VIU International students

Malahat SkyWalk & Goldstream Provincial Park

Oct
16
When: Saturday, Oct 16, 2021, 9:15AM - 5:00PM
Where:

Malahat SkyWalk & Goldstream Provincial Park

Add to CalendarMalahat SkyWalk & Goldstream Provincial Park10/16/2021 09:15 AM10/16/2021 05:00 PMMM/DD/YYYYAmerica/VancouverTrip InformationVisit Vancouver Island's Newest Attraction. Malahat SkyWalk is an accessible 600 m TreeWalk through a beautiful arbutus forest leading to a spectacular gentle spiral ramp that takes you up 32m to a sightseeing lookout offering views of Finlayson Arm, Saanich Peninsula, Mount Baker and the distant Coast Mountains. SPIRAL TOWERAscend the spiral ramp to peak adventure. At 250 m above sea level, the tower provides sweeping views of Mt. Baker, Finlayson Arm, the Saanich Peninsula, and islands in two countries. Explore the West Coast from a whole new perspective and then choose your descent with a return walk down the ramp or take the fast route on our Spiral Slide. ARBUTUS GROVEThe arbutus, or Pacific madrone, appears wonderfully exotic with its smooth chartreuse wood covered by reddish, papery bark. It grows on rocky coastlines and, in spring, bears white flowers that smell like honey. In autumn, red berries help feed many of the local birds and wildlife.SPIRAL SLIDEComing down from the tower on the 20 metre spiral slide might be the only thing as awesome as the view from the top. ADVENTURE NETWith the ground far below you and breathtaking scenery all around, walk out onto the sturdy 84 ㎡ Adventure Net for an experience unlike any other. Suspended above the centre of the tower, you’ll have uninterrupted views of the lush arbutus forest and the spiralling structure beneath your feet. GOLDSTREAM PROVINCIAL PARKOnce we are finished at the Malahat SkyWalk, we will hop back onto the bus for a quick drive over to Goldstream Provincial Park. With massive trees, majestic waterfalls, a meandering river that meets the sea, flowers, birds and fascinating fish - you'll have plenty of reasons to be stoked on nature!The park is also the site of an annual chum salmon spawning run, which draws thousands of salmon – and visitors – every year. Riverside trails and observation platforms provide extraordinary opportunities to view this natural phenomenon, which also attracts Bald eagles, who swoop down to devour the bodies of the spawned-out salmon.What to wearAppropriate footwear - comfortable shoes for walking/hikingWarm layered clothing and rain gearHat (toque, beanie, or sun hat)What to bring:Water bottle SnacksMoney for snacks/food/shoppingA packed lunch (if you choose not to purchase food)  Camera Sunglasses (polarized - if you have them) Sunscreen and lip balmBinocularsBackpack to carry all your itemsCuriosity Meeting Location: VIU Building 255, Main Lobby (2nd floor) at 9:15 amTrip Includes:Round-trip Transportation, Malahat SkyWalk entrance fee, Guided walk at Goldstream Provincial Park, Free time for exploration, food and shopping (at gift shop) Policies, Health & SafetyWe have an ongoing commitment to ensure the safety and quality of our trips, with trained and responsible student leaders, staff and community partners. Before you sign-up, please check out our policies & procedures for more information about how to prepare for a trip, as well as our cancellation policy.How to Sign UpOur activities are available to all current VIU Students. Sign up with us in person in at the Front Reception Desk on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am – 1:00pm in Building 255 - 2nd Floor.You will need to have your:Student card,Proof of medical insurance (BC Care Card or Guard.me Insurance Policy)Payment (cash is currently the only method of payment for activities)Waiver FormPlease read our general waiver form for VIU group activities in the attachment section below. All participants are required to read and sign the waiver before the start of the trip. We will provide a paper copy for you to read through again and sign the morning of the trip.ContactKelsey Moon – Activity Program CoordinatorKelsey.moon@viu.ca250-753-3245 x 2737Malahat SkyWalk & Goldstream Provincial ParkfalseaYqCFcQpUzxLBYhTummH26494

CC Road Trips - Malahat SkyWalk & Goldstream Provincial Park

Trip Information

Visit Vancouver Island's Newest Attraction. Malahat SkyWalk is an accessible 600 m TreeWalk through a beautiful arbutus forest leading to a spectacular gentle spiral ramp that takes you up 32m to a sightseeing lookout offering views of Finlayson Arm, Saanich Peninsula, Mount Baker and the distant Coast Mountains. 

