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

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 OF OPERATION:

*CLOSED Friday July 12th for a private event*

June

Monday – Tuesday: 12pm – 7pm
Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday – Friday: 12pm – 7pm
Saturday – Sunday: 9am – 7pm

For more information on our Hours of Operation click here.

HISTORY

In March 2007, Takaya Tours entered into a co-management agreement with Deep Cove Kayak Centre to run the Whey Ah Wichen / Cates Park operations and since then we have been growing our business and offering into what it is today.

The ancestral name for this land is Whey-Ah-Wichen which means ‘faces the wind’. Whey-Ah-Wichen 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.

Located in North Vancouver just a 5 minute drive from Deep Cove, Cates Park offers an excellent location to kayak or paddleboard. We offer 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.