- The Land
- Market District
Planning for Southlands began with a vision for Market District. Here, in Market Square, farmers sell their produce at markets, but they also mingle with residents and shopkeepers over coffee, craft ale, or a sandwich. Market District is a vibrant village where people roam and gather—residents and visitors alike—at food festivals, outdoor concerts, and Earthwise gardening demonstrations. Mixed-use buildings have relevant retail at ground level and residential flats above. Walkable streets double as festive outdoor spaces. Market District is core to Southlands’ sense of place, connecting agriculture to consumers in meaningful ways.
Market District is an animated destination for people focused on food, farming, gardening, cooking, and gastronomy. It’s therefore an excellent location for your restaurant, café, retail shop, commercial kitchen, or small production facility. If your business supports our ethos of farming and food, please contact:
The Market Square is the focal point of Market District and a flourishing commercial hub where agriculture intersects with the community. Here, people shop the farmers’ markets, explore demonstration gardens, and refuel at farm-to-table restaurants. The heritage Red Barn has been reinvented as a unique venue for weddings and community events, and the natural amphitheatre hosts musical performances. Members tend their allotment gardens, the Grange provides indoor space for the business of farming, and historic Alexander/Gunn House stands as a tangible legacy of farming on this land.
The Discovery Centre is the public’s introduction to real estate and lifestyle information at Southlands. Its simple Scandinavian design and exceptional craftsmanship set the standard for all Southlands structures to follow. Our real estate team operates out of this building Saturday through Wednesday from 11AM to 4PM. No appointment necessary and dogs are welcome inside (free dog treats!).
Prado Cafe at Southlands is open 7 days a week from 7am-4pm weekdays and 8am-4pm weekends. Award-winning and Vancouver-based, Prado has built a reputation for quality coffee, amazing baked goods, and a welcoming atmosphere. Their Southlands location offers one of the best outdoor patios in Tsawwassen to enjoy a sunny day with a beautiful view of the community. Get to know Prado >
North America’s best-selling electric bicycle brand has set up shop at Southlands Tsawwassen. Drop by Pedego Delta (located beside Prado Cafe) for e-bike rentals and sales, servicing, cycling accessories, and hosted e-bike experiences. It’s the most fun way to explore Boundary Bay and the surrounding areas. Let’s go >
Dating to 1884, this farmhouse was painstakingly restored in 1999. Standing proudly at the corner of Boundary Bay Road and 3rd Avenue, this beloved heritage building is now a gift to Delta and a distinctive gateway element to our neighbourhood.
Part of the original dairy farm at Southlands, this historic barn’s original character and patina has been refreshed and repurposed to a modern gathering place, with a well-equipped kitchen installed. The Red Barn and its commissary kitchen are available for rent to host a range of community events. Rent this space >
Purpose-built to support the business of agriculture, The Grange provides farmers with offices, meeting space, produce cleaning and aggregating facilities, and storage for equipment and tools. Farmers’ markets take place on the outdoor plaza. Community hot desks and a boardroom are available to the public for daily rental and are the perfect space for remote work. Rent a desk >
A natural bowl in the site’s topography becomes an amphitheatre for open-air performances and other events. This natural seating venue overlooks Market Square, with an orchard as its backdrop.
Raised bed garden plots set in a community garden are available for Southlands residents to grow their own food on site. Passersby will see gardeners planting, harvesting, and tending to their plots here at the heart of the neighbourhood.
Established on the Southlands site for over 10 years, Earthwise is a not-for-profit farming organization that cultivates sustainable communities through environmental education and stewardship. The public is invited to connect with Earthwise through events, gardening workshops, and their CSA (community-supported agriculture) program. Their garden at Southlands is open to visitors. Meet Earthwise >
This open-air market series provides fresh produce grown by our farm partners on Southlands Farm, and other handmade goods from local vendors and artisans. Markets take place outside The Grange every second Saturday from June through November. Let’s go to the market >
There’s always something happening in Southlands’ vibrant Market Square. Join us for long table dinners, food festivals, outdoor concerts, night markets, and holiday celebrations that take place throughout the year. See what’s happening >