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4 Thrilling BC Attractions That Opened (Or Finally Reopened) This Summer

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Photo: Golden Skybridge by Pursuit

Calling all thrill-seekers, summer is well on its way but have you checked out this Summer’s coolest attractions?

With the new year comes a couple of exciting attractions that opened for the very first time and other favourites that finally reopened after a long year of closures.

Here are a number of BC attractions that are worth exploring and promise to provide an adventure.

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BC Attractions Open This Summer

Golden Skybridge

Golden Skybridge
Photo: Golden Skybridge by Pursuit

This all-new gem can be found in Golden, which is halfway between Revelstoke and Banff. It features two suspension bridges that are the highest you will find in Canada. They sit at a jaw-dropping 130 and 80 metres high.

Guests are treated to 360-degree views of the breathtaking region. The attraction will include a nature walk that spans three-kilometres. Spectators can also enjoy a bite to eat at an outdoor courtyard and cafe at the base of the attraction.

Malahat Skywalk

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Malahat Skywalk

Take in this impressive new waterfront attraction just outside of Victoria. The $15 million Malahat Skywalk has been under construction for the past year, but finally opened in July. It’s right at the summit of Malahat Drive, which is along the Malahat Highway.

It will offer both locals and tourists alike a place to soak up unsurpassed views of the Finlayson Arm, Mount Baker and the Gulf Islands. The wooden structure features a spiral viewing tower that runs the length of roughly 32 meters.

Guests can also experience what it’s like to be immersed in nature, as it’s surrounded by towering second-growth Douglas firs and Arbutus trees.

Eagle Coaster, Cypress Mountain

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Photo: @julialeiterman & @krystalchilton / Instagram

Cypress Mountain resort began constructing the coaster in fall of 2020. It’s a gravity-fed ride that located at the top of Eagle Express Quad Chair on Black Mountain, and it just opened this summer.

Not for the faint of hear, the ride runs for over 1.7 km, winding through the forest and overlooking vistas.  It also includes a 279 m (900 ft) vertical drop and speeds up to 40 km/hr (25 mph).

Sea to Sky Gondola

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Photo: @seatoskygondola / Instagram

One of BC’s most beloved attractions reopen this summer after being vandalized twice. When the cables were deliberately cut for a second time, the attraction was forced to close for several months.

Since then, the gondolas have received new cables and cabin cars from Switzerland, much to the delight of those anticipating visiting again. The iconic attraction offers some of the most incredible views of Squamish and the surrounding area.


If you are exploring any of these areas, tag #604Now on Instagram to share your adventure and a chance to be featured on our page.


For more incredible destinations in BC, check out our Travel & Outdoors section.

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