A town in the lower mainland of British Columbia, part of the corporation of Delta, which includes Ladner and points surrounding as well. Tsawwassen is very flat, and like all of Delta, is a little below sea level in spots and so surrounded by a dyke. It is strikingly lacking in cultural features other than housing a major ferry terminal and a waterslide park, Splashdown Park. It is close to the Canada/US border and borders too on Boundary Bay, Mud Bay, and the open ocean at the mouth of the Fraser river. Tsawwassen is pronounced tah-WAH-sehn, and is named for a First Nations band, the Tsawwassen band, part of whose traditional territory it largely occupies.