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Delta British Columbia

2011/2012

Official Visitor Guide of the Delta Chamber of Commerce Includes:

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Welcome to Delta!

With our mild, sunny climate and spectacular coastal location, we have something for everyone Mayor Lois E. Jackson to see and do all year round. Just 20 minutes from Vancouver International Airport and the US border and home to the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal, Delta is easy to reach and convenient for getting to Vancouver, Whistler and beyond. Delta also has its own regional airport at Boundary Bay for private aircraft and several flight schools offering certified training programs. Three urban communities make up Delta – the sunniest region in the Lower Mainland. Go back in time and discover the heritage fishing village of Ladner. Kayak the mighty Fraser River delta and be thrilled by the multitude of migrating birds at Westham Island. In North Delta, the Delta Nature Reserve is a unique opportunity to discover the sights, sounds and smells of Burns Bog – the largest raised bog in North America and a must-see for eco-tourists. The boardwalk takes you through a land that time forgot with a fascinating array of plants, animals and insects. North Delta is also home to a thriving East Indian and South Asian culture which offers fantastic shopping. Visit beautiful Centennial Beach in the garden community of Tsawwassen. The warm, shallow waters and sandy shore are perfect for skim boarding, swimming, windsurfing and kite-flying. Agriculture is our primary industry – come and try the local produce, go berry picking and visit our fabulous wineries. However you choose to spend your time, we welcome you: come out and discover Delta - the natural playground. www.corp.delta.bc.ca


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VISIT DELTA’S

OFFICIAL VISITOR CENTRE

for information, advice and services.

We’re here to help make your stay in Delta and BC the best it can be! Trained, certified and friendly counsellors at Delta’s only official Visitor Centre offer information, advice, and services so you can enjoy our many urban and outdoor activities and holiday getaways. Before you arrive check out: • Sites to visit in Delta • Eco-tourism in Delta • Places to stay in Delta • Places to eat in Delta • Events in Delta and more... ...on our Visitor Centre web pages: http://www.deltachamber.ca/doing-business/visiting-delta Our Visitor Centre is convenient and easy to find: Hwy 99 Northbound (from US border), exit 28. or HWY 99 Southbound (from Vancouver), exit 28. Only one block north on Hwy 17/River Rd (from BC Ferries terminal) at the Delta Chamber of Commerce, 6201-60th Ave (northeast corner).

Close to Vancouver and other major centres, Delta is a breath of fresh air all year round. We’d be glad to help you discover our local attractions: • Walking and biking by the water • Boating and kayaking • Beaches and parks • Golfing • Farms and wineries to visit • Summer markets • Spectacular viewing of migratory birds and wildlife • World heritage bog interpretive centre • Eco Tours At Delta’s Visitor Centre we offer: • Tourism advice and information on attractions, accommodation and restaurants in the area, Vancouver and British Columbia; • Free official BC Accommodation Guide, travel planners, road maps, circle guides, fishing, golf and wine guides; • Reservations for accommodation at hotels, motels and bed & breakfasts; • BC Ferries 4-day and 7-day Sail Passes to Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands; and • BC Parks parking passes.

Hours of Operation September through June, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July and August, 7 days a week, from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

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FEATURES Highlights Get Outside More to Explore Attractions & Activities Directory

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Maps Map 1 - Delta Overview Map 2 - Lower Mainland Map 3 - Ladner Map 4 - Tsawwassen Map 5 - Tilbury Island Street Index

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Shopping & Services Shopping & Services Directory

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Accommodation Accommodation Directory

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Dining Dining Directory

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Currency Guide Important Numbers

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Visitors’ Choice Delta is created and published three times per year by Visitors’ Choice Publications Ltd. as part of a series of visitor map books produced for communities across British Columbia. For further information, please contact us through the numbers below. Visitors’ Choice is a division of Business in Vancouver Media Group. Sales Director: Fawn Duchaine Sales: Hatinder Hari Editor: April Cuffy Graphic Designer: Annette Spreeuw Production: Soraya Romao, David Tong Production Coordinator: Michelle Myers Distribution Coordinator: Sue Wong Controller: Marlita Hodgens Editorial Contributors: Anne Murray Delta Museum and Archives Delta Parks, Recreation & Culture Greg Descante Marlene Graham Peter Buxton Shutterstock Cover Photos: top left - Greg Descante top right - Shutterstock bottom left - Shutterstock bottom right - Shutterstock Visitors’ Choice is a member of: Delta Chamber of Commerce 604.946.4332 deltachamber.com Copyright® 2011 by Visitors’ Choice Publications Ltd. No part of this publication may be duplicated or reproduced in any manner without the prior written permission of the publisher. All efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of information in this publication, however the publisher accepts no responsibility for errors or omissions. Head Office: 102 East 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5T 1G2 Tel: 604.608.5180 Fax: 604.608.5181 Sales email: sales@visitorschoice.com Editorial email: editor@visitorschoice.com Publisher’s email: publisher@visitorschoice.com facebook.com/VisitorsChoice twitter.com/VisitorsChoice

