Tucked off the Fraser River, less than 20 kilometres from the dense urban centre of Vancouver, the Village of Ladner has been around since 1873, when a wharf was built so farmers could ship produce to urban markets. The waterfront is the centre piece as the village nearby grew, and even today the harbour isn’t touristy-it’s jam-packed with fishing boats, small marinas and waterfront restaurants. The village feels like a charming secret….ten minutes away is a large new shopping mall….fifteen more minutes takes you to Tsawwassen and the ferries to Vancouver Island.
One of the things South Delta-ites love to share is how sunny it is here, and yet so many people still aren’t “in” on the best kept secret in the Lower Mainland. The self-proclaimed “Land of Sun” gets 3 full days of sunshine for every 1 in Vancouver though we’re only a short 40-minute drive away. Perhaps this abundance of sun, along with the laid-back pace of the beach-side community is why visitors often say that they feel as if they’re on a holiday when they come here. You could say it’s the sunnier side of life.
North Delta – a bustling community full of businesses, shops, restaurants, arts and culture. It is a largely suburban community of approximately 50,000 residents which is situated in north-east Delta bordered by Surrey and Burns Bog, the largest raised bog in North America.