Located in Delta close to the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal, Tsawwassen Mills is a large outlet mall with designer stores, factory outlets and restaurants.
Tsawwassen Mills Outlet Mall
Tsawwassen Mills is a newer mall that opened in October of 2016. It features unique designs based on First Nations architecture including a ceiling that resembles a longhouse. There is also Indigenous art on display throughout the mall.
In total, the place features over 200 stores and restaurants. It’s a large modern mall with wide open hallways and fairly high ceilings. It’s a pretty big place.
Mall Hours and Location
Tsawwassen Mills is usually open every day from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm. Holiday hours at the mall are similar, although on Remembrance Day they are usually open from 11:05 am until 6:00 pm.
The mall is located at 5000 Canoe Pass Way in Delta. It is very close to the Big Splash Water Slide Park (formerly known as Splashdown), and about 40 minutes or so from downtown Vancouver in normal traffic. It’s also less than 5 minutes from the BC Ferries Tsawwassen Terminal.
TIP: If going to the mall from the Vancouver direction, if you find traffic is bad and there is a line up to get in at the first entrance at 52nd Street, keep going along the highway for a couple more blocks. There is a second and third entrance further down and both traffic and parking availability are usually better in that area.
Similar to Vancouver’s other outlet mall, McArthurGlen, Tsawwassen Mills contains a variety of premium fashion brands and factory outlet stores. Products sold here range from clothing to electronics to shoes, beauty products, home decor and sporting goods.
To give you an idea of what to expect, a sample of stores is listed below. (Note: Especially in today’s world of COVID-19, store details are subject to change.)
- American Eagle
- Guess Factory
- Tommy Hilfiger
- COACH Outlet
- Kate Spade New York Outlet
- Michael Hill
- Michael Kors Outlet
- Foot Locker
- Lululemon Outlet
- Nike Factory Store
- Saks OFF 5th
- Sensea Immersive
Restaurants at Tsawwassen Mills
Tsawwassen Mills is home to several restaurants. Sit-down places include Boston Pizza, Milestones, Montana’s, South St. Burger and Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl & Grill.
The mall is also home to a large food court for folk wanting something quick and easy to eat. As of the last time we checked, restaurants within the food court included A&W, Barcelo’s, Bourbon Street Grill, California Thai, Chachi’s, Crepe de Licious, Edo Japan, Freshly Squeezed, Hula Poke, KFC, New York Fries, Opa! Souvlaki, Shanghai 360, Umi Teriyaki and VINA Vietnamese.
Throughout the mall there are also various specialty food stores and food stands. Snack options at these places include pretzels, chocolate, popcorn, sushi and frozen yogurt. There are also specialty drink stores such as Starbucks, Davids Tea, Jugo Juice and Tim Hortons.
In addition to the restaurants and retail stores, Tsawwassen Mills is also home to some unique experiences. These include Virtual-Land, Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl & Grill, and Outdoor World at the Bass Pro Shop.
Virtual-Land is a virtual reality experience centre within the mall. Visitors can play video games and watch videos and movies, all in 3D+ virtual reality. (Note: The last time we checked – in December of 2020 – the website for Virtual-Land wasn’t working. It appears that the venue is closed, but possibly also under new management, and under the name of VRFUNZ, which means it may still reopen. Exact details are to be confirmed.)
Uncle Buck’s is one of the restaurants found within Tsawwassen Mills Mall. The place though is more than just a restaurant. Decorated with fish and other aquatic decorations, the establishment also features bowling alleys and billiards tables.
The Bass Pro Shop at Tsawwassen Mills also offers a unique experience called Outdoor World. The place has a range of gear for outdoor enthusiasts and is home to rustic, nature-themed displays and large fish tanks with live fish.
Other entertainment experiences include Pro Hockey Life, the Skate Park at West 49 and the Playscape Arcade. There is also Sensea Immersive which is a museum-like attraction that hosts touring exhibitions. In 2021 it was home to the Da Vinci Experience. In 2022, for a limited time, it was where Stargazer: An Immersive Universe was held.
For more details about the mall visit the Tsawwassen Mills website.
If you like shopping, other malls to check out include Metropolis at Metrotown in Burnaby and Park Royal in West Vancouver. Those are the Lower Mainland’s two largest shopping centres. A popular upscale mall in downtown Vancouver is the Pacific Centre. In Richmond there is also the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet.
Other articles that might be of interest include the following:
- Vancouver Places for Shopping
- Tsawwassen and BC Ferries
- Metro Vancouver’s Best Places
- Vancouver’s Festivals & Events Calendar