Things We Love to Do in the Delta Area
We don’t just work here, we live and play here, too. These are some of our favourite spots you won’t want to miss while you’re in town. We’ve highlighted a few well-known attractions as well as a couple of local gems you may not have heard about, but we think are well worth a visit. Need more hints about where to go and what to do? Just ask! We’d love to give you the inside scoop.
Centennial Beach & Boundary Bay Park
Boundary Bay is internationally recognized as an Important Bird Area on the Pacific Flyway. It’s a beautiful place for a swim or just to take it easy on the beach. There are even tennis courts and softball fields.
Make a splash at Greater Vancouver’s only waterslide park. Its seven acres of fun with waterslides, pools, BBQ, picnic areas, and more!
Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary
Located on Westham Island, this bird sanctuary covers nearly 300 hectares (850 acres) of managed wetlands, natural marshes, and low dykes in the heart of the Fraser River Estuary. It’s a refuge to millions of birds as they make their annual migration.
Ladner Village Market
One of Reader’s Digest’s six must-visit Canadian cities—just 20 minutes away. A village market, bird sanctuary, and charming little museum are just a few of the attractions that make Ladner a quaint and splendid place to visit.
Lighthouse Marine Park
Lighthouse Marine Park has become known as one of the best places to view Orca whales from land. In summer months, members of the three local pods frequently pass close by these shores, offering a thrilling glimpse of the lives of these endangered animals.
Fred Gingell Park
This pristine, well-groomed park is a wonderful place to catch the sunset. Stand on the lookout and view the Gulf Islands and surrounding area or take the stairway down to Tsawwassen Beach.
Ladner Village MarketJun 12, 2016 10:00 am — Sep 12, 2016 10:00 am
Located in Historic Ladner Village ( Delta) , this four block open-air market runs rain or shine and has over 140 vendors from all over southern BC. As the vendors vary each Sunday the market is never the same twice! Check out the farm fresh produce; plants, garden art and accessories; hand-crafted jewellery, fabric and beauty products; wood, canvas and glass art creations and so many more original works of art.
June 12 & 26 | July 10 & 24 | August 14 & 28 | September 11
Tsawwassen Farmers MarketJun 17, 2016 3:00 pm — Oct 14, 2016 7:00 pm
Held weekly on Fridays from 3 to 7pm, and featuring farm fresh produce grown in Tsawwassen by Earthwise Society Organic Farm & Demonstration Garden, as well as TFN Farm school. Get a jump on the weekend! Shop for fresh local produce along with artisanal foods, baking, handcrafted artworks, jewelry and gifts. Rotating food trucks and live entertainment round out the experience, as this gem of a market has something for everyone. Make the Tsawwassen Farmers Market your first stop every weekend this summer. Season opens June 17th, 2016 and runs thru Oct. 14th.
Tour de DeltaJul 8, 2016 8:00 am — Jul 10, 2016 5:00 pm
Tour de Delta kicks off an exciting BC Superweek and takes place July 8, 9, and 10, 2016.
Tour de Delta will again feature the Friday evening MK Delta Criterium event in the social heart of North Delta. Taking place on a 1.2 km route, this race will bring you the same hair-raising excitement as the popular Brenco Criterium on Saturday night in Ladner. The exciting weekend of racing will end with the White Spot | Delta Road Race, an internationally sanctioned UCI 1.2 event through the streets of Tsawwassen. Family-friendly, community events.
Tour de Delta is a Cycling BC sanctioned event.
Boundary Bay AirshowJul 23, 2016
People of all ages have a fascination with flying. There is something about “taking to the skies” that challenges and excites. While we may never have the experience of flying our own planes, we can share in the thrill of seeing others do it. The Corporation of Delta and Alpha Aviation are proud to sponsor the Boundary Bay Airshow on Saturday, July 23, 2016.
As one of the few remaining free admission airshows, this event holds an appeal for people of all ages. From children’s activities and delicious food options, to the non-stop excitement in the skies, there truly is something for everyone!
Tsawwassen Sun FestivalJul 30, 2016 8:00 am — Aug 1, 2016 5:00 pm
This year’s Sun Festival theme is ‘Send in the Clowns’. Our popular festival attracts close to 15,000 annually during the BC Day long weekend, and includes a classic car show, volleyball tournament, the Ttown Incredible Race, a slo-pitch tournament, the Rotary parade, a skateboard competition, beer gardens, an antique fair, bingo, and a pancake breakfast.