Ladner, Vancouver

Ladner was created as a fishing village on the banks of the Fraser River. It is a part of the Municipality of Delta, British Columbia, Canada, and a suburb of Vancouver.

Named for Thomas and William Ladner, who came to the area in 1868 and began large farming and fishing operations, it developed as a centre for these operations. The ferry at Captain's Cove allowed for access across the river to Richmond, British Columbia. The George Massey Tunnel provided a permanent connection in 1959.

Ladner and its suburban neighbour to the south, Tsawwassen, make up the unofficial region known as "South Delta".


Like many areas around the Fraser River on what is now Greater Vancouver the area on the south side of the south arm of the Fraser was named for the original Europeans to settle there. First called Ladner's Landing, the area was settled by Thomas Ellis Ladner (1837-1922) and William Henry Ladner (1826-1907). They had travelled from their home in Cornwall, UK to pursue the gold rush in California and later on the Fraser River. Settling on the area of the Fraser River Delta either side of the Chilukthan Slough in 1868, both turned to farming and fishing.

Location and features

Ladner is bound to the west by the Strait of Georgia, the south by Tsawwassen, to the east by North Delta, and north by the Fraser River. Ladner is bisected by Highway 17A, which runs north-south from Highway 99 to the BC Ferries terminal. The term East Ladner is often applied to the portion of the community east of the highway. The major east-west artery is called Ladner Trunk Road - which, if traveled far enough east, turns into Highway 10. West of Arthur Drive, a north-south road that connects it with Tsawwassen, it is simply called 47A Avenue.

River Road runs east from the north end of Highway 17 along the Fraser River into North Delta and Surrey. The area between Highway 17 and North Delta is referred to as Tilbury and is one of the major industrial centres of the Lower Mainland, with many large warehouses, industrial parks and factories.

Lying to the south of the delta of the Fraser River, there are numerous islands just off the mainland that are part of Ladner. Most are small and only reachable by boat, with exceptions like Westham Island, which hosts a large bird sanctuary and is dedicated to protecting and preserving the numerous bird species found in the area, especially bald eagles and various owl species. Westham Island is a fairly large island and a popular destination for its numerous organic farms, especially its berry farms.

A major feature of Ladner is the portion called Ladner Village, which is in the section of the town north of Ladner Trunk Road and west of Arthur Drive. This is a heritage community with wide, boulevarded sidewalks, open-air cafes and local shops. There are some heritage residences in this area, mostly built in the 1930s, but apartment complexes replaced many of them some decades back. The Delta Museum and Archives are in the centre of Ladner Village, along with a town clock that is amongst the oldest in the Lower Mainland.

On Ladner Trunk Road, east of Arthur Drive, two malls with supermarkets, major restaurants and other modern shops and services is found. The town is experiencing a boom of condominium development in this area, and the population is growing accordingly. Numerous parks are found throughout the community, especially along the canals which used to be used for transport through the area. No longer passable for boats, today they are still clean and fresh enough to allow fishing along their banks.

Ladner is home to two public swimming pools, one of which is an older outdoor facility located near the public library and community centre. A much larger pool is located on Harvest Drive next to the Municipal Hall in the Ladner Leisure Centre. This indoor pool features a large 25m main pool, a smaller leisure pool, a swirl pool, sauna and rock climbing wall. Also located in this facility is a skating rink and a gymnasium partially funded by Vancouver's Junior Hockey Team, the Vancouver Giants.

Ladner is the location of the Delta Municipal Hall, police station, and the Delta Hospital. Public education is administered by School District 37 Delta. Schools include Delta Secondary School and K-7 elementary schools including Hawthorne, Delta Manor, Holly, Ladner, Port Guichon and Neilson Grove Elementary School. Independent K-7 schools Sacred Heart and Delta Christian also serve local students.

On March 1, 2006, Ladner made national headlines when an out-of-control house party resulted in hospitalization of the 13-year-old host for alcohol poisoning and nearly CA$70,000 in damage. A 13-year-old boy was also hospitalized with injuries to his head, with temporary memory loss. It was the third such party in South Delta in the last year.

Holidays and attractions

Each spring Ladner hosts the Ladner Pioneer May Days (commonly referred to by residents simply as May Days), the longest-running festival in Delta, which was first celebrated in 1896. It is held on the weekend following the holiday commemorating Queen Victoria's birthday. It includes a parade, a carnival, and many other local events.

Every other Sunday during the summer months the major streets in the village are reserved for Ladner Village Market, a farmer's market featuring live music, food, entertainment, fresh local produce and homemade arts and crafts. Vendors from as far away as Kelowna and Vancouver Island, along with many local farmers and artisans, set up stalls selling hand-crafted and locally grown products. This market has become a major draw to the community, attracting thousands of out-of-town visitors each market day.

In September 2008 Ladner and Delta hosted Delta Rivermania, a celebration of the 200th anniversary of Simon Fraser's journey down the Fraser River. It was a weekend long event that lasted from September 26–28, 2008. It included theatrical performances, a pancake breakfast, clam chowder cookoff, midnight market and street entertainment. It was the final weekend of BC Rivermania celebrations, part of the BC 150.


Delta is serviced by Newfoundland-based Delta Cable for TV, internet, and phone services, one of only a very few areas in Canada not serviced by Rogers Cable or Shaw Cable.

Telephone services are run primarily by Telus. The CO Code servicing Ladner for years was 946, but as the population expanded, new numbers - 940 in the early 1990s and 952 recently - were added.

