Summer is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to start planning your summer adventures! We always kick off summer by being at opening day at Cultus Lake Waterpark and want to share all our tips and tricks to help you plan an epic day at the park. In this blog post, we’ll provide you with all the information you need to know about Cultus Lake Waterpark before you visit. We’ll tell you about the different attractions and activities available, as well as prices and directions. 

Cultus Lake Waterpark is known as BC’s Best Waterpark, with the best rates for families to visit. The park has continued to evolve since its grand opening in 1984 and includes water play for every level of adventure. Whether you’re a toddler looking to wobble around the spray park or a thrill-seeker looking to do the 72-foot freefall, to a family ready to ride Western Canada’s Largest Waterslide, the Colossal Canyon, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at the park. 

Where is Cultus Lake Waterpark? 

Cultus Lake Waterpark is located about an hour’s drive east of Vancouver, in the beautiful scenic town of Cultus Lake, BC. Right as you enter the town of Cultus Lake, the waterpark will be on the left, you can’t miss it!

Cultus Lake Waterpark Map: 

Is Cultus Lake Waterpark Open? 

The water park is open from June through to September and the operating hours vary, so be sure to check their website before planning your day. We always recommend getting to the waterpark as soon as it opens, so you can set up your basecamp location for the day and get in some of the bigger slides before it gets busier as the day goes on.

How many Rides are at Cultus Lake Waterpark?

looking down at the many slides at cultus lake waterpark

 

From toddlers to the thrill-seekers, there is something for everyone at the Cultus Lake Waterpark! With over 20 slides and attractions, here is what you can look forward to experiencing during your visit:

Bazooka Bowls – 

tall tower that holds the bazooka bowl slides

 

Not for the faint of heart, this extreme slide will first have you plummeting down a black hole slide, before swirling around a 30-foot bowl and then ending by dropping you into the 9-foot deep pool below. 

Ride requirements: Riders must be at least 48” tall and a strong swimmer, under 48” tall are not permitted.

Blasters & Twisters –

two friends making a heart with their hands in front of the waterslides at cultus lake waterpark

These 3 classic style slides will have both beginner and experienced sliders coming back for more! Lay down for speed or sit up for a more leisurely slide before splashing into the landing pool at the bottom.

Ride Requirements: Riders must be at least 36” tall to ride alone, under 36” tall must ride with an adult.

Boomerang – 

boomerang slide at cultus lake waterpark

Hop aboard a boat-shaped inflatable raft (each carrying up to 4 passengers) and enjoy the twists and turns before heading down the steep slope and landing in the boomerang canal ending.

Ride Requirements: Riders must be at least 48” tall to ride alone, between 36”-48” tall must ride with an adult, and under 36” tall are not permitted.

Colossal Canyon –

The Colossal Canyon starts at 75 feet and will have you launching around corners and high banks all while waves crash on the sides of your raft. This slide has the largest raft and can accommodate up to 5 people and 800lbs (not exceeding 4 adults). You will quickly learn why this is one of the most popular slides in the park!

Ride Requirements: Riders must be at least 48” tall to ride alone, between 36”-48” tall must ride with an adult, and under 36” tall are not permitted.

Freefall –

tall speedslide at cultus lake waterpark

 

Another of their extreme slides, this 72-foot high vertical drop will have your adrenaline pumping in no time, all before you zoom past the bystanders at the bottom going at incredible speeds (and usually giving them a nice spray of water before you come to a stop!).

Ride requirements: Riders must be at least 48” tall and a strong swimmer, under 48” tall are not permitted.

Radical Rapids –

If you’ve ever wanted to experience some white water rafting, then this slide is for you! Either alone, or with a friend, hop into a raft and laugh your way down this wild ride as you speed down hills, accelerate around corners and then make a huge splash into the pool at the end.

Ride Requirements: Riders must be at least 48” tall to ride alone, between 36”-48” tall must ride with an adult, and under 36” tall are not permitted.

The Rattler –

4 waterslides, one is the open mouth of a large snake

 

This serpent-themed black hole body slide will have you looping, twisting and picking up speed along the way before sending you splashing out from between the fangs of this giant rattle snack slide and into the landing pool at the bottom.

Ride requirements: Riders must be at least 48” tall and a strong swimmer, under 48” tall are not permitted.

Tubular Terror –

two large blue waterslides and one black hole waterslide

 

This collection of 3 slides will have you screaming in delight as you navigate these slides either alone or with a friend in a double tube. Choose from the black hole tube slide, the half-closed/half-open blue tube slide or the completely open blue tube slide. We dare you to try all 3!

Ride Requirements: Riders must be at least 48” tall to ride alone, between 36”-48” tall must ride with an adult, and under 36” tall are not permitted.

Valley of Fear – 

people on a tube splashing in the bottom pool of a large yellow valley of fear waterslide

 

As BC’s only freefall tube slide, the Valley of Fear is the best slide for that rush of exhilaration! On this slide, you will drop 45 feet and then be shot up the giant half-pipe only to plunge backwards and forwards a few times before eventually settling to a stop at the bottom. Experience this one alone or with a friend for extra fun

Ride Requirements: Riders must be at least 48” tall to ride alone, between 36”-48” tall must ride with an adult, and under 36” tall are not permitted.

