Golden Skybridge : A Must-See Attraction In Golden, BC

Last Updated on February 1, 2023

If you’re looking for a must-see attraction while in Golden, BC, make sure to visit the Golden Skybridge! This suspension bridge is one of the most beautiful and picturesque landmarks in the area, and it’s definitely worth a visit. The view from the bridge is simply stunning, and it’s a great place to take photos or just enjoy the scenery. For an interesting and unique experience, stop by the Golden Skybridge!

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Canada’s Highest Suspension Bridges

Do you have what it takes to face your fears and cross Canada’s tallest suspension bridge? The Golden Suspension Bridge is not for the faint of heart, but those who are brave enough will be rewarded with incredible views. There are actually two bridges, and each is considered to be one of Canada’s highest suspension bridges.

Actually, the Golden Skybridge bridge is the longest in Canada and also holds the title of having the country’s second-highest suspended bridge in the same location.

The Golden Skybridge provides breathtaking vistas of the Rocky and Purcell mountain ranges that you’ve never seen before.

As we walk across the swaying upper bridge,  a roaring river and a 200-foot waterfall thunder below. You must resist the urge to jump up and down out of excitement. Jumping is against the rules of crossing the bridge, but you also won’t want to disturb and freak out all those holding onto the handrails for dear life. It takes some people a lot of courage and attempts to cross the massive suspension bridge!

Where Is Golden, BC?

Golden, BC is located in the Canadian province of British Columbia. It is a small town situated in the Rocky Mountains, and it is a popular destination for outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing, and mountain biking. Golden is also home to several interesting attractions, including the Golden Skybridge. If you’re looking for a fun and beautiful place to visit, Golden, BC is definitely worth a trip!

Skybridge Puts Golden On The Map

The Skybridge has put Golden on the map as a tourist destination. For years it was a sleepy little mountain town, but now it is a bustling hub for outdoor adventure. The bridge has become an iconic symbol of the town, and it attracts visitors from all over the world. If you’re looking for a place to enjoy some stunning scenery and get away from the hustle and bustle of city life, Golden, BC is the perfect destination.

When Is The Best Time Of Year To Visit Golden, BC?

Golden, BC is a great destination year-round! In the summer, you can enjoy the beautiful weather and the great outdoors. In the winter, you can hit the slopes at one of the nearby ski resorts. No matter what time of year you visit, Golden, BC is sure to impress!

The Golden Skybridge, on the other hand, is only open between May and October. The Skybridge and other activities are not available to operate following the October snowfall in Golden.

How To Get To The Golden Skybridge

The Golden Skybridge is located just outside of town, and it’s easy to find. Just follow the signs from the main road and you’ll be there in no time. There is plenty of free parking and a few steps from the parking lot, your adventure awaits!

A Family Adventure

The Golden Skybridge is a great activity for the entire family. Their bridges and walking trails are appropriate for young and old, and they’re easily accessible to everyone.

A Perfect Road Trip Rest Stop

Golden Skybridge is the ideal location to stop and break up the journey between British Columbia and Alberta, with all of the facilities you could want, including food, restrooms, and plenty of parking.

How Long Does It Take To Walk Across The Golden Skybridge?

Allow at least two-three hours for the experience. It is a short walk across the bridge, but there is also a lot to see and do on both sides. Take your time to enjoy the incredible views! If you are taking part in other activities that are offered, you will want to make sure you have the whole day to play at the Golden Skybridge.

Golden Suspension Bridge – More Than Just A Bridge

Take a look at all of the offerings – it is too easy to spend a half or a full day enjoying all the activities and fun.

Also take note that two more activities will be opening soon: the canyon swing, and a mountain coaster.

Zipline Across The Columbia Valley

Take a 10-minute journey on this 1000-foot zipline and view the Columbia Valley in all directions. It is a great quick thrill.

From 500 feet up, you’ll get an unrivaled perspective of the thundering waterfall and snarling river below.

There are also four ziplines for you to compete against your family and friends in a sky-high race.

Treetop Village Play Park

Before heading across the suspension bridge, there’s a great playground for youngsters. They will not want to miss playing at the Treetop Village Play Park! Our kids did not want to leave.

