Kayaking & Paddling
If your idea of fun involves water, the North Shore has everything from ocean to streams. Sea kayakers can paddle in the tranquil ocean waters of Deep Cove, Indian Arm, or Horseshoe Bay; while the rushing rapids of the Capilano and Seymour Rivers are popular with river kayers. Local windsurfers flock to Ambleside, and Whytecliff Park is one of the best spots in B.C. for scuba diving. Anglers will love the freshwater sport found year-round in local lakes and rivers.
Cates Park Paddling Centre
Located in North Vancouver just a 5-minute drive from Deep Cove, Cates Park offers an excellent location to kayak or paddleboard. Open 7 days a week 10:00 Am – 6:00 PM weather permitting.
Cates Park, North Vancouver
Cove Watersports is BC’s largest wakeboard and waterski school operating in Deep Cove, North Vancouver. Cove Watersports is open 7 days a week from May to October, sunrise to sunset.
Deep Cove, North Vancouver
Phone: 604-985-RIDE (7433)
Deep Cove Canoe & Kayak Centre
Deep Cove Canoe and Kayak Centre is located in picturesque Deep Cove on Indian Arm, only 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver. You can rent ocean single, double, and triple kayaks, stand up paddleboards (SUP), surf skis and canoes hourly, daily and multi-day. The highly acclaimed kayak school offers a wide range of lessons and tours.
2156 Banbury Rd., North Vancouver
See what live conditions are in Deep Cove on the Deep Cove Kayak Live Webcam
North Shore Kayaks
Specializing in lessons, rentals and day and multi-day trips you can be sure you will be taken care of for whatever your needs may be at North Shore Kayaks. They have a highly experienced and certified staff who have spent literally thousands of hours on the water guiding and teaching people how to paddle.
Sea Dragon Charters
Sea Dragon Charters offers kayak rentals as well as a multi-activity scuba & kayak tour. This excursion departs from Horseshoe Bay taking you to the nearby seal colony of Pam Rocks in scenic Howe Sound. Here, marine lovers have the chance to experience a face-to-face encounter with harbour seals in their natural environment. There is also ‘sightseeing only’ option is also available for guests who wish to stay dry on board.
6373 Bruce Street, West Vancouver
Sea to Sky Paddle Fit
Based on Ambleside Beach, next to the Seaside Cafe, we offer SUP rentals, SUP lessons, and classes including SUP Yoga, SUP Fitness, and a Run & SUP Series.
As well as offering a number of authentic First Nations cultural experiences such as canoe and kayak tours, Takaya Tours provides kayak rentals and lessons from Whey-ah-whichen (Cates Park).