Zero to 60 Raceway –

5 tall side by side racing slides at cultus lake waterpark

 

Up for some friendly competition? Grab your slip and slide carpet, climb to the top, choose one of the 5 lanes and get racing against your family and friends!

Ride Requirements: Riders must be at least 42” tall, under 42” tall are not permitted.

Adventure River –

people floating on tubes in the adventure river at cultus lake waterpark

Need a break from all the sliding? Grab a tube and take a leisurely float around this 350 feet long lazy river.

Ride Requirements: Riders of all ages are welcome, under 8 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Family Spray Park –

spray park area at cultus lake waterpark

 

Filled with water cannons, blasters, water hoops, tipping buckets and fountain geysers, this family-friendly attraction is the perfect way to have fun and cool down.

Attraction Requirements: Spray park area is for children, under 8 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Hot Tubs –

hot tub at cultus lake waterpark

 

With 5 hot tubs spread out around the Cultus Lake Waterpark, there is always a place to soak and relax.

Attraction Requirements: Suitable for all ages, under 8 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Pirates Cove –

pirates cove play area at cultus lake waterpark

 

This spray attraction made up of 3 kids size body slides, climbing structures, spray features and a giant dumping pirate head will have all the kids (and maybe the adults) all yelling Ahoy Matey!

Attraction Requirements: Suitable for all ages, under 8 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Tots Castle –

little kid sliding area called tots castle at cultus lake waterpark

 

All the tiny tots and infants will be giggling as they enjoy the small slides and shallow water of this sand castle and beach-themed attraction.

Attraction Requirements: Sliding area suitable for small children, under 8 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Turtle Pool and Slides – 

large turtle spitting water into a kiddie pool

 

With a wading pool, an extra-wide turtle side, a spraying frog on a lily pad, plus 6 other toddler-sized slides, this attraction will keep all the kids entertained for hours.

Attraction Requirements: Suitable for all ages, under 8 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

New Cabanas At Cultus Lake Waterpark

view of the cabana at cultus lake waterpark

 

You heard it here first! The new Cultus Lake Waterpark VIP Cabanas are now available for the summer season. Reserve your VIP cabana rental and enjoy a premium poolside location right in the main activity zone. After booking your VIP cabana online, when you arrive at the Cultus Lake Waterpark, simply show up at the rental booth with your prepaid reservation to check-in and choose your cabana from those still available for the day.

How Much Does It Cost To Book a Cabana At Cultus Lake Waterpark?

view from the cabana overlooking the cultus lake waterslides

The Cultus Lake Waterpark offers two sizes of VIP Cabana rentals. Their large VIP Cabana is for a group size of 6-12 people and is $120 plus tax for a weekday rental and $140 plus tax for a weekend rental. Their regular VIP Cabana is for group sizes of 1-6 people and is $75 plus tax for a weekday rental and $85 plus tax for a weekend rental.

VIP Cabana rental rates are in addition to the admission tickets that are required to enter the Cultus Lake Waterpark. 

How To Book a Cabana At The Cultus Lake Waterpark: 

VIP Cabanas are booked online in advance through their website.

What is included with a VIP Cabana Rental at the Cultus Lake Waterpark: 

woman sitting on a lounge chair in front of a cabana

 

Enjoy a luxury poolside oasis complete with an outdoor living room, a sidebar for eats and treats, extra chairs, and two chaise loungers to watch the kids play. Whether you’re celebrating a special event or just want extra space for your family and friends the Cabana Rental At Cultus Lake Waterpark is the way to elevate your waterpark game! 

Cultus Lake Waterpark Tickets

Are you wondering how much it costs to go to Cultus Lake Waterpark? Every person entering the waterpark requires a ticket, except for children under 36”. They are free with a paid adult (max 1 free under 36” child per paid adult).

Cultus Lake Waterpark Prices

On regular hour days the prices are as follows:

  • Full day (10 am-6 pm) ticket is $34 on a weekday and $40 on a weekend.
  • Twilight (3 pm-6 pm) ticket is $22 on a weekend and $28 on a weekend.

On extended hour days, the prices are as follows:

  • Full day (10 am-7 pm) ticket is $34 on a weekday and $40 on a weekend.
  • Half-day (2:30 pm-7 pm) ticket is $28 on a weekday and $34 on a weekend.
  • Twilight (4 pm-7 pm) ticket is $22 on a weekday and $28 on a weekend.

Cultus Lake Waterpark FAQs

What are the Cultus Lake Waterpark Hours?

The park has various hours depending on when you are visiting. For up-to-date hours of operation, visit their website.

Can I go in and out of the waterpark?

There are no handstamps for in/out privileges. Once you leave the Cultus Lake Waterpark, your admission is considered expired. Therefore, ensure you have everything you need for the day with you before you enter.

