Below is information from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure regarding paving that they are doing on Columbia Valley Road.
Kerkhoff Construction will be paving on Columbia Valley Road from July 22 to July 31st (weather dependent). The paving will be on Columbia Valley Road from Lakeside Building (3175 Columbia Valley Road) to Park Drive on both southbound and northbound lanes.
Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure staff plan on putting changeable message signs (CMS) out to inform the public of the dates and to expect delays.
Cultus Lake, B.C. – The Cultus Lake Park Act was amended by the
Provincial Government of British Columbia in the spring of 2019. One of the
many changes approved by the Province is an increase in fines for bylaw
infractions. The amount has increased to a maximum of up to $2,000, from the
previous $50 – which had been in place since the 1930s.
Cultus Lake Park staff reviewed the bylaw fines in other municipalities to ensure that the Park’s fines would be comparable. Staff then submitted the recommendations to the Board, which reviewed the changes and voted to increase the fines, which are now in full effect. The revised bylaws can be found at https://www.cultuslake.bc.ca/bylaws/. The Board encourages everyone who lives, works and visits Cultus Lake Park to take the time to review the bylaws and ensure that they adhere to them while in the Park.
The Cultus Lake Park bylaw compliance
and enforcement officers and staff are committed to helping to educate the
community on the bylaws. They understand that some people may not realize that
they are breaking a bylaw. A bylaw compliance and enforcement officer’s first
response, where possible, is to inform the person of the infraction so that
they can immediately make adjustments to comply with the bylaw.
Said Joe Lamb, Cultus Lake
Park Board Chair: “We want our community and visitors to the Park to be safe.
Bylaws help to do that.” He added: “The bylaw compliance and enforcement officers
don’t want to give out tickets that result in fines. No one – including the
Board and staff – wants this. The increased fines are in place as a deterrent
to bad behaviour – behaviour that could put the safety or security of people or
property at risk.”
For those who feel that they have received a fine that is unwarranted and want to dispute the ticket, information can be found here: http://fvbylaw.ca/.
have seen the posters around Cultus Lake Park about when to call Police and
when to call Bylaw Compliance
This blog post shares additional information about this topic – information to
help keep the people who live, work and play in Cultus Lake Park safe, and to
ensure that the call goes to the right place when made.
911 in a Police Emergency
When there is a situation that involves an immediate
threat to a person’s safety or the security of their property. This includes:
Events that involve an immediate threat to a person or property:
screams, attacks, gunshots, fires, car accidents with injuries, or other
A substantive, in-progress crime such as a fight, break and enter
(if there is a suspect on scene), or a report of an impaired driver.
A serious crime that has just occurred (examples: sexual assault
A suspicious circumstance that may indicate an imminent criminal
act (examples: prowler, vandal).
Call (604) 792-4611 for Non-Emergency Police Situations
Call this number when you want to
A crime with no suspect.
A crime with a suspect, but the suspect is not on the scene.
A serious crime with a
suspect, but with a lengthy delay (example: assault that occurred last night).
A non-emergency is in
progress (example: noisy party).
Ongoing crime issues or crimes that are not in-progress (examples:
graffiti or ongoing drug dealing with no suspect on the scene).
A suspicious circumstance that may indicate an ongoing criminal
activity (example: suspected drug lab).
When to Call Bylaw Compliance and Enforcement
The Bylaw Compliance and Enforcement Officers enforce the bylaws of
Cultus Lake Park. They are NOT police or security.
call Bylaw Compliance and Enforcement when:
There is a situation where a bylaw
is being broken.
You have a question about a bylaw.
important to note that Bylaw
Compliance and Enforcement Officers do NOT handle emergency situations. A bylaw being broken is
NOT an emergency – as frustrating as it can be. If the person is putting
themselves or someone else at risk, please call 911.
The Bylaw Compliance and Enforcement number is: (604) 858-5298.
left outside of office hours will be returned within 48 hours.
We’re thrilled to announce that our July
Grand Prize for the Cultus Lake Park ROCKS contest is bigger than ever! Below
is a list of the prizes – valued at more than $625:
certificate from Inkboy Tattoo ($180 value)
boat rental at Cultus Lake Marina ($160 Value)
Lake Golf Club Package, including two 18-hole green fees, one hour on the
Toptracer Range, two small buckets of balls for the driving range ($107 value)
stand up paddle board rental from Main Beach Boat Rental and Concession ($90
certificate for Sleepy Hollow Gems ($50 value)
certificate for Beethoven’s Pizza ($25 value)
certificate for Vanilla Café ($10 value)
certificates for ice cream at Frosty’s ($5 value)
Each week – Monday to Thursday (excluding holiday Mondays) – 10 GREEN rocks marked with “www.cultuslake.bc.ca” are hidden around Cultus Lake Park. Find one of the GREEN rocks, turn it in to the Park Office during office hours Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., and you will get a small prize (that will make a young child very happy). You will also be entered to win the GRAND PRIZE for that month.
