Vancouver Island has a new summer destination, and it’s only a ferry trip away! Tsawwassen Mills opened last October and has quickly established itself as a one-stop hub for factory outlets, premium fashion, delicious food, and amazing entertainment.
Whether you’re in Victoria, Nanaimo, or anywhere else on the Island, a day trip to Tsawwassen Mills is now more convenient than ever. This summer, don’t miss your chance to visit. Enjoy a fantastic day out with the entire family!
1 – The Experience
Tsawwassen Mills is definitely not your average trip to the mall! Not only is it unlike anything offered on the Island, it’s also unlike anything in the province.
With BC’s largest selection of outlets, Tsawwassen Mills has everything from The Outlet by Harry Rosen and a Michael Kors Outlet to a Lululemon Outlet and a Nike Factory Store. They also have numerous unique offerings such as Bass Pro Shops, Lucky Brand Jeans, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Pro Hockey Life, Ever New, Bowring, KIX, and Saje Natural Wellness.
And while you browse through the nearly 200 stores, your kids can entertain themselves too. Pick up a stroller with an embedded entertainment screen, take your young one to the children’s play area, or check out the West 49 indoor skate park.
Through Labour Day weekend, Vancouver Islanders get access to an exclusive Surprise and Delight giveaway! When you take the ferry over, simply show your ticket receipt upon arrival at Tsawwassen Mills, mention this article, and you’ll receive a stylish surprise gift.
2 – The Convenience
Tsawwassen Mills is making a family day trip more convenient than ever. With no meals to pack, no chairs or beach umbrellas to cram into the car, and no worries about weather or transport, all you’ve got to do is get the kids dressed and head to the ferry terminal! And no need to bring your car on the ferry because theyève got you covered on the other side.
When you walk out of the arrivals area, a complimentary shuttle will be waiting for you! Ten minutes later, you’ll be in the heart of Tsawwassen Mills, enjoying your day of shopping and entertainment!
Running daily all year long, the shuttle makes trips in conjunction with ferry arrival times and shopping centre operating hours, so you’ll never have to worry about missing a sailing.
3 – The Deals
Tsawwassen Mills boasts BC’s largest collection of outlet stores …all under one roof, so shoppers are always guaranteed savings each and every visit! In fact, deals promos, and events are announced on a daily basis, so if you follow their social channels like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or just walk in the door, there is always a sale or exclusive promotion for shoppers such as 40, 50 and even 60% off! Some stores are even clearing out their summer merchandise already!
But guess what? Islanders also qualify as tourists, giving us exclusive access to savings programs! Upon arrival, be sure to pick up your Love Everything About Savings Booklet for tourists. With more than 70 retailers participating, you’ll find one-of-a-kind deals and giveaways for the whole family!
Use the booklet to get your hands on Davids Tea’s latest array of refreshing summer blends, update your wardrobe at Kixs and Ever New, or score big savings on sportswear from the Adidas Outlet, Puma Outlet, and the Canucks Team Store. And that’s only a tiny glimpse into what’s available!
4 – The Food
Not only is Tsawwassen Mills a hub for shoppers, it’s also filled to the brim with eating options. With four full-service restaurants and 1100 seat food hall, you’ll never go hungry!
Looking for a unique and delicious burger stop? Chow down on an all natural Beef Burger from South St. Burger. Feeling a new brand of gourmet sandwich? Check out Chachi’s!
If you’re looking for a sit-down restaurant experience, you’ve also got a wealth of choice. Share a meal with the whole family at Boston Pizza, Montana’s, or Milestones. Or, if you’re in the mood for a completely unique dining experience, head to Uncle Bucks Fish Bowl. The only place of its kind in Canada, Uncle Buck’s massive indoor aquarium will give you a feeling of an underwater exploration while you eat and bowl.
TIP: Your Tourist Savings Booklet covers food too! Chachi’s, Barcelo’s Flame Grilled Chicken, Pannizza, and more all have deals available. And don’t forget dessert! Make the most of savings and giveaways at Jugo Juice, Kernels, Lindt Chocolate, and more!
5 – The Activities
A family trip wouldn’t be complete without some fun and games. At Tsawwassen Mills, take your pick. You can bowl while grabbing a bite at Uncle Bucks, spend time with the little ones at the children’s play area, or channel your inner daredevil with some skateboarding at the West 49 indoor skateboard park.
If you want to step the summer excitement a notch, you can also head over to Tsawwassen Mills’ newest neighbours. Big Splash Waterpark opened in June and has quickly made its name as a fantastic destination for watery family fun.
Plus, the partnership between Big Splash and Tsawwassen Mills means more chances for awesome deals! You could win a $50 Tsawwassen Mills Gift Card just by showing your Big Splash admission pass at Guest Services!