Eric and I have been biking around Tsawwassen and Ladner since we got our bikes last month. We took advantage of that one nice week in April and stopped for several weeks due to the weather. Now that we are approaching the last week of May, almost every day is perfect for an early evening bike ride after work. Since we don’t have a bike rack installed in our car, we have been exploring bike trails in Tsawwassen and Ladner exclusively.

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Sinc we are both beginners (especially me), I originally hated the idea of riding on the roads next to cars. Luckily, the traffic is nothing in Tsawwassen and Ladner compared to the busier parts of the Lower Mainland (e.g., Downtown Vancouver). I did have trouble finding information online with beginner-friendly bike trails for our neighbourhood. Therefore, I decided to document my beginner-friendly bike routes as I explore my favourite cities on my bike.

Last Updated: Jun 21, 2021 – added the route from Tsawwassen Mills to Southlands!

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Tsawwassen Mills to Barnside Brewing Co, Ladner

Duration: 45 mins (as per Google) 1 hr 15 mins (for beginner)
Distance: 12.7km
Views: Farm, Houses, Highway, Sheep!

  1. Turn left onto Salish Sea Drive (Marshalls entrance at Tsawwassen Mills)
tsawwasseen mills bike route

2. Once you hit Fisherman Way, turn right onto Fisherman Way (shared pedestrian/bike lane)

3. Once you hit 53 St, turn left onto 53 St (designated bike lane)

4. Once you hit the stop sign and Backroads Family Farm Market, turn right onto 28 Ave

5. Shortly after you turned right onto 28 Ave, turn left at the traffic light onto 53 St where you face your first uphill (easy)

6. Continue on 53 St which will turn into Arthur Drive shortly after going downhill
– alternatively, click here if you want to go to RiverHouse Restaurant & Pub in Ladner

7. Turn right onto 34b Ave (shared car/bike lane)

8. Continue on 34b Ave and you will see another uphill (easy)

9. You will see a stop sign after going downhill so turn left onto 64 St (shared bike/car lane)

10. Continue on 64 St and after about 7 minutes, you will see houses rather than farm land

11. When you arrive at the traffic light at 64 St/Ladner Trunk Road, you will see a Co-op Gas Bar to your right. This is a perfect pit-stop for drinks or snacks

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12. After another 5 minutes of riding on 64 St, you will arrive in front of Highway 99 with the Delta Public Works Yard to your right

13. You should see this highway-crossing path to your left (yield to pedestrians and horses)

14. The crossing path will lead you to this cool tunnel under Highway 99!

15. You will arrive at this intersection so turn left on 64 St again (shared bike/car lane)

16. Once you arrive at the stop sign, turn right onto 60 Ave (shared bike/car lane)

17. You should arrive at Barnside Brewing Co several minutes after your last turn (pay attention to the sheep on your right after you passed Imperial Stables)

Tsawwassen Mills to RiverHouse Restaurant & Pub, Ladner

Duration: 40 mins (as per Google) 1 hr (for beginner)
Distance: 11.9 km
Views: Farm, Houses & Marina!

(pictures for Step 1 to 6 – click here)

1. Turn left onto Salish Sea Drive (Marshalls entrance at Tsawwassen Mills)
2. Once you hit Fisherman Way, turn right onto Fisherman Way (shared pedestrian/bike lane)
3. Once you hit 53 St, turn left onto 53 St (designated bike lane)
4. Once you hit the stop sign and Backroads Family Farm Market, turn right onto 28 Ave
5. Shortly after you turned right onto 28 Ave, turn left at the traffic light onto 53 St where you face your first uphill (easy)
6. Continue on 53 St which will turn into Arthur Drive shortly after going downhill

7. Continue on Arthur Drive for about 12 minutes

Arthur Drive Ladner

8. At the intersection of Ladner Trunk and Arthur Drive, continue onto Arthur Drive which becomes Elliott Street

9. At the stop sign at the intersection of Bridge St and Elliott St, take a right onto Bridge Street/Westminster Avenue

Bridge St and Elliott St

10. Continue on Westminster Avenue until you arrive at the intersection of Westminster Avenue & Ferry Road/Bentley Drive so you can take a left onto Ferry Road

11. Continue on Ferry Road for about 7 minutes

12. Once you arrive at the Marina parking lot, there should be a sign for Dyke Access (shown in second picture below, as of May 2021) which you can follow and take a left onto the marina dyke

13. Continue on the dyke (enjoy the view on your left) until you arrive at the bridge to your left (shown in second picture below)

14. Follow the bridge which will bring you to the other side of Highway 99 (watch out for the blind corners)

15. After going through a small section of the forest (tip: pay attention to the river view on your left), you will arrive at the starting point of Millennium Trail; make a turn left here onto River Road

millennium trail ladner

16. Make a left turn to stay on River Road at the stop sign

17. You should see RiverHouse Restaurant and Pub shortly after you pass the stop sign

18. All that is left to do is to enjoy their Happy Hours (3 to 6 PM daily) on their amazing patio overlooking the Fraser River!

riverhouse restaurant and pub ladner

Tsawwassen Mills to Boundary Bay/Southlands Tsawwassen

Duration: 20 mins (as per Google) 30 mins (for beginner)
Distance: 5.8 km
Views: Golf Course, Houses & Farmland!

1. Start at the Bass Pro Shop entrance at Tsawwassen Mills

2. At the intersection of Highway 17 and 52 St right outside of Tsawwassen Mills, cross over Highway 17 so you arrive right in front of the Tsawwassen Springs golf course entrance

3. Keep going on 52 St and you should see the Welcome to Tsawwassen sign shortly

4. You will see your only uphill on this route as soon as you arrive at the intersection of 52 St and Spyglass Crescent
– feel free to detour for a quick coffee at Nat’s Coffee House or a quick sandwich at Newmans Fine Foods

5. You should see Saratoga Drive once you reach the top of that hill – keep going on 52 St

6. At the intersection of 52 St and 12 Avenue, make a left turn onto 12 Avenue

7. Keep going on 12 Avenue and you should arrive at Tsawwassen Town Centre on your left

8. Continue on 12 Ave and you should face a slight downhill after passing Petra’s by L’Aromas

9. Make a slight right at the intersection of 12 Ave and Beach Grove Road as 12 Ave will turn into Boundary Bay Road

10. Continue on Boundary Bay Road for about 10 minutes

11. You have arrived in the Southlands neighbourhood
– check out Prado Cafe or their summer farmers’ market on Saturdays

Southlands Tsawwassen

Tsawwassen Mills to Fred Gingell Park (Epic View)

coming soon

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  1. […] With less traffic and wider roads than the busier cities in the Lower Mainland, Tsawwassen makes a great city for cyclists. Eric and I have been biking around towns since we picked up our bikes last month. If you are ready for some scenic rides, check out my post with beginner-friendly bike trails here. […]

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