Cultus Lake Park is your recreation destination for fishing, kayaking, paddle-boarding, hiking, swimming and so much more! Located only 11 kilometers south of the Chilliwack River, it is the gem of the Fraser Valley.
While you are here come support our local restaurants, shops and amusement parks! There is something for the entire family to enjoy. This unique community is also home to more than 1,500 residential leaseholders, 21 commercial businesses and Sunnyside Campground, with close to 600 campsites. The park receives no funding on a Local, Provincial or Federal level and is entirely self-sustaining. We appreciate all of your continued support to protect and preserve this natural landmark.
September 22, 2023
Please be advised that the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) construction of a new sanitary line has been delayed. Staff will provide updates as they become available.
September 22, 2023
Cultus Lake Park residents and guests,
Please be advised of a reported bear sighting behind the Esso Gas Station this morning around 7:30 am. Below are some helpful tips to protect the community and wildlife as they pass by on their travels:
• Keep garbage inside until the morning of garbage collection and bring your bins in immediately (if possible) following collection
• Odorous garbage can be kept inside a plastic bag and frozen until garbage day
• Garbage can also be kept in the basement or inside the garage or shed if it is bear proof
• Use airtight garbage containers
• Businesses/property owners can install bear-proof garbage bins
• Businesses can also construct a bear proof fence/storage area to house garbage until collection time
• Neighbourhood garbage conflicts can be addressed through residents being proactive in their neighbourhood
• Encourage residents to talk to the neighbour(s) causing bear conflict and help educate them about bear attractants
• Garbage should not be left in the back of vehicles or under canopies; they aren’t bear proof and will likely get damaged
• Remove any meat, meat by-products, fish, and cooked fruit and vegetables from compost
• Covering the compost with a light cover of dirt or soil or a heavy cover of grass clippings will also assist with odours
• Clean the compost bin regularly
• Barbeques and drip pans should be cleaned after each use since grease and fat are a high calorie food source for bears
• Covering a cleaned barbeque will further help to reduce the transmission of food odour
• Pet food should be kept in an airtight, non-odorous container locked inside residences. Pet food should not be left unattended outside. If pets are fed outdoors, bring in the food dish between feedings.
For more information please visit:
September 20, 2023
September 19, 2023
National Day of Truth and Reconciliation
Cultus Lake Park office will be closed on Monday, October 2, 2023, and will re-open on Tuesday, October 3rd at 8:30 am. Cultus Lake Park encourages staff and residents to use the weekend of September 29th to participate in a community event and expand their knowledge of residential schools and our indigenous neighbours.
In the case of an emergency or issue while the office is closed, please contact:
RCMP Non-Emergency 604-792-4611
Bylaw Enforcement 604-858-5298
Fraser Valley Regional District Emergency 1-877-799-6868
September 15, 2023
The Cultus Lake Park Board Regular Meeting was held September 13, 2023, at 7:00 pm in the Cultus Lake Park Office Boardroom.
Staff compiled a summary of the agenda items presented to the Board and the corresponding motions in the link below:
September 13, 2023
The Cultus Lake Park My Civic app launched in June of 2022, creating a new platform for improved communication between the community and staff. The app provides quick access to park news, calendar of Board/Committee meetings and local events, emergency updates and more. The park app also allows the community to report on issues/concerns related to the following: utilities issues, garbage/debris, trees, wildlife concerns, vandalism, streetlight outages, and bylaw infractions related to noise and short-term rentals. Since the introduction of the app, staff have received and actioned over 300 reports generated by our users throughout residential, public areas, and Sunnyside Campground. The app is currently downloaded on 1371 devices and has been opened over 15,000 times!
Staff have received comments from the community requesting additional reporting options and clarity on report statuses. The eighth and newest option “Other”, provides an opportunity for users to report on a wider variety of concerns/issues that may occur throughout the park.
The current report statuses are defined as follows:
Received – The report completed by a user on the Cultus Lake Park My Civic App that has been submitted for review/action.
Assigned – Staff has sent the report to a specific staff member(s) for review/action.
Resolved – The report was reviewed by staff and:
(a) the issue has been addressed; or
(b) it was identified that no action is required due to lack of bylaw infraction(s) at the time of review.
Capital Planning – The report will be addressed at a later date as part of a capital project.
Cancelled – The report is determined to be false, invalid and/or unactionable.
If you have not taken the time to download the app, you can do so on your mobile device by searching “Cultus Lake Park” in the app store.
Thank you to everyone who has downloaded the Cultus Lake Park app and taken the time to engage with us through the platform! Cultus Lake Park staff appreciate your assistance which helps support the park’s operations.
September 12, 2023
Please be advised that the dates for Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) construction of a new sanitary line have been updated. Work will now commence Monday, September 18, 2023, to Friday, December 15, 2023, and is scheduled seven (7) days a week beginning at Lakeshore Drive and Munroe Avenue and will continue across Columbia Valley Highway into DFO property.
Residents and guests may experience single alternating lane closures along Lakeshore Drive. Closures along Columbia Valley Highway are not expected at this time.
Signage will be posted onsite with the DFO project contact information should you have any questions during construction.
September 7, 2023
Please see below frequently asked questions regarding the North Cultus Wastewater Treatment Plant provided by Taryn Dixon, Fraser Valley Regional District Director -Area H.
