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.

Ladner Listings

Ladner Homes For Sale

All Ladner Homes For Sale
Not logged in
Login with:
Main Photo: 4939 LINDEN Drive in Delta: Hawthorne House for sale (Ladner)  : MLS®# R2372891


4939 LINDEN Drive Delta V4K 3A2 : Hawthorne

Residential Detached
3 beds, 2 baths, Built: 1975, 1,655 sq. ft.
Lovely 3 bedroom one-level residence is walking distance to Ladner Village parks, elementary and secondary schools and all the amenities. Newer roof, furnace and hot water tank. Fabulous living room and family room with fireplaces; fenced yard with sunny west exposed... Details
Sutton Group Seafair Realty
No Photo Available: 4505 61 Street in Delta: Holly House for sale (Ladner)  : MLS®# R2372626


4505 61 Street Delta V4K 3X6 : Holly

Residential Detached
3 beds, 3 baths, Built: 1977, 2,290 sq. ft.
Meticulously maintained two-level family home in popular Ladner. 3 bedroom and den plan offering over 2,200 sq.ft. with large bedrooms incl master w/ensuite and potential to suite the downstairs if desired. Bonus single car garage and covered sundeck overlooking the... Details
RE/MAX Progroup Realty
Main Photo: 6328 CRESCENT Place in Delta: Holly House for sale in "HOLLY" (Ladner)  : MLS®# R2372695


6328 CRESCENT Place Delta V4K 4V2 : Holly

Residential Detached
5 beds, 3 baths, Built: 1991, 2,376 sq. ft.
UPDATED 5 bdrm executive home on private & sunny SOUTH lot & very desirable cul de sac location in Holly!!! Gourmet kitchen with s/s appliances, granite counters & beautiful hardwood flooring overlooks family room with cozy gas f/p & has French doors to beautifully... Details
Sutton Group Seafair Realty
Main Photo: B208 4821 53 Street in Delta: Hawthorne Condo for sale (Ladner)  : MLS®# R2372825


B208 4821 53 Street Delta V4K 2Z3 : Hawthorne

Residential Attached
1 beds, 1 baths, Built: 1991, 1,000 sq. ft.
Unbelievable renovations in this one of a kind condo in the heart of Ladner! Bright corner unit with beautiful open concept design. Large dream kitchen, formal dining room or den area, spacious living area with gas fireplace. 1 Bedroom and 1 bathroom with a full size... Details
RE/MAX City Realty
Main Photo: 109 4733 W RIVER Road in Delta: Ladner Elementary Condo for sale in "RIVER WEST" (Ladner)  : MLS®# R2372665


109 4733 W RIVER Road Delta V4K 1R9 : Ladner Elementary

Residential Attached
2 beds, 2 baths, Built: 1991, 1,255 sq. ft.
TOTALLY UPDATED 2 BEDROOM CONDO in RIVER WEST COMPLEX with a SUNNY South /Western exposure and wrap around decks. There is no one below you and no unit directly above making this unit a very desirable location in the complex. Some of the updates include KITCHEN... Details
RE/MAX Progroup Realty
Main Photo: 4337 W RIVER Road in Ladner: Port Guichon House for sale : MLS®# R2372897


4337 W RIVER Road Ladner V4K 1R9 : Port Guichon

Residential Detached
3 beds, 2 baths, Built: 1987, 1,620 sq. ft.
If you've always dreamed of owning an affordable home on the waterfront with million dollar views, then look no further. This lovely contemporary 3 bedroom float home is located within walking distance of Ladner Village. There are 2 bedrooms, bathroom & laundry/utility... Details
Macdonald Realty Westmar
Main Photo: 6 4703 51 Street in Delta: Ladner Elementary Townhouse for sale (Ladner)  : MLS®# R2372152


6 4703 51 Street Delta V4K 2W1 : Ladner Elementary

Residential Attached
2 beds, 3 baths, Built: 1988, 1,492 sq. ft.
Unbeatable location, stylish renovations, and nearly 1500 square feet of living space in this one of a kind townhome. Main floor features an updated kitchen and eating area, spacious living and dining room lead to a beautiful west exposed deck perfect for bbq's and... Details
RE/MAX City Realty
Main Photo: 5254 WALNUT Place in Delta: Hawthorne House for sale (Ladner)  : MLS®# R2372102


5254 WALNUT Place Delta V4K 3B4 : Hawthorne

Residential Detached
3 beds, 3 baths, Built: 1977, 1,738 sq. ft.
Exceptional West Ladner Location! Delightful 1,738 square foot 3 bedroom. 2 1/2 bath rancher. Large covered deck, double garage. Recent updates include furnace, roof and windows. centrally located close to Hawthorne School, shops and Ladner Village. Quiet cul-de-sac... Details
RE/MAX City Realty
Main Photo: 6700 LONDON Drive in Delta: Holly House for sale (Ladner)  : MLS®# R2372431


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: 5349 LADNER TRUNK Road in Delta: Hawthorne House for sale (Ladner)  : MLS®# R2372023


5349 LADNER TRUNK Road Delta V4K 1W6 : Hawthorne

Residential Detached
1 baths, Built: 999, 1,000 sq. ft.
TOWNHOUSE REDEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY. Property must be sold with 5359 ladner trunk. Two Property combine to have around 17,000 sq. can possibly build around 10 units. Please confirm with the city of delta for the possibilities. The property is located beside ladner town... Details
Jovi Realty Inc.
Data was last updated May 25, 2019 at 09:10 PM (UTC)

Driving around Ladner, BC

Our Neighbourhoods

Delta, Vancouver
Ladner, Vancouver
Tsawwassen, Vancouver


Sutton Group Seafair Realty

1625 56th Street Delta
B.C. V4M 2B1

Cell 604-338-6414
Office 604-227-0026
Fax 1-866-347-5107

The data relating to real estate on this website comes in part from the MLS® Reciprocity program of either the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV), the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB) or the Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board (CADREB). Real estate listings held by participating real estate firms are marked with the MLS® logo and detailed information about the listing includes the name of the listing agent. This representation is based in whole or part on data generated by either the REBGV, the FVREB or the CADREB which assumes no responsibility for its accuracy. The materials contained on this page may not be reproduced without the express written consent of either the REBGV, the FVREB or the CADREB.