Delta, Vancouver

History

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 European settler in Delta was James Kennedy who pre-empted 135 acres in what later became Annieville in February 1860. Thomas and William Ladner, began farming the area named after them in 1868. Farming and fishing helped the community grow quickly over the next few decades. In 1879, the area was incorporated to become "Delta", and the village of Ladner was made as its administrative centre.
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 the 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.

Population and people

As of 2005, Delta's population was 102,655. About 23% of Delta's population are visible minorities, of which there are approximately 12,000 South Asians and 5,400 Chinese Canadians. There are also about 1,400 Aboriginal peoples, some from Tsawwassen First Nation, who still hold a fraction of their former traditional territories on the Tsawwassen First Nation at the mouth of the Fraser River, which are shared with the Hwlitsum First Nation from the Gulf Islands

Communities

Delta comprises three distinct, geographically separate communities:

  • North Delta (pop: 51,623) is home to over half of Delta's population. It is a largely suburban area in north-east Delta bordered by the Burns Bog and Surrey.
  • Ladner (pop: 21,112) is a 19th-century fishing village in north-west Delta that has expanded into a suburb. Fishing and farming are important industries. Ladner Trunk Road is its main street.
  • Tsawwassen (pop: 20,933) is a suburban community in south-west Delta that calls itself the sunniest place in Metro Vancouver. Luxury waterfront homes line Tsawwassen's coast. Tsawwassen is also home to the busy Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal which links the mainland to Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Tsawwassen, together with Ladner are also known as South Delta.

Demographics

According to the 2011 Canadian Census,[3] the population of Delta is 99,863, a 3.3% increase from 2006. The population density is 554.4 people per square km. The median age is 42.8 years old, which is a bit higher than the national median age at 40.6 years old. There are 35,781 private dwellings with an occupancy rate of 97.1%. According to the 2011 National Household Survey, the median value of a dwelling in Delta is $562,181 which is significantly higher than the national average at $280,552. The median household income (after-taxes) in Delta is $71,590, quite higher than the national average at $54,089.

Delta is a fairly diverse city. The racial make up of Delta is:

  • 67.5% White
  • 17.2% South Asian; 15.6% Indian
  • 7.2% East Asian; 5.7% Chinese, 0.4% Korean, 1.0% Japanese
  • 3.2% Southeast Asian; 2.7% Filipino
  • 2.3% Aboriginal; 1.3% First Nations, 0.9% Metis
  • 0.7% Latin American
  • 0.5% Black
  • 0.1% West Asian
  • 0.1% Arab
  • 0.7% Multiracial; 1.6% including Metis
  • 0.3% Other

Most of Delta is either Christian (44.9%), or affiliates with no religion (37.1%), but there is also large Sikh (10.6%), Hindu (3.0%), Muslim (2.0%) and Buddhist (1.3%) communities. The remaining 1.1% affiliate with another religion.

Geography and climate

Delta is located 27 kilometres (17 mi) south of Vancouver and 22 kilometres (14 mi) north of the Canada–US border at Peace Arch, Surrey. It is bordered by water on three sides: The Fraser River to the north, the Georgia Strait to the west and Boundary Bay to the south. At 364 square kilometres (141 sq mi), Delta is the largest municipality in the GVRD; the second largest is its neighbour to the east, Surrey, at 317.4 square kilometres (122.5 sq mi).

Delta's flat, fertile land has made it one of the most important agricultural areas in Greater Vancouver. The Agricultural Land Reserve regulations preserve most of this land for agricultural use, preventing its conversion to suburban housing. North Delta is also home to the Burns Bog, 40 square kilometres (10,000 acres) of natural wetlands that are important for wildlife.

Government and politics

Delta is governed by the Delta Municipal Council, led by a Mayor and six Councillors, elected for four-year terms, and there is also an elected school board. The current mayor is Lois Jackson. Unlike most communities in Canada, but like Vancouver and Richmond, Delta has a system of locally based election slates such as TriDelta, IDEA, One Delta, Delta Residents Association, Delta Connect and DIVA.

