Delta, British Columbia, Canada
– room to live, work and play
Delta offers extraordinary quality of life: breathtaking scenery, wide-open spaces, mild temperatures and wonderful recreational opportunities. The population of 100,000 residents is spread among three residential areas of North Delta, Ladner, and Tsawwassen. We share the Vancouver suburban area with Richmond to the northwest, Surrey and White Rock on the east and Tsawwassen First Nation on the west. Just 40 minutes’ drive south of Vancouver, and at the main ferry connection to Vancouver Island, Delta is known for its beautiful landscapes formed by the Fraser River and vistas of mountains and ocean in the Lower Mainland. Delta is set amongst farmland, wetland and historic homes and buildings.
The farms and pastures of Delta are a visible legacy of the region’s rich agricultural history. They provide a distinctive rural character to the community and produce some of British Columbia’s best turf, vegetables and nursery plants. While fertile soil allows for farming interests in the region to diversify and equestrian facilities to thrive, Delta also includes manufacturing, construction, transportation, deepsea and river shipping, communication and tourism.
Delta is home to two of the top four business parks in Greater Vancouver: Annacis Island Industrial Park, the oldest and one of the largest in Canada, and Tilbury Industrial Park. Over 430 companies are located on Annacis Island, employing more than 10,300 people. The island has superior road and rail access, and provides barge entry via the Fraser River. Tilbury is a modern and high growth industrial park situated along the Fraser River. More than 300 businesses in Tilbury, employing 8,000 people, offer a broad range of products and services from high tech to manufacturing and distribution. Annacis Island handles heavy industry, River Road East and Nordel cater to mixed industry, Port Metro Vancouver’s Deltaport is a major deepsea container terminal, Roberts Bank is Canada’s main coal shipping terminal, and Boundary Bay Airport is home to a large number of general aviation operations with over 200,000 takeoffs and landings every year.
The transportation infrastructure includes two freeways and two highways, sea, rail, and road networks,Boundary Bay Airport, the busiest small craft airport in Canada and nearby Vancouver International Airport . Delta has also been progressive in its communications infrastructure with its established and expanding high capacity wireless data network to provide high-speed Internet access and services to businesses in Tilbury Industrial Park and Annacis Island.
Delta is a destination highlight for tourists to British Columbia. With stretches of beautiful beaches, the Reifel Bird Sanctuary, the Ladner Village Market, Boundary Bay Regional Park, and the South Asian cultural environment of North Delta to name only a few, Delta offers lifestyle, friendliness and value attractive to visitors. Delta boasts first class shopping, whether you are strolling through the boutiques and cafes in Ladner, or shopping the corridor of Scott Road. All three neighbourhoods — Ladner, Tsawwassen and North Delta — offer a variety of dining experiences, attractions, and accommodations that range from beautiful hotel rooms, to bed and breakfasts, to camp sites. Drop into our Visitor Info Centre the next time you visit Delta. We are open year round for your convenience.