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: 4682 53A Street in Delta: Delta Manor House for sale (Ladner)  : MLS®# R2380346

$1,049,000

4682 53A Street Delta V4K 3V5 : Delta Manor

Residential Detached
4 beds, 3 baths, Built: 1986, 3,014 sq. ft.
Located on a quiet no thru street in Central West Ladner, this is a fantastic Tudor style 2 level with great street appeal and excellent floor plan. Over 3000 square feet with spacious rooms including 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Offering formal living and dining areas... Details
RE/MAX Progroup Realty
Main Photo: 4851 ELLIS Lane in Delta: Ladner Elementary House for sale (Ladner)  : MLS®# R2380339

$899,900

4851 ELLIS Lane Delta V4K 0C5 : Ladner Elementary

Residential Detached
4 beds, 4 baths, Built: 2017, 1,877 sq. ft.
Just like new with NO GST! Built in 2017 right near the heart of Historic Ladner Village, this STUNNING 4 bedroom home offers all modern luxuries in a fully detached home just steps from everything! Walk virtually everywhere! In to town, to school, to parks, to... Details
RE/MAX Progroup Realty
Main Photo: 1159 JACKSON Way in Delta: Tsawwassen East House for sale (Tsawwassen)  : MLS®# R2380348

$1,499,000

1159 JACKSON Way Delta V4L 1W5 : Tsawwassen East

Residential Detached
5 beds, 3 baths, Built: 1967, 2,671 sq. ft.
One of Tsawwassen's most elegant streets. Jackson Way, where each home and sunny rear yard overlooks the stunning Beach Grove Golf Course. Just steps away from beaches, beach trails, cafes, shopping, great schools and more! Perfect investment while you live in this... Details
Sutton Centre Realty
No Photo Available: 4482 46B Street in Delta: Ladner Elementary House for sale (Ladner)  : MLS®# R2380300

$969,000

4482 46B Street Delta V4K 2M9 : Ladner Elementary

Residential Detached
4 beds, 2 baths, Built: 1971, 1,997 sq. ft.
PERFECTION!! Don't miss out on this "Perfect" home. Features family living, separate in-law suite, huge workshop and private sunny gardens in a "10 out of 10" location. This move in condition home has 3 spacious bdrms up and a separate 1 bedroom deluxe suite. The... Details
Royal LePage Regency Realty
Main Photo: 315 4770 52A Street in Delta: Delta Manor Condo for sale in "WESTHAM LANE" (Ladner)  : MLS®# R2379942

$599,000

315 4770 52A Street Delta V4K 5B5 : Delta Manor

Residential Attached
2 beds, 2 baths, Built: 1996, 983 sq. ft.
Westham Lane...Located in the heart of Ladner! This beautiful TOP FLOOR corner unit with 2 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms has been TOTALLY UPDATED! New kitchen, stainless steel appliances, quarts counters, flooring, light fixtures, paint, blinds & closet organizers. Huge SOUTH... Details
RE/MAX Progroup Realty
No Photo Available: 1565 DUNCAN Drive in Delta: Beach Grove House for sale (Tsawwassen)  : MLS®# R2380370

$1,998,000

1565 DUNCAN Drive Delta V4L 1R7 : Beach Grove

Residential Detached
4 beds, 4 baths, Built: 2017, 2,711 sq. ft.
A custom home of European quality and style! This elegant 2 year young home was designed with only the best in mind and offers 2711 sq/ft of luxury! Entertain in this gorgeous open floor plan; kitchen/living/dining which steps out to a covered patio and private sunny... Details
Sutton Centre Realty
Main Photo: 39 5300 ADMIRAL Way in Delta: Neilsen Grove Townhouse for sale in "WOODWARDS LANDING" (Ladner)  : MLS®# R2379831

$1,128,000

39 5300 ADMIRAL Way Delta V4K 5G6 : Neilsen Grove

Residential Attached
3 beds, 3 baths, Built: 2006, 2,400 sq. ft.
Home Sweet Home. Master Bedroom on the Main Floor! Step inside to see the extensive craftsmanship throughout this home with the downstairs featuring a stunning new kitchen with stainless steel appliances, beautiful kitchen island, custom built wine rack and desk area... Details
RE/MAX City Realty
Main Photo: 5573 FRIGATE Road in Delta: Neilsen Grove House for sale (Ladner)  : MLS®# R2379711

$1,029,000

5573 FRIGATE Road Delta V4K 4Z5 : Neilsen Grove

Residential Detached
4 beds, 3 baths, Built: 1993, 2,413 sq. ft.
TREAT YOURSELF & YOUR FAMILY! If you need 4 bedrooms for a growing family or room for guests, you have just found the perfect home. Ideally located in both a quiet area & on a no-through street in prestigious Marina Garden Estates. Enjoy the west exposed... Details
RE/MAX Progroup Realty
Main Photo: 5052 WALKER Avenue in Delta: Pebble Hill House for sale in "PEBBLE HILL" (Tsawwassen)  : MLS®# R2379674

$1,688,000

5052 WALKER Avenue Delta V4M 1A7 : Pebble Hill

Residential Detached
4 beds, 4 baths, Built: 1971, 3,374 sq. ft.
Stop the car.....You need to see inside this absolutely stunning and fully renovated home in popular Pebble... Details
Sutton Group Seafair Realty
Main Photo: 6245 48A Avenue in Delta: Holly House for sale (Ladner)  : MLS®# R2379801

$1,049,900

6245 48A Avenue Delta V4K 4W1 : Holly

Residential Detached
4 beds, 3 baths, Built: 1990, 2,102 sq. ft.
Stunning, newly renovated family home in prime East Ladner location! This gorgeous home offers over $150,000 in renovations completed just last year in 2018! Open and airy with beautiful vaulted ceilings. Some of the updates include a new kitchen, bathrooms (with Kohler... Details
RE/MAX Crest Realty
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