Deep Cove Day Out
Experience the beauty of the North Shore Mountains and Burrard Inlet.
All Experience Levels
Cates Park Boat Launch
Duration & Times
May - Sept
Deep Cove Day Out
Paddling this beautiful fjord is a natural gem for anyone wanting to get into nature without having to travel far. Glaciers carved this fjord, leaving behind the steep coastal mountains that tower over us today. This trip starts at Cates Park in North Vancouver, and heads to Belcarra Park and Jug Island just across from the community of Deep Cove. Kayak legend and author George Dyson, who helped to inspire recreational sea kayaking, made his home along this very stretch of the Burrard Inlet in the 1970s. The tree fort that Dyson called home can still be seen from the water today. A gourmet lunch including seasonal and local ingredients with hot and cold drinks will be provided.
Where We Paddle
The Deep Cove Day Out Journey will include a 30-45 minute kayak orientation followed by 2 hours on the water. We will find a beach to lunch on and relax for about an hour. The return paddle will also be about 2 hours. The route and times may vary depending on weather and group dynamics; generally we will aim to paddle towards Belcarra Park, Jug Island and back. d back again.
When & Where We Meet
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start time as a trip form and/or waiver will need to be filled out. If you are under 18, an adult will need to sign on your behalf.We will meet at Cates Park boat ramp in North Vancouver. Public washrooms are a 2 minute walk away. The meeting point is a 30 min drive from downtown Vancouver or a 45 min bus ride. Map
What is Included
- Your certified guide,
- All kayak and safety equipment
- A paddle jacket
- One dry bag (to keep your personal items secure and dry).
- A gourmet lunch prepared with local and seasonal foods
- Water bottle
Please ask about any extra rentals if needed.
What to Bring
- Shoes that can get wet and most importantly have grip. They need to have ankle support. I recommend runners, water shoes, Keen or Croc sandals. Closed toed shoes help against stubbing toes on rocks.
- Shorts or pants that dry quickly when wet.
- 2 shirts so you can adjust your layers depending on the weather.
- 1 light sweater
- A wool hat for cold days.
- Gloves for those who easily get cold fingers.
No cotton/jeans. They become heavy and cold when wet. Synthetic clothing such as fleece or polyester is a better option. These will warm with your body if wet.
Other items include:
- A hat or sunglasses for sun protection
- 1 litre of water and snack
- Personal medications
- Waterproof camera if possible, otherwise we have dry bags which will keep the camera dry
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