Golden Skybridge is one of the most adrenaline-packed places you can visit in BC. If you’re planning a trip to Golden (or driving through Trans-Canada), this awesome adventure park is worth a visit!
We recently went to the Golden Skybridge for the first time and were so surprised to see how much there is to do there.
Honestly, we thought that the suspension bridge (which is Canada’s tallest suspension bridge) was the only attraction – but to our surprise, there’s a whole adventure park there!
During the summer months, you’ll find so many fun attractions and things to do at Golden Skybridge.
From axe throwing to the treetop play park to trying out the giant swing (which is the ultimate activity for adrenaline seekers), you can easily spend the entire day there.
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The best things to do at the Golden Skybridge
Along with the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, the Golden Skybridge is amongst the best places to visit near Golden if you’re looking for some fun and adrenaline-filled activities.
The suspension swing is one of the craziest things you can do (yes, we did it!) but you’ll find lots of other fun activities if the canyon swing is a bit too much for you!
Most of the activities are included in the Adventure Pass (save 10% if you book it online) but there are a few of the activities that cost extra.
We’ll explain everything you need to know about visiting the Golden Skyrbridge in this post including the ticket prices, when to visit, and what you need to bring and wear.
#1 Walk the famous Golden Skybridge
It’s probably no surprise that Golden Skybridge has a skybridge! This was the only thing we knew about it before visiting ourselves.
Walking across Canada’s longest suspension bridge is a good test to see how you handle heights!
The 426-foot drop down into the canyon surrounded by the Columbia Valley is not for the faint of heart. But the views from the bridge of Hospital Creek below, Golden in the distance, and all the mountains are absolutely breathtaking!
Thankfully, (even just by looking at the bridge), you can tell that there’s been some seriously good engineering done and that it’s very safe to walk on. That doesn’t change the fact that it’s the highest suspension bridge in Canada, though, and still quite terrifying if you’re afraid of heights.
If you enjoy crossing the bridge the first time it’s good to know that you will have to cross another suspension bridge to get back to the entrance of the adventure park.
It does feel easier walking across the second one. Maybe because you’ve already conquered the first one or maybe since you know you have to do it in order to get back to your car.
The skybridge is probably the most iconic activity here but the entire park is a whole lot of fun. The skybridge is just scratching the surface of things to do here.
#2 Test out your axe-throwing skills
At this point, it feels like we should be expert axe throwers since we’ve done both here at the Golden Skybridge and at Revelstoke Mountain Resort but it’s still quite challenging.
It’s fun though and every time you hit a bullseye it’s very satisfying!
If you’ve never seen axe throwing before then this will be an awesome experience for you. It’s basically like a lumberjack sport. You have an axe that you throw at a circular wooden log and hope the axe sticks to it.
Imagine the sport darts but with a Canadian lumberjack twist and you have axe throwing! It’s great if you’re competitive with your friend or partner! See who can do it better 😉
We recommend going to the axe throwing when it’s not too busy since it would be a shame to wait in line there when there are so many other fun activities to do. It’s located really close to the entrance so you can either do it to start the day or before you leave.
#3 Adrenaline of a lifetime with the canyon swing
We did the canyon swing and it was absolutely crazy! Crazy fun for sure but also pretty scary!
Jo screamed her lungs out and since Dom gets nauseous quite easily he felt it for the next few hours. But it was totally worth it! (You can check our Golden highlight on Instagram to see the experience).
The swing gave us the ultimate adrenaline rush and we still can’t believe that we actually did it.
Imagine sitting in a harness hanging over a canyon hundreds of feet below and all of a sudden you just fall 75 feet. I feel it in my stomach even just thinking about it!
One thing to note here is that if you want to do the canyon swing, you have to book it in advance and you will get a designated time slot.
When you enter the Golden Skybridge reception area you can try to book it there and find a suitable time but what we really suggest is booking it online beforehand. That way you are sure to get a spot and you will also get 10% off.
This is a separate attraction in itself. It is still inside the Golden Skybridge park but it’s not in the Adventure Pass.
You have to pay an additional $99 CAD for a single person and $179 CAD for two people! It is a bit expensive but if you want that extra adrenaline rush, it’s worth it.