Currently, the project is on time and on schedule. The FVRD will provide regular updates on the following webpage: North Cultus Wastewater Treatment Plant | Have Your Say FVRD
Cultus Wastewater Treatment Plant FAQ
August 23, 2023
Emergency Preparedness Documents provided by Taryn Dixon, Fraser Valley Regional District Area H Director
August 8, 2023
An unprecedented drought and fire season across BC is affecting natural waterways and below-average water and reduced water volume across the Province. Many creeks are drying. The Province of BC has centralized drought and water scarcity information and is encouraging proactive and collaborative water conservation measures.
The following water conservation measures are currently encouraged within the FVRD Electoral Areas A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H (Cultus Lake Park):
• hand watering of flower gardens, vegetable gardens, decorative planters, shrubs or trees. Drip irrigation or micro sprinkler irrigation for watering flower gardens, vegetable gardens, decorative planters and shrubs or trees. Watering as early in the morning as possible will reduce water demands and increase water absorption
• prevention or control of fires
• for the health or safety of any person
The following water conservation measures are currently not encouraged within the FVRD Electoral Areas A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H (Cultus Lake Park):
• use a watering system to water a lawn, garden, or landscaped areas
• fill a swimming pool, hot tub, tank, vessel, garden pond, decorative fountain
• wash sidewalks, driveways, walls, roofs, or other outdoor surfaces
• hand watering of lawns or grass
For more information on BC’s current conditions and response to drought conditions, please visit https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/drought.
August 3, 2023
July 6, 2023
Effective at noon Pacific Daylight Time on Friday, July 7, 2023, campfires will be prohibited throughout the Coastal Fire Centre, except the Haida Gwaii Forest District. This prohibition is being enacted to help prevent human caused wildfires and protect public safety.
These prohibitions apply to all public and private land within the Coastal Fire Centre jurisdiction, unless specified otherwise in an enactment (e.g., in a local government bylaw). Always check with local government authorities to see if any other burning restrictions are in effect.
This prohibition will be in place until Tuesday, October 31, 2023, or until the order is rescinded.
A map of the affected areas is available online: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/public-safety-and-emergency-services/wildfire-status/fire-bans-and-restrictions/coastal-maps/23_coastal_map_s10s12_prohibition_color_8x11l_info_jun30.jpg
On July 7, 2023 the below open fires are prohibited in the Coastal Fire Centre, with the exception of the Haida Gwaii Forest District where Category 1 campfires are still permitted:
- Category 1 campfires as defined in the Wildfire Regulation;
- Category 2 open fire as defined in the Wildfire Regulation; and,
- Category 3 open fire as defined in the Wildfire Regulation.
In addition to open fires being prohibited, the following activities and equipment are also restricted:
- Sky Lanterns;
- Burn Barrels or Burn Cages of any size or description;
- Binary Exploding Targets;
- Air curtain burners;
- Tiki and similar kind of torches; and,
This prohibition does not include the use of outdoor stoves. As per the Wildfire Regulation, an outdoor stove is a CSA-rated or ULC-rated device used outdoors for cooking or heat, liquid fuel or gaseous fuel, and has a flame height that is less than 15 cm tall.
To learn more about the different categories of open burning, visit the Open Burning webpage.
Anyone who lights, fuels or uses an open fire when a fire prohibition is in place or fails to comply with an open fire prohibition may be issued a ticket for $1,150 or, if convicted in court, be fined up to $100,000 and/or sentenced to one year in jail. If the contravention causes or contributes to a wildfire, the person responsible may be subject to a penalty of up to $100,000 and ordered to pay all firefighting and associated costs.
The Coastal Fire Centre covers all the area west of the height of land on the Coast Mountain Range from the U.S.-Canada border at Manning Park, including Tweedsmuir South Provincial Park in the north, the Sunshine Coast, the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and Haida Gwaii.
To report a wildfire, call 1 800 663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cell phone. For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, go to: http://www.bcwildfire.ca
April 3, 2023
Cultus Lake Park will begin replacement this week of the staircase located on Munroe Avenue. Staff anticipate that this project will last approximately five (5) weeks and may require intermittent road closures. Residents will be notified in advance of any road closures needed to complete this project.
Should you have any questions, please contact Joe Almeida, Manager of Park Operations at 604-847-2043.
March 10, 2023
Cultus Lake Park is currently working through our annual tree management program consisting of the following three (3) phases:
1. Staff will begin with tree assessments in public areas throughout the park.
2. Pruning and removal of dead, dangerous, or dying trees in Sunnyside Campground and select areas in the park beginning on Monday, March 13, 2023.
3. Pruning and removal of dead, dangerous, or dying trees in remaining areas starting in October 2023.
If you have any questions, please contact Joe Almeida, Manager of Park Operations at 604-847-2043 or email [email protected].
December 1, 2022
Sewer Treatment Facility Announcement
Cultus Lake Park Board and staff are pleased and excited about the announcement of a $10 million dollar Grant related to the construction of the new Cultus Lake North sewer treatment facility.
Cultus Lake Fire Department Is Looking for Volunteers!
Complete the application below and submit to the office in person or via mail.
Volunteer Firefighter Application Form