Highest suspension bridge in Canada to open in May: Golden Skybridge crosses canyon 426ft up

Highest suspension bridge in Canada set to open in May: Pictures reveal thrilling new walkway that will allow visitors to cross a canyon at a dizzying height of 426ft

  • ‘Golden Skybridge’ will either be thrilling or nail-biting depending on the individual visitor’s head for heights 
  • The Golden Skybridge, near the town of Golden, will actually consist of not one but two suspension bridges
  • The lower one hangs at an elevation of 262ft (80m) – making it Canada’s second-highest suspension bridge

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Strolls in Canada are about to go to another level.

In May, the highest suspension bridge in the country will open, allowing walkers to cross a canyon in British Columbia at a height of 426ft (130m).

Crossing the walkway, the ‘Golden Skybridge’, will either be thrilling or nail-biting depending on the individual visitor’s head for heights.

When the Golden Skybridge, pictured, opens in May it will become, at 426ft, the highest suspension bridge in Canada

When the Golden Skybridge, pictured, opens in May it will become, at 426ft, the highest suspension bridge in Canada

Golden Skybridge will offer up dramatic 360-degree views of expansive alpine vistas and a breathtaking view of a 200ft (61m) waterfall

Golden Skybridge will offer up dramatic 360-degree views of expansive alpine vistas and a breathtaking view of a 200ft (61m) waterfall

The Golden Skybridge, near the town of Golden, will actually consist of not one but two expansive suspension bridges, with the lower one hanging at an elevation of 262ft (80m) – still high enough to make it the second-highest suspension bridge in Canada.

The experience will offer up dramatic 360-degree views of expansive alpine vistas and a breathtaking view of a 200ft (61m) waterfall.

The two bridges will be connected via a woodland footpath totalling three kilometres (1.8 miles) in length and viewing platforms will provide guests with further opportunities to take in the picturesque landscapes.

An outdoor courtyard and café at the experience base, meanwhile, ‘will provide the perfect pre-and-post rest stops along the mountain journey’, says the company behind the bridge, adventure travel firm Pursuit, which will operate it in partnership with a group of local developers led by Paul Deutsch and Rav Soomal. 

The Golden Skybridge (pictured), near the town of Golden, will actually consist of not one but two expansive suspension bridges, with the lower one hanging at an elevation of 262ft (80m) – still high enough to make it the second-highest suspension bridge in Canada

The Golden Skybridge (pictured), near the town of Golden, will actually consist of not one but two expansive suspension bridges, with the lower one hanging at an elevation of 262ft (80m) – still high enough to make it the second-highest suspension bridge in Canada

David Barry, the President of Pursuit, said: ‘At Pursuit, we are focused on connecting guests to iconic places through unforgettable and inspiring experiences.

‘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.’

For more adventurous explorers, the Golden Skybridge will also feature a tandem bungee swing and 1,200-metre- (3,937ft) zipline spanning the canyon, opening later this summer.

The two bridges that make up the Golden Skybridge experience will be connected via a woodland footpath totalling three kilometres (1.8 miles) in length and viewing platforms will provide guests with further opportunities to take in the picturesque landscapes

The two bridges that make up the Golden Skybridge experience will be connected via a woodland footpath totalling three kilometres (1.8 miles) in length and viewing platforms will provide guests with further opportunities to take in the picturesque landscapes

Located in southeast British Columbia 90 minutes from Banff, the mountain town of Golden is surrounded by six Canadian national mountain parks.

Historically known as an outdoor adventurer’s paradise, the mountain community is billed as 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 on the Golden Skybridge visit goldenskybridge.com. For more information on visiting Canada go to www.explore-canada.co.uk.

The Golden Skybridge will also feature a tandem bungee swing and 1,200-metre- (3,937ft) zipline spanning the canyon, opening later this summer

The Golden Skybridge will also feature a tandem bungee swing and 1,200-metre- (3,937ft) zipline spanning the canyon, opening later this summer

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