come celebrate the past the present and
of the sunniest and driest spots in the British Columbia
Lower Mainland, Delta is home to approximately 100,000 people
living in Ladner, Tsawwassen and North Delta. These three
BC communities are as rich and alive as the name 'Delta' implies:
rich in soil and water -- rich in history and industry --
and especially rich in people. The name 'Delta' itself is
derived from the fact that the community is located at the
delta of the Fraser
in the southwest corner of the Lower Mainland of
British Columbia, the community of Delta is bordered on the
north by the Fraser River, on the south by Boundary Bay and
on the east by the City of Surrey.
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entire area is a naturalists delight with many parks, and
a bird sanctuary. Outdoor enthusiasts can also frolic at Centennial
beach, walk or bike along the dyke system where you can gaze
at the majestic mountains to the north, or look out into an
ocean bay. For those who like a more organized surrounding,
they can visit a waterslide park or one of the local golf
courses. This "sunshine capital" draws local residents,
as well as those from around the world, to explore and take
advantage of the delights this area has to offer.
communities are justly proud of the amenities which are
vital to the quality of life in each, different as they
are from each other. Above all, people still may find a
well-preserved sense of rural living in Delta. Ladner takes
pride in its early heritage of farming and fishing. Many
of the buildings in the area reflect this early era. A stroll
through Ladner can take you back in years to a slower, quieter
time. North Delta is the largest residential area in the
municipality. Sunshine Hills is a prestigious development
with its own tennis courts, playground, and other public
leisure facilities nearby. Single-family dwellings predominate
in prestigious Tsawwassen, along with low-rise townhouses
and apartments, and beautiful waterfront homes.
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There are a number of hotels and motels to accommodate the
traveler as well as quaint waterfront cottages, B&B's,
and an RV park/campsite.
Elevation: 3 m. (10 ft.).
Delta, British Columbia, is only 22 km (14 mi.) southwest
of Vancouver. BC Ferries run frequent daily service from
Tsawwassen terminal in South Delta to Swartz Bay and Nanaimo
(Vancouver Island), the Gulf Islands and Prince Rupert.
The area is accessible to rail, water and major highways
in all directions. An airport for small planes exists near
Boundary Bay in South Delta. The community is crossed by
both Highways #99 and #91, which provides easy access to
both the Vancouver International Airport and the U.S. Boundary
Bay Airport, in Delta, provides air service on a more local
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Facilities & Activities: Sungod Recreation Centre,
skating and curling rinks, golf courses, tennis courts,
playgrounds, and Natural Parks conveniently located throughout
Delta offer a wide range of activities for all ages. The
Delta Park system offers a wide variety of open space for
the enjoyment of all. There are also miles of dykes available
for walking and biking.
Employment: Industry, Agriculture, Fishing, and Commerce.
Industry is the fastest growing sector of the community
with new growth focused on Annacis Island and along River
Local Attractions: Delta Millennium Trail, Diefenbaker
Park; George C. Reifel Island Bird Sanctuary; Deas Island
Regional Park; Boundary Bay Regional Park, Delta Historic
Museum and Archives, Delta Nature Reserve, Burns Bog Nature
Reserve, Roberts Banks Superport tours.
Community Events: February: Heritage Week celebrations July: Canada Day celebrations, Concerts in the Park
series, Tour de Delta International Bicycling Races August: Concerts in the Park series, Sun Festival October: Pumpkin Festival (Old Ladner downtown core) December: Ladner Carol Ships Sailpast