Southlands is the first project of its kind in North America — a masterplan beach community rooted in farming and food — reestablishing the culture of agriculture in a new sense of place.
Based on the principles of ‘agricultural urbanism’ — an approach that integrates farming and urbanism at the metropolitan edge — Southlands establishes a true expression of farm-to-table living through a carefully-crafted, culturally-rich urban-agrarian experience that celebrates farming and educates people about the food they eat. Agriculture activates the social, cultural, economic, and recreational activities in the surrounding neighbourhoods.
On Boundary Bay in Tsawwassen, Southlands features a range of character housing from townhomes to quaint cottage courtyards, single-family homes, and apartments. Designed by Vancouver’s ZGF Architects, Southlands blends contemporary simplicity with traditional farmstead design, complete with a collection of agrarian outbuildings, natural open space, and a network of trails that connect people to the beach at Boundary Bay Park.
The heart of Southlands is its vibrant Market District — with craft-style businesses, including Four Winds Craft Brewery and Restaurant, artisan shops, a Market Square for fresh produce, open-air performance space, and allotment gardens.