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10 Things You’ll Love About Delta

Spa Time 56th St. Bakery & Café • • Albany Books Studio one • Dog Grooming Bank of Montreal • • Talking Heads Best Garden Restaurant • • The Run Inn C’est Moi (Ladies Apparel) • • Toys & Tech Dr. W.E.J. Nind Inc., Dentist • • Tsawwassen Barbers Delta Geek Service Ltd. • • Tsawwassen Cleaners Hal & June’s Meats & Deli • • Tsawwassen IRIS The Visual Group Denture Clinic • • Jack’s TV & Stereo Tsawwassen Jewellers • John Michael Men’s Wear Tsawwassen•Laundromat • • Muscle Memory Personal Tsawwassen Upholstery Training & Fitness Inc. • • Unforgettable Gifts Nikko Sushi • • Voluptuous Petra’s Women’s Boutique • • PHARMASAVE Wellspring Health • • RoNA Westland Insurance • • Salon Fifty Six X-Treme Clothing Co. Ltd. Hair Design

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1. Ecotours along the Fraser River. 2. Leisurely walks through the sand, forest and pathways at Delta Nature Reserve, Ladner Marsh and the Boundary Bay dike. 3. Bird watching from just about anywhere. 4. E xploring local history at the Delta Museum and visiting the beautiful historic Ladner Village. 5. Awesome golf at one of six stellar courses. 6. Tour de Delta professional cycling race and competition in July, plus familyfriendly events all-year long (page 8). 7. Amazing boating and water sports opportunities. 8. Mountain biking and hiking on diverse terrain and trails. 9. Centennial Beach at Boundary Bay Regional Park—one of BC’s warmest, cleanest, soft sandy beaches! Perfect for skim boarding. 10. The unique ecosystem at Burns Bog in the Delta Nature Reserve, home to some of BC’s rarest species.

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ith a rural atmosphere, big city amenities, breathtaking scenery and world-famous bird watching, Delta is an all-season destination. It’s where sea, freshwater, land and several million birds come together in a spectacular fashion. Take a look around and you’ll soon see why Delta truly is a natural playground! Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary Canada’s largest population of migratory waterfowl lives here, making it the perfect stop for the whole family to learn about the wonders and beauty of birds. With 300 hectares (850 acres) of managed wetlands and natural marshes, you’ll see snow geese, black-crowned night herons and more, as millions of birds rest here during their migration routes along the Pacific Coast. Stroll along the trails and walkways to discover over 250 different bird species and bring a picnic lunch to enjoy the view. Walkways are wheelchair accessible and there is also a two-storey high observation tower for great long-range viewing. 5191 Robertson Road, Delta | 604.946.6980 | reifelbirdsanctuary.com (Map 1) Photo: Delta Parks, Recreation & Culture

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Delta Museum and Archives Located in a stunning heritage building, the Delta Museum offers visitors a glimpse into the rich history of the people and places that made the community what it is today. In addition, the Museum hosts the Delta Archives in a separate facility, which is a collection of records and materials, including over 20,000 photos, 800 maps and local newspapers dating back to 1902. Bring the family to discover fun activities, exciting exhibits and special programming throughout the year. It’s a great way to spend an afternoon or the whole day! Museum: 4858 Delta Street, Delta | 604.946.9322 | Archives: 4450 Clarence Taylor Crescent | 604.940.3832 | deltamuseum.ca (Map 3, E11) Photo: Delta Museum and Archives

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8,000 Years Ago:

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Aboriginal settlers visited these lands on a seasonal basis, and later became permanent inhabitants.

Nicknamed “Isla Capeda” (Capeda Island) by Spanish explorer Lieutenant Francisco Eliza, the future Delta area is discovered by Europeans.

With a gold rush happening across BC, settlers make their way to Delta to search for their fortunes.


Spectacular Golf Six stellar courses await you in Delta, making it the perfect spot for your golf “destination vacation!” Get swept away on the King’s Links by the Sea course (604.952.0999), the only “British-style” fairway in the Lower Mainland; discover the lush greens of Cove Links executive nine hole course (604.946.1839), and find yourself comfortably at home on the Delta Golf Club (604.594.1414) course, boasting a friendly atmosphere and unique design. A visit to the Sunshine Woods Golf Centre (604.596.0533) brings family fun and the nearby Tsawwassen Golf & Country Club (604.943.2288) offers majestic views and lots of wildlife sightings. Also in Tsawwassen is the popular Beach Grove Golf Club (604.943.1155) with its championship course and idyllic gardens. With this many great options, you’ll want to stay and play them all!

