The Glacier Skywalk has officially opened in Canada, three years after original designs for the grand project were put forward.

Developed by Sturgess Architecture and Read Jones Christoffersen Engineering, in conjunction with Brewster Travel Canada, the observation platform offers panoramic views of Jasper National Park’s Sunwapta Valley.

The curved glass-floored structure cantilevers 30 metres from the edge of a cliff, allowing visitors to feel as though they are walking on air 280 metres above the ground while looking out over the stunning alpine and glacial vistas.

Built into the native bedrock, with weathering steel, glass and wood, the Skywalk has been designed to mirror the surrounding natural environment.

The absence of paint and other toxic finishes helps to ensure that the project has a near-zero carbon footprint.

Courtesy Gizmodo and Brewster Travel Canada