Cultus Lake

SURFACE AREA: 627.4 ha (1,550 ac)
MAXIMUM DEPTH: 41.8m  (137ft)
MEAN DEPTH: 32 m (105 ft)
ELEVATION: 43 m (141 ft)

Cultus Lake is the most popular recreational lake in the Chilliwack region and is part of the larger Cultus Lake Provincial Park.  Located 13 km. (8.1 miles) south of the city of Chilliwack, BC. access is via the Columbia Valley Highway, a major paved road in good condition and in constant use by local residents as well as those from around the lower mainland and Fraser Valley. The beautiful Cultus Lake area has become highly developed in recent years with private residences, resorts, marinas and facilities for a number of recreational uses.

Low rolling forested hills surround Cultus Lake and many private and summer residences as well as resorts and  campsites located on the waterfront and are therefore visible from the lake.  Gentle sloping, sandy beaches surround most of this highly popular lake. The large number of small coves and entry streams provide numerous areas for exploring and fishing.

Due to some excellent environmental protection work, fishing at Cultus Lake has improved in recent years. Trout may reach over 3 lbs, with trolling and fly fishing being the most successful methods used. Cultus Lake has an excellent spawning area and is stocked to maintain a healthy fish population of natural Steelhead, Whitefish, Dolly Varden, Coho and Sockeye Salmon.

Species Guide: Rainbow  Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Natural Steelhead, Lake Whitefish, Mountain Whitefish, Dolly Varden, Aleutian Sculpin, Cultus Lake Sculpin, Chinook Salmon, Chub (General), Chum Salmon, Coho Salmon, Kokanee, Largescale Sucker, Longnose Dace, Northern Pikeminnow (formerly N. Squawfish), Pea

Lat: 49.0554 Long: -121.987