Tsawwassen Travel Guide

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Tsawwassen Highlights

  • Pro
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     Great weather 

  • Con
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     A somewhat sleepy town 

  • In a nutshell
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     Worth stopping on your way to the Islands 

Tsawwassen Things to Do

  • Ferry to Vancouver Is

    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...

  • 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...

  • Get your snow shoes on

    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...

  • Tsawwassen on the horizon

    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...

  • F440 motor racing

    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 mphAlternatives are Go Karts which can be rented to anyone 16+, or 12+ if accompanied by an adult

  • Splashdown Park

    Splashdown Park is located minutes from the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal. When I was a child, some school groups planned walking trips there from Victoria (go on foot on the ferry then walk to the park) so I know it's not too strenuous of a hike! It is home to lots of different waterslides from the Kamikaze and the Whipper Snapper to Big Jim's River...


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Tsawwassen Restaurants

  • Leave Full On Cantonese Food

    Great Cantonese food. They even made me some special diabetic friendly dishes for me. Stir fried shrimp with vegetables.Hot & sour soup too.

  • The best Indian food West of Bradford

    Their new premises which have been designed specifically,was opened in the Fall of 2004. The furnishings are of good quality and generally there is no need to book unless for a large party. Contrary to most Indian restaurants in Canada, we are not asked if we want the dish mild, medium or hot, which means we are getting the real thing. Chicken...

  • Holy Temple of Fast Food

    There is a McDonalds in Tsawassen that stands out because it looks a lot like a church from the outside. Inside, it's your standard Mickey D's fare. On second thought, the McDonalds might be in Ladner (technically not Tsawassen), but it's only minutes from the ferry terminal and therefore I count it as Tsawassen!


Tsawwassen Transportation

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    Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal 4 more images

    by pieter_jan_v Written Sep 26, 2012

    From Vancouver travel South via highways 99 and 17 and in half an hour you end up at the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal. From here there are ferries to:
    -Swartz Bay (Victoria)
    -Duke Point (Nanaimo)
    -Southern Gulf Islands (Salt Spring, Mayne, Galiano, Penders and Saturna)

    At highway 17 there is overhead info displayed about waiting times for the the next avalable crossings.

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Tsawwassen Shopping

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    Private stores with longer hours than Provincial 2 more images

    by PeterVancouver Updated Oct 13, 2011

    With over 45 individual shops plus a further thirty, across 56th Street, this is an ideal place to obtain the items forgotten prior to taking a trip on BC Ferries to the Islands

    On Sunday mornings there is a used car sales area in the main car park which is very popular for the folk of the area

    What to buy: A good number of restaurants and drug stores plus Supermarkets are all located in and around this Mall

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Tsawwassen Warnings and Dangers

  • Nesting birds at Boundary Bay Regional...

    Along the boardwalk trails at Boundary Bay Regional Park, they have signs that say:"Baby birds on the ground!"For the next few months, some birds will be nesting on the ground in the park. Please stay on trails and keep all dogs on a leash. - Greater Vancouver Regional District Parks Department As the trails that lead through the local wetlands are...

  • Dogs much be leashed at Boundary Bay...

    In Boundary Bay Regional Park, they're quite specific that your dog stays on its leash along the trails. These trails are located along boardwalks and beside wetland ecosystems - popular with local wildlife and nesting birds. However, it appears that dogs may be unleashed with supervision at Centennial Beach, once you're out along the sand at low...

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