Cates Park – Deep Cove

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Cates Park is located just off Dollarton Highway in Deep Cove and is North Vancouver’s largest seaside park, with over 6km of waterfront trails that wind past sandy beaches and through a mixed forest of Douglas-fir and bigleaf maple. Cates Park has some stunning viewpoints of the busy Burrard Inlet to the South and tranquil Indian Arm to the North.

The ancestral name for Cates Park is Whey-Ah-Whichen, which means ‘faces the wind’.

Plethora of ‘things to do’

There’s a plethora of things to do at Cates Park, including trails, playgrounds, secluded beaches, picnic shelters, a concession, a display of native totems and a canoe offer year-round recreation with a cultural flair.

Location: Cates Park can be found off the 200 block of Dollarton Highway.

Size: Over 22 hectares

District Park, playground, 4 tennis courts, 1 practice court, boat launch, washrooms, change rooms, parking & snack shop.

Offers a picnic area, boating, swimming, hiking, natural area, picnic shelter, beach, ornamental planting and seating area.

There’s a First Nation canoe on display and a beautiful totem pole by the canoe.

The boat launch is open year-round for boats and kayaks. Launching fees apply.

Call: 604-990-3800 for information.

Dogs are permitted on a leash, year round, on the upper trail east and west of the entrance road only.

 

 

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