In the 2013 Provincial election, the North Delta seat went to Scott Hamilton of the British Columbia Liberal Party while the South Delta seat went to independent Vicki Huntington. In the House of Commons of Canada, Delta is part of the Delta electoral district. As of the 2015 elections, Delta's MP seat is held by Carla Qualtrough of the Liberal Party.

Delta, unlike most Lower Mainland municipalities, has its own police department.

Power

In Delta is the Arnott Substation (ARN), the mainland terminal of the HVDC Vancouver Island circuit.

Health

Delta is the westernmost community served by Fraser Health Authority which operates Delta Hospital in Ladner and also funds home and community care. The Delta Hospice Society operates a facility near to the hospital.

Education

Delta Public Schools operates Anglophone public schools in the city.

The Conseil scolaire francophone de la Colombie-Britannique operates one Francophone primary school in that city: école du Bois-joli.

Delta sports

Delta has many minor sports teams in ice hockey, soccer, football, field hockey, baseball, field lacrosse and box lacrosse. Over 160 young people play ringette in Delta. The Delta Ringette Association has 13 teams in 2005. Notable professional sports players from Delta are Jeff Francis (MLB), Justin Morneau (MLB), Brent Seabrook (NHL), Troy Brouwer (NHL) and Mitch Berger (NFL).

Delta's unique and varying terrain provides a challenging test for many of the world's best cyclists in the Tour de Delta. Since its first event in 2001, the Tour de Delta has grown to be Canada's largest cycling event, held annually in July as part of BC Superweek.

The Delta Triathlon is also a very popular event, selling out each year in April. The event takes place in Ladner from the Ladner Leisure Centre. Over 500 participants take part, including many from the local South Delta Triathlon Club.

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Main Photo: 307 4674 - 4684 51 Street in Ladner: Ladner Elementary Condo for sale in "DELTA GREEN" : MLS®# R2430784
OPEN HOUSE

$619,000

307 4674 - 4684 51 Street Ladner V4K 2V7 : Ladner Elementary

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1 beds, 1 baths, Built: 2021, 871 sq. ft.
Top floor,South West Corner unit in Delta Green. A Masterminded 24 unit boutique 55 + ADULT oriented community in the heart of Historic Ladner Village.Designed for an active worry free living including over 2,700 square feet of roof top community living space with... Details
RE/MAX City Realty
Main Photo: 216 1441 GARDEN Place in Delta: Cliff Drive Condo for sale in "MAGNOLIA/GARDEN PLACE" (Tsawwassen)  : MLS®# R2430768

$399,000

216 1441 GARDEN Place Delta V4M 3Z2 : Cliff Drive

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2 beds, 2 baths, Built: 1982, 1,141 sq. ft.
Check the assessment! Tsawwassen's best priced 2 bedroom condo. Immaculate, beautiful, spacious 1,140 square foot home features 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, master bedroom with ensuite, in-suite laundry, storage in the suite and a gas fireplace too. This corner unit has... Details
Sutton Group Seafair Realty
Main Photo: 512 5011 SPRINGS Boulevard in Tsawwassen: Cliff Drive Condo for sale : MLS®# R2430880
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$968,000

512 5011 SPRINGS Boulevard Tsawwassen V4M 0B6 : Cliff Drive

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2 beds, 3 baths, Built: 2018, 1,614 sq. ft.
"Tsawwassen Springs" unobstructed mountain and golf course view. 2 bedrooms plus den, 1622 sf, 2.5 bathrooms, 12' high ceiling throughout, Concrete building, geothermal heating and cooling system, 2 side by side garage. Open house Jan 25, Saturday from 2-4pm and Jan... Details
Macdonald Realty Westmar
Main Photo: 601 5011 SPRINGS Boulevard in Delta: Cliff Drive Condo for sale in "Tsawwassen Springs" (Tsawwassen)  : MLS®# R2430888
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$1,038,000

