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North Vancouver’s Cates Park

Cates Park Pier in Snow

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.

There is a lot 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 spot 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, 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.

Live Music with Pedwell at Cates Park

In the summer there are often live band performances on the weekends between around 4:00 until 7:00 pm on Saturdays between early July and mid-August. 2018 dates and performers were the following: (2019 will most likely be similar.)

  • July 7, 2018Deep/Seated and All Kings Assembly
  • July 14, 2018Norine Braun BandTony Kastelic and Toque Flamenco
  • July 21, 2018Heaven’s Trailer Park, Bealby Point and Horse Opera
  • July 28, 2018China Syndrome, Highland Eyeway and All Kings Assembly
  • August 4, 2018Asi Somos, The Acoustic Ghosts and Symentha
  • August 11, 2018Sleepy Gonzales and Other Special Guests
  • August 18, 2018Paolo BrianRyan FischerCheyenne May, Ranji Singh and Michaela Slinger

Click Cates Park Summer Concerts for more details.

Check out Free Outdoor Music for summer concert venues in Metro Vancouver, including performances at Cates Park in July and August.