Rated the world’s most livable city
for five consecutive years !
West Vancouver North Vancouver Coquitlam Vancouver Burnaby Port Moody Port Coquitlam Pitt Meadows Maple Ridge Richmond New Westminster Delta Surrey White Rock Langley
Municipality Location
Vital Statistics

Legend:
    - Delta
    - All of Greater Vancouver

Population Density (x 1000/sq km)
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
18
20
Average Rent (x $100 )                 
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
Crime Rate (per 1000 pop.)              
0
50
100
150
200
250
300
350
400
450
Avg Household Income ( x 1000) 
0
20
40
60
80
100
120
140
160
180
Dwelling Type Ratio

- rentals    - owner occupied
Age Groups

- under 19  - 20-39  - 40-64  - over 65

Delta

The municipality of Delta is located in the southwest corner of British Columbia. It is surrounded by water on three sides and is situated between Surrey (East) & the Georgia Straight and between the Fraser River (North) & Boundary Bay (South). Delta is named so because it is an actual delta, created from silt rising up from the Fraser River over thousands of years. Delta is the largest municipality of Greater Vancouver and has historically been known as a fishing and farming community. A large portion of the land is preserved for agricultural purposes, and the flat fertile land has made it one of the most important agricultural areas in Greater Vancouver.

Delta is comprised of three distinct communities, Ladner, North Delta, and Tsawwassen. Ladner is mainly a fishing community and is the oldest community in the area. The historic 19th century city centre remains intact with many of the original buildings having been restored and made into heritage sites. A major feature in the area is Ladner Village, with its wide pedestrian friendly sidewalks, open air cafes, local shops, and restaurants. Ladner Village is also home to the Delta Museum & Archives and the town clock which is one of the oldest in British Columbia.

North Delta is the most populated of the three communities in Delta and is generally considered a middle class area. North Delta is home to many parks and recreational areas, most notably Burns Bog and Watershed Park. Burns Bog is over 10,000 acres and is the largest raised peat bog in North America and is one of the most important natural wonders in Canada. It is home to over 200 species of migratory birds which use the bog for resting, staging, and breeding. Watershed Park is very popular for hikers and mountain bikers with numerous trails designated for both.

Tsawwassen is considered the sunniest area of Greater Vancouver and is home to some of British Columbia's most luxurious waterfront homes. Located in southwest Delta the name Tsawwassen means 'looking toward the sea' in the local native language. Tsawwassen provides the only road access to the community of Point Roberts, Washington which is one of only three points of the United States that is accessible only through Canada or a body of water. Tsawwassen is probably best known for its ferry terminal which is the main hub for transportation to and from Vancouver Island, The Gulf Islands and Washington State.