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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 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.

Hours:

*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.

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 4 Days a Week through September 26th for 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.