Delta, BC, Canada is many things - it is a gateway to the ocean, an agricultural farming district, a ferry transportation hub, a base for exploring history, a wetland and marsh reserve, a migration sanctuary and home to residential communities.
The Delta region is comprised of three communities - North Delta, Tsawwassen and Ladner (South Delta). Together they form the Delta region which is part of the Metro Vancouver region (Greater Vancouver Regional District).
Located to the east of Delta, BC is the community of Surrey, BC and to the west is the Strait of Georgia and Vancouver Island the Gulf Islands. North of Delta is the Fraser River and the City of Richmond... and to the south is the community of White Rock, BC.
The combination of the geography, topography and historiography of the Delta region is very unique to the Metro Vancouver region. North Delta, B.C. is spread out across rolling uplands and flatlands. Ladner, BC is a riverfront community located on the south arm of the Fraser River. And Tsawwassen, B.C. is a waterfront destination located on the ocean's coastline sharing a border with the U.S.A.
Much of Delta, especially Tsawwassen, was first the fishing and hunting grounds of the First Nation people of British Columbia, Canada - most notably the Coast Salish First Nation people. The word Tsawwassen is from their native language meaning, "facing the sea".
Today, the Tsawwassen First Nation, manage their own government and public affairs while still living on their sacred lands. The Coast Salish First Nation Indian Reserve is located on the northwestern tip of Tsawwassen.
There are many services and amenities popular with travelers located in the Delta region. Some of the services important to travelers include accommodations, attractions, restaurants, gas stations, internet, coffee houses, grocery stores, gift stores, retail shops, banks, campground, hospital, mall and transportation services (ferry, taxi, bus).
The Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal is a major transportation port servicing Metro Vancouver. The ferry terminal transports vehicles and foot passengers between mainland Vancouver and Vancouver Island (Victoria & Nanaimo) and the Gulf Islands.
North Delta, Tsawwassen and Ladner promote and preserve local history, culture and agriculture. There are farm tours, museums, gardens, art galleries, First Nation art, wineries, farmers markets, old canneries and historical sites like the 905 Burvilla (heritage home), 1909 Inverholme Schoolhouse and the 1899 Agricultural Hall in Deas Island Park.
Being that the Delta region is surrounded by waterways, ocean and dykes.... and that most of the land is in the form of flatlands, farms, ravines, marshlands and wetlands - it only makes sense that there are plenty of parks, beaches, trails and green space areas in the region.
Some of the more popular recreation and adventure destinations in the Delta, BC region include Burns Bog, George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary, Deas Island Regional Park, South Arm Marshes Wildlife Management Area, Boundary Bay Regional Park, North Delta Watershed Park, Ladner Harbour Park, Millennium Trail and the Wellington Point Park.
The parks, trails, dykes and waterways are destinations for many adventures enjoyed in the region. Some of the more popular activities enjoyed by visitors include biking, walking, birdwatching, boating, sailing, hiking, golfing, horseback riding, wine tasting, fishing, water skiing, scuba diving, ocean kayaking, wind surfing, parasailing, rollerblading, sightseeing, houseboating, and canoeing.