Tsawwassen Beach

Feature Type:Community - An unincorporated populated place, generally with a population of 50 or more, and having a recognized central area that might contain a post office, store and/or community hall, etc, intended for the use of the general public in the region.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Pronounced: sa WOSS-en
Relative Location: W shore of Point Roberts (peninsula) between BC-Washington boundary and causeway, in Delta (municipality), New Westminster Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°00'00''N, 123°05'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 92G/3

Origin Notes and History:

Tsawwassen Beach (settlement) adopted 11 February 1936 on 92G/3 as a well-established name. Form of name adjusted to Tsawwassen Beach (community) in January 1974. See Tsawwassen (community) for interpretive information.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office