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Three distinct communities make up the largely agricultural municipality of Delta, to the south of the City of Vancouver: Ladner, North Delta and Tsawwassen. The area is well known for its wildlife, especially the bird species that can be found here. An undulating carpet of white can be seen in Delta’s fields in the fall as the snow geese stop to rest on their journey south for winter. They are among the many species that stop in the area during this annual ritual of nature.
Historic Ladner is an active fishing village with 19th century homes sitting behind the dykes that hold the Fraser River at bay. North Delta is home to the 4046 hectare (10,000 acre) Burn's Bog, one of the most important natural habitats in the province, with more than 200 species of migratory birds using the area for resting, staging, and breeding. Tsawwassen is best known as the departure point for BC Ferries vessels bound for Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. With long, sandy beaches, it is also perfect for lounging or trying your hand at windsurfing in the shallow bays.
For more information visit Tourism Delta online, or call 604.946.4232.