Chilliwack Lake


May 14, 2020: The Lindeman Trailhead day-use area is now open with parking available.

April 8, 2020: This park is currently closed

Due to the COVID-19 response, BC Parks has fully closed this park including all related services and facilities

BC Parks has closed this park; this includes all associated access, e.g.; trails, parking lots, beaches, docks and marine buoys.

This decision has been made to ensure the continued health and safety of BC Parks visitors, employees, park contractors, volunteers and partners, and to support efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

For more information on protective measures for COVID-19, please visit the website for the BC Centre for Disease Control.

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


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


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


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


Vehicle Accessible Site 146
Walk In Sites n/a


Vehicle Accessible Site 85
Walk In Sites n/a


Full Service April 18 – October 15





  • Canoeing


  • Fishing


  • Hiking


  • Horseback Riding

    Horseback Riding

  • Pets on Leash

    Pets on Leash

  • Swimming


  • Windsurfing



  • 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


  • Sani-Station / Dump

    Sani-Station / Dump

  • Vehicle Camping

    Vehicle Camping

  • Walk in / Wilderness Camping

    Walk in / Wilderness Camping

  • Wheelchair Access

    Wheelchair Access