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Delta

Delta is named for the Fraser River delta on which it lies, a fertile oasis of farmland and wetlands. Situated in the southern portion of Metro Vancouver in BC’s Vancouver, Coast & Mountains region, within its boundaries on Westham Island, is the Reifel Bird Sanctuary, home to over 230 species and is the annual migratory stop for some 1.5 million birds on the Pacific Flyway. Over 20,000 snow geese travelling south from Siberia every November make an especially breathtaking spectacle. South of the region is Boundary Bay Regional Park which stretches from Tsawwassen to Crescent Beach in South Surrey. The Boundary Bay Dyke Trail winds through sand dunes, salt marshes, tidal flats and lagoons and is popular with walkers, cyclists, bird-watchers, hikers and equestrians. The sun, the wind, and the beautiful waters of Boundary Bay also call visitors to experience the sheer exhilaration of windsurfing.  Centennial Beach has one the region’s warmest and cleanest soft-sand beaches, as well as picnic facilities, beach volleyball, and nature trails.

Historic Ladner is a charming community of unique boutiques and restaurants. During the summer visit the Ladner Village Market, a three-block long open-air market of fresh produce, handmade jewelry and hand-created treasures.

Location

Located east of Hwy 91 and north of Hwy 10, 27 km / 17 mi southeast of Vancouver and 22 km / 14 mi north of White Rock and the Canada/United States border crossing at the Peace Arch Douglas Crossing.

A Step Back in Time

Prior to European settlement, Delta’s flatlands and coastal shores were inhabited by the Tsawwassen indigenous peoples of the Coast Salish First Nations. The land was first sighted by Europeans in 1791, when Spanish explorer Lieutenant Francisco de Eliza mistook the area for an island and named it “Isla Capeda”. The first Europeans to settle in the area were Thomas and William Ladner, who began farming the area in 1868.

Due to its geography, Delta was a relatively isolated community. The completion of the George Massey Tunnel in 1959 linking Ladner to Richmond and Vancouver along with the opening, in 1960, of the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal and Highway 99 being rerouted from the King George Highway in Surrey in 1962 to a new route through Delta, ended Delta’s isolation and resulted in a massive 400% population growth over the next 20 years. The 1986 completion of the Alex Fraser Bridge connecting North Delta to New Westminster and Vancouver also helped Delta’s growth.

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Tourism Delta

Delta & Nearby Accommodations

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Cassandra Hotel
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Tsawwassen RV Resort

Tsawwassen RV Resort

Tsawwassen

One of the things Tsawwassenites adore is how sunny it is here, and yet so many still aren't in on this best kept secret in the Lower Mainland. Tsawwassen literally means “facing the ocean” and yet it is most defined by the spectacular sunshine. Home to spectacular natural scenery and a bustling ... More Details
Hampton Inn Vancouver Airport Hotel

Hampton Inn Vancouver Airport Hotel

Richmond

The Hampton Inn Vancouver Airport features 109 guestrooms and is located in the heart of Richmond, British Columbia. It is conveniently situated close to local restaurants, 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver, 20 minutes from Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal and just 35 minutes from our beautiful native ski ... More Details
Peace Arch RV Park

Peace Arch RV Park

Surrey

Peace Arch RV Park accommodates 250 sites. Surrounded by trees and shrubs with captivating flowers. Pool and playground for guests use. We are located near amenities and minutes from the beaches. Hwy 99 will take you to downtown Vancouver in 45 minutes. RV Rentals are 20 minutes away from us. ... More Details
Plaza RV Park

Plaza RV Park

Surrey

Centrally located on Hwy 99A between ferries, airport and US border. Public transit at our door. Quick access to Skytrain. Clean and peaceful setting, close to Vancouver. ... More Details
2400 Motel

2400 Motel

Vancouver

Classic bungalows resting on over three acres of beautifully landscaped grounds in the city of Vancouver, 2400 Motel offers well-maintained units that range from large family units to smaller motel style units. The large units feature a full kitchen, perfect for guests who are wanting extended stay ... More Details
Hazelmere  RV Park & Campground

Hazelmere RV Park & Campground

Surrey

Camping in the city at Hazelmere RV Park & Campground! Nestled far from the country road, relax and unwind in the peaceful countryside. Situated on 34 landscaped acres with the Little Campbell River running through the property. We have over 150 RV sites with a choice of full or partial hookup servi ... More Details
Burnaby Cariboo RV Park

Burnaby Cariboo RV Park

Burnaby

Deluxe RV Park for sightseeing the Vancouver, Canada area. This campground has full hook-ups for any size motorhome, trailer or 5th wheel. Separate tent camping area, indoor pool, jacuzzi (hot tub), fitness room, store. On transit route (bus, skytrain, sea bus). Guided tours of Vancouver & Victoria. ... More Details
Dogwood Campgrounds of BC

Dogwood Campgrounds of BC

Surrey

From the East on Hwy 1 take exit 50, stay right follow signs. From the West on Hwy 1 take exit 48 follow 108 E Ave signs, turn off 108 E off of 152nd St. Pool, laundry, bus tours, pull- thrus. Arcade, playground. Free showers. Very accessible to Vancouver and it's attractions. ... More Details
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