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".

History

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.

Telecommunications

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: 201 4758 53 Street in Ladner: Delta Manor Condo for sale in "SUNNINGDALE ESTATES" : MLS®# R2419584

$469,000

201 4758 53 Street Ladner V4K 2Z1 : Delta Manor

Residential Attached
2 beds, 2 baths, Built: 1993, 989 sq. ft.
Prime location! This condo is perfect for someone who wants to be close to everything in Ladner. It's a short drive or transit into Richmond, Vancouver and Surrey as well as the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal. 989 sq. ft. 2 bedroom/2 bathroom unit on second floor in quiet... Details
eXp Realty (Branch)
No Photo Available: 5642 GROVE Avenue in Delta: Hawthorne House for sale (Ladner)  : MLS®# R2419724

$4,488,000

5642 GROVE Avenue Delta V4K 2A9 : Hawthorne

Residential Detached
5 beds, 2 baths, Built: 1968, 2,700 sq. ft.
RE/MAX Progroup Realty
Main Photo: 308 4674 - 4684 51 Street in Ladner: Ladner Elementary Condo for sale in "DELTA GREEN" : MLS®# R2419774

$629,000

308 4674 - 4684 51 Street Ladner V4K 2V7 : Ladner Elementary

Residential Attached
1 beds, 1 baths, Built: 2021, 945 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: 102 4674 - 4684 51 Street in Ladner: Ladner Elementary Condo for sale in "DELTA GREEN" : MLS®# R2419786

$599,000

102 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: 204 4674 - 4684 51 Street in Ladner: Ladner Elementary Condo for sale in "DELTA GREEN" : MLS®# R2419801

$679,000

204 4674 - 4684 51 Street Ladner V4K 2V7 : Ladner Elementary

Residential Attached
2 beds, 2 baths, Built: 2021, 1,281 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: 86 5551 ADMIRAL Way in Delta: Neilsen Grove Townhouse for sale in "BEAUFORT LANDING" (Ladner)  : MLS®# R2419824

$828,800

86 5551 ADMIRAL Way Delta V7K 0C9 : Neilsen Grove

Residential Attached
4 beds, 4 baths, Built: 2019, 1,851 sq. ft.
Enjoy living in the sea-side inspired masterplan community of Hampton Cove at Polygon's Beaufort Landing. This 1,851 sq. ft. townhome features overheight main floor ceilings, laminate wood flooring, a central fireplace and deck off of the family room. The kitchen boasts... Details
Polygon Realty Limited
Main Photo: 22 5551 ADMIRAL Way in Ladner: Neilsen Grove Townhouse for sale in "BEAUFORT LANDING" : MLS®# R2419339

$678,800

22 5551 ADMIRAL Way Ladner V4K 0C9 : Neilsen Grove

Residential Attached
3 beds, 3 baths, Built: 2019, 1,367 sq. ft.
This new executive townhome in Polygon's Beaufort Landing, then newest collection of homes in the established masterplan community of Hampton Cove, is steps from a marina, golf course, and a resort-style clubhouse. This 1, 367 sq. ft. 3 bedroom home features overheight... Details
Polygon Realty Limited
No Photo Available: 4951 FENTON Drive in Delta: Hawthorne House for sale (Ladner)  : MLS®# R2419065

$1,099,900

4951 FENTON Drive Delta V4K 2H5 : Hawthorne

Residential Detached
4 beds, 2 baths, Built: 1967, 1,750 sq. ft.
Located on Ladner's most desirable street: Fenton Drive! This sprawling rancher on a large lot is the perfect place to raise your family. Build your dream home on this 8,763 sq.ft. lot with up to 3,200 sq.ft. of living space. The current home is a 1,750 sq.ft. single... Details
RE/MAX Progroup Realty
Main Photo: 6338 CRESCENT Place in Ladner: Holly House for sale : MLS®# R2418429

$849,900

6338 CRESCENT Place Ladner V4K 4V2 : Holly

Residential Detached
3 beds, 2 baths, Built: 1991, 1,752 sq. ft.
3br RANCHER on large lot in quiet cul-de-sac location (SOUTH facing back yard)!! Opportunity knocks - perfect for empty nesters or first time home buyers, this layout offers amazing flexibility. Large double attached garage, and BONUS FLEX SPACE / WORK SHOP in back yard... Details
RE/MAX Colonial Pacific Realty
Main Photo: 4843 55B Street in Delta: Hawthorne Townhouse for sale in "CHESTNUT GARDENS" (Ladner)  : MLS®# R2418509

$610,000

4843 55B Street Delta V4K 3V7 : Hawthorne

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3 beds, 2 baths, Built: 1977, 1,502 sq. ft.
JUST LISTED! 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom CORNER END UNIT townhouse located in Ladner’s Chestnut Gardens. Many must see features in this airy 1,502 sq ft home including fully renovated, show stopping designer kitchen, fully renovated bathrooms, open living space, large... Details
Sutton Group Seafair Realty
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