Just South of Richmond is a quiet, uncrowded community that enjoys the sunniest climate in the Metro Vancouver region.
Tsawwassen deserves its sunny reputation. With more than 250 days of sunshine each year, which is nearly 40% less rain than downtown Vancouver, it is almost always comfortable, warm, and perfect for getting out of doors at your leisure.
Tsawwassen also features 16 nearby parks, a nature reserve with dyke walks and sandy beaches, two recreation centres, professional offices, a number of locally-owned coffee shops, and ample shopping and services.
European influences abound in Tsawwassen’s heritage. From English Bluff, with panoramic views of Vancouver Island, to the Windsor Woods condominium complex adjacent to Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall and The Waterford seniors’ living community.
On the North end of town, minutes from Tsawwassen Mills shopping centre, is the South Delta Recreation Centre, The Wexford seniors’ living community, the South Delta Baptist Church, and Southpointe Academy, Tsawwassen’s premiere secondary school that ranks in the top 20 for academic achievement in BC by the Fraser Institute.
Delta and Richmond have always had a connection to each other: both municipalities are founded on the Fraser River and its fisheries, and both have rich agricultural histories for fresh, local produce.
Richmond, with its close proximity to Vancouver, has had significant development in the last 20 years, which has awarded the city much more density and contributed to the urbanization of its city centre.
Delta, and Tsawwassen even more so, have enjoyed limited development over the years, which has resulted in a unique small town feel complete with mom-and-pop storefronts, local businesses who get to know you by first name, and all kinds of local events that run throughout the year.
A resident for 30 years, Ted, now retired, says of the community, “Tsawwassen is BC’s best kept secret. It is such a unique location. I don’t even need to take holidays. I have everything I want here. Why go anywhere else?”
When asked about why he and his family moved from Richmond in the mid 1990s, he states, “Things were getting too busy for us. Tsawwassen is quiet, open and friendly. People on the street here actually say ‘hello’ to me.”
Tsawwassen is also proving to be a great place to live well past retirement. With two Bria seniors’ living communities in Tsawwassen, Ted’s looking forward to his next chapter in life at The Wexford.
“Home-cooked meals the way I like them, lots to do, and places to go. It’s all I need.”
Want more information about what life is like at the Bria community, The Wexford? Contact Rosanne Philbrook, Manager at 604.948.4477