601 5011 SPRINGS Boulevard Delta V4M 0B6 : Cliff Drive

Residential Attached
2 beds, 2 baths, Built: 2018, 1,229 sq. ft.
EXQUISITE fully renovated PENTHOUSE at Tsawwassen Springs! No detail has been spared with this 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom luxury condo in concrete building. Storage galore with floor to ceiling kitchen cabinetry & in-suite storage room.Your chef inspired kitchen features... Details
Oakwyn Realty Downtown Ltd.
Main Photo: 306 1172 55 Street in Delta: Tsawwassen Central Condo for sale in "HEATHWOOD" (Tsawwassen)  : MLS®# R2430902

$535,000

306 1172 55 Street Delta V4M 4C3 : Tsawwassen Central

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2 beds, 2 baths, Built: 1990, 1,350 sq. ft.
Terrific Down Size Condo in the Heart of Tsawwassen Town Centre! The Heathwood is a well run self managed complex and rarely do these suites come to market. Spacious 1350 sq ft Penthouse with a West Exposed Balcony. Rooms are all very spacious, including the Master... Details
Sutton Group Seafair Realty
No Photo Available: 308 4815 55B Street in Ladner: Hawthorne Condo for sale in "THE POINTE" : MLS®# R2430272

$498,000

308 4815 55B Street Ladner V4K 3V7 : Hawthorne

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1 beds, 1 baths, Built: 2016, 815 sq. ft.
THE POINTE- a wonderful central location in one of Ladner's newest buildings! This spacious 1 bedroom plus large den(could be a 2nd bedroom) located on the quiet/view side of the building, is move-in ready with everything you would expect to find and more. Upgraded S/S... Details
Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Surrey/24)
Main Photo: 302 4674 - 4684 51 Street in Ladner: Ladner Elementary Condo for sale in "DELTA GREEN" : MLS®# R2430780
OPEN HOUSE

$619,000

302 4674 - 4684 51 Street Ladner V4K 2V7 : Ladner Elementary

Residential Attached
1 beds, 1 baths, Built: 2021, 923 sq. ft.
Delta Green is a Masterminded 24 unit boutique 55 + ADULT oriented community in the heart of Historic Ladner Village. Designed for an active worry free living including over 2,700 square feet of roof top community living space with covered dining lounge and cooking... Details
RE/MAX City Realty
Main Photo: 37 5510 ADMIRAL Way in Delta: Neilsen Grove Townhouse for sale in "CHARTERHOUSE" (Ladner)  : MLS®# R2430573

$928,000

37 5510 ADMIRAL Way Delta V4K 0C3 : Neilsen Grove

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4 beds, 4 baths, Built: 2016, 1,848 sq. ft.
Gorgeous 4 bed 4 bath townhouse at Charthouse--Polygon's outstanding community at Hampton Cove! Gourmet kitchen w/ gas stove, under-mount sink in large island, soft close custom cabinets, stone counter-tops, marble back-splash & deluxe appliance pkg! Wide plank... Details
Dexter Realty
Main Photo: 5744 16A Avenue in Delta: Beach Grove House for sale (Tsawwassen)  : MLS®# R2430431

$1,300,000

5744 16A Avenue Delta V4L 1H9 : Beach Grove

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3 beds, 2 baths, Built: 1963, 2,277 sq. ft.
Beautiful Beach Grove neighborhood. 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. To be sold together with 5754-16A Ave. On lease/rent until June 21, 2020 for $2600/month. Potential for 3 home subdivision in conjunction with 5754-16A... Details
Sutton Group Seafair Realty
Main Photo: 5754 16A Avenue in Delta: Beach Grove House for sale (Tsawwassen)  : MLS®# R2430433

$1,300,000

5754 16A Avenue Delta V4L 1H9 : Beach Grove

Residential Detached
2 beds, 2 baths, Built: 1963, 2,057 sq. ft.
Beautiful Beach Grove neighborhood. 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. To be sold together with 5744 16 Ave. On rent month to month for $2845/month. Potential for 3 home subdivision in conjunction with 5744 16A... Details
Sutton Group Seafair Realty
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