The Chilliwack Centre of Excellence Paddling Club (CCEPC) is seeking applications from current secondary or post-secondary students to fill full time summer canoe / kayak instructor positions.

According to their qualifications, successful candidates will help deliver CCEPC paddling programs in Chilliwack and the beautiful Fraser Valley, BC.  A River Kayak Instructor 2 - Leader 2 course as well as First Aid and CPR certifications are required. The CCEPC is committed to training and hiring individuals of aboriginal ethnicity and visible minorities. Please join us!

If interested, please send your resume outlining your paddling experience and certifications to: ASAP

Summer Events Updated

Are you looking for lessons, local paddling trips, or summer programs? Our new coach has been busy organizing the summer schedule, so it's a great time to sign up for club events

There are so many to choose from that you will certainly find one that's right for you! Contact us if you have any questions.

For a complete list of events visit our Events Page now




New Coach! Welcome Brendan!

The club is proud to announce that we have hired a new full-time coach for all our paddling needs. We also have two Canada Summer Job grants for assistant instructors. So, this will be a great summer of paddling in Chilliwack. There will be lots of new programs posted as soon as Brendan gets settled in our little community. 

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Brendan Curson has been involved in the sport of kayaking as an athlete and coach for the past 30yrs. During that time he has built a reputation nationally and internationally as a positive and driven coach, leader, and educator. For the last 10yrs, Brendan has been the Head Coach for the Saskatoon Whitewater Kayak Club developing top level whitewater athletes in a variety of disciplines in Saskatchewan. Since 2008 Brendan has also worked with the National Slalom program as a technical coach, most recently spending the last three years with the Junior/U23 Slalom team. Brendan is a NCCP Competition Development Level III Canoe & Kayak Coach as well as a NCCP Level II Learning Facilitator for Canoe Kayak Canada. With a background in Education and a proud father of three children, Brendan brings with him a strong coaching philosophy and excellent knowledge of student-athlete development in Canada's sport system.

Parking at Cultus Lake

At the parks board meeting last night the CCE was denied continuation of our free parking privileges at the lake by the boat house. The reasoning was that no groups are given free parking and it is lost revenue for the park.  They have developed a a a fee structure that is below. I'm not sure when they will start enforcing the parking fee with tickets, but the cost of a ticket, is about the same as buying a 6 month pass. which basically would cover our paddling season.

I'm sorry for this change, but grateful to the parks board for the years of parking without a fee we have enjoyed.
Please check their web page and use the fee best suited to your needs for parking and paddling.


Paid Parking

Cultus Lake Park, unlike a Provincial Park, relies on parking fees to sustain the beautiful public areas 365 days a year.

Parking is enforced by Lions Parking Ltd.  

Paid Parking is in effect year-round in all Cultus Lake Park public parking areas: 

  • Lot A - West Side: $3 per hour or $10 per day
  • Lot B - Main Beach: $3 per hour or $10 per day
  • Oak Street Park: $3 per hour or $10 per day
  • Plaza Parking: Free 2 hour parking for Plaza patrons only

Annual Parking Permit

Annual parking permits are available and may be used in Lots A and B as well as the treed (east) side of Sunnyside Boulevard.  

Annual Parking Permits are available for purchase at the Park Office during office hours or at the Visitor Services Office (July and August only). Permits are $100 and remain valid January through December. Permits are linked to the vehicle license, with no pro-rating for late season purchases. 

Six Month Parking Permit

Six month parking permits are available and may be used in Lots A and B, as well as the treed (east) side of Sunnyside Boulevard. 

Six month parking permits are available for purchase at the Park Office during office hours or at the Visitor Services office (July and August only). Permits are $50 and remain valid for a period of six months from the date of purchase. Permits are linked to the vehicle license.