Cultus Lake

A Cultus Lake Fire Department engine tries to thread the needle through traffic and parked cars on a busy day last weekend. (Cultus Lake FD screenshot)

VIDEO: Illegal parking at Cultus Lake causes problems for first responders

Cultus Lake Fire Department has to creep through traffic on Columbia Valley Highway

 

Chilliwack's Owen Hopfner celebrates a successful putt on the third green at Chilliwack Golf Club during the final round of the 2021 Optimist Fred Wellsby Junior Divot golf tournament on Thursday, July 15, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Fred Wellsby youth tournament tees off in Chilliwack, Abbotsford and Cultus Lake

Golf tournament is an annual favourite of young golfers 16 and under

 

The 2022 Cultus Lake Day parade rolls along 1st Avenue on Saturday, June 25, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Sunshine and smiles as Cultus Lake Day parade rolls through lakeside community

Parade, along with market, activities and more returned after 2 years of cancellations

 

Darren Geddert fishes at Main Beach in Cultus Lake as four-year-old Nixon tosses rocks into the water. The two were taking part in the 15th annual Cultus Lake Pikeminnow and Smallmouth Bass Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 18, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Hundreds of pounds of fish removed from lake aids in recovery of endangered Cultus Lake sockeye

Pikeminnow and smallmouth bass fishing derby held at Main Beach on Father’s Day weekend

Darren Geddert fishes at Main Beach in Cultus Lake as four-year-old Nixon tosses rocks into the water. The two were taking part in the 15th annual Cultus Lake Pikeminnow and Smallmouth Bass Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 18, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Five-year-old Adalyn Geddert gets tips from her grandfather Steve Czeck during the 15th annual Cultus Lake Pikeminnow and Smallmouth Bass Fishing Derby at Main Beach on Saturday, June 18, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: People line shores of Cultus Lake for annual Father’s Day weekend fishing derby

Pikeminnow and smallmouth bass fishing derby helps recovery of Cultus Lake sockeye

Five-year-old Adalyn Geddert gets tips from her grandfather Steve Czeck during the 15th annual Cultus Lake Pikeminnow and Smallmouth Bass Fishing Derby at Main Beach on Saturday, June 18, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Braydon Puffalt and five-year-old daughter Lola take part in the Lions Pikeminnow Derby at Cultus Lake on June 15, 2019. This year’s fishing derby is set for Saturday, June 18. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Father’s Day weekend fishing derby will support recovery of Cultus Lake sockeye

Folks fish for pikeminnow which prey on juvenile sockeye, and invasive smallmouth bass

Braydon Puffalt and five-year-old daughter Lola take part in the Lions Pikeminnow Derby at Cultus Lake on June 15, 2019. This year’s fishing derby is set for Saturday, June 18. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Paddlers compete in the six-man canoe races during the Cultus Lake Water Sports War Canoe Races on June 2, 2012. This year’s event is set for June 4 and 5, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

64th annual war canoe races return to Cultus Lake

Hosted by Cultus Lake Water Sports committee, races run June 4 and 5

Paddlers compete in the six-man canoe races during the Cultus Lake Water Sports War Canoe Races on June 2, 2012. This year’s event is set for June 4 and 5, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
RCMP logo seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police “E” Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on April 13, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

UPDATE: Missing 26-year-old Alberta woman found safe

Tracked to Cultus Lake, RCMP report on May 29 she was located

RCMP logo seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police “E” Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on April 13, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Members of the Harrison Highlanders perform as they march down First Avenue near Main Beach during the third annual Cultus Lake Day Parade on June 13, 2015. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Cultus Lake Day returns with parade, vendors’ market and local breweries

Pancake breakfast kicks off annual community event at Main Beach

Members of the Harrison Highlanders perform as they march down First Avenue near Main Beach during the third annual Cultus Lake Day Parade on June 13, 2015. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
The motor boat that allegedly sideswiped a paddler at Cultus Lake’s Main Beach on the morning of July 29, 2020. Now BC Parks and the Ts’elxwéyeqw Tribe have installed control buoys around the lake to mark speed restricted zones. (Submitted)

New ‘control buoys’ on Cultus Lake installed to help increase safety

BC Parks, Ts’elxwéyeqw Tribe hope to avoid serious boating incidents seen in recent years

