A Guide To A Fun-Filled Day At Cultus Lake Waterpark

Last Updated on July 10, 2023

Originally posted July 2022. Has been updated for the 2023 season. 

Your Guide To A Fun-Filled Day At British Columbia’s Largest Waterslide Park!

Cultus Lake Waterpark

If you’re looking for a fun-filled day out, Cultus Lake Waterpark is the place to be! Located in British Columbia’s scenic Fraser Valley, this massive waterpark is home to some of the province’s best waterslides. With something for everyone, Cultus Lake Waterpark is the perfect destination for a summer getaway. So grab your sunscreen and head on over for a day of fun in the sun!

Cultus Lake Waterpark is the perfect place to cool off on a hot summer day.

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Where Is Cultus Lake Waterpark Located?

Cultus Lake is located 90-minutes from Vancouver, in the picturesque mountainous region of Cultus Lake, BC.

It is located right across from Cultus Lake Adventure Park.

When Did Cultus Lake Waterslides Open?

Since its inception in 1984, the waterpark has grown and improved continuously to become British Columbia’s largest and finest waterpark, as well as one of Canada’s top waterslide and amusement parks.

Cultus Lake, British Columbia

Cultus Lake is known for its freshwater lake located in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia, Canada. It is a popular destination with its surrounding area scenic and largely unspoiled. Every year, the area attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world.

Cultus Lake is a beautiful location for a summer getaway and what better way to spend a day than splashing around at the waterpark!

Credit: Cultus Lake Waterpark

How Many Rides Are At Cultus Lake Waterpark?

With over 25 waterslides slides and attractions, there’s something for everyone at this park.

The water park is open from June through September and has varying operating hours, so check their website before heading out. We find that we can fit in a lot more fun into the day by arriving early before it gets extra busy. This also will help you to score a good place to set up your basecamp for the day.

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Our Favourite Rides And Attractions

Over the years we have visited Cultus Lake Waterpark with kids aged 1 year old and over and found that there were a lot of attractions to keep kids and adults of all ages busy, smiling, and laughing.

These are the rides that we have especially enjoyed among our varying ages. Make sure you check the ride restrictions before attempting to ride. Waterslides vary from being suitable for all ages to ones for strong swimmers only.

Adventure River – After climbing all those water slide stairs, relax with a soothing float down the Adventure River. It is suitable for both children and adults. The simulated river is 30 inches deep and has a length of 350 feet.

Bazooka Bowls -For the brave and strong swimmers! Swirl and rapidly cycle for a few turns before landing and dropping down in the 9-foot pool below. This is easily one of the park’s most extreme slides.

Colossal Canyon -The Colossal Canyon is a cutting-edge water attraction. The biggest raft in the park, with a seated capacity of five people or four adults per boat. From the moment your ride begins, you’ll be on a high until the end. You’ll scream and laugh all the way down! It is one of the most popular rides in the park.

Freefall – The Freefall has kept adrenaline junkies coming back for over three decades! This is a high-altitude slide with a 72-foot vertical drop that is meant for thrill seekers. Not for the faint of heart!

Speed Slide – Do you want to go fast? Do you enjoy roller coasters, adrenaline activities, and slides? The Speedslide is the ride for you if you want a thrill with an open-air layout that’s both thrilling and fun!

Tots Castle – The ideal water playground! The Tots Castle is ideal for small children to learn about and get comfortable with water activities. The castle slides are low to the ground, making it simple for parents to keep an eye on their kids.

The Rattler – This is a black hole body slide that will take you “slithering” down the hill and generating huge speeds on the way! The ride ends as you slide out the rattlesnake’s ferocious and enormous fangs.

Tubular Terror – Do you have a phobia of the dark? Tubular Terror is a tube complex with three different slides to choose from! Would you dare to choose the darkest slide?

Pirates Cove – Pirates Cove is an amazing interactive Spray Park with a variety of features that will keep your kids occupied for hours! For your young pint-sized swashbucklers, there’s plenty of fun to be had!

Pair your Cultus Lake waterslides adventure with some thrills at the Adventure Park next door. Make a weekend of fun and adventure out of it!

Safety Restrictions

  • The slides are not recommended for pregnant women or anyone with a heart problem, as well as persons with head, neck, back discomfort, or other significant medical issues.
  • The maximum weight to ride, for all slides, is 300 pounds.
  • The maximum combined weight of riders is determined by each ride’s restrictions, which are mentioned at all Tube and Raft slide entrances.

Can You Double On Any Rides?

The following Body & Tube Slides can be doubled, but height restrictions do apply, depending on the ride:

Body Slides: Blasters & Twisters
Tube Slides: Valley of Fear, Tubular Terror, Colossal Canyon, Boomerang, Radical Rapids

Read Next: A Guide To A Fun-Filled Day At Cultus Lake Adventure Park

Cultus Lake Waterpark Tickets

How Much Does Cultus Lake Waterpark Cost?

Every individual who enters the waterpark must purchase a ticket, except for children under 36″. However, there is a limit of one free under 36″ admission per paying adult.

Take a look on their website at the colored calendar to find out the rate of the day. They have their rates classified into two groups, regular hour days and extended hour days.

