SEASON UPDATE – COVID-19
With the current COVID-19 precautionary measures, our opening date at Cates Park is subject to change. We’ll be monitoring the situation closely and will keep you updated here and our social media pages. Deep Cove Kayak and Coast Outdoors have recently released statements here.
Just a 5 minute drive from Deep Cove, Cates Park Paddling Centre offers an excellent location to both kayak and paddleboard in North Vancouver. Getting a kayak in North Van has never been easier. Call 604-929-2268 for more info or Book Now on our Rentals page.
We are open 7 days a week, May 1 to September 30th for rentals of single kayaks, double kayaks, surfskis and stand up paddleboards. Please note that our hours are weather dependent and that we operate on a by-reservation basis mid-week. It is always best to book online or call ahead of time.
Friday: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Monday: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am – 6:00pm
The ancestral name for this land is Whey-Ah-Whichen which means ‘faces the wind’. Cates Park has great importance to the Tsleil-Waututh people. It was used as a small village during the spring and summer months to hunt and gather the natural resources such as wild game, berries, flora and fauna. Today the Tsleil-Waututh people use the park for cultural events, ceremonies and to run one part of the Takaya Tours kayak operations.
In March 2007, Takaya Tours entered into a co-management agreement with Deep Cove Canoe & Kayak Centre to run the Cates Park operations.