SPIRAL TOWER

Ascend the spiral ramp to peak adventure. At 250 m above sea level, the tower provides sweeping views of Mt. Baker, Finlayson Arm, the Saanich Peninsula, and islands in two countries. Explore the West Coast from a whole new perspective and then choose your descent with a return walk down the ramp or take the fast route on our Spiral Slide. 

ARBUTUS GROVE

The arbutus, or Pacific madrone, appears wonderfully exotic with its smooth chartreuse wood covered by reddish, papery bark. It grows on rocky coastlines and, in spring, bears white flowers that smell like honey. In autumn, red berries help feed many of the local birds and wildlife.

SPIRAL SLIDE

Coming down from the tower on the 20 metre spiral slide might be the only thing as awesome as the view from the top. 

ADVENTURE NET

With the ground far below you and breathtaking scenery all around, walk out onto the sturdy 84 ㎡ Adventure Net for an experience unlike any other. Suspended above the centre of the tower, you’ll have uninterrupted views of the lush arbutus forest and the spiralling structure beneath your feet. 

GOLDSTREAM PROVINCIAL PARK

Once we are finished at the Malahat SkyWalk, we will hop back onto the bus for a quick drive over to Goldstream Provincial Park. With massive trees, majestic waterfalls, a meandering river that meets the sea, flowers, birds and fascinating fish - you'll have plenty of reasons to be stoked on nature!

The park is also the site of an annual chum salmon spawning run, which draws thousands of salmon – and visitors – every year. Riverside trails and observation platforms provide extraordinary opportunities to view this natural phenomenon, which also attracts Bald eagles, who swoop down to devour the bodies of the spawned-out salmon.

What to wear

  • Appropriate footwear - comfortable shoes for walking/hiking
  • Warm layered clothing and rain gear
  • Hat (toque, beanie, or sun hat)

What to bring:

  • Water bottle 
  • Snacks
  • Money for snacks/food/shopping
  • A packed lunch (if you choose not to purchase food)  
  • Camera 
  • Sunglasses (polarized - if you have them) 
  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • Binoculars
  • Backpack to carry all your items
  • Curiosity 

Meeting Location: 

VIU Building 255, Main Lobby (2nd floor) at 9:15 am

Trip Includes:

Round-trip Transportation, Malahat SkyWalk entrance fee, Guided walk at Goldstream Provincial Park, Free time for exploration, food and shopping (at gift shop) 

Policies, Health & Safety

We have an ongoing commitment to ensure the safety and quality of our trips, with trained and responsible student leaders, staff and community partners. Before you sign-up, please check out our policies & procedures for more information about how to prepare for a trip, as well as our cancellation policy.

How to Sign Up

Our activities are available to all current VIU Students. Sign up with us in person in at the Front Reception Desk on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am – 1:00pm in Building 255 - 2nd Floor.

You will need to have your:

  1. Student card,
  2. Proof of medical insurance (BC Care Card or Guard.me Insurance Policy)
  3. Payment (cash is currently the only method of payment for activities)

Waiver Form

Please read our general waiver form for VIU group activities in the attachment section below. All participants are required to read and sign the waiver before the start of the trip. We will provide a paper copy for you to read through again and sign the morning of the trip.

Contact

Kelsey Moon – Activity Program Coordinator
Kelsey.moon@viu.ca
250-753-3245 x 2737

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