One of my favourite parts of summer is all the beautiful flowers everywhere. I love flowers, because they are so bright and fun, and there is so much variety! One of the best places to see a variety of flowers in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia is the Cultus Lake Flower Festival.
This festival features so many gorgeous flowers, and it is less than two hours away from Vancouver! This is a perfect summertime activity, especially when we are all trying to focus more on outdoor activities as much as possible this year.
Keep reading for all the information you need to know before visiting the Cultus Lake Flower Festival in Chilliwack.
Getting to the Cultus Lake Flower Festival
The Cultus Lake Flower Festival is at 4215 Wilson Rd., in Chilliwack.
From Vancouver: Take exit 104 for No. 3 Road toward Cultus Lake recreational area. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Cultus Lake/No. 3 Road East/Yarrow and merge onto No. 3 Road. Turn right onto Tolmie Road. Turn left onto No. 3 Road. Turn left onto Yarrow Central Road. Turn right onto Wilson Road.
From Hope: Take exit 119 for Vedder Road toward Yale Road/City Centre. Keep left at the fork. Turn left onto Vedder Road. At the roundabout, take the first exit and stay on Vedder Mountain Road. Continue onto Yarrow Central Road. Turn left onto Wilson Road.
When to Visit
In 2020, the Cultus Lake Flower Fest is running from July 20 to September 1.
On weekdays they are open from 4 p.m. until dusk.
On Saturdays and Sundays, they are open from 9 a.m. until dusk.
If you are going on a weekend, I recommend going as soon as they open. We went on Saturday at 9 a.m., and there was only one other family there. By the time we left around 10:30 a.m., it was starting to get busier.
Tickets are $5 per person, and children under seven are free.
To limit crowds, they are restricting the number of tickets they sell per day.
What to Expect
My favourite part of the Cultus Lake Flower Fest is how many different flowers they have!
There are sunflowers, dahlias, zinnias, wildflowers and more! At every corner, I was more impressed by all the flowers. There is so much to see!
They also sell flower bouquets on site if you want to take home some of the beauty.
There is plenty of space to stay away from other people, especially if you go at a slower time.
Thank you for reading my guide to visiting the Cultus Lake Flower Festival! This is such a lovely activity for the whole family, and it is the perfect thing to do if you’re looking for an outdoor (socially-distant friendly!) activity this summer.
If you love flower festivals as much as I do, check out this post I did about the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival, which is also beautiful!
And if you are in the Kamloops area, check out this post on the amazing wildflower hikes you can do up at Sun Peaks Resort!