• Difficulty Easy
  • Time 2 hours
  • Round-Trip 5km
  • Elevation Gain 250 meters
  • Season year-round
  • Camping Yes
  • From Vancouver 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Public Transit No
  • Dog Friendly On-Leash
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The Teapot Hill Trail is located next to Cultus Lake and offers a short hike uphill with a view of the lake. Park in the Teapot Hill parking lot and start the hike heading uphill. After 100m, there is an outhouse and park map on your left.

Continue heading up the service road, passing by a stream and groves of mixed deciduous and coniferous trees. After about 20-30 minutes, a sign will be posted that points to Teapot Hill off to the right. Continue along this path passing a sign that describes the area flowers that include Stinging Nettle, Western Columbine, Tiger Lily, and Trillium.

A steep hill is an indicator that you are almost there. After ascending the hill, the trail levels out and you come to the first view of Cultus Lake. Stop to take it in briefly before continuing along the trail for another 100m to the second viewpoint that overlooks the lake and Columbia Valley towards the USA.

Stop to have a break here or make your way back to the previous viewpoint before descending back down the hill towards the parking lot.


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How to get to Teapot Hill

Estimated Driving Time from Vancouver
1 hour 40 minutes

The hike to Teapot Hill is located in the Cultus Lake area in Chilliwack, BC. From Vancouver, drive east towards Highway #1 the Trans Canada Highway and enter the highway heading eastbound. Pass through Burnaby, Coquitlam, across the Port Mann Bridge and continue east through the Fraser Valley.

Exit the Highway at Exit #104: No. 3 Road and turn right after exiting, following No. 3 Road eastbound. Turn right at Tolmie Road and then a quick left back onto No. 3 Road. At the end of No. 3 Road, turn left onto Yarrow Central Road and continue driving straight as it eventually turns into Vedder Mountain Road. Turn right onto the Columbia Valley Highway (also called the Cultus Lake Road) and follow this road into the Cultus Lake area. Continue along the lake and just past the Delta Grove Campground is a parking lot on your left where the trail to Teapot Hill begins.

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Additional Info

Camping at Teapot Hill

There are several campsites and facilities located around the Cultus Lake area.

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Dogs at Teapot Hill

Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times on Teapot Hill and are not permitted in non-designated beach areas around Cultus Lake. Please pick up after your dog and dispose of all waste in designated garbage bins around the park.

Toilets at Teapot Hill

There is a pit toilet less than 30 seconds up the hill from the parking area. There are several washroom facilities throughout the Cultus Lake area.

Dogs, Toilets and Camping

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