Did you know? Delta gets more sun than any other Lower Mainland city, all year-round! Boundary Bay & Centennial Beach Boundary Bay is Delta’s primary waterfront attraction. It’s the perfect place for romantic walks, cycling and running, with large expanses of sand, sea and wetlands on Centennial Beach. Warm shallow waters and the park’s abundant bird life make this a wonderful spot for swimming, picnics, and strolls through the various nature trails. Relax by the water, have lunch at the small beach café and entertain the kids at the playground. The beach is also home to historic Cammidge House and has on-site volleyball and tennis courts, as well as a softball field. (Map 4, G6 – H5)

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Returning to the rich fertile soils of the Delta region, the Ladner brothers, Thomas Ellis and William Henry begin their agricultural pursuits.

Deas Island namesake, James Deas opens a fishing cannery on the island, successfully making the area known for its salmon.

Delta is officially incorporated as a municipality to better serve its growing population.

The Tsawwassen First Nation is granted SelfGoverning status by the federal government—a first in Canada!

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Delta is ideal for kayaking, boating and ecotour adventures along the Fraser River. You’ll see beautiful birds and wildlife, picturesque fishing boats and floating homes, all while learning about the value of local ecosystems. Explore the area by guided kayak or boat tours from Ladner Harbour to view such wildlife as bald eagles, snow geese, sea lions and harbour seals. Local outfitting and tour companies can get you set up with everything you need to have an awesome time exploring this beautiful region. Photo: Delta Parks, Recreation & Culture

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What’s Happening

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events, festivals & performances

Racing against time--and each other!--to win the $25,000 prize, cyclists compete in the annual Tour de Delta race, July 8 - 10.

April

Check web for schedule. 604.946.3253 | corp.delta.bc.ca

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Great Bunny Search

Check out participating businesses to hunt down some cute hidden bunnies! Various Venues 604.943.0502 shoptsawwassen.com

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12th Annual Delta Triathlon

This short-distance race is a great season opener for runners. Ladner Leisure Centre 604.346.5386 | deltatriathlon.ca

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Watershed Creek Fish Release

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Bring the family to learn about local wildlife habitats. Watershed Park 604.946.3293 | corp.delta.bc.ca

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2011 Delta Earth Week Events, activities and prizes all week long.

Feed the Bees: Film Screening Festival

Honour Earth Day with the documentary “Vanishing of the Bees.” Location TBA 604.946.9828 earthwisesociety.bc.ca

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Feed the Bees: Earth Day Community Event

Learn about the importance and beauty of bees! Earthwise Garden, Tsawwassen 604.946.9828 earthwisesociety.bc.ca

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Easter at the Mall

Celebrate spring with the Easter Bunny and friends! Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall 604.943.1735 tsawwassentowncentremall.com

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Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

Pancakes and photos with the

Easter Bunny! Advance tickets only. South Delta Recreation Centre 604.952.3045 deltarec.ca

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Easter Egg Hunt

Ladner Leisure Centre 604.952.3000 deltarec.ca

May 1

Pilgrimage to Burns Bog

Learn about the sacredness of Burns Bog, with guest speakers. Delta Nature Reserve 604.572.0373 | burnsbog.org

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Pick the Flick Contest

Check web for details. 604.943.0502 shoptsawwassen.com

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Delta Potters Spring Sale

A perfect time to purchase handcrafted ceramics! South Delta Recreation Centre

ongoing Wednesdays & Saturdays

May 28 – September 3

September 8 – November 10

Earthwise Farm Store

Breezeway Jazz

Salsa Tots and Babies

Fresh picked organic fruit and veggies! Earthwise Garden, Tsawwassen 604.946.9828 earthwisesociety.bc.ca

Every Saturday Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall 604.943.1735 tsawwassentowncentre mall.com

Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall 604.943.1735 tsawwassentowncentre mall.com


Save the date!