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Main Photo: 205 4733 W RIVER Road in Delta: Ladner Elementary Condo for sale in "RIVER WEST" (Ladner)  : MLS®# R2323409


205 4733 W RIVER Road Delta V4K 1R9 : Ladner Elementary

Residential Attached
2 beds, 2 baths, Built: 1990, 1,506 sq. ft.
This stunning spacious condo in River West has been totally renovated from top to bottom and is ready to move in. Features include new flooring, paint windows the new modern kitchen is complete with top of the line appliances & opens to the 40 x 11.5 ft balcony that is... Details
Macdonald Realty (Delta)
Main Photo: 28 4787 57 Street in Delta: Delta Manor Townhouse for sale in "VILLAGE GREEN" (Ladner)  : MLS®# R2322804


28 4787 57 Street Delta V4K 4C7 : Delta Manor

Residential Attached
4 beds, 4 baths, Built: 2003, 1,625 sq. ft.
A bright and spacious 4 bed, 4 bath end unit in Ladner's highly sought after, and well managed, Village Green. One of the largest layouts in the complex, complete with a large and sun drenched south facing patio off of the kitchen, living and dining room - perfect for... Details
Sutton Group Seafair Realty
Main Photo: 4932 MARINER Place in Delta: Neilsen Grove House for sale (Ladner)  : MLS®# R2322507


4932 MARINER Place Delta V4K 4J4 : Neilsen Grove

Residential Detached
3 beds, 2 baths, Built: 1984, 1,995 sq. ft.
Unbeatable location just steps to Ladner Village! This bright, updated 3 bedroom home offers nearly 2,000 sq.ft of living space including a master bedroom on the main floor & 2 large bedrooms up. Features include a newly renovated kitchen, hardwood flooring, upgraded... Details
RE/MAX Progroup Realty
Main Photo: 206 4989 47 Avenue in Delta: Ladner Elementary Condo for sale in "Park Regent" (Ladner)  : MLS®# R2322490


206 4989 47 Avenue Delta V4K 1R1 : Ladner Elementary

Residential Attached
2 beds, 1 baths, Built: 1988, 1,095 sq. ft.
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS! You will love the location right across from Memorial park! Enjoy the convenience of being able to walk to the library, McKee House, and all of the boutiques, shops and restaurants right in the heart of Historic Ladner Village. This lovely... Details
RE/MAX Real Estate Services
Main Photo: 5391 REGATTA Way in Delta: Neilsen Grove House for sale in "SOUTHPOINTE" (Ladner)  : MLS®# R2322597


5391 REGATTA Way Delta V4K 4R9 : Neilsen Grove

Residential Detached
2 beds, 2 baths, Built: 1989, 1,476 sq. ft.
RARE 1,476 Sqft home, This size home is rarely available in desirable Southpointe. LOVE THIS LAYOUT! Large living and dining room with vaulted ceiling and gas fireplace. Master bedroom with 4 piece ensuite, guest bedroom and a den/office PLUS a cozy family room... Details
RE/MAX City Realty
Main Photo: 6700 LONDON Drive in Delta: Holly House for sale (Ladner)  : MLS®# R2322635


6700 LONDON Drive Delta V4K 4W7 : Holly

Residential Detached
4 beds, 3 baths, Built: 1990, 2,582 sq. ft.
Fantastic executive family home with 3 bedrooms and games up and home office or 4th bedroom down with 2.5 bathrooms situated on a private southern exposed lot with panoramic farmland views! Offering vaulted ceilings, 2 gas f/b, large patio, plenty of parking space and... Details
RE/MAX Progroup Realty
Main Photo: 5318 WINDJAMMER Road in Delta: Neilsen Grove House for sale in "MARINA GARDEN ESTATES" (Ladner)  : MLS®# R2322961


5318 WINDJAMMER Road Delta V4K 5A6 : Neilsen Grove

Residential Detached
3 beds, 2 baths, Built: 1994, 1,699 sq. ft.
Welcome home! Awesome RARELY available 3 bed/2 bath rancher in desirable Marina Garden Estates! The family-friendly layout features a separate formal living and dining area as well as a large bright, south-facing family room off the kitchen. Enjoy a large master suite... Details
Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Surrey/24)
Main Photo: 4652 46A Street in Ladner: Ladner Elementary House for sale in "LADNER" : MLS®# R2321925


4652 46A Street Ladner V4K 4B4 : Ladner Elementary

Residential Detached
5 beds, 2 baths, Built: 1979, 2,169 sq. ft.
Wonderful family home located in the quaint Delta waterfront community of Lander. This 5 bedroom, 2 Bath, 2169 sq/ft basement entry home is in a quiet western neighbourhood. The property has tremendous potential and ready for your remodel. Close to central Ladner... Details
Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. (Branch)
Main Photo: 5329 WINDJAMMER Road in Delta: Neilsen Grove House for sale (Ladner)  : MLS®# R2321767


5329 WINDJAMMER Road Delta V4K 5A6 : Neilsen Grove

Residential Detached
5 beds, 3 baths, Built: 1999, 3,059 sq. ft.
Waterfront luxury residence in Ladner's Premier Marina Gardens! Offering over 3,000 sq.ft w/ 4 large bedrooms plus a huge gamesroom, this may just be the perfect place to call your next home. The executive design features a recently updated kitchen w new quartz... Details
RE/MAX Progroup Realty
Main Photo: 5599 FRIGATE Road in Delta: Neilsen Grove House for sale in "NEILSEN GROVE" (Ladner)  : MLS®# R2321609


5599 FRIGATE Road Delta V4K 4Z5 : Neilsen Grove

Residential Detached
4 beds, 3 baths, Built: 1993, 2,618 sq. ft.
Lovely and spacious two storey home on a corner lot in desirable Marina Garden Estates, one of the best areas of Ladner. With over 2,600 sq/ft, including 3 bathrooms and 4 bedrooms, there's room for a large family to live in comfort. The main level of the home features... Details
Sutton Centre Realty
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