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: 4690 55B Street in Delta: Delta Manor House for sale in "DELTA MANOR" (Ladner)  : MLS®# R2423760

$1,098,000

4690 55B Street Delta V4K 3B7 : Delta Manor

Residential Detached
3 beds, 3 baths, Built: 1978, 2,600 sq. ft.
Rarely available large lot 8400 sq.ft (70x120 ) in West Ladner central location. This fantastic 2 levels custom built and re-designed home offers 3 bedrooms and 3 full baths. Extensively renovated up and down on 2007. All double glazed windows, granite counter tops... Details
Macdonald Realty Westmar
Main Photo: 105 4808 LINDEN Drive in Delta: Hawthorne Townhouse for sale in "KEIRA GARDENS" (Ladner)  : MLS®# R2423756

$538,000

105 4808 LINDEN Drive Delta V4K 0B5 : Hawthorne

Residential Attached
2 beds, 2 baths, Built: 2011, 848 sq. ft.
JUST LISTED this clean and inviting 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 848 sq ft townhouse with 102 sq ft walk out patio in Ladner's Keira Gardens! Stainless Steel appliances, electric fireplace and low maintenance laminate flooring throughout make this home move in ready... Details
Sutton Group Seafair Realty
No Photo Available: 1066 BAYVIEW Drive in Delta: Tsawwassen Central House for sale (Tsawwassen)  : MLS®# R2423753

$876,000

1066 BAYVIEW Drive Delta V4M 2R7 : Tsawwassen Central

Residential Detached
4 beds, 3 baths, Built: 1965, 3,030 sq. ft.
Unbeatable value in desirable Tsawwassen! 3,000+ sq.ft Rancher with a walk out basement on a large 8,750 sq.ft lot. Original owner home rented to the same tenant for the last 10 years. Home needs some TLC. Great area only minutes to town center, close to schools, parks... Details
RE/MAX Progroup Realty
Main Photo: 4495 W RIVER Road in Delta: Port Guichon House for sale (Ladner)  : MLS®# R2423316

$1,150,000

4495 W RIVER Road Delta V4K 1R9 : Port Guichon

Residential Detached
1 beds, 1 baths, Built: 1994, 506 sq. ft.
Here's a rare opportunity to own an affordable WATERFRONT home just minutes to Ladner Village! 506 sq.ft, 1 bedroom floathome INCLUDING a 6,210 sq.ft land lot. Developed with a 33' engineered concrete dock ready for additional boat moorage. Floathome has a styrofoam... Details
RE/MAX Progroup Realty
Main Photo: 5492 52 Avenue in Ladner: Hawthorne House for sale : MLS®# R2422799

$1,818,000

5492 52 Avenue Ladner V4K 2C5 : Hawthorne

Residential Detached
4 beds, 5 baths, Built: 2019, 3,863 sq. ft.
This stunning and spacious 3863 sq. ft. new 3 bedroom & den / 4 bedroom home abounds with all the conveniences and features you would expect in a fabulous family home built by one of Delta's leading builders, Lentel Construction. Fabulous finishing throughout including... Details
Royal LePage Regency Realty
Main Photo: 4655 CANNERY Crescent in Delta: Ladner Elementary House for sale (Ladner)  : MLS®# R2422784
OPEN HOUSE

$999,000

4655 CANNERY Crescent Delta V4K 4A8 : Ladner Elementary

Residential Detached
3 beds, 2 baths, Built: 1980, 1,806 sq. ft.
OPEN HOUSE SUN DEC 8 2-4pm Gorgeously renovated Port Guichon area family home. Updates include beautiful new spa like bathrooms, vinyl windows, laminate and tile flooring, paint, mouldings, lighting, the list goes on! Boasting a stunning new kitchen featuring granite... Details
Sutton Group Seafair Realty
Main Photo: 201 1369 56 Street in Delta: Cliff Drive Condo for sale in "WINDSOR WOODS" (Tsawwassen)  : MLS®# R2423048

$427,000

201 1369 56 Street Delta V4L 2A6 : Cliff Drive

Residential Attached
2 beds, 1 baths, Built: 1994, 874 sq. ft.
Resort living all year round in this beautiful 2 bedroom apartment with a fabulous floorplan in a standout complex..... The Oxford at Windsor Woods. A one-of-a-kind dream suite that is affordable, renovated, & move-in ready. 874 sqft with southern exposure, covered deck... Details
RE/MAX Progroup Realty
Main Photo: 553 56 Street in Delta: Pebble Hill House for sale (Tsawwassen)  : MLS®# R2422729

$1,399,000

553 56 Street Delta V4L 1Z5 : Pebble Hill

Residential Detached
3 beds, 1 baths, Built: 999, 1,570 sq. ft.
ATTENTION BUILDERS/INVESTORS!! Potential land assembly for future multi-family redevelopment. Across the street from upcoming Southlands development. 70' x 133' lot with west exposed backyard. Tenanted house is livable and allows for holding... Details
RE/MAX Progroup Realty
Main Photo: 409 5011 SPRINGS Boulevard in Delta: Cliff Drive Condo for sale in "TSAWWASSEN SPRINGS" (Tsawwassen)  : MLS®# R2422772

$949,800

409 5011 SPRINGS Boulevard Delta V4M 0B6 : Cliff Drive

Residential Attached
2 beds, 2 baths, Built: 2018, 1,384 sq. ft.
Pristine golf course and mountain views from this lovely and spacious 1384 sq.ft. 2 Bdrm and Den unit with concrete construction. Light oak color scheme and features that include air conditioning, upgraded Bosch appliances, outdoor heater on balcony and private 2 car... Details
Sutton Group Seafair Realty
Main Photo: 209 5535 ADMIRAL Way in Delta: Neilsen Grove Condo for sale in "PILOTHOUSE BY POLYGON" (Ladner)  : MLS®# R2422739

$718,000

209 5535 ADMIRAL Way Delta V0V 0V0 : Neilsen Grove

Residential Attached
2 beds, 2 baths, Built: 2020, 1,184 sq. ft.
Welcome home to Polygon's Pilothouse, a boutique collection of apartment residences located between a golf course and a marina in the masterplanned community of Hampton Cove. This bright 2 bedroom 2 bathroom 1,184 sq. ft. home features overheight ceilings, air... Details
Polygon Realty Limited
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