Author: Amanda Nadeau

RSS Feed Upgrade!

Cultus Lake Park is excited to announce that the RSS feed on the Cultus Lake Park website has been upgraded!

Cultus Lake Park Board and staff are committed to open, consistent, and transparent communication with the community. The Park utilizes many modes of communication to ensure that residents, commercial leaseholders, and visitors have access to the information that matters most to them.

Subscribing to the Park’s electronic RSS (Rich Site Summary) feed through the website, will give you the latest news delivered right to your email inbox. Publications include information about Board Meeting Agendas, Committee information, upcoming events, road closures, wildlife alerts and more! The process is quick and simple.

If you wish to subscribe, visit Cultus Lake Park – Welcome to Cultus Lake Park, enter your email address at the bottom of the screen and then sit back and let the latest news come to you!

Get involved by letting us know about an upcoming event or sharing some community related news by emailing [email protected].

Fire Safe Reminder

The Cultus Lake Volunteer Fire Department received a call reporting a fire located on the Soowahlie Reserve yesterday causing damage to approximately 200’ by 20’ of green space. The firefighters determined that the fire was likely caused by a broken bottle or a cigarette butt.

Cultus Lake Park reminds all residents and guests to be cautious when exploring the green spaces throughout the park and surrounding areas. If you are enjoying campfires in designated areas this weekend, please use extra care as conditions continue to be dry.

Totem Pole Rededication Ceremony Recap

Cultus Lake Park Board and staff were joined yesterday by the Malloway family, Soowahlie Council, local band Chiefs, dignitaries, and members of the public to celebrate the rededication of the totem pole to the late Chief Richard Malloway.

In January 2022, the Cultus Lake Park Board approved for the thirty-year-old totem to be restored by the original carver, Dr. Francis Horne Sr. Upon completion of the pole, the Board and staff prepared for its relocation to the entrance of the Cultus Lake Park office, increasing visibility and heightening awareness of its historical significance.

The ceremony welcomed family and friends to share memories of Chief Richard Malloway’s sacrifices, tenacity, and influence for his people and community. The celebration closed with the traditional family song paying tribute to the legacy of the late Chief.

On behalf of the Cultus Lake Park Board and staff, we wish to extend our sincerest gratitude to all of those that contributed and participated in yesterday’s historical moment.

Main Beach Closure – Dock Reconstruction

Cultus Lake Park will begin reconstruction of the docks at Main Beach beginning today, September 20, 2022.

The Main Beach foreshore area will be inaccessible until further notice to accommodate storage of heavy equipment and materials for the dock installation.

For public safety, residents and guests should refrain from accessing the fenced area for duration of the work. The foreshore pathway will continue remain accessible at this time to enjoy docks that are currently open.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the park office at 604-858-3334 or email [email protected].

Fire Ban Lifted

The campfire prohibition will be lifted in all regions of the Coastal Fire Centre area including Cultus Lake Park and Sunnyside Campground beginning 12:00 noon, Pacific Daylight Time (PDT), on Tuesday, September 20, 2022.

Other activities which will now be permitted in the Coastal Fire Centre include:
• The use of tiki and similar kinds of torches;
• The use of chimineas; and
• The use of outdoor stoves or other portable campfire apparatus without a Canadian Standards Association (CSA) or Underwriter Laboratories of Canada (ULC) rating.
For detailed information, please refer to the map:

Although the fire danger has declined in the Coastal Fire Centre due to recent rainfall and cooler, more seasonal temperatures, the public is strongly encouraged to continue exercising extreme caution with any campfire. It is the responsibility of the individual to ensure that burning is done in a safe and responsible manner and in accordance with regulations. Before lighting any fire, check with local government authorities to see if any local burning restrictions are in place.

While campfires will be allowed in the Coastal Fire Centre, Category 2 and Category 3 open fires remain prohibited, including the use of fireworks, sky lanterns, burn barrels and burn cages. These restrictions will remain in place until October 28, 2022, or until the order is rescinded.

Totem Pole Rededication Ceremony

Cultus Lake Park Board and staff wish to invite residents and guests to attend the Rededication Ceremony for the totem pole dedicated to the memory of the late Chief Richard Malloway, on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at 3:00 pm at the entrance of the Cultus Lake Park office.

The ceremony will welcome Chief Malloway’s family and friends to celebrate the restoration and relocation of the thirty-year-old totem. The event will close with a performance from First Nations’ drummers, followed by an opportunity for the public to view the new signage created by staff.

Snacks and drinks will be provided by the Cultus Lake Park office for all those in attendance.

Should you have any questions, please contact Amanda Nadeau, Communications, Media and Events Coordinator at 604-769-8124 or email [email protected]. Additionally, you may contact Rachel Litchfield, Manager of Corporate Services / Corporate Officer at [email protected].

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