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 Home > Travel BC > BC Cities and Towns > Vancouver, Coast & Mountains > Delta

Delta is located in the very south-west corner of the Lower Mainland and borders the communities of Surrey in the north-east, Richmond in the north-west and Point Roberts in the south.

Three Communities
The Corporation of Delta is made up of three separate communities called Tsawwassen, Ladner and North Delta. These three communities are located some distance apart from each other and separated by large tracks of agricultural land that border the Fraser River Delta and Boundary Bay.

Tsawwassen is located south of Hwy 17 just west of the BC Ferries Terminal on 56th Street. The community sits on a peninsula that forms Roberts Bank and is bordered by the ocean on two sides with Boundary Bay on the east and the Strait of Georgia in the west. Tsawwassen has a small business section situated on 56th Street and the residential housing is generally made up of well-to-do executive homes and upscale condominiums.

Ladner is located north of Tsawwassen by around 7.5 km (5 miles) on Hwy 17. The community is bordered by large tracts of agricultural land with the Strait of Georgia and the Fraser River Delta surrounding the north and western sides. Ladner is the commercial centre of Delta with the administrative, recreational, business sections and public transit transfer station all being established there.

North Delta
North Delta, made up mainly of a middle-class population, is located farther away to the east of Tsawwassen and Ladner and is more connected with the business and transportation networks of the Newton district of Surrey. The border with Surrey, which runs north/south, is 120th Street or commonly called Scott Road. Scott Road is home to a number of services, shopping malls, pubs and fast-food outlets.

Burns Bog
Burns Bog is a large peat bog situated on the north-east side of North Delta where it borders with Surrey near the Alex Fraser Bridge. This unique eco-system is ten times larger than Stanley Park or an area of around 4,000 hectares (10,000 acres) and is home to a number of diverse plant species. In order to protect Burns Bog from development, the Delta Nature Reserve has been established where trails are available for you to view this special eco-system.

The Delta Nature Reserve
The Delta Nature Reserve is comprised of only less than two percent of the total area of Burns Bog with 60 hectares (148 acres) of land set aside preserving this unusual landscape. For normal walking speed, there is about a 90-minute path including some boardwalks where you loop through meadows full of skunk cabbage, and spaghum peat moss past a cedar grove which is full of songbirds and wildlife habitat.

Reifel Bird Sanctuary
Another area for wildlife is a small island called Westham Island located just south off River Road in Ladner. Reifel Bird Sanctuary is a protected bird migration area with most of the habitat along an estuary on the Fraser River. This sanctuary allows you to get up close to the wonders of nature with so much wildlife present.

Tsatsu Shores
Tsawwassen has a number of areas ready for exploring. One of the popular areas with the locals is along the causeway to the ferry terminal and the wetlands near the Roberts Bank Ship Terminal. Look for the entrance to Tsatsu Shores as you travel east near the beginning of the causeway to BC Ferries.

Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
Delta has some of the best weather in British Columbia and is able to grow a large number of various fruits and vegetables for the BC market. As you travel through the community, view all the agricultural land and watch for the produce stands and the 'you pick' signs posted on the roads and experience some of the freshest products available.

There are a number of golf courses to play in Delta - Beach Grove Golf Club, Tsawwassen Golf & Country Club, Delta Golf Course and Sunshine Hills Golf Course.

Point Roberts
At the south-western end of Delta in Tsawwassen, the community also borders a landlocked section of the United States called Point Roberts. In Point Roberts you can find real estate for sale for less cost than some areas of the Lower Mainland.

Recreation in Point Roberts
There is a large marina situated in Port Roberts if you are arriving by boat. Here you can find: the 9-hole Pt. Roberts Golf Course, Point Roberts Yacht Club, Orca whale watching at Lighthouse Country Park situated at the tip of the peninsula.

Uncle Herbert's Fish and Chips
On your quest for the best fish and chips you might want to try Uncle Herbert's Fish and Chips in Ladner. Conveniently located next to the Ladner Museum at 4866 Delta Street, Uncle Herbert's is usually voted in the top five locations for fish and chips in British Columbia.

Information on Delta



Map of Delta
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Delta Map - Google

56th Street Tsawwassen
56th Street Tsawwassen


Delta Museum and Archives
Delta Museum and Archives


Alex Fraser Bridge
Alex Fraser Bridge


Wildlife Refuge
Wildlife Refuge


Boat Launch - Ladner
Boat Launch - Ladner


Tsatsu Shores
Tsatsu Shores


Alex Fraser Bridge
Alex Fraser Bridge

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