Entrance sign at Tsawwassen Mills
A large "Tsawwassen Mills" sign stands at one of the entrances to the mall.

The sprawling Tsawwassen Mills shopping centre opened last month on First Nations land near the ferry terminal, and offers something for everyone.

The indoor mall covers 1.2 million square feet and will have over 200 stores once fully leased. There is also a 1,100 seat food court and children’s play area.

Half of the stores are outlets, and there are 18 “first-to-market” retailers including Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse, Pro Hockey Life, Saks Off 5th, The Outlet by Harry Rosen, Michael Kors Outlet, lululemon athletica outlet, Browns Outlet and more.

Other stores include Forever 21, H&M, Winners, Marshalls, Nike Factory Store, West 49, Old Navy and Pro Hockey Life.

Getting to the mall is a bit of a journey if you’re coming from Vancouver. The best route to avoid traffic congestion coming from Vancouver or Richmond is to take the “back way” — meaning take Deltaport Way off 17A, Arthur Drive, 53 St, 52 St, and onto Canoe Pass Way. Downtown Vancouver to the mall took about 40 minutes driving time on a weekend. 

Entrance sign with Aboriginal art
Entrance signage, with shopping centre in the background.
Glass whale public art
Beautiful public art at one of the entrances to the shopping centre.
Glass whale public art
Beautiful public art at one of the entrances to the shopping centre.
Entrance sign at Tsawwassen Mills
A large “Tsawwassen Mills” sign stands at one of the entrances to the mall.
Aboriginal art
Lounge area for customers inside mall, with Aboriginal art.
Pro Hockey Life
Pro Hockey Life store at Tsawwassen Mills.
Entrance to the Outdoor Life neighbour at Tsawwassen Mills, home to Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, the main attraction at this sprawling new mall.
Entrance to the Outdoor Life neighbour at Tsawwassen Mills, home to Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, the main attraction at this sprawling new mall.
Fashion Neighbourhood
Fashion Neighbourhood area of Tsawwassen Mills.
DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse outlet
DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse at Tsawwassen Mills.
Saks Fifth Avenue outlet at Tsawwassen Mills
Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th outlet at Tsawwassen Mills.
Inside Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th outlet
Inside the Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th outlet, which resembles a Winners or Marshall’s — both present at the mall as well.
Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th outlet
Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th outlet entrance.
Tsawwassen Mills Lululemon outlet
Lululemon outlet at Tsawwassen Mills.
Harry Rosen Outlet Tsawwassen Mills
Harry Rosen Outlet at Tsawwassen Mills.
Tsawwassen Mills public art
Public art inside Tsawwassen Mills, at the entrance to the Nature Neighbourhood area.

Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World

The largest anchor in the mall is the Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, which could be described as part-theme park, part-outdoor enthusiast’s dream store.

The 150,000 square feet store has impressive towering aquariums, taxidermy throughout the store, large murals, as well as an on-site bar and restaurant with a bowling alley. It’s the chain’s sixth store in Canada and first in B.C., and is worth the visit on its own.

Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World
Entrance to the Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World at Tsawwassen Mills. Half store, half theme park.
Bear taxidermy at Bass Pro Shops
Bear taxidermy at Bass Pro Shops.
Bass Pro Shops aquarium
Children were fascinated by this large aquarium inside Bass Pro Shops.
Bass Pro Shops aquarium
A large tank full of living fish at Bass Pro Shops.
Flying birds
Large mural with suspended “flying” birds runs down the centre of Bass Pro Shops.
Bass Pro Shops taxidermy
Mounted animal taxidermy at the Bass Pro Shops at Tsawwassen Mills.
Fish Bowl Bass Pro Shops
Entrance to the Fish Bowl.
Bass Pro Shops Fish Bowl
There are impressive models inside the Fish Bowl bar and bowling alley.
Bass Pro Shops bowling alley
The Fish Bowl bowling alley inside the Bass Pro Shops is a brilliant way to get people to spend more time (and money) in the store and really helps make it a destination.
Fish Bowl bar
Bar at the Fish Bowl bowling alley inside the Bass Pro Shops at Tsawwassen Mills.
Deer decoys
Deer decoys at Bass Pro Shops.
Hunting Bass Pro Shops
Hunting section at Bass Pro Shops.
Bass Pro Shops decoys
Canada Goose decoys at Bass Pro Shops at Tsawwassen Mills.

First Nations partnered with developer

Ivanhoé Cambridge partnered with the Tsawwassen First Nation to develop the mall, at a cost of $600 million. Local artisans from the First Nation also designed several of the art pieces inside the shopping centre.

Ivanhoé Cambridge says the mall is within a 30-45 minute drive for 2.5 million people in the Lower Mainland. The mall is also targeting shoppers on Vancouver Island and south of the border.

For a full listing of stores, click here.

Mall Hours

  • Monday: 10:00am – 9:00pm
  • Tuesday: 10:00am – 9:00pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00am – 9:00pm
  • Thursday: 10:00am – 9:00pm
  • Friday: 10:00am – 9:00pm
  • Saturday: 10:00am – 9:00pm
  • Sunday: 10:00am – 7:00pm