Cultus Lake - Fraser Valley, BC

Cultus Lake

Cultus Lake is as associated community and provincial park in the Fraser Valley region of British Columbia, Canada. The Lake for which the community takes its name is the source of the Sweltzer River. The lake itself is warm, and the area has become a popular recreation destination with ample opportunities for fishing, water skiing, wind surfing, and hiking. One of the crowning characteristics of the Cultus Lake community is the Cultus Lake Provincial Park. The park houses a large, warm freshwater lake, and scenic forest-clad mountains. Visitors to the park will find four campgrounds, a large day-use area for activities. The area also contains several high class golf clubs suitable to players of all ages and skill-levels.

The Cultus Lake Waterpark is the leader in the waterpark industry on the West Coast. Whether you are on vacation or just taking a much needed break, watersliding is a great recreational activity. This is a family-oriented park and provides guests with rides and thrills for all ages.

Cultus lake

Location

The community of Cultus Lake is located 11 kilometers (6.8 mi) south of the Chilliwack River, 25 minutes from the Trans Canada Highway 1, 11 km (7 mi) south of Chilliwack and approximately 80 km (50 mi) southeast of Vancouver. Cultus Lake covers an area of 656 hectares, evenly distributed on either side of the lake. At one time the lake had a sawmill and booming ground until it became a provincial park in the 1950s.

A Step Back in Time

Long before its recreational use by Chilliwack’s European settlers, Cultus Lake served for centuries as a popular spot for spirit quests by the local Sto:lo First Nation. So popular in fact, that by the 18th century, the lake’s spiritual powers had diminished such that the Chinook word Cultus, meaning worthless, was ascribed to it.

Further along the Columbia Valley Highway is picturesque Columbia Valley, where some of the first families settled around 1890. Also the site of mixed farming, Columbia Valley’s true origins are in logging. Most of today’s roads through the Columbia Valley are built on top of old logging roads.

When Cultus Lake became a provincial park in the 1950s, the road developed into the present-day Columbia Valley Highway. Today the park attracts over one million visitors a year.

Cultus Lake Waterpark panorama

Contact Information

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Cultus Lake & Nearby Accommodations

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The Cabins At Cultus Lake Park

The Cabins At Cultus Lake Park

Cultus Lake

Nestled amongst the towering trees with incredible mountain views, The Cabins at Cultus Lake Park is a piece of paradise that awaits you. Surrounded by sandy beaches, waterslides, golf courses, mini-golf and more, we are the perfect destination for a fun family vacation. In the heart of the communit ... Read more
Sunnyside Campground

Sunnyside Campground

Cultus Lake

Lakefront family camping with full hookup, tenting, group, and seasonal sites. Facilities include washrooms with free hot showers, onsite store and laundry; sani-station; four playgrounds; onsite security; boat launch; buoy rental; sandy beaches; swimming; and fishing. Located near golf course, wate ... Read more
Cottonwood Meadows RV Country Club

Cottonwood Meadows RV Country Club

Chilliwack

Situated at a great location, two minutes from downtown Chilliwack, surrounded by beautiful trees, birds and fish in a creek. Located next to Chilliwack Heritage Park and Cheam Golf Course. Open all year round. ... Read more
Kilby Park Campground

Kilby Park Campground

Harrison Mills

Kilby Park is situated on the confluence of scenic Harrison and Fraser rivers in Harrison Mills, B.C. The Park features a beautiful 35-site campground, a day use area, sandy beaches, nature trails and a boat launch. The Park is at the west end of Kilby Road, within walking distance of the Kilby Hist ... Read more
Bridal Falls Motel

Bridal Falls Motel

Rosedale

A short walk to Bridal Veil Falls, water park, Golf Course and Driving Range. Walking distance to stores and restaurants. Monthly rates available in off season. ... Read more
Camperland RV Resort at Rosedale

Camperland RV Resort at Rosedale

Rosedale

Nestled at the base of Mt. Cheam and situated off the Trans Canada Highway, Camperland RV Resort is the perfect base for travellers or families wanting to escape their busy lives for a relaxing and fun vacation. Adjacent to Bridal Veil Provincial Park and Bridal Falls Waterpark, the whole family wil ... Read more
Diamond Head Motor Inn

Diamond Head Motor Inn

Mission

Diamond Head Motor Inn is the perfect accommodation to enjoy all the benefits of being nestled amongst the beautiful scenery. We are located in the heart of downtown Mission, near the Mission raceway and walking distance to shopping and restaurants. Our hotel offers spacious rooms that feature full ... Read more
Aloha Trailer Park & Campground

Aloha Trailer Park & Campground

Abbotsford

Full or partial RV hookups, tenting, coin showers, laundry, store with gas/propane and bus stop nearby. No fires permitted. Minutes from attractions and shopping centre. Weekly and off-season rates. Reservations not accepted, first come, first serve basis. Cash only. ... Read more
Harrison Springs Camping & RV Park

Harrison Springs Camping & RV Park

Harrison Hot Springs

Beautiful, peaceful, gated campground. Just passed the welcome sign on left, 300 metres. Full serviced 30-50 amp. Cable TV, private treed sites accommodating any size unit. Some camp sites are in wilderness, light forest setting. Clean family oriented. Modern facilities with exceptionally clean wash ... Read more
Eagle Wind RV Park

Eagle Wind RV Park

Aldergrove

Local to Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver events. Easy access to Hwy 1, and just minutes from Aldergrove border crossing. Near Vancouver Zoo, Fort Langley, Abbotsford Airport, drive-in movies, casinos and local vineyard/farm tours. Come "Explore BC from Eagle Wind RV". Free local phone calls and Wi ... Read more
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