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. Our location in Cates Park is open from Thursday to Sunday from June through Labour Day for rentals of single kayaks, double kayaks and stand up paddleboards. We are open 12-8pm on Thursdays, and 10am-8pm for Friday through Sunday and on holidays.
Please call to make reservations: 604-985-2925
If you are calling during the week, 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 Canoe & Kayak Centre to run the Cates Park operations.