What should I bring to a water slide?

woman wearing a large hat and sunglasses and looking into the camera

 

  • Your tickets! Printed or mobile versions are accepted at the front gate.
  • Swimwear that is suitable for going down waterslides. Bathing suits with metal objects are not allowed as they will scratch the slides. Don’t forget your towel!
  • Sunscreen and a hat!
  • While covered picnic tables are available on a first-come-first-serve basis, you may want to bring camping chairs, sun umbrellas or a blanket to lounge on.
  • Cold drinks to keep you hydrated! However, ALL beverage containers entering the park must be commercially labelled and sealed. Open drink containers and alcoholic beverages are not allowed in.
  • Food & Snacks (there are various food service counters inside the waterpark should you choose to purchase food)

Are there lockers at Cultus Lake Waterpark?

an open locker on a wall containing many lockers

 

Yes, there are lockers to rent! Visit the rental booth when you first enter the park. They have family-size lockers for $20 or standard locker rentals for $10 (plus a $10 deposit which is returned when you bring back the key). Each locker comes with a key for unlimited in/out usage during your visit.

Can you bring food into Cultus Lake Waterpark?

Yes, you are allowed to bring your own food and beverages into the waterpark. However, they have the following restrictions:

  • No alcohol is allowed and ALL beverage containers entering the park must be commercially labelled and sealed.
  • Outside restaurant food is not permitted.
  • BBQs and other personal cooking devices are not permitted

Can you BBQ At Cultus Lake Waterpark?

No, BBQing is not permitted and no BBQ rentals are available.

Are dogs allowed at Cultus Lake Waterpark?

No, dogs and pets are not allowed at Cultus Lake Waterpark. Please leave them at home and do not leave them unattended in your vehicle.

Are inflatable toys allowed at Cultus Lake Waterpark? 

Inflatable toys or pool floaties are not permitted. Only life jackets are allowed to be used in the pools.

How much does parking cost at Cultus Lake Waterpark?

parking lot at the cultus lake waterpark

 

The paved parking lot at the entrance is $10 per day, paid when you leave the lot. No oversize vehicles are allowed. There is a free parking lot (approx. 200 meters) past the waterpark on the left-hand side of the Columbia Valley Hwy. 

Are there lots of Rides for Toddlers? (under 36 inches)

water splashing over the top of pirates cove at cultus lake waterpark

 

Yes! There are whole areas of the park dedicated to toddlers. Infants and Toddlers can enjoy: Tots Castles, Spray Park, Pirates’ Cove, Turtle Pool & Slides, Hot Tubs, the Adventure River and the Blasters & Twisters slides (but they must ride with an Adult).

What slides can you double with a little one?

There are a variety of body slides and tube slides that allow you to go down in pairs, however, there are individual height restrictions for each slide that you need to be aware of. The following slides can be doubled: Blasters & Twisters, Valley of Fear, Tubular Terror, Colossal Canyon, Boomerang and Radical Rapids.

Is there Camping Near Cultus Lake Waterpark? 

Yes, there are both private and provincial campgrounds, as well as private accommodation rentals located in Cultus Lake, BC. For more information, visit their accommodation webpage.

Who owns Cultus Lake Waterpark?

Cultus Lake Waterpark was built in the mid-1980’s and is owned by the local Steunenberg family.

What items are available for rent?

There are lockers, umbrellas, lounge chairs and VIP Cabanas for rent (booked in advance). There are covered picnic tables located around the waterpark that are on a first come first serve basis.

Can you drink at Cultus Lake?

No, alcohol is not permitted to be brought into the park, nor is it for sale within the park.

Can you smoke at Cultus Lake?

There is a smoking area located at the back of the park near the entrance of the Zero to 60 and Tubular Terror slides. Smoking/vaping is not permitted anywhere else on the property.

Cultus Lake Waterpark Reviews

We are huge fans of the Cultus Lake Waterpark and always plan to take my kids and a few friends for at least 2 days each summer. But don’t just take our word for it, with over 2500 reviews on google earning it a 4.5-star average rating, here are some reviews from other visitors that share their insights: 

  • BC #1 water park and I agreed with that. Clean, nice and really friendly staff. Not too crowded when we went there, just perfect. So will definitely go back and recommend this waterpark to all. My kids didn’t want to leave even though we were there all day since they opened until almost time to close, so much fun!” -A. Hildebrand
  • “Clean, efficiently run, safe, well worth the cost. Made for an amazing day for the whole family! Had no worries about my child’s safety. Great picnic areas with grass. Lots of shade too!” -S. Pump
  • “Very fun park with lots of water slides to go down, and I’ve been going to this water park once or twice a year and it never gets old, almost all of the rides there are super fun and really cool. One of the rides I recommend is the colossal canyons which is basically a big circular raft and you get on it and it sends you down a big water slide and when riding it actually feels like your going river rafting.” -J. Josen
  • “THE best aquapark in BC!!! Beautiful surroundings, slides for all ages and great infrastructure. You must buy their passes in advance and I highly recommend arriving a bit earlier to find a picnic table. A must go summer attraction!!!” -F. Bettio

 

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