Cultus Lake Provincial Park is a popular recreation and activity destination located southwest of the community of Chilliwack, BC, Canada. This Vancouver area park surrounds a large fresh water lake decorated with sandy beaches and forested shorelines consisting of maple, hemlock and douglas-fir trees.
This Vancouver Provincial Park, in the Chilliwack region, was established in 1948 and measures over 2560 hectares. Cultus Lake Park is divided into two sections - a developed south and an undeveloped north. Located on the southeast shores of the lake are the recreation facilities. The northwest end of the lake is, mostly, left in a wilderness state.
The facilities on the southeast end of Cultus Lake include four developed, easily accessed campgrounds, some hiking trails, a few day use picnic areas, boat launches, wharfs, pit and flush toilets, swimming areas and sandy beaches.
The activities enjoyed in the Cultus Lake Provincial Park near Chilliwack include boating, water skiing, fishing, wind surfing, swimming, birdwatching, picnicking, canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking, camping, jet skiing, hiking and fishing.
Fishing in Cultus Lake is for Dolly Varden, steelhead, rainbow and cutthroat trout... and five different species of salmon. There are wharfs and boat launches located in the park. The wharfs are located in the Maple Bay and Entrance Bay day use picnic areas. The boat launches are located in Maple Bay and Jade Bay.
There are over 20+ kilometres of recreation trails located in this Vancouver provincial park. Many of the trails follow a gravel and shale pathway with some trails including sections of boardwalk. The trails range from easy going interpretive trails to challenging long distance elevation hikes. Along the trails are viewing areas and sitting benches... some trails come with information signs.
The main recreation trails in the Provincial Park include the Cultus Lake Horse Trail (20 kilometre return) and the Teapot Trail (5 kilometre return). Other Chilliwack trails include the Seven Sisters Trail, Maple Bay Trail and the Giant Douglas Fir Trail.
The trails, the backcountry wilderness areas and the forests are also home to wildlife. There are wildlife in the region like coyote, dear, beaver, bear and birds. Please do not feed the wildlife or approach any of the wildlife.