South Delta, British Columbia


Known as "The Home of the Sun God", South Delta is tucked in the extreme south west corner of mainland British Columbia. The population of this most livable area is contained largely within the two urban centers, Ladner & Tsawwassen, (approx 5 km apart) which are separated by 20,000 acres of Canada's most productive farmland. This multi-faceted community has a First Nations reserve, a deep sea port, a BC Ferries terminal, an International border crossing, the Fraser Riverfront and Pacific Oceanfront - and the world-famous Burns Bog!

Just 20 minutes south of Vancouver at the U.S. border and bounded by water on 3 sides, the 42,000+ residents of South Delta enjoy a very temperate year round climate. With the most hours of sunshine of any area in the Lower Mainland and fresh onshore breezes making it virtually pollution free, the area is a very popular destination for young and old alike.

Local industry includes farming, a commercial fishery, the Roberts Bank Superport and two huge industrial complexes at Tilbury and Annacis Island, both on the Fraser River.

B.C.Ferry service to Vancouver Island and the beautiful Gulf Islands is located at Tsawwassen and there are half a dozen marinas for private vessels of all sizes. Golfers can choose to play one of 4 different courses within the community and a 2 hour drive provides a choice of several winter resorts offering skiing and snowboarding.

The Vancouver International Airport is located on Sea Island in Richmond and is only about 15 minutes from South Delta by car. South Delta also boasts its own private airport at Boundary Bay which serves various areas of the Province and is home base to many private airplane owners. Boundary Bay was a military air base during World War II and has very substantial runways and infrastructure.

A couple of local tourist attractions are the Reifel Wildfowl Refuge on Westham Island in Ladner and the warm sandy beaches of Boundary Bay at the International border between Tsawwassen and the peninsula of Point Roberts in the U.S.A.

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