Living in Delta, BC

Still predominantly rural, the district municipality of Delta has a rich agricultural heritage and while it has seen many changes over the years, life continues to move at a significantly slower pace in this particular section of Metro Vancouver.

Home to farms and business parks, busy commercial centres and long stretches of uncrowded beaches, Delta has just the right balance of urban, suburban and rural. Its over 183 km² area is surrounded on three sides by water – Fraser River to the north, Boundary Bay to the south, and the Strait of Georgia to the west. Its eastern neighbour is the city of Surrey.

Delta is actually three different communities – Ladner, North Delta and Tsawwassen – and each has its own distinct history and unique characteristics. Ladner, which is along the south arm of the Fraser River, is a historic fishing village and still has quite a few heritage farms and Victorian-era homes. North Delta is more urban, though it also contains numerous parks as well as Burn’s Bog, the largest and only bog of its kind left on the North American west coast. Tsawwassen, the southernmost community, is famously sunny and boasts many luxurious waterfront homes.

Delta Quick Facts:

  • Original inhabitants were the Coast Salish peoples and the Tsawwassen First Nation still has land here
  • First settled by Europeans in the late 1860s
  • The southern tip of the peninsula is part of the United States and is occupied by the community of Point Roberts, Washington
  • Has an estimated population of 100,000

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