Lower Mainland Boat Launches

Below you’ll find some quick reference information on some of the top boating areas in the Fraser Valley:

1. Alouette Lake: Located in the Golden Ears Provincial Park, 11 km north of Maple Ridge on the North Side of the Fraser River. Camping is also available at Alouette. The boat launch is a four-lane cement surface boat launch at the south end of the lake. Two long docks installed from May to September each year. Good parking (pay parking) in the boat lot. Five minute slightly steep trail, walk to boat ramp from boat parking lot. Two outhouses at the boat ramp. Two minute boat ride to swimming beach, 75+ picnic tables, canoe rentals, flush washrooms, etc. View a map, and click “get directions” here: http://g.co/maps/5sgr5

2. Chilliwack Lake: Located 64km east of Chilliwack. Camping is available at Chilliwack Lake. The boat launch is a gradual single wide boat launch next to the day-use area and camping. There is a day-use parking area for vehicles and trailers during the day only. There is no marina nearby to moor boats. View a map, and click “get directions” here: http://bit.ly/GXlses

3. Cultus Lake: Located 11km southwest of Chilliwack. Camping is available at Cultus Lake. There are double paved boat launching ramps at Maple Bay and Jade Bay. Jade Bay is open year round. Maple Bay is only open during peak season. View a map and click “get directions”  here: http://bit.ly/GVJdSZ

4. Harrison Lake: Located off of Hwy. #9 close to the town of Agassiz, BC. The popular resort community of Harrison Hot Springs, BC, is located at the south end of Harrison Lake. The boat launch is located just east of the lagoon. There is an access road that follows the east side of the lake to various camping areas. Harrison Hot Springs features large mineral hot springs, beaches, swimming, water sports, sailing and resort accommodations. Camping areas can also be found on the east side of the lake. View a map and click “get directions” here: http://bit.ly/HgQCQD

5. Pitt Lake: as the second largest lake in the Lower Mainland, Pitt Lake is located in Pitt Meadows, surrounded by rugged terrain making only the south end accessible by road. The paved 208th Street will take you to the Grant Narrows Regional Park at the southern end, where you can access camping, fishing, water sports, and of course the boat launch. View a map and click “get directions” here: http://g.co/maps/33hff

6. Stave Lake: Located in Mission, about 65km east of Vancouver. Because of its large size and the dense wilderness surrounding it, the lake is only easily accessible from one site on the south end. From the town of Maple Ridge on Hwy. #7, the Dewdney Trunk Road will take you to Stave Falls, where the boat launch is located. The closest amenities, accommodations and services are available in Maple Ridge or Mission. Camping is not available. View a map and click “get directions” here: http://g.co/maps/cszrf