Neighbourhood Profile: Dollarton

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Neighbourhood Profile: Dollarton

Early logging in the area supported lumber mills such as Cedarside and the Dollar Mill, a substantial enterprise that gave its name to the settlement of Dollarton.

Dollarton is a small community situated on the water adjacent to Deep Cove. Residents enjoy the vast Cates Park, home to concerts in the Summer, a picnic area, playground, swimming and a public boat launch. There are 2 nearby golf courses, Northlands and Seymour Country Club.


Sherwood Park Elementary

4085 Dollar Road
North Vancouver BC
V7G 1A5
Phone: 604.903.3810


Cates Park

Cates Park was dedicated in 1950 in memory of Charles H Cates, founder of the Cates Towing Company, and was developed during the following decade.

While we call this area Cates Park, the ancestral name for this land is Whey-Ah-Whichen which means ‘faces the wind’. As North Vancouver District’s largest seaside park, Cates Park offers a six km waterfront trail that winds past sandy beaches and through a forest of Douglas-fir and bigleaf maple. Beach, trails, First Nations totem and canoe, tennis courts, boat launch here.

  • Location: Cates Park can be found off the 200 block of Dollarton Highway.
  • Size: Over 22 hectares.
  • District park, playground, 4 tennis courts, 1 practice court, boat launch, washrooms, change rooms, parking, snack shop.
  • Offers a picnic area, boating, swimming, hiking, natural area, picnic shelter, beach, ornamental planting, and seating area.
  • There is a First Nation canoe on display and a beautiful totem pole by the canoe.
  • The boat launch is open year-round for boats and kayaks. Launching fees apply. Call 604.990.3800 for information.
  • Dogs are permitted on leash, year round, on the upper trail east and west of the entrance road only.

Cates Park Totem Poles

The totem poles and canoe reflect the strong native presence inherent in this site, and the continued popularity of Cates Park as a community gathering place recalls the interwar years when the point was a favourite location for aquatic activities such as canoe races, swimming and diving competitions.


Dollarton Plaza

Located within the plaza:

Sussex Insurance
Super Valu
BC Liquor Store


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