Tsawwassen Things to Do

  • BC Ferries passing in the Islands
    BC Ferries passing in the Islands
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  • BC Ferry with Vancouver backdrop
    BC Ferry with Vancouver backdrop
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  • Basking in the sun at Centennial Beach at low tide
    Basking in the sun at Centennial Beach...
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    Ferry to Vancouver Is

    by PeterVancouver Updated May 29, 2013
    Tsawwassen Ferry terminal Courtisy of BC Ferries
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    The Tsawwassen ferry terminal is built on a man made island connected to the mainland by a 2km man made causeway. Work commenced on the terminal in 1959 and the first sailing was in 1960.
    A great trip to take on a hot summers day is the Ferry from Tsawwassen Terminal to Vancouver Island on its 90 min run to Swartz Bay .The voyage is very spectacular, as the vessel weaves its way between the islands. The least expensive way to travel is by way of a foot passenger at C$11.00 each way, but if you wish to explore Vancouver Island and Victoria the Capital of British Columbia then take the car on the ferry. BC Transit double deck busses are at the Swarz Bay Terminal and the cost for the 1 hour ride to downtown is just C$3.00. They wind through the various villages on their way to Victoria so a seat on the upper deck gives good views of the surrounding countryside and is a lot less expensive than a taxi which currently runs at about C$45.00 for this journey and takes about 30mins.
    If you wish to travel north on Vancouver Is. there is also a ferry that takes 120min to Dukes Point, Nanaimo out of Tsawwassen

    WestJet Utube flight over ferry terminal:- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tnJnC1aYEQ

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    Centennial Beach at Low Tide

    by Carmanah Updated Apr 4, 2011
    Basking in the sun at Centennial Beach at low tide

    Centennial Beach at low tide is certainly worth the effort of timing correctly. At low tide, the beach spans for miles away from the shore, literally. As you can see in the picture, at low tide, the beach is broken up into flat sandbar and saltwater channels.

    It's within these channels that you can see all kinds of aquatic wildlife. Almost everywhere are millions of little snails in snarp, narrow conic shells. As well, there are yellow and clear jellyfish... don't worry, they're harmless. If you're lucky, you'll be able to see crabs, fish, sand dollars, scallops, and other kinds of wildlife. You never quite know what to expect at low tide, but the water is so clear and warm, it makes exploring the channels all the more enjoyable.

    The difference between Centennial Beach at low tide and high tide is astounding. Personally, I find that there's more to see and do at low tide, so take a look at the local tide charts for Tsawwassen to see if you're able to time the visit for low tide. If you're unable to time it for low tide, realize that Centennial Beach is a lot smaller at high tide, although it's a great place to go swimming due to its shallow waters.

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    Get your snow shoes on

    by PeterVancouver Updated Apr 4, 2011
    Snowshoeing on Cypress mountain

    About an hours drive from Tsawwassen, is the North Shore of Vancouver, where there are three major centers for Skiing, snowshoeing, and many other mountain pasttimes. For those who dont ski, then try snowshoeing between December and March as it requires no previous experience yet can be very demanding walking through the marked trails in the forest. Outside of those dates, the area is famous for its hiking trails which are very popular for locals and tourists alike

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    Tsawwassen on the horizon

    by PeterVancouver Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Vancouver with Tsawwassen in the far distance

    45 minutes from Tsawwassen is downtown Vancouver with its famous harbour. Cruise ships call in regularly and for many, it is the start of an adventure cruising up to Alaska whilst whalewatching. Alongside this area is the home of a number of private and schedule floatplanes who offer a 30 min flight in and around the Vancouver area which on a clear day, is spectacular with both Tsawwassen and White Rock easily visable on the horizon.Prices are approx $95 pp. for a 20 - 30 min trip

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    F440 motor racing

    by PeterVancouver Updated Jun 2, 2005
    f440 race car

    The requirement is that the driver has a valid drivers licence and is at least 19 years of age. In addition there is a short training session which gives you a licence to drive F440 cars which are capable of speeds of up to 90 mph
    Alternatives are Go Karts which can be rented to anyone 16+, or 12+ if accompanied by an adult

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