Our Community

Delta, which is part of the Greater Vancouver area, is located 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver and 20 minutes from the Vancouver Airport (YVR). The three well-serviced communities within Delta – Tsawwassen, Ladner and North Delta – are known for their friendly, welcoming and inclusive atmosphere. With quiet and safe streets, access to the Fraser River and the Pacific Ocean, open spaces, farmland, beaches, and parks, Delta is unique in the Vancouver area. Its proximity to the USA border, Deltaport (called the Gateway to the Pacific), the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal and the Vancouver Airport inspires a very global-minded resident base. Delta is a well-established community with residents that have a high level of education and a high standard of living.

Delta enjoys a mild climate with temperatures rarely falling below 0 degrees Celsius in the winter and reaching the mid-20s in the summer months. Delta boasts the most hours of sunshine in the Vancouver area, along with the mildest and driest winters in the Vancouver region.

Delta residents are active, with access to Community Recreation Centres in our three communities (that are free for International Students living in Delta), a variety of community sports and art opportunities, including gymnastics, soccer, softball and baseball, martial arts, swimming, skating, skateboarding, horseback riding, dance, mountain biking, rowing, golfing, boating, ball hockey, beach volleyball, field hockey, youth theatre groups, curling, lacrosse, athletics and many more.

For those less athletically inclined, Delta has a huge shopping mall (Tsawwassen Mills) which has 1.2 million square feet of shops and restaurants. Delta also hosts many local festivals and events where Canadian culture is highlighted, including May Days and Sun Fest, a local Triathlon, the Tour de Delta bike race, open air movie nights in the park, live performances and the Boundary Bay Air Show.

Transportation is simple between Delta and the rest of the Vancouver area, with good bus links and highway access. The capital city of Victoria can easily be reached by ferry.

Again, the three areas of Delta are …

Ladner – Often referred to as one of the hidden gems in the Vancouver area, Ladner is a friendly and vibrant community. It has a thriving arts and cultural scene and is home to many community sports teams, including Delta Gymnastics and the Deas Island Rowing Club. Bordered on one side by the Fraser River, Ladner is a popular destination for boating, rowing and horseback riding.  Ladner has a quaint historic downtown area which hosts community events and a Farmer’s Market from late Spring to early Fall.

North Delta – North Delta is the largest of Delta’s three communities. It is home to multiple recreation facilities and green spaces, including Watershed Park, the Delta Nature Reserve and Burns Bog Provincial Park (one of the largest protected parks in an urban area in the world). North Delta is a popular destination for mountain biking and hiking. It is also one of the most multicultural and urban areas of Delta with an exciting variety of restaurants and shops.

Tsawwassen – Located in South Delta, Tsawwassen is less than 5 minutes from the BC Ferry Terminal and touches the USA border. Tsawwassen is an upper-middle class community and features stunning Pacific Ocean beaches, unique shops and endless outdoor activities including skateboarding, kayaking, skimboarding, golf and biking.

For more information on things to do in Delta, please check out the We Love Delta website!