway constructed through an Arbutus forest leading to a gentle, accessible spiral ramp climbing to a 40-metre-high sightseeing lookout where visitors will enjoy magnificent views of the Finlayson Arm and distant coastal mountains.

 

The project will also see the construction of a welcome centre, retail stores and a coffee shop.

“People are really beginning to express interest in the project now that they see the columns being raised,” says Ken Bailey, general manager of the approximately $15-million Malahat Skywalk project.

 

“We hope the community will be proud of it when it’s completed and will want to share it with the world.”

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.westcoas...by-this-summer/


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#19 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 06 May 2021 - 01:19 PM

Malahat SkyWalk will open to visitors this July

 

Highly anticipated attraction will take guests 250m above sea level

 

https://www.vicnews....tors-this-july/

 

 

 

 

hope they won't be disappointed.

 

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#20 max.bravo

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Posted 06 May 2021 - 01:27 PM

The highway pullout before Bamberton is pretty much @ 250m elevation. The view will be nearly the same as from the new skywalk. (Don’t tell tourists).

Edit: hope this gmaps terrain map link works. On mobile. https://www.google.c...z/data=!5m1!1e4

Edited by max.bravo, 06 May 2021 - 01:29 PM.


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