Destination Cultus; Our Summer Hangout Spot

Well it’s no secret where we live in the Fraser Valley, when we were in the process of moving I shared quite a bit about our journey (here and here) and over the last few weeks I’ve been blasting our outings all over my social sites. You see last summer I was secretly dying (ok that might be a bit of an exaggeration) of morning sickness so we didn’t really venture out much and never even made it to Cultus Lake! This summer though we are changing that and with a third kid in tow too (all though we left him at home for this adventure).

Since summer is in full swing here in the Fraser Valley and we have spent the last couple of weeks exploring our backyard.  Now that we have been out and about I feel terrible that the kids missed out on so much fun last year but I am glad that we are making up for lost time. You see with us living in Chilliwack, it means we are a mere 10 minutes away from Cultus Lake. It’s so close it truly feels like it’s our backyard. 

We’ve already spent a handful of afternoons at the lake, soaking up the sun, building sand castles and of course in true Hazel fashion floating on the lake. Girl is working hard on her summer tan, haha. So when we were invited out for a day of fun last week with Destination Cultus and  Vancouver Mom I couldn’t say no. After spending a full day at the parks Cultus is officially at the top of my recommendations for family destinations over the summer. With camping, the lake, water slides and the adventure park all located together why would you really go anywhere else? There’s so much to do for the whole family! 

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We started off our day at Cultus Water Park with some morning sliding, followed by lunch at the concession. The weather just couldn’t make up it’s mind while we were there. We had periods of sun and then back to cloudy weather BUT don’t let the clouds or even the rain deter you from going to the water slides. Sometimes these are the best days to go because it means lines will be shorter which means more riding time! Besides, you’re already wet so whats a little rain going to do? Betcha didn’t think of that.

Hazel is 44” so she was able to go on quite a few of the rides unassisted. Her favourite after some (ok a lot of) convincing was the racing slide where you go down on your stomach. By the end of the day she went down it half a dozen times. Everett is just 36” but was able to go down a decent amount of rides with an adult. I took him down one of the Blasters and Evan took him on one of the Tubular Terrors and he loved it! 

One of the best parts about going with a large group was we were able to trade off kids here and there. This meant that everyone was able to enjoy the rides they wanted to and the kids had fun running around together. The dads went down the Bazooka Bowls (no thanks) while we watched and laughed as they fell into the pools from the comfort of the hot tub. 

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After drying off at the waterslides we packed up and headed across the street for some more fun at Cultus Adventure Park. And yes it is literally right across the street. Once again the kids heights served them well. Hazel is just 4” short of being able to all the rides on her own and Everett is just at that sweet spot where he can now go on most of the rides but with an adult accompanying him. Since we didn’t have Ryerson with us this made our riding a dream, as we were all able to go on the rides together as a family. On one trip on the coaster Hazel and her friend Sophie were even able to go together and it was probably the cutest thing ever watching them at the front with their hands in the air. We made sure to do every ride we could at least once before we headed home and even after a long day of fun we still had to pull the kids away from the park as they could have kept going. 

Thankfully for us we are just 10 minutes away from Cultus, which means its our go to destination this summer and we will most definitely be back to both parks in the next couple of weeks. Even if you don’t live as close as we do I highly recommend coming out for a day or two (camping) as there is just so much to do for the whole family. If you haven’t been in a few years you most definitely need to come back as so much as changed. The last time I was at Cultus was about 8 years ago and it’s come a long way since then!

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Xo. Andria

{Disclosure we partnered with Vancouver Mom and Destination Cultus and were treated to day at the parks in exchange for our thoughts. All opinions stated above are my own.}

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