Canyon Edge Challenge Course

40 feet above the ground is a great place to test your fears and conquer them; even fears you did not know you had! This is a fantastic activity for anybody of any age! It is a ton of fun walking across moving platforms, zipping down ziplines, or feeling like you’re walking across a tightrope.

The Canyon Edge Challenge Course has three separate courses with varying degrees of difficulty, so you may swing, climb, balance, and sway while suspended about 40 feet in the air. We chose the blue course, which is the intermediate option.

Rock Wall Climbing

Navigate your way to the top of this 28-foot rock wall for an incredible view of the Columbia Valley below. This is a fun activity for both kids and adults.

Pick from a simple, moderate, and difficult climb. Eldorado Climbing Walls’ wall replicates natural rock formations for a fun-filled challenge of skill.

With six possible locations across the wall, you can enjoy climbing with a buddy or race to the top.

Axe Throwing

Invite your inner lumberjack at the target range as you throw hatchets. There are four lanes of sharp-throwing entertainment, perfect for challenging your family and friends.

Test your skills and see if you can hit the target at the axe throwing station. It takes a lot more skill than you think. The guides will show you how to properly throw an axe and you’ll be on your way to perfecting your craft in no time!

*You must be 16 years old or older; the range is adjacent to the plaza.

*Disclaimer: There can be height and weight requirements for each activity. Plan accordingly.

How Long And High Is The Suspension Bridge?

What’s fantastic is that there are not just one, but two long suspension bridges!

A two-tiered suspension bridge spans a vast canyon with a towering waterfall, with the first being 130 m (436 feet) high and 150 m  (492 feet) long and the second 80 m (262 feet) high and 140 m (459 feet) long. Golden Skybridge features the longest suspension bridge in British Columbia and is Canada’s highest suspension bridge.

To compare, the Capilano Suspension Bridge in North Vancouver is 70m (230 feet) above the Capilano River.

Golden Skybridge Admission

As of summer 2022, there is a one-time fee of $35.10 (adult) to walk the Golden Skybridge, and then prices will rise as necessary if you want to add on any extras, like the adventure pass. It’s worth noting that all of these activities include access to the suspension bridges.

General Admission – CA$35.10 / adult, CA$22.50 / child

Adventure Pass – CA$62.10 / adult, CA$53.10 / child

Golden Hour Admission – CA$31.20 / adult, CA$20.00 / child

Golden Hour Adventure Pass – CA$55.20 / adult, CA$47.20 / child

Find the current admission rates here.

Is The Golden Skybridge Safe?

Yes, the Golden Skybridge is very safe! The bridge is designed to withstand winds of up to 200 km/h and can hold up to 1200 people at a time. There are also regular safety inspections to ensure that the bridge is always in top condition.

Is The Golden Skybridge Worth The Price?

Absolutely! The Golden Skybridge is an incredible experience that you won’t find anywhere else in the world. The views are breathtaking, and it’s a great way to get some fresh air and exercise. Plus, there are a ton of other great activities in the park.

The Golden Skybridge is ideal for those unfamiliar with mountains and for families as it is an easy way to enjoy spectacular scenery without a lot of excessive legwork.

It is also great for those who want to take some time to themselves in nature. The solitude can be quite refreshing!

Whether you’re an experienced hiker or a first-time visitor, the Golden Skybridge is truly a must-see attraction in Golden, BC.

If you find yourself in Golden, BC, be sure to check out the Golden Skybridge! It’s a beautiful and unique landmark. There is so much to do at the Golden Skybridge, you will want to make sure you have plenty of time to explore everything it has to offer!

Know Before You Go

    • Some activities do have height and weight restrictions.
    • Follow the rules while crossing the bridges. Do not jump around when crossing the suspension bridges; walk nicely!
    • The bridges can be a bit wobbly, so make sure to hold onto your belongings (better yet – safely secure them!) and be careful not to drop your phone! Any belongings you lose will never be seen again.
    • The loop is one-way, but you may walk it multiple times if you can’t get enough of all the fun and thrills of the bridges.
    • You will be doing a lot of activities, so wear comfortable shoes.
    • If you are taking part in activities beyond walking across the bridges, you MUST wear closed-toed shoes. Also, when taking part in activities you will want to wear something comfortable.

 

Do you have any tips for visiting Golden Skybridge? Let us know in the comments below!

 

Disclaimer: We were guests of Pursuit and Golden Skybridge, but our opinions are our own.

 

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