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Enjoy your paddle at Cates Park and chill out on the sandy beaches

Current Hours: Closed for the season

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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 May to September 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.

 

Hours:

May

Friday – Monday : 10am – 7pm

June

Friday – Monday : 10am-8pm

July

Monday: 12pm-8pm

Tuesday: 12pm-8pm

Wednesday: CLOSED

Thursday: 12pm-8pm

Friday: 12pm-8pm

Saturday: 9am-8pm

Sunday: 9am-8pm

August

Monday: 12pm-7pm

Tuesday: 12pm-7pm

Wednesday: CLOSED

Thursday: 12pm-7pm

Friday: 12pm-7pm

Saturday: 9am-7pm

Sunday: 9am-7pm

September

Friday – Monday : 10am – 6pm

 

History

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.

Located in North Vancouver just a 5 minute drive from Deep Cove, Cates Park offers an excellent location to kayak or paddleboard. We will be open May 1 by reservation Friday-Monday through June 30th and then7 DAYS PER WEEK IN JULY AND AUGUSTfor rentals of single kayaks, double kayaks, surfskis and stand up paddleboards. Book now on our Rentals Page or call 604-985-2925 for more information.

Please note that our hours are weather dependent, and we operate on a by-reservation basis mid-week - it is always best to book online or call ahead of time.