Visitors to Golden, B.C. will soon be able to experience the highest suspension bridges in Canada – bridges designed to capture both the dramatic mountain landscape and roaring waters below.
The Golden Skybridge is scheduled to open in May 2021 as a multi-season mountain experience, where forested trails will connect two expansive suspension bridges at the edge of two iconic Canadian mountain ranges.
The two new bridges, standing 130 and 80 metres high, will offer dramatic 360-degree views of alpine vistas and showcase a roaring 61-metre waterfall and serene mountain river in the deep canyon below.
“The Columbia Valley is one of those remarkable places that is uniquely positioned to provide a stunning, yet accessible mountain experience. Whether you’re staying in Golden or making it a stop along your journey between Alberta and British Columbia, the Golden Skybridge will soon become an iconic experience for Canadian and international visitors alike,” says David Barry, President of Pursuit, which will operate the Golden Skybridge in partnership with a group of local developers led by Paul Deutsch and Rav Soomal.
The Golden Skybridge will feature a three-kilometre-long nature walk weaving throughout the park and across both suspension bridges. Viewing platforms will provide guests with further opportunity to take in the picturesque landscapes. An outdoor courtyard and café at the experience base will provide the perfect pre-and post-stop rest along the mountain journey.
For more adventurous explorers, the Skybridge will also feature a tandem bungee swing and 1,200-metre zipline spanning the canyon, opening later this summer.
“The town of Golden is emerging as an impressive basecamp for exploring both the Columbia and Rocky mountains and we look forward to being a continued part of the region’s burgeoning tourism growth,” Deutsch says.
Located in southeast British Columbia, 90 minutes from Banff, Golden is surrounded by six Canadian national mountain parks. The mountain community, historically known as an outdoor adventurer’s paradise, is a perfect basecamp to explore pristine mountain landscapes. The town is also a popular stop for visitors travelling between Calgary, Banff, the Okanagan and Vancouver.
For more information, visit goldenskybridge.com
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