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 Home > Travel BC > BC Cities and Towns > Vancouver, Coast & Mountains  > Tsawwassen

Tsawwassen
Tsawwassen is located at the farthest point south in the Lower Mainland of Vancouver and is on the northern border of Washington State with the landlocked small community of Point Roberts.

Corporation of Delta
Tsawwassen, along with two other communities called Ladner and North Delta, are included in the Corporation of Delta. The three communities are located apart from each other, separated by large tracks of agricultural land, with the Fraser River Delta and Boundary Bay in between.

Travelling Here on Hwy 99
To get to Tsawwassen from off Hwy 99, take Hwy 17 towards Delta and the BC Ferries Tsawwassen Terminal. Once you're past Ladner Trunk Road, look for the traffic light on Hwy 17 for 56th Street which is just before the causeway to the ferry terminal. If you are offloading from BC Ferries, look for 56th Street as soon as you are past 52nd Street coming off the 3 km (2 miles) long ferry causeway.

56th Street
Most businesses, services and accommodations are situated on 56th Street with the largest concentration being near the Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall at 56th and 12th Avenue. The community is well kept with 56th Street having an impressive palm trees and flower presentations lining the centre boulevard separating the traffic.

Ocean Views
Tsawwassen residential areas are made up of a high concentration of affluent homes, many of which have fantastic ocean views off English Bluff Road or are close to the ocean beaches such as Beach Grove near Boundary Bay.

Tsawwassen Sun Festival
The Tsawwassen Sun Festival is the largest festival that occurs in Tsawwassen and is held every year on the BC Day long weekend at Winskill Park and the South Delta Recreation Centre. The Sun Festival includes a parade, antique show, arcade, midway, slow pitch baseball tournament, main stage entertainment, BMX air show, and food vendors, all followed with a fireworks display.

Boundary Bay Regional Park
For exploring around the oceanfront in Tsawwassen, the best place to go is Boundary Bay Regional Park. Here you can find a large green space, intertidal flats and wetland home to a number of migratory birds and other wildlife. To get here you take 12th Avenue east towards Beach Grove then to Boundary Bay Road. First time visitors are recommended by Metro Vancouver to start at Centennial Beach for orientation.

Fred Gingell Park
Other beach areas worth exploring include Fred Gingell Park which get to by following 12th Avenue south on English Bluff Road. At Fred Gingell Park you can find a beautiful westerly vista of the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal plus Galliano, Mayne and Saturna Islands in the distance. There are trails that lead you down a steep stairway to Tsawwassen Beach below.

Golfing near Tsawwassen
For golfing, there are three courses are located near Tsawwassen. The Tsawwassen Golf Club is situated off Hwy 17 at 52nd Street near the causeway to the ferry. Beach Grove Golf Club is situated off 12th Avenue near Boundary Bay Regional Park. Then, in Point Roberts, there is the Point Roberts Golf and Country Club.

Attractions
Besides the beautiful beaches there are some other attractions in Tsawwassen for you to visit especially if children are involved including Tsawwassen Paintball Games and Splashdown Park.

Point Roberts
Point Roberts, Washington, is located at the very tip of the peninsula called Roberts Bank formed by Boundary Bay at the south side of Tsawwassen. To get here travel south on 56th Street from Tsawwassen past 1st Avenue until you come to the border crossing and US Customs. Remember, you'll need photo identification and passport requirements to get into Point Roberts.

Marinas
The closest marina to Tsawwassen is the Point Roberts Marina situated right at the very tip of Point Roberts facing south. The Point Roberts Marina offers quick access into the Strait of Georgia accessing the San Juan Islands, Gulf Islands, Victoria and/or Vancouver waters.

Tsawwassen First Nation
The Tsawwassen First Nations reside in this part of Delta with a 290-hectare (717-acre) reserve on Tsawwassen Drive near Hwy 17. The Tsawwassen First Nations are members of the Coast Salish people and belong to the Naut'sa mawt Tribal Council. The Tsawwassen First Nation own a number of businesses around Tsawwassen including Tsatsu Gas, the Park N' Go parking service for passengers on BC Ferries and Qway-Aathia's Grann's Native Art Gallery.

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56th Street - Tsawwassen
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