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Boating and Other Lake Activities on Cultus Lake

Cultus Lake is famous for being a beautiful and popular warm freshwater lake. The water is quite warm, clear and often very calm meaning there is ample opportunity for fishing, boating, water-skiing and swimming.

You should only swim within the buoyed swimming areas for safety reasons. There are wharfs available in the Entrance Bay and Maple Bay day-use areas. Beaches are sandy. Please note that there are steep, dangerous drop-offs along the lakeshore and that there are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.

Boat Launches
There are double paved boat launching ramps located at Maple Bay and Jade Bay. Jade Bay boat launch is open year round. The Maple Bay boat launch is open during the peak season. There is parking available for boat trailers during the day only. Boats cannot be left in the water or beached overnight. There is no marina or moorage available in or within the park. Boaters are cautioned to remain well clear of buoy-marked swimming areas at all times. Cultus Lake is closed to open air exhaust motors. There are no vessels allowed on certain parts of the lake. There is a speed restriction of 5 km/h at the north end of the lake as buoyed and signed. Waterskiing, wakeboarding and tubing are allowed on the lake.

Water Sports - Boats, Canoes, Kayaks, Jet Ski Rentals
Main Beach Boat Rentals, Cultus Lake, Tel. 604-858-8841
Beach Buoy Leisure Rentals, 50 Sunnyside Blvd, Cultus Lake, Tel. 604-858-9990.
Boats, Canoes, Kayaks and Jet skis are all available for rent at Cultus Lake.

Canada’s national white-water kayaking team regularly train on the Chilliwack river which offers great kayaking including some excellent white water at the rapids near Tamihi Bridge. Watch for the metal flags strung above the river east of the Vedder Crossing Bridge that outline the kayak slalom course. The Chilliwack is graded from Class ll to Class lV with rocks, boulder gardens, blind corners, haystacks, and surfing waves. The canyon portion is steeper and more demanding. Chilliwack River highlights include the Picket Fence Rapid, Cable Pool, Boulder Run and the Race Course. There are 33km of the Chilliwack river to run. If you are looking for intermediate-level paddling should try the section between the Chilliwack river Salmon & Steelhead fish hatchery and the Vedder Bridge, a distance of about 20km.

While not the most superb fishing lake in BC, Cultus Lake does have a variety of trout and other fish species in it that can be caught. Cast from shore, troll, or simply fish from the wharfs with your kids - it's all fun. Cultus Lake provides good sports fishing for rainbow trout, cutthroat trout and Dolly Varden. Nearby Chilliwack Lake is noted for steelhead as well as whitefish and coho salmon. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.

White Water River Rafting
49704 Chilliwack Lake Road, Tel. 1-800-410-7238 or visit
Chilliwack River Rafting provides rafting, camping and catered meals at their private, relaxed, wilderness setting which includes 1500 feet of river front and panoramic views of the Cascade Mountains. At Chilliwack River Rafting , you can choose a moderate to intense whitewater adventure or an easier family rafting adventure. Chilliwack River Rafting is the only company to raft the challenging Chilliwack Canyon. Chilliwack River Rafting is an insured, family run business that guarantees fun for everyone. Raft trips are 14 kms of paddle rafting and take 4.5 to 5 hours to complete. Tours are available year round.

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