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Cates Park Paddling Centre

Cates Park Paddling Centre is an excellent location to start your paddle during the summer. It is just 5 minute drive from Deep Cove and is a popular place to get out on the water.

We are open from Thursday to Sunday in June from 10am – 8pm, and 7 days a week in July and August from 10am-8pm for rentals of single kayaks, double kayaks and stand up paddleboards.

Please call to make reservations: 604-985-2925 or book online at our Cates Park website by clicking here.

If you are calling outside of opening hours, please leave a message and our staff will get back to you before we open for the weekend.

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 Kayak Centre to run the Cates Park operations.