Cultus Lake Adventure Park is an outdoor amusement park with mini golf, a roller coaster and a variety of other rides in the resort town of Cultus Lake.
Amusement Park Rides at Cultus Lake
Cultus Lake is a village with a surprisingly large, modern and reasonably-priced amusement park. Cultus Lake Adventure Park is a small amusement park, but well-designed, compact and quite frankly huge for a tiny place like Cultus Lake.
In total the attraction has about 15 rides suitable for a wide range of ages. It’s great for both families and groups of young friends. It’s like a miniature Disneyland, but without Cinderella’s castle or Mickey and the other characters.
ROPES COURSES & AMUSEMENT RIDES
Looking for an amazing place to have a blast in nature? Then check out WildPlay in Maple Ridge. The ziplines and ropes courses there are amazing! So much fun! (TIP: If you use the promo code VBP15 you can save 15% on the cost of admission!)
Playland at the PNE is also open on select dates as of June 3rd in 2023. That’s where you’ll find the best selection of amusement rides in the Lower Mainland!
Amusement Park Location & Times
The amusement park is a seasonal attraction and only open in 2023 in the spring (March and April). It’s also normally open from around the third week of June until the Labour Day Weekend at the beginning of September, plus one or two extra weekends on either side.
In the spring of 2023, the attraction is open from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm on the following dates:
- March 18th to 20th and 23rd to 26th
- April 1st & 2nd and 7th to 10th
Park Prices & Admission
In years before COVID-19, there was no admission fee to enter the facility. This meant adults could supervise their children for free. However, this is not the case in 2023. Tickets are required for everyone who enters.
Admission to the amusement park in the spring 2023 season includes access to the rides and the mini golf course.
Children under 36 inches tall enter for free with a paying adult. For everyone else, full day tickets cost $37. Twilight this year runs from 2:00 to 5:00 pm and costs $27. Early Bird rates cost $12 less per ticket.
An Easter Special sale was also available from April 7th to 10th in 2023. It included an Easter egg hunt which ran from 10:30 am until 11:00 am, as well as full day admission until 5:00 pm. Early Bird tickets cost $27 each. The regular rate was $39 per person.
Adventure Park Rides
Cultus Lake Adventure Park might be small but it packs a punch in terms of an impressive selection of rides. When we first went with a group of people aged 12 to 50, we predicted we’d be there for only a couple of hours but ended up staying for most of the day! Those rides are fun!
Below is a list of some of the main attractions that are suitable for younger children as well as a list of rides that older kids, youth and adults will love too.
Little Kid Rides
The following rides are especially good for younger children (but older folk will enjoy them too):
- Balloon Adventure – a good ride for little people. It goes around at a comfortable pace and you control how fast it spins.
- Buckin Bronco – this one sounds like a little kid ride, and you do sit on horses like you might find on a merry-go-round ride, but don’t let that fool you. This attraction swings back and forth at high speeds and spins around at the same time. Riders must be at least 48 inches tall. Our reviewers gave it two thumbs up and went on it numerous times!
- Bucky’s Bumper Boats – this is another tame ride, but also fun and especially popular on hot days. On the ride you get to peddle around in the pond, bump into people and spray your friends with water (and get sprayed back).
- Wilderness Trail – this is the attraction for kids who love tree forts, climbing bars and caves to explore. It’s also popular with people who like to move themselves as opposed to sitting in something that does the moving!
Thrilling, But Not Too Extreme
The following rides are good for people of most ages and nervous dispositions. Some are still appropriate for younger children (and they’ll love them as much as anyone, or maybe even more). Other rides though are more for slightly older folks and people wanting more of a thrill.
- Runaway Mine Train – this 1,000-foot-long wild train trip is one of the park’s most popular rides. It’s a small roller coaster, but a good one. Passengers must be at least 3 feet in height, and children less than 42 inches tall need to ride with an adult.
- Windmill Drop – a 60-foot high windmill tower that takes you up in the air and then drops you down (and then up and down a bit more). It’s a lot of fun for people who love vertical drops! The ride is for riders that are at least 42 inches tall.
Most Serious Rides
The following rides are quite extreme. If you love getting freaked out and seeing your friends scream, these are the rides for you!
- Cloud Buster – a ride that goes up, up and further up before falling back down again at lightning speed. It feels like you’re really falling and for about a full half second you think you’re going to die (or at least we did). It was so much fun, and the views from the top are breathtaking. This is one serious ride!
- Round-up 360 – this is arguably the park’s most extreme ride and suitable for people who like a thrill (and spinning upside down). It’s a fully inverted extreme swing ride that goes up and over, 360 degrees, while spinning around. Grandparents and children will likely want to stick to things like the Ferris wheel and carousel while the teenagers hang out here. Riders for this attraction need to be at least 4 feet tall.
Things to Know
Below are some rules and policies that are typically implemented and good to know in advance.
- For safety reasons, infants are not permitted on the rides.
- Items you cannot bring into the park include outside food and beverages, pets, roller blades, skateboards and audible personal music.
- The facility is non-smoking so if you want a puff, you’ll have to leave the premises and then come back.
- Children under the age of 8 must be supervised.
- Tickets are non-refundable.
- Not all rides are always open every day, and some start up and close down earlier than others.
For an illustrated map of the venue, click Adventure Park Map.
To learn more about the attraction in general, see the Cultus Lake Adventure Park website.
For ideas on other things to do in the region, check out the following:
Other attractions you might be interested in elsewhere in the Lower Mainland include the following:
- Harrison Water Park (in Harrison Hot Springs)
- Wildplay Elements Park (in Maple Ridge)
- The PNE and Playland (in Vancouver)
- Bridal Falls Waterpark (in Chilliwack)
- Big Splash Water Slide Park (in Tsawwassen)
- Vancouver Climbing Centres (in various locations)
- Vancouver Trampoline Parks (in various locations)