Cultus Lake

Chilliwack’s masters swimmers move outside during COVID pandemic

Chilliwack’s masters swimmers move outside during COVID pandemic

Senior swimmers tackled a length-of-the-lake swim at Cultus Lake, capping off months of training

Chilliwack’s masters swimmers move outside during COVID pandemic
Marks on the bottom of a canoe allegedly made when a motor boat brushed it hard enough to leave paint marks and toss its occupant, Peggy Joe, into Cultus Lake. (Rick Joe/Facebook)

RCMP charge Langley man in connection with boat collision on Cultus Lake

A 67-year-old man allegedly operated a motor boat that collided with a woman paddling a canoe

Marks on the bottom of a canoe allegedly made when a motor boat brushed it hard enough to leave paint marks and toss its occupant, Peggy Joe, into Cultus Lake. (Rick Joe/Facebook)
Emil Anderson Maintenance helped with a temporary solution to the illegal parking on Columbia Valley Road for the B.C. Day long weekend, erecting traffic cones along the no-parking zones to deter traffic. There will also be extra RCMP officers and towing for those who ignore the rules. (Kayli Sartori/ Facebook)

Temporary solution found for illegal parking at Cultus Lake

Traffic cones, tow truck and extra RCMP on hand to handle parking situation for B.C Day long weekend

Emil Anderson Maintenance helped with a temporary solution to the illegal parking on Columbia Valley Road for the B.C. Day long weekend, erecting traffic cones along the no-parking zones to deter traffic. There will also be extra RCMP officers and towing for those who ignore the rules. (Kayli Sartori/ Facebook)
The motor boat that allegedly sideswiped a paddler at Cultus Lake’s Main Beach on the morning of July 29, 2020. (Rick Joe/Facebook)

Motor boat allegedly sideswiped paddler at Cultus Lake

Operator allegedly left the scene after collision knocked paddler into the water near Main Beach

The motor boat that allegedly sideswiped a paddler at Cultus Lake’s Main Beach on the morning of July 29, 2020. (Rick Joe/Facebook)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Police looking for footage of alleged assault at Cultus Lake

RCMP say the attack may have been racially motivated and seek the public’s help

  • Jul 29, 2020
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
Jesse Wegenast is the founder of the Cultus Lake Flower Festival which is now open at 4215 Wilson Rd. in Yarrow. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Cultus Lake Flower Fest returns with more variety this year

Colourful field of flowers is smaller than last year’s, but it’s still ‘mighty beautiful,’ says owner

Jesse Wegenast is the founder of the Cultus Lake Flower Festival which is now open at 4215 Wilson Rd. in Yarrow. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Manpreet Singh (left) drowned after going under water in Entrance Bay in Cultus Lake Provincial Park on Saturday, July 25, 2020. Cultus Lake Fire Department, BCEHS, Chilliwack SAR and RCMP all responded to the scene. (Left: GoFundMe photo; Right: Shane MacKichan video still)

Good Samaritan tells story of finding body of young man who drowned at Cultus Lake

Experienced spearfisher who dove into the water found and recovered the body of Manpreet Singh

Manpreet Singh (left) drowned after going under water in Entrance Bay in Cultus Lake Provincial Park on Saturday, July 25, 2020. Cultus Lake Fire Department, BCEHS, Chilliwack SAR and RCMP all responded to the scene. (Left: GoFundMe photo; Right: Shane MacKichan video still)
Cultus Lake Park Board has a new commissioner, Kirk Dzaman. (GoogleMaps)

Kirk Dzaman appointed Cultus Lake Park Board commissioner

It fills void left by Joe Lamb, who was appointed chief administrative officer of CLPB on June 17

Cultus Lake Park Board has a new commissioner, Kirk Dzaman. (GoogleMaps)
Manpreet Singh, 22, died on Saturday, July 25, 2020 when he drowned in Cultus Lake. His family is now raising money to send his body back home to India. (GoFundMe/ Chilliwack Progress)

GoFundMe set up to help send body of Cultus Lake drowning victim back home to India

Manpreet Singh, 22, died on Saturday, July 25 while he was swimming in the lake at Entrance Bay

Manpreet Singh, 22, died on Saturday, July 25, 2020 when he drowned in Cultus Lake. His family is now raising money to send his body back home to India. (GoFundMe/ Chilliwack Progress)
Cultus Lake residents say lives are endangered by visitors who ignore no-parking zones

Cultus Lake residents say lives are endangered by visitors who ignore no-parking zones

In a Facebook letter, a resident says emergency crews can’t get through to answer distress calls

Cultus Lake residents say lives are endangered by visitors who ignore no-parking zones
A man drowned after going under water in Entrance Bay in Cultus Lake Provincial Park around 3 p.m. on July 25, 2020. Cultus Lake Fire Department, BCEHS, Chilliwack SAR and RCMP all responded to the scene. (Shane MacKichan video still)

