“Sunny Tsawwassen” comes by its nick name honestly and for good reason. Tsawwassen means Land Facing the Sea. Known as the land of the sun, Tsawwassen gets three days of sunshine for every one in Vancouver. It is an oasis within the beauty of the Pacific Northwest Rain Forest and is the best kept secret in the Greater Vancouver area. Palm trees line the Main Street on 56th ave. giving proof to the remarkable nature of its much desired micro climate.
Situated on a peninsula in the southwestern corner of Delta it is surrounded by ocean and offers a range of residential properties with spectacular ocean views to cozy, family friendly neighbourhoods that would warm any heart. It’s a beach community with parks and recreation with its own distinct community that is like going back to a simpler time. There is no pay parking. There is no rush hour and there is no problem getting everything you need to live a happy life here in Tsawwassen.
Tsawwassen is the home of the B.C Ferry Terminal with departures to Vancouver Island’s two main cities Victoria and Nanaimo as well as the Gulf Islands. It’s a five minute drive to cross the border into Point Roberts, Washington to enjoy a peaceful afternoon on the tip of the peninsula.
The numerous boutique shops,restaurants and businesses that occupy town centre are the perfect compliment to Tsawwassen Springs Mall and Tsawwassen Commons, one of Western Canada’s largest mall complexes situated on Hwy 17 just a five minute drive from the ferry terminal.
Tsawwassen truly has it all. When my family moved there a decade ago we had no idea how special it would be. We could not have picked a better place two raise our precious girls.
When the George Massey tunnel opened in 1959 the population of Ladner grew proportionately yet it has never lost its small town feel. Whether you are enjoying a day at the Ladner Village Market, strolling the scenic banks of the Fraser river or simply checking out the beautiful boutique shops in town you’ll be sure to experience the warmth and hospitality you rarely get in the big city.
Take a walk through town centre and visit the Delta Museum and Archives and you will pass by the town clock that is among the oldest in the Lower Mainland.
A family friendly town with a focus on community connection, Ladner is a place with schools and recreational facilities to accommodate the needs and wants of anyone wanting to enjoy the relaxed lifestyle it provides. Since 1896 Ladner has held a celebration the locals simply call May Days. It includes a parade, a carnival and local events to make May Days a very popular celebration attended by South Delta residents as well as people from all over the Lower Mainland.
Delta Hospital is conveniently located near Highway 17 and services the South Delta residents without the overcrowding typically seen in larger communities.
The homes that grace the quaint little neighbourhoods throughout Ladner range from Heritage masterpieces to cute little ranchers and just about everything in between. As well, there is a growing segment of townhomes and condominiums to accommodate almost any budget.
If getting away from the hustle and bustle of the busy city life or you are just looking for homes that provide much more value for the price you pay, then Ladner is a great place to be.