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, April 30th 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.
*April 30th – May 31st hours below, last rental at 4:00pm all boats must be off the water by 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
Friday: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday: 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.