Where the forest meets the sea is where you will find Cates Park in North Vancouver. The largest waterfront park in the district, it is part of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation. Its ancestral name is Whey-ah-Wichen, which is a Tsleil-Waututh word that means “facing the wind.”
The park features six kilometres of waterfront trails, playgrounds, picnic shelters, beaches and a year-round boat launch. It is a perfect launching point to explore the coastline or venture into Indian Arm by kayak or canoe, and a favourite location to host our paddlesport programs.