Cates Park is a great park for kids in North Vancouver. It has an amazing play structure area for young children, and the beach has both sand and rocky areas.
Cates Park on the North Shore
Cates Park is located at 4141 Dollarton Highway in North Vancouver.
In the summer there are often live band performances on the weekends in the evening, which makes Cates Park a great place for a picnic.
There is lots of parking at Cates Park, but the place is also popular on hot sunny days in the summer. The odds are you’ll find a place to park, although it’s not guaranteed on busy days, like when it’s hot and there’s a live outdoor concert at the same time.
The best way to get to Cates Park is by car though, not public transit. Buses do go out there, but it’s a 45-60 minute trip from Lonsdale Quay with at least one, but sometimes two transfers.
Cates Park has a boat launch and kayak rentals in the summer.
Check out Free Outdoor Music for summer concert venues in Metro Vancouver, including performances at Cates Park in July and August.