The motor boat that allegedly sideswiped a paddler at Cultus Lake’s Main Beach on the morning of July 29, 2020. Now BC Parks and the Ts’elxwéyeqw Tribe have installed control buoys around the lake to mark speed restricted zones. (Submitted)
Members of the Harrison Highlanders perform as they march down First Avenue near Main Beach during the third annual Cultus Lake Day Parade on June 13, 2015. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Cultus Lake Day returns with parade, vendors’ market and local breweries

Pancake breakfast kicks off annual community event at Main Beach

Members of the Harrison Highlanders perform as they march down First Avenue near Main Beach during the third annual Cultus Lake Day Parade on June 13, 2015. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Reece Howden (right) flying through the air during a World Cup ski-cross race. (Alpine Canada photo)

Cultus Lake’s Reece Howden ends ski-cross season with Canadian and North American titles

Howden won the championships on Alpine Canada’s home course in Nakiska, Alberta

Reece Howden (right) flying through the air during a World Cup ski-cross race. (Alpine Canada photo)
Dates have been set for the jury trial of David Allen Geoghegan, 31, (left) and Darius Calvin Ray Commodore, 24, charged with the first-degree murder of Jordan Christopher Smyth on Halloween 2019, either late Oct. 31, 2019 or in the early hours of Nov. 1, 2019. (RCMP file)

Jury trial dates set for 2019 Halloween homicide near Cultus Lake

Darius Commodore and David Geoghegan charged with first-degree murder of Jordan Smyth in 2019

Dates have been set for the jury trial of David Allen Geoghegan, 31, (left) and Darius Calvin Ray Commodore, 24, charged with the first-degree murder of Jordan Christopher Smyth on Halloween 2019, either late Oct. 31, 2019 or in the early hours of Nov. 1, 2019. (RCMP file)
Canada's Reece Howden, celebrates his victory during the men's final at the World Cup ski cross event at Nakiska Ski Resort in Kananaskis, Alta., on January 18, 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Cultus Lake’s Reece Howden ready for Olympic experience

The ski-cross star heads to Beijing hoping to grab gold in his Winter Olympics debut

Canada's Reece Howden, celebrates his victory during the men's final at the World Cup ski cross event at Nakiska Ski Resort in Kananaskis, Alta., on January 18, 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A screenshot from a WanderVision BC YouTube video shows flooding debris piled onto a dock at Cultus Lake.

Video shows Cultus Lake beach buried under flood debris

The popular summer spot is in bad shape after flood runoff carried wood and other debris to the lake

A screenshot from a WanderVision BC YouTube video shows flooding debris piled onto a dock at Cultus Lake.
Around 140 participants tackled trails soaked by rain in the most recent running of the Around the Lake Give ‘R Take trail race on Oct. 16, 2021. (Rick MacDonald photo)

Chilliwack runners triumph in Around the Lake Give R’ Take trail race

Vincent Pagot was the fastest male and fastest overall while Angela Froese was the top female

Around 140 participants tackled trails soaked by rain in the most recent running of the Around the Lake Give ‘R Take trail race on Oct. 16, 2021. (Rick MacDonald photo)
Teapot Hill Trail access to be improved with parking lot upgrade at Watt Creek. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Upgrade in Cultus Lake Provincial Park aimed at relieving parking pressure

Less known Watt Creek parking lot to see expansion to improve access to Teapot Hill Trail

Teapot Hill Trail access to be improved with parking lot upgrade at Watt Creek. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Visitors take in the bright colours of the Cultus Lake Flower Fest on opening day Saturday, July 17, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: ‘It’s a peaceful environment,’ says owner of Cultus Lake Flower Fest

Lavender, lawn games and goats added to this year’s colourful floral festival in Chilliwack area

Visitors take in the bright colours of the Cultus Lake Flower Fest on opening day Saturday, July 17, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Visitors take in the bright colours of the Cultus Lake Flower Fest on opening day Saturday, July 17, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: ‘It’s a peaceful environment,’ says owner of Cultus Lake Flower Fest

Lavender, lawn games and goats added to this year’s colourful floral festival in Chilliwack area

Visitors take in the bright colours of the Cultus Lake Flower Fest on opening day Saturday, July 17, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Cultus Lake Fire Department firefighters on the scene of a trailer fire at Cultus Lake’s Sunnyside campground in the early hours of Wednesday, July 14. (Facebook photo)

One man seriously injured as trailer catches fire at Cultus Lake’s Sunnyside campground

A man was airlifted to hospital and panicked campers struggled to escape the early-morning blaze

Cultus Lake Fire Department firefighters on the scene of a trailer fire at Cultus Lake’s Sunnyside campground in the early hours of Wednesday, July 14. (Facebook photo)