Cates Park

Walking Level: 
Easy

There is staircase access to the beach at several places along the lower trail for those who want to wiggle their toes in the sand.

Shacks that were built along the shoreline in the 1940’s and 50’s linked the Cates Park area to Canada’s literary heritage as poet Earle Birney and novelist Malcolm Lowry lived here.

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District of North Vancouver
Neighbourhood: 
Deep Cove, Dollarton, Seymour East
Trail Condition: 
Compact dirt & gravel
Nearest Intersection: 
Cates Park/Whay-Ah-Wichen entrance off Dollarton Highway
Start location: 
East end of upper parking lot
Walking distance: 
0.5-2km
Dogs permitted off leash on upper trail

A scenic stroll on gravel paths winding through a forest of Douglas Fir and big leaf Maple trees.

You can begin your walk in almost any direction. The connecting paths will take you through the forest and along the shoreline with beatiful west coast waterfront views.