You have less than two weeks to explore these jaw-dropping amusement parks near Metro Vancouver (PHOTOS)

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Cultus Lake Waterpark and Cultus Lake Adventure Park close for the summer season on September 2, 2019.

Oh no, where did summer go!?

Every year, without fail, the end of August just seems to sneak up and spook us out of our summertime daydreams. With only a few weeks of gorgeous weather remaining, it’s time to make the most of living in beautiful B.C. and find new outdoor destinations to have some F-U-N!

For over 35 years Cultus Lake Waterpark has been a go-to destination for B.C. families looking to soak up the summer sun (and make a splash in the process). With dozens of waterslides and attractions suited for young and old, plus free admission to the neighbouring Cultus Lake Adventure Park, Cultus Lake should definitely be a destination on your end of summer bucket list.

Photo: Cultus Lake Waterpark
Photo: Cultus Lake Waterpark

Originally opened in 1984, Cultus Lake Waterpark has remained a nostalgic summer getaway for generations of British Columbians. In addition to being home to the longest waterslide in Western Canada, Cultus also boasts 18 slides, 5 hot tubs, a lazy river and 6 food outlets.

This year, the back of each Cultus Lake Waterpark ticket also includes a $15 Unlimited Rides coupon for weekday rides at the neighbouring Adventure Park. Better yet, the park’s Giggle Ridge Adventure Golf Course is also included in the deal, making Cultus a quick and affordable day-trip for friends and families alike. This is also your opportunity to grab a limited edition 35 year anniversary souvenir cup at the waterpark, which comes with unlimited $1.50 refills at each of the park’s food outlets.

Photo: Cultus Lake Adventure Park

A favourite amongst summer thrill-seekers, Cultus Lake Adventure Park offers rides and attractions for adventure-seekers of all types, including Canada’s only fully inverted 360-pendulum ride and the Fraser Valley’s only rollercoaster. One of the truly underrated aspects of the Adventure Park is the classic amusement park boardwalk and ferris wheel, which transforms into a stunning display of flashing neon lights during evening riding hours, making for an incredible summertime experience (and Instagram photo, if that’s your thing).

Photo: Cultus Lake Adventure Park
Photo: Cultus Lake Adventure Park

As always, admission to Cultus Lake Adventure Park is always free – pay only for the rides, activities and refreshments you enjoy on-site. Cultus Lake Waterpark and Cultus Lake Adventure Park are open rain or shine, daily until September 2, 2019. The Waterpark will be open from 9:30am – 7:30pm until August 25th and from Aug. 26th – September 2nd from 9:30 am – 6:30pm, while the Adventure Park will be holding extended summer hours from 12:00pm – 10:00pm.

To learn more, visit cultus.com