Cultus Lake, B.C. – Effective immediately, all use of gas-fueled cooking appliances in the public areas of Cultus Lake Park is banned.
“Due to the extreme weather conditions we are experiencing, it is in the best interest for the residents and visitors to Cultus Lake Park to ban all use of gas-fueled cooking appliances in all public areas,” said Fire Chief Warren Mazuren.
Cultus Lake Park had already banned smoking, fires and briquette barbeques within the Park, but has decided to take it to the next level and ban all cooking appliances, such as propane barbeques, Coleman-type stoves and any other cooking appliances that use fuel to operate.
Areas affected are all public areas including Main Beach; Birch Street Park; Oak Street Park; Westside public areas; Parking Lots A, B, C and D; Cultus Lake Park Foreshore; Trails and Sunnyside Campground beach area.
This ban does not affect the residential lots, or the designated camping sites at Sunnyside Campground.
“During the summer months, Cultus Lake Park is a very popular place to visit – and over the long weekends, the number of people who visit increases greatly. Cultus Lake Park is extremely dry right now, and any decisions we can make to keep the fire risk low are sound ones. The safety of our community is paramount,” said Cultus Lake Park Board Chair David Renwick.