Chilliwack Lake

Advisories

October 10, 2018 – CLOSED

The park is now closed for the season until May 2019. Those wishing to enjoy the lake may still do so by parking along Chilliwack Lake Road across from (not in front of) the main yellow gate where the pavement ends, and walking the 800 metres of road into the lake. The boat launch is not accessible to vehicles during this time.

Lindeman Lake parking is closed. There is no parking in front of the gate as this needs to be accessible for emergency vehicles.

Please be advised that fires and camping are not permitted during the winter at Chilliwack Lake.

Boating Information: The water level can get very high in the lake during spring run-off and the beach which is very small, and boat launch are frequently underwater. The lake is extremely cold and life jackets are an absolute necessity in any watercraft. The boat launch is small and designed for boats of less than 20’ in length. Hard shelled crafts or any craft with a motor are not allowed in the swimming area to the left of the boat launch.  There is no lifeguard on duty at any time.  All boaters should be aware of the afternoon cross-winds that occur on the lake, and the strong current at the mouth of the Chilliwack River.  There is no overnight parking and no camping on the lakeshore. 

ATVs: Due to the ecological sensitivity of the park, ATV’s, Snowmobiles and other similar motorized vehicles are not permitted

Visitor Services

Most sites at Chilliwack Lake are reservable and reservations can be made through the Discover Camping website. This location offers an RV trailer for rent. This RV, with full hookups, is available for rental from May to October. The RV has a small kitchen with refrigeration, all cooking utensils, dishware and an outdoor BBQ.  For information on pricing and availability see Cabins/RV Rentals.

Chilliwack Lake is now renting propane campfires. These campfires can be used during fire bans and easily hook-up to propane barbeque tanks. If you need to exchange your BBQ tank or buy a new one, you can do it at the gatehouse in the park.

Firewood and ice are available in the park.

 About Chilliwack Lake

Chilliwack Lake is located 150km east of Vancouver off of Highway 1.

Chilliwack Lake is an ideal spot for canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing, swimming, fishing and hiking. A wide sandy beach has stunning views on all sides as the ramrod-straight fir forest rises to ice fields and scissor-cut peaks. The park is great for families with a playground and volleyball net located in the day-use area.

Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park is a pristine escape from city life that is characterised by a valley-bottom lake surrounded by old growth forests and bountiful sub-alpine and alpine ridges to explore. Forty kilometers of trails provide opportunities for hiking, bird and wildlife viewing, and nature appreciation.

For more information about Chilliwack Lake please visit the BC Parks website.

Chilliwack Lake Rates and Fees

CAMPSITE FEE

Drive-In – per night, per party 22.00
Drive-In (Senior) – per night, per couple 11.00

PARKING FEES

Second Vehicle – Drive-In – per night 11.00
Second Vehicle – Drive-In (Senior) – per night 5.50

VISITOR SERVICES

Sani-Station $5.00
Firewood 1 for $9 or 3 for $22
Ice $5.00/bag
Propane Campfire Rental $15/night
Propane Exchange $32.99
Propane Buy-In $69.99
Combo: Propane Campfire and Propane Exchange $40.00

TOTAL NUMBER OF SITES

Vehicle Accessible Site 146
Walk In Sites n/a

TOTAL NUMBER OF RESERVABLE SITES

Vehicle Accessible Site 85
Walk In Sites n/a

OPERATIONAL DATES

Full Service April 27 – October 8

PARK LOCATION

PARK FACILITIES

Activities

  • Canoeing

    Canoeing

  • Fishing

    Fishing

  • Hiking

    Hiking

  • Horseback Riding

    Horseback Riding

  • Pets on Leash

    Pets on Leash

  • Swimming

    Swimming

  • Windsurfing

    Windsurfing

Facilities

  • Boat Launch

    Boat Launch

  • Camp Fires

    Camp Fires

  • Drinking Water

    Drinking Water

  • Picnic Areas

    Picnic Areas

  • Pit or Flush Toilets

    Pit or Flush Toilets

  • Playground

    Playground

  • Sani-Station / Dump

    Sani-Station / Dump

  • Vehicle Camping

    Vehicle Camping

  • Walk in / Wilderness Camping

    Walk in / Wilderness Camping

  • Wheelchair Access

    Wheelchair Access