For 2023, ticket prices are as follows:

Full-day tickets are $36 on a weekday and $42 on a weekend. Hours: 10 am-6 pm
Half-Day tickets are $30 on a weekday and $35 on a weekend. Second half.
Twilight tickets are $25 on a weekday and $29 on a weekend. Hours: 3 pm-6 pm

We recommend that you reserve your tickets in advance. On hot days, tickets can sell out FAST! Admission prices listed above do not include taxes.

Buy your Cultus Lake Waterpark tickets HERE to avoid disappointment!

If the date shows “SOLD OUT” on the website, there will be no tickets available for purchase at the gate. There are no in and out handstamp privileges available.

What To Bring With You

  • The kids! They will LOVE the Cultus Lake waterslides!
  • Swimwear that will hold up as you race down the waterslides. If you insist on wearing a bikini, you will definitely want to wear a shirt over top while you are actively sliding.
  • Your tickets- both printed or mobile versions are accepted.
  • Sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses.
  • Lawn or lounge chairs, or rent from the park.
  • Cold drinks. Commercial plastic bottles and cans that have been sealed are permitted. Open drink containers, as well as alcoholic beverages, are not permitted.
  • Blankets and towels.
  • Life jackets for weak or young swimmers. They are free to rent in the park, but you may also bring your own.
Enjoying a hot lunch – Olivia is sleeping on the grass in the background and enjoyed hers after she woke up.

Food Options At Cultus Lake Waterpark

Available options within the park include:

  • The Espresso Hut: Serving your favorite hot cafe beverages, ice cream & cold drinks, mini-donuts, and more! And, as always, you can enjoy your refreshments poolside in the shade.
  • The Burger Stop: Classic waterpark burgers, pizza-by-the-slice, hot dogs, fries, chicken strips, onion rings.
  • The Sweets Shop: Candy, novelty ice cream, cold drinks… and convenience items like sunscreen and sunglasses

Food rules:

  • Alcoholic beverages are not permitted, and all liquid containers must be commercially labeled and sealed to bring into the park.
  • You cannot bring in outside restaurant food.
  • You cannot bring in any kind of BBQ or camp stove.
  • You can bring in your own food from home.

Leave Your Dog At Home

Not every environment is suited for pets. This is why cultus lake waterpark does not allow pets on its premises. The park is full of people enjoying the water and the sun, and it would be difficult to keep an eye on a pet while also enjoying the park. In addition, the noise and commotion of the park could be too much for some animals.

Also, please do not leave your dog alone in your vehicle.

VIP Cabana

Available Rentals

  • Reserve a VIP Cabana now and enjoy our premium poolside location next to the enormous sand castle in the main activity zone. Daily rental fees are required.
  • Standard group tents and picnic tables are available for free on a first-come, first-serve basis throughout our large greenspaces in the park. There are no reservations required for standard tents.
  • A charge of $10 for lounge chairs and shade umbrellas is applied, in addition to a $10 deposit that will be kept until the item is returned.
  • Every rental comes with a key for free in/out access to your locker throughout your visit. Large lockers are $20, plus a $10 deposit. Standard lockers are $10, plus a $10 deposit. Deposits are returned with the rental key return.
  • In the swimming pools, personal fun floatation devices are not permitted.
  • Small children and weaker or non-swimmers are required to use life jackets, which are supplied for free. They may be borrowed at the Activity Booth (near the Family Spray Park and children’s area)
  • Convenience Items: At the Sweets Shop, disposable swim diapers, sunblock, and sunglasses are for sale.

Parking At Cultus Lake Waterpark

Cultus Lake Waterpark provides two parking options: (1) Customer Pay Parking, and (2) Customer Free Parking.

What you need to know:

Option One: Customer Pay Parking

  • Parking is $10 per vehicle (includes taxes)
  • Payment can be made at the toll booth as you exit the lot

Option Two: Customer Free Parking, including oversized parking

  • Find the free parking lot by continuing through the roundabout and staying on Columbia Valley Highway for 200M past the waterslides. You’ll make a left-hand turn to enter the parking lot.

Know Before You Go

Regardless of the weather, air quality, or any other factors beyond our control, all purchases are final. Rain or shine, Cultus Lake Waterpark will be open.

No refunds, no exchanges, no cancellations. The tickets are not transferable and the dates cannot be changed.

Accommodation Near Cultus Lake Waterpark

There are campgrounds, as well as hotel options a short distance from the Cultus Lake waterslides. For campground reservations, go to the BC Parks website. Campsites typically need to be reserved two months in advance, but you may be able to grab a cancellation or a random open available night.

For hotel reservations, the closest hotels to Cultus Lake Waterpark are Comfort Inn (7.3km), Holiday Inn Express And Suites Chilliwack East (8.32km), and Coast Chilliwack (10.38km).


A day at Cultus Lake Waterpark is a great way to enjoy the summer sun and water. The slides and pools are perfect for cooling off, and there are plenty of food options to keep everyone happy. Just remember to bring your sunscreen and sunglasses, and to leave Fido at home!

Disclaimer: We were guests of Cultus Lake Waterpark, but as always, our opinions are our own!


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