Living in Tsawwassen

Tsawwassen, which is North Straits Salish for “land facing the sea,” is famous for being the sunniest place in the Greater Vancouver area, with a much milder climate and significantly less rainfall than other communities in the region.

One of the three distinct communities that comprise the district municipality of Delta, Tsawwassen’s beautiful waterfront location, wealth of sunshine, and laidback charm all combine to make it a very sought-after place to live. One-of-a-kind shops and restaurants, serene and wooded neighbourhoods, and convenient access to just about everything complete the mix.

Home to a population of just over 21,000, Tsawwassen is suburban in character and has long appealed to those who want to slow down and get away from big city buzz. Located just north of the 49th parallel, it also serves as the jumping-off point for visitors to the Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island. The ferry ride across the Strait of Georgia from the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal, which is located at the tip of a 3-km. causeway, is one of the area’s travel highlights.

Situated as it is between the Strait and Boundary Bay, Tsawwassen is edged by numerous beaches and also has a bounty of parks, the most notable of which is the Boundary Bay Regional Park and Centennial Beach. If you love spending time outdoors, then you’ll definitely love it here and you’ll find that Tsawwassen’s homes and neighbourhoods are mere minutes away from a wide variety of open spaces. In fact, quite a few properties have direct access to the beach and the water, such as those in the English Buff area.

Tsawwassen Quick Facts:

  • Just over a half-hour’s drive south of downtown Vancouver
  • Nearest neighbours are the towns of Ladner to the north and Point Roberts, Washington to the south
  • Holds a Sun Festival on B.C. Day Weekend
  • Includes land belonging to the Tsawwassen First Nation

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