If not, there are enough fun things covered in the Adventure Pass that you’ll easily have enough to do for a half to a full day.
Check out the age, height, and weight restrictions for the canyon swing here (FYI, they’ll weigh you before you purchase your ticket).
#4 Cruise on the Railrider Mountain Coaster
This was probably the adventure activity we both liked the most at the adventure park.
If you’ve ridden a mountain coaster before you’ll know exactly what we’re talking about – and if you haven’t, you’re in for an awesome treat.
In a way, it’s quite similar to a rollercoaster but in the mountains! And the one here at Golden Skybridge is the top-of-the-line when it comes to mountain coasters.
The best part is that you can actually control your own speed so depending on what kind of rush you’re looking for you can decide if you want to fly down or take things a little slower.
We went fast as a staff member challenged us not to use the breaks, haha! (Please don’t do this if it’s raining or you don’t feel comfortable).
With all the twists and turns that come on this track, you’ll feel like you’re about to fly off the coaster but that’s the whole point and that’s where all the adrenaline comes from!
There’s one ride included in the adventure pass and you can always add an extra ride (for a fee) if you enjoy the ride on the coaster!
We did it a second time since, sadly, the zipline wasn’t working that day – so we got another round for free. But the mountain coaster was also our favourite activity so it worked out in our favour I guess.
#5 Zipline across the canyon
If you’re not up for the canyon swing but still want to try something a little extreme, you can always to the zipline across the canyon! In a way it’s quite similar but a lot less intimidating.
You do still zip all the way across the canyon but there’s something less scary about flying across than dropping into the canyon.
We unfortunately didn’t get a chance to do the main zipline since it was shut down for the day but we did some other smaller ones in the tree top canyon edge challenge.
The nice thing about the zipline is that it’s included in the Adventure Pass so there is no extra charge for this activity.
One of the downsides is that the lineup can get quite long during the summer months and on the weekends since it is super popular!
#6 Test yourself at the Canyon Edge Challenge
The Canyon Edge Challenge is another one of our favourite activities in the adventure park because it has a bit of everything. We also really liked that we could pick whichever difficulty we wanted to maneuver the course on.
There is green (easy), blue (mid), and black (challenging)… and no, we didn’t do black! We got enough adrenaline on the canyon swing 😉
The blue course was so much fun and we especially loved the mini zipline. So if you don’t feel like crossing the canyon on the big zipline you can always try it out here on the Canyon Edge Challenge.
Other than the zipline, the challenge is an obstacle course where you’re up above ground while being connected to the course (which means it’s completely safe to do).
Each section is slightly different but the objective is the same: Get to the next checkpoint.
Sometimes you have to cross over things, step on platforms, etc. Basically, you’re constantly off balance but since you are connected you’re never going to fall down.
This activity is great if you’re a few people since you can do the same course together or do different ones. Of course, Jo and I did the same one together (definitely Dom’s decision there, haha).
The course is a whole lot of fun and no matter what level you do you’ll have a great time (unless you are afraid of heights maybe – but Jo is, and she had a good time knowing she was attached).
At the end of the day, the point of the adventure park is to push your limits a bit with heights, speed, and all that – and most importantly: Have fun!
#7 Take in the view from Touch The Sky Viewpoint
The whole park has things to do on each side of the canyon and you use the suspension bridges to get to either side (counterclockwise).
Before you cross the second suspension bridge and make your way back to the first side of the canyon, you’ll find the Touch the Sky Viewpoint.
This is one of the best spots to get a photo from! There’s a cool suspended bench/swing that overlooks the Columbia Valley and the view is out of this world!
You can do this activity even if you only buy the Golden Skybridge pass (you don’t need the Adventure Pass).
This is probably the least adrenaline activity you can do here besides maybe ordering a coffee or filling up your water bottle at one of the refill stations. (Hats off to Golden Skybridge for adding one of these.)
#8 Test out your climbing skills
This part of Canada is world renowned for climbing so it’s only fitting that there is a climbing wall inside the adventure park!
It’s the first thing you’ll see when you walk into the adventure park so if it’s not too busy and you’re up for a climb, then jump right into it.
