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B.C. town to offer the highest suspension bridges in Canada this summer

They will offer dramatic 360-degree views of expansive alpine vistas.
A B.C. town will offer the highest suspension bridges in Canada at a new multi-season mountain attraction opening this summer. 

A B.C. town will offer the highest suspension bridges in Canada at a new multi-season mountain attraction opening this summer. 

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

In May 2021, Pursuit will launch the Golden Skybridge--a multi-season mountain experience that features two expansive suspension bridges connected by forested trails at the edge of two iconic Canadian mountain ranges. 

The newly constructed bridges, sitting at 130 and 80 metres high respectively, will offer dramatic 360-degree views of expansive alpine vistas. The views will also include a roaring 61-metre waterfall and serene mountain river in the deep canyon below. 

Once open, the mountaintop attraction will feature the highest suspension bridges in Canada.  

“At Pursuit we are focused on connecting guests to iconic places through unforgettable and inspiring experiences,” says David Barry, President, Pursuit.  “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.”  

mountain-suspension-bridge-bc-2Photo via Pursuit

Golden Skybridge opening summer 2021

Pursuit will operate the Golden Skybridge in partnership with a group of local developers led by Paul Deutsch and Rav Soomal.  

“There is such pristine natural beauty in this corner of British Columbia and the Golden Skybridge will provide visitors with an intimate look at such stunning mountain scenery,” said Deutsch. “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.”   

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 opportunities 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 Golden Skybridge will also feature a tandem bungee swing and 1,200 metre zipline spanning the canyon, opening later this summer.  

A note about travel in B.C.

Right now, B.C. health officials advise against travel outside of your community. As part of the restrictions, residents are not permitted to travel outside of their respective health authorities except for essential travel. Also, if you need to travel, ask yourself if it is urgent and needs to be right now. If not, move it back. 

If you're feeling bummed out about not being able to travel recreationally, consider writing your future travel plans in a travel journal. Not only is this the safest option right now, but it will also allow you to plan out your travel well in advance. This allows you to explore more options and create a more detailed itinerary. Use this opportunity to plan the trip of a lifetime.

Good things come to those who wait--and plan!

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