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Explorer Tour at Cates Park

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.

Hours:

Friday: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Saturday: 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.

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 7 Days a Week through September 30th 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.