There are 6 different routes to try that are all different difficulties so you can test your climbing skills!
Even if you are an advanced climber it’s still a whole lot of fun although it might be quite easy for you.
We sadly didn’t have enough time to do the climbing wall since we were busy doing all the other activities and the park closed at 6 pm when we went. On weekdays during the summer, it’s usually open until 8 pm.
#9 Hang around the village
The last thing to do at the Golden Skybridge takes you back to the beginning. You’ll start and finish at the village since it’s right by the park entrance.
It’s where you’ll find the public restrooms with fully functioning toilets and sinks and the water refill station where you can fill up your water bottle.
There’s also a little Village Grill where you can order food and coffee!
Right next to the village, there’s a little playground and a tree-top village play park that’s fun to explore as well.
Personally, we’d save the village for last after you’ve walked across the suspension bridges and done all the adventure activities you wanted for the day.
Some of the activities close 30-60 minutes before the park closes so make sure to do your favourite activities first if you arrive later in the day.
Frequently Asked Questions about Golden Skybridge
How much does it cost to visit Golden Skybridge?
When you visit Golden Skybridge, the price varies depending on which access pass you get.
You can either get the Adventure Pass or the Golden Skybridge Pass – and then you can add on the Canyon Swing or extra rides at the mountain coaster.
Let’s quickly look at what the different passes give you access to…
Golden Skybridge Pass vs Adventure Pass
The general pass gives you access to the suspension bridges, the viewpoints, and the village!
If you’re looking to see the Columbia Valley, take in the views, and walk across the longest suspension bridge in Canada then the general pass is perfect.
The general pass costs $39 per person and is totally worth it. Even with the general pass, you can probably spend 1-2 hours at the park exploring and walking across the bridges.
We ended up going with the Adventure Pass though since we knew we’d want to try out a bunch of the adventure activities you can do here at the Golden Skybridge!
It was worth every penny in our experience!
For $79 per person, you get access to everything besides the canyon swing!
The Adventure Pass gives you access to the full adventure side of the park and is an absolute blast.
I honestly forget how long we spent at the park. We took a bunch of pictures and enjoyed every activity. We also did the swing but I’d give yourself a minimum of 3 hours (if not more) to enjoy everything at the park!
Lastly, if you buy the General Pass or Adventure Pass you can always add on Canyon Swing for $99/person or $179/couple.
You will also be able to get a Golden Hour pass at a discounted rate if you arrive later in the day.
That’s everything you need to know about the tickets and access to all things Golden Skybridge!
|Golden Skybridge Pass||Adventure Pass|
|Canyon Edge Challenge||No||Yes|
|Last admission||30 minutes before close||2 hours before close|
Where is Golden Skybridge?
Golden Skybridge is located just a short drive from the town of Golden, BC.
If you’re driving to Golden from Alberta on the TransCanada Highway, it is on the right-hand side. Right before you make your way down the hill to Golden there’s a turnoff for Golden Skybridge.
If you are already in town it’s about an 8-minute drive (5.5 kilometres) back up the hill.
You can find the directions from Golden to the Golden Skybridge here.
When is Golden Skybridge open?
Golden Skybridge is open all summer long from May 4th, 2024 through October 14th, 2024.
While they have yet to announce their opening hours for 2024, Golden Skybridge was open until between 6 to 8 pm (depending on the day of the week and what time of year) during the 2023 season.
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Recap of visiting the Golden Skybridge
Golden Skybridge is one of the best places to visit in Golden and I’m sure we’ll be back again someday.
As we mentioned, we do recommend getting the adventure pass because, while you do pay a little bit more for it, all the activities (besides the swing) are included and it’s so much fun!
Golden Skybridge is a good example of how many fun adventure activities you can do here in Golden – and if that’s what you’re looking for, then this is the place for you.
If you have questions about Golden Skybridge, the adventure pass, or anything else related to Golden, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
You can always get to us in our DM’s on Instagram or leave a comment below!
We hope you have a blast at the Skybridge and get a chance to do everything you want to. We’d love to hear what your favourite activity is and if you end up finding the suspension bridge terrifying or not! 😉
Enjoy and have an awesome time in Golden!