The new Golden Skybridge – the tallest suspension bridge in Canada – is open to the public, with two suspension bridges, a canyon walk and a wooden playground just five minutes off of the Trans-Canada Highway.
“We’re super excited to be able to open to the local community first and showcase this great attraction,” says Tristan MacLaggen, general manager of the bridge.
Visitors can take in views from at 130 metres in the air. A second suspension bridge comes in at 80 metres, still amongst the most impressive in the country.
A three-kilometre-long nature walk weaves throughout the Rocky Mountain Adventure Park with viewing platforms providing guests with further opportunities to take in the picturesque landscapes.
Visitors will be able to walk 426 feet above the canyon floor, with 360-degree panoramic views of the Columbia Valley.
“The Columbia Valley is one of those remarkable places that is uniquely positioned to provide a stunning, yet accessible mountain experience,” says David Barry, Pursuit president.
“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.”
MacLaggen emphasizes the support for locals, saying that they plan on actively supporting the community they now call home.
“We want to make sure we have foundations out here, we’re supporting the economy, we’re part of this community,” he says. “We want to we want to do everything we can to integrate into this community and really be a part of it.”
The Skybridge features a canyon trail, just over a kilometre long, that links the two suspension bridges.
The grounds also feature a wooden playground in the trees and a courtyard area that MacLaggen says will be used to host live music throughout the summer.
Pursuit will be adding to the amenities throughout the summer, with a 130-metre swing attraction that’s one of the largest in the world slated to open in mid-June, a tree-top challenge and quad zipline expected later in July.
The Skybridge will adhere to all COVID protocols throughout the summer.
The price for locals is $34 for adults and $17 for children, which acts as a season pass for the whole summer, regardless of when the ticket is purchased. There will be additional costs for some of the other attractions.
“Golden’s already a thriving tourism town and we’re really excited for what’s ahead,” MacLaggen says.
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