UPDATE: Student from India drowned at Cultus Lake Saturday

22-year-old Kwantlen student went under the water at Entrance Bay and could not be revived

A man drowned after going under water in Entrance Bay in Cultus Lake Provincial Park around 3 p.m. on July 25, 2020. Cultus Lake Fire Department, BCEHS, Chilliwack SAR and RCMP all responded to the scene. (Shane MacKichan video still)
These are some of the lost items retrieved recently from Cultus Lake. (Youtube screenshot)                                These are some of the items retrieved recently from Cultus Lake. (Youtube screenshot)

VIDEO: Chilliwack diver retrieves items dropped in Cultus Lake

‘If anyone has lost anything in Cultus Lake, let me know I’ll try and find it for you,’ diver posted

These are some of the lost items retrieved recently from Cultus Lake. (Youtube screenshot)                                These are some of the items retrieved recently from Cultus Lake. (Youtube screenshot)
Cultus Lake Waterpark was mostly empty Monday morning, except for owner Chris Steunenberg and employees who are getting ready to open the popular attraction July 8. (Eric J. Welsh/ The Progress)

Cultus Lake Adventure Park and Cultus Lake Waterpark set to open

The popular attractions will be operating in a new normal with COVID-19 protocols in place

Cultus Lake Waterpark was mostly empty Monday morning, except for owner Chris Steunenberg and employees who are getting ready to open the popular attraction July 8. (Eric J. Welsh/ The Progress)
People soak up the sun at Entrance Bay in Cultus Lake on May 11, 2019. The Cultus Lake Park Board is made up of five elected commissioners, and recently one of the positions has become vacant. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)
People soak up the sun at Entrance Bay in Cultus Lake on May 11, 2019. The Cultus Lake Park Board is made up of five elected commissioners, and recently one of the positions has become vacant. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)
Smallmouth bass are one of the invasive species present in Cultus Lake. (Ministry of Environment image)

Anglers should watch for, remove smallmouth bass from Cultus Lake, researchers say

Biologists are studying the habits of the invasive species

Smallmouth bass are one of the invasive species present in Cultus Lake. (Ministry of Environment image)
Bus service to Cultus Lake resumes June 28, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)

Seasonal bus service to Cultus Lake is about to start again soon

Route 6 bus service to Cultus Lake Park resumes on June 28, 2020 according to transit officials

Bus service to Cultus Lake resumes June 28, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)
Braydon Puffalt and his five-year-old daughter, Lola, take part in the Lions Pikeminnow Fishing Derby at Cultus Lake on June 15, 2019. Although this year’s event has been cancelled, organizers are encouraging people to still fish for the invasive species from June 19 to 21 when no fishing licence is required due to it being B.C.’s Family Fishing Weekend. (Jenna Hauck/Progress file)

Pikeminnow still need to be caught despite cancellation of Cultus Lake fishing derby

Organizers of annual pikeminnow derby asking folks to continue to help get rid of the predatory fish

Braydon Puffalt and his five-year-old daughter, Lola, take part in the Lions Pikeminnow Fishing Derby at Cultus Lake on June 15, 2019. Although this year’s event has been cancelled, organizers are encouraging people to still fish for the invasive species from June 19 to 21 when no fishing licence is required due to it being B.C.’s Family Fishing Weekend. (Jenna Hauck/Progress file)
Dennis Saulnier rescued his daughters, two-year-old Brinley (left) and four-year-old Keegan, after their truck was driven off the road and into Cultus Lake on May 16. They are seen here with wife and mom, Rianna, at their home on June 2, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Chilliwack dad rescues his two young daughters after truck plunges into Cultus Lake

“I used every single one of my angels that day,” said Dennis Saulnier

Dennis Saulnier rescued his daughters, two-year-old Brinley (left) and four-year-old Keegan, after their truck was driven off the road and into Cultus Lake on May 16. They are seen here with wife and mom, Rianna, at their home on June 2, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Cultus Lake Park Board is phasing in the re-opening process at the park over several weeks. (GoogleMaps)

Cultus Lake Park Board announces phased-in approach to opening

Tentative plans by park board officials to open overnight camping at Sunnyside on June 1

Cultus Lake Park Board is phasing in the re-opening process at the park over several weeks. (GoogleMaps)
As the Easter long weekend approaches, Cultus Lake Park Board and staff are reminding people that Cultus Lake Park remains closed to visitors. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)

Visitors reminded to stay away from Cultus Lake Park as long weekend approaches

Despite the warm and sunny weather forecast for Easter weekend, Cultus Lake Park remains closed

As the Easter long weekend approaches, Cultus Lake Park Board and staff are reminding people that Cultus Lake Park remains closed to visitors. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)