Cates Park Paddling Centre in North Vancouver

OPEN for Rentals from May 18! 

Open for the Victoria Day Weekend, then every weekend until July when rentals will be available every day during the summer. Book online at or call 604-985-2925 for more info!

Cates Park has great importance to the Tsleil-Waututh people. Known as Whey-Ah-Wichen, meaning ‘facing the wind‘, 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 the Cates Park Paddling Centre.

Cates Park Paddling Centre is an excellent location to start your paddle during the summer. Located at 4141 Dollarton Highway in North Vancouver, it is just a 5 minute drive from Deep Cove and is a popular place to get out on the water. In March 2007, Takaya Tours entered into a co-management agreement with Deep Cove Kayak Centre to run the Cates Park Paddling Centre.

You can now visit the Cates Park Paddling Centre website to book rentals of single kayaks, double kayaks and stand up paddleboards (SUP). Or, call 604-985-2925 for more information.

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Getting to the Cates Park Paddling Centre