Facility upgrades at Chilliwack’s provincial parks

Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park and Cultus Lake Provincial Park will benefit from a total of $160,000 in improvement projects.

  • May. 24, 2016 5:00 p.m.

Facilities at Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park and Cultus Lake Provincial Park will benefit from a total of $160

Day and overnight-use facilities at Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park and Cultus Lake Provincial Park will benefit from a total of $160,000 in improvement projects, Chilliwack-Hope MLA Laurie Throness announced today.

The final six pit toilets were replaced at Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park thanks to a $90,000 investment, in time for the 2016 season. Located 64 km southeast of Chilliwack, this park has forty kilometres of hiking trails and the lake is ideal for boating, swimming and fishing.

Located 11 km southwest of Chilliwack, the Maple Bay campground at Cultus Lake Provincial Park is being expanded thanks to a $70,000 investment. At the site of the old United Church Camp, the expansion project will be completed in a manner that is environmentally sensitive to the habitat of the protected Oregon Forest Snail. This multi-year project is forecasted to be completed in October 2017.

“The upgrades to these two popular parks will continue to attract people seeking to experience British Columbia’s beautiful parks and their amazing recreation opportunities,” said Throness.

“Our province has one of the largest park systems in the world and we remain committed to keeping its facilities in excellent condition for all to enjoy.”

British Columbia has the highest percentage of its land base dedicated to protected areas of all provincial Canadian jurisdictions.

Over the past five years, BC Parks has invested about $60 million in park facilities, delivering projects directed at attracting young families, offering new recreation opportunities and increasing attendance.

In 2015 alone, more than $13 million was invested into facility and capital projects in parks across B.C.

B.C.’s provincial parks receive more than 21 million visits each year.

Since 2001, more than 2.3 million hectares of land have been added to the province’s protected areas system through the establishment of 84 new parks, 156 conservancies, two ecological reserves, 14 protected areas and the expansion of more than 80 parks, six ecological reserves and three protected areas.

 

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