Tsawwassen Beach - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Hand held panorama taken from Tsawwassen Beach near Vancouver. This image was taken late in the afternoon as the sun was beginning to descend over Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal at the end of June 2012.
Tsawwassen Beach - FURTHER INFORMATION
Tsawwassen Beach - Vancouver visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Tsawwassen Beach' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from British Columbia.
Tsawwassen means facing the sea in Salish and a large part of northwest Tsawwassen is the Tsawwassen Indian Reserve, where members of the Tsawwassen First Nation have a Coast Salish ancestry. The suburb occupies a peninsula south of central Vancouver in the Corporation of Delta. The southern point of the peninsula, Point Roberts, is south of the 49th parallel and is therefore part of the United States although it is disconnected from the rest of the USA by land. The peninsula is flanked by the Strait of Georgia to the west and Boundary Bay to the east.
Tsawwassen Beach faces west, providing good views of sunset on clear days. Just off from the beach is the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal which provides ferry link to the surrounding islands, including Vancouver Island which rises behind the ferry terminus in the distance. Other hills and islands visible include Galiano Island, Saltspring Island, Mayne Island, Saturna Island and San Juan Island.
Above this part of the beach is Fred Gingell Park next to English Bluff Road, named after Fred Gingell who moved to Tsawwassen in 1960 and spent the next 40 years here. A steep, stepped bath from the park provides the only public access to Tsawwassen Beach.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Bus: English Buff Road (603) from Bridgewater Skytrain Station.
Car: Tsawwassen Beach is about 33km south of central Vancouver (Highway 99, Highway 17, 51st St. 12th Avenue and English Buff Road)
Skytrain: Bridgewater Station followed by 603 bus.