Pilgrimage to Burns Bog. Photo by stopthepave
Delta is home for 100,000 people. We pride ourselves on our past and our growing sustainability. Delta has a hospital, an airport, libraries, museum and archives, sports and recreational facilities, and many bike and walking trails in a diverse network of parks including waterfront parks on the Fraser River, Boundary Bay and Strait of Georgia.
Residents enjoy safe, clean quiet neighbourhoods. The stable prosperity of the community makes it attractive for businesses to choose as their preferred location. Delta's estimated household average income is 30% higher than the Canadian average. The municipality has one of the fastest-growing industrial areas in Greater Vancouver.
With a rich farming and agricultural history, Delta has grown into three thriving communities: Ladner, Tsawwassen and North Delta. Delta is a vibrant community that is rich in soil and water, rich in history and industry and especially rich in people.
Delta encompasses 364 square kilometres bordered by the Fraser River on the north, the U.S. border and Boundary Bay on the south, the District of Surrey on the east and the Strait of Georgia on the west.
Each Delta community is proud of their distinct character and amenities. Above all, people still may find a well-preserved sense of rural living in Delta.
BC Ferries run frequent daily service from Tsawwassen terminal in South Delta to Swartz Bay and Nanaimo (Vancouver Island), the Gulf Islands and Prince Rupert. The area is accessible to rail, water and major highways in all directions. Delta is roughly 35 minutes from Vancouver and 25 minutes from the Vancouver International Airport. The Boundary Bay Airport for small planes is located in South Delta.
Get better acquainted with the Corporation of Delta: learn more about our emergency services, transportation, libraries, and business opportunities.
From elementary through to post secondary, Delta provides residents with a wealth of education options.
There's lots to keep you busy and active in and around the Corporation of Delta including both indoor and outdoor options for all seasons. These are just a few of the recreational facilities in the area: there are lots more where these come from!
Delta's parks and park reserves offer respite in the form of landscaping, trails, sports and views. Neighbourhood parks serve those who live close by. Community parks draw people for sports fields, picnicking, sprayparks and other attractions. Regional parks attract tourists and people from throughout the lower mainland to unique ecosystems and recreation opportunities.