The GREEN rocks are hidden in Cultus Lake
Park Main Beach area on Monday mornings, and they are picked up on Thursday
evenings. This is a WEEKDAY-ONLY contest. You won’t be able to find a green
rock on Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays – you have to come out during the week.
It’s only one entry per week per family. If
you find more than one GREEN rock, please leave it in place for someone else to
For those paying
attention, you may have noticed that there are quite a few more trees at the
Cultus Lake Park waterfront. In fact, 12 new, beautiful trees have been planted
(three gingko, two dawn redwood, six maple and one dogwood).
This project, led
by the Environmental and Public Area’s Planning Committee of the Cultus Lake Board
– which is chaired by Cultus Lake Park Board Commissioner Darcy Bauer and vice
chaired by Commissioner Larry Payeur – involved Park staff, committee members
and residents working together towards the replacement of the old trees along
the shoreline and restoration of the lost canopy.
The trees were
selected to provide shade in summer, colour in the fall, and, because they lose
their leaves, they will help to maximize winter light. These will be tall trees,
and each will have its branches pruned up as they grow. This will allow for
open space underneath so that they won’t have too much of an impact on the
amazing views of Cultus Lake.
beneficial plants were planted under the trees to support the trees’ growth and
have been mulched to retain moisture and reduce weeds. Residents have
adopted the trees and are committed to keeping them watered.
The Cultus Lake Park
Board, along with donations from residents, funded this project.
Here’s a fun tree fact
from the Environmental and Public Area’s Planning Committee: Trees absorb odors and pollutant gases (nitrogen oxides, ammonia, sulfur dioxide and ozone) and filter particulates out of the air by trapping them on their leaves and bark.
Congratulations to Barb Schmidt of Chilliwack! She is the winner of the Cultus Lake Park ROCKS June Grand Prize draw. Barb’s prize package included:
Gift certificate from Inkboy Tattoo ($180 value)
One-Hour Boat Rental at Cultus Lake Marina ($160 Value)
Cultus Lake Golf Club Package, including two 18-hole Green Fees, one hour on the Toptracer Range, two small buckets of balls for the driving range ($107 value)
Two passes for Cultus Lake Adventure Park ($58 value)
Gift certificate for Sleepy Hollow Gems ($50 value)
Gift certificate for Beethoven’s Pizza ($25 value)
Gift certificate for Vanilla Café ($10 value)
Gift certificates for ice cream at Frosty’s ($10 value)
Remember to visit Cultus Lake Park Mondays to Thursdays this summer and search for a green rock with “www.cultuslake.bc.ca” on it. When you find a rock, take it to the Park Office for a small child’s prize and to be entered into that month’s Grand Prize draw. If you find more than one rock, please leave the additional rocks for other people to find. (You can only have one entry per week into the Grand Prize draw – and by taking two or three rocks to the office, others don’t have the chance to join in the fun! )
In response to the motor vehicle incident in
Cultus Lake Park on June 29, Sleepy Hollow Road has been opened to traffic. In addition, all Cultus
Lake Park parking lots will be kept open until Sunday morning.
Summer Farmers’ Market at Cultus Lake Park has a new location. It will be held at
the Community Barn in the Cultus Lake Park Plaza (beside Frosty’s). This
popular weekly event runs each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. from June 29 to
August 31, 2019.
The Summer Farmers’ Market offers visitors a range of locally sourced items to choose from – including fresh fruit and vegetables, baked goods, craft beer, small batch whiskey and vodka, meats, cheeses, herbs, flowers, handmade soaps, essential oils, jewellery and much more. Each week will bring some regular (and favourite) vendors – and a few new ones to try! Live music at the market makes the experience even better. (Dancing is encouraged!)
Said Joe Lamb, Cultus Lake Park Board Chair: “The new location for the Summer Farmers’ Market makes it easier to check it out and to pick up some items for a picnic on the beach or for dinner. The Plaza offers free parking for up to two hours – just enter your license plate into the meter.” He added: “Each week, the market is a bit different which encourages people to come often. The market is yet another reason that Cultus Lake Park is such a popular place for both locals and visitors.”