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Tsawwassen

Tsawwassen is a delightful seaside community in the southwestern part of Delta, close to the US border. It is situated on the northern end of a peninsula flanked by the Straight of Georgia and Salish Sea to the west and Boundary Bay to the east. It is a popular area, particularly in the summer, as many head to Centennial Beach that has one the region’s warmest and cleanest soft-sand beaches, as well as picnic facilities, beach volleyball, and nature trails. The sun, the wind, and the beautiful waters of Boundary Bay call visitors to experience the sheer exhilaration of windsurfing. In Tsawwassen, on the south side of the BC Ferries causeway is a beach that attracts anglers and windsurfers. An impressive stretch of dyke trail runs beside Mud and Boundary Bays east of Tsawwassen. The Boundary Bay Regional Trail, which includes the East Delta Dyke Trail, winds around both bays. You can put in a full day cycling 20 km / 12 mi one way between the Surrey-Delta border and Boundary Bay Regional Park in Tsawwassen. There are always shorebirds to entertain you, and towards evening the sky around Mount Baker lights up in the southeast.

Nearby is the Reifel Bird Sanctuary located on Westham Island, on the wetlands of the Fraser River and home to over 230 species and is the annual migratory stop for some 1.5 million birds on the Pacific Flyway. Over 20,000 snow geese traveling south from Siberia every November make an especially breathtaking spectacle. Just north of Tsawwassen, is historic Ladner village, a charming community of unique boutiques and eateries.

Location

Bordering the United States to the south, and Ladner to the North, Tsawwassen is accessible by Hwy 99 from the north or south via the Hwy 17 exit.

A Step Back in Time

This region is considered the ancestral home of the Tsawwassen First Nation, and this is where the region gets its name. The Coast Salish People may have lived in this region for 4,200 years, as this is the age of the oldest archeological site found in the area. Eight different prehistoric villages have been unearthed in this region.

The first group of European settlers in the region was the expedition of Jose Maria Gervete, a Spanish Explorer, in 1791.

Contact Information

Tourism Delta

Tsawwassen & Nearby Accommodations

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Cassandra Hotel
Capilano River RV Park
Tsawwassen RV Resort

Tsawwassen RV Resort

Tsawwassen

One of the things Tsawwassenites adore is how sunny it is here, and yet so many still aren't in on this best kept secret in the Lower Mainland. Tsawwassen literally means “facing the ocean” and yet it is most defined by the spectacular sunshine. Home to spectacular natural scenery and a bustling ... Read more
Hampton Inn Vancouver Airport Hotel

Hampton Inn Vancouver Airport Hotel

Richmond

The Hampton Inn Vancouver Airport features 109 guestrooms and is located in the heart of Richmond, British Columbia. It is conveniently situated close to local restaurants, 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver, 20 minutes from Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal and just 35 minutes from our beautiful native ski ... Read more
Peace Arch RV Park

Peace Arch RV Park

Surrey

Peace Arch RV Park accommodates 250 sites. Surrounded by trees and shrubs with captivating flowers. Pool and playground for guests use. We are located near amenities and minutes from the beaches. Hwy 99 will take you to downtown Vancouver in 45 minutes. RV Rentals are 20 minutes away from us. ... Read more
Plaza RV Park

Plaza RV Park

Surrey

Centrally located on Hwy 99A between ferries, airport and US border. Public transit at our door. Quick access to Skytrain. Clean and peaceful setting, close to Vancouver. ... Read more
2400 Motel

2400 Motel

Vancouver

Classic bungalows resting on over three acres of beautifully landscaped grounds in the city of Vancouver, 2400 Motel offers well-maintained units that range from large family units to smaller motel style units. The large units feature a full kitchen, perfect for guests who are wanting extended stay ... Read more
Hazelmere  RV Park & Campground

Hazelmere RV Park & Campground

Surrey

Experience the country in the city at Hazelmere RV Park & Campground! Nestled far from the country road, relax and unwind in the peaceful countryside. Situated on 32 landscaped acres with the Little Campbell River running through the property. We have over 150 RV sites with a choice of full or parti ... Read more
Burnaby Cariboo RV Park

Burnaby Cariboo RV Park

Burnaby

Deluxe RV Park for sightseeing the Vancouver, Canada area. This campground has full hook-ups for any size motorhome, trailer or 5th wheel. Separate tent camping area, indoor pool, jacuzzi (hot tub), fitness room, store. On transit route (bus, skytrain, sea bus). Guided tours of Vancouver & Victoria. ... Read more
Dogwood Campgrounds of BC

Dogwood Campgrounds of BC

Surrey

From the East on Hwy 1 take exit 50, stay right follow signs. From the West on Hwy 1 take exit 48 follow 108 E Ave signs, turn off 108 E off of 152nd St. Pool, laundry, bus tours, pull- thrus. Arcade, playground. Free showers. Very accessible to Vancouver and it's attractions. ... Read more
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