June 12 &16 Ladner Village Market

A 3-block long open-air market with over 140 vendors from around BC. Runs rain or shine! Historic Ladner Village ladnervillagemarket.com

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2011 Delta Invitational

Join over 600 gymnasts and 2000 spectators for one of Delta’s biggest amateur sporting events. Ladner Leisure Centre 604.943.0460 deltagymnastics.com

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Annual Plant Sale

Discover which plants will grow best in your garden. Earthwise Garden, Tsawwassen 604.946.9828 earthwisesociety.bc.ca

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Mother’s Day Craft Fair

Give your mom a gift of love! Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall 604.943.1735 tsawwassentowncentremall.com

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Earthwise Garden, Tsawwassen 604.946.9828 earthwisesociety.bc.ca

The Foursome

Live theatre presented by the Sidekick Players Tsawwassen Arts Centre 604.288.2415 sidekickplayers.com

27-29 May Days

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Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast

Ladner Pioneer

Live entertainment, carnival rides and a parade! Memorial Park, Ladner ladnermaydays.com

Celebrate Dad on his special day! Centennial Beach tbblions.ca

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23rd Annual Delta Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament

June 18

Welcome Summer Farm Market Join the fun with entertainment and vendors, plus yoga!

Grab your clubs for some socializing fun! Beach Grove Golf Club 604.946.4232 | deltachamber.ca

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Tsawwassen Multicultural Celebration Check web for details.

More than a winery... ...it’s an experience!

PREMIUIM FRUIT WINES BREMNER’S PURE FRUIT JUICES UNIQUE GIFT STORE EXCITING EVENTS

FREE WINE & JUICE TASTING

Bring in this AD and receive a FREE gift with any purchase over $10

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Historic Fruit Winery

Enter The Old Grainery Store at Wellbrook Winery and step back into history. The turn-of-the-century atmosphere combined with distinctive quality wines makes for an unforgettable experience. Why not drop by for an afternoon adventure? You’ll find the experience every bit as memorable as the fine wines. We look forward to seeing you soon!

10 mins from Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal 30 mins south of Vancouver

Open daily 11am-6pm 4626 88th Street, Delta, BC 604.946.1868 www.wellbrookwinery.com

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Jog for the Bog

5k and 10k trail run through the Bog. Delta Nature Reserve 604.572.0373 | burnsbog.org

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Sun Festival Parade

Check web for details. 604.943.0502 shoptsawwassen.com

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Tsawwassen Outdoor Movie Night

Stock up on perennials at the Earthwise Garden Annual Plant Sale (May 7), or attend one of many local farmers markets.

Bayside Village Square, Delta 604.943.0502 shoptsawwassen.com

604.946.1868 wellbrookwinery.com

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Ladner Village Market

North Delta Family Day

Family festival with fun, games and more! North Delta Social Heart Plaza 604.952.3045 | deltarec.ca

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Summerfest

BBQ, live entertainment and fireworks! Various Venues, Delta 604.952.3045 | deltarec.ca

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Canada Day

Wetland Adventures Summer Day Camp

Campers will learn about the role bogs play in our ecosystems. For ages 5 – 12 years. 604.572.0373 | burnsbog.org

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South Delta Jazz Festival Delta 2011 | visitorschoice.com

A 3-block long open-air market with over 140 vendors from around BC. Runs rain or shine! Historic Ladner Village ladnervillagemarket.com Family fun at the vineyard with classic cars and an outdoor market. Wellbrook Winery, Delta 604.946.1868 wellbrookwinery.com

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Concerts and workshops. Delta Community Music School 604.946.1280 southdeltajazzfestival.com

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11th Annual Tour de Delta

Amazing competitive cycling action, with a $25,000 prize! See page 13. Ladner Leisure Centre 604.952.3545 | tourdedelta.com

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BC Superweek

Tour the Lower Mainland for worldclass cycling in four different events: Delta, UBC, Burnaby and White Rock. bcsuperweek.ca

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Gallery in the Garden

Exhibition and sale of artwork from local talent. Wellbrook Winery, Delta

Kid’s Day Farm Market

Activities and events for the whole family. Earthwise Garden, Tsawwassen 604.946.9828 earthwisesociety.bc.ca

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Tsawwassen Outdoor Movie Night Diefenbaker Park 604.943.0502 shoptsawwassen.com

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Outdoor Movie Night

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Starry Nights

Movie starts at sunset. North Delta Community Park 604.952.3045 | deltarec.ca Deas Island Regional Park 604.952.3045 | deltarec.ca

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Ladner Village Market

A 3-block long open-air market with over 140 vendors from around BC. Runs rain or shine! Historic Ladner Village ladnervillagemarket.com

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Jam Fest Farm Market

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Outdoor Movie Night

A tribute to fruit preserves—and music! Earthwise Garden, Tsawwassen 604.946.9828 earthwisesociety.bc.ca

Bring the family and a blanket for outdoor film fun, block-party style! Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall 604.943.1735 tsawwassentowncentremall.com

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International Bog Days

Eco-festival with live entertainment and tours. Delta Nature Reserve 604.572.0373 | burnsbog.org

Save the date!

Diefenbaker Park 604.943.0502 shoptsawwassen.com

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Ladner Village Market

A 3-block long open-air market with over 140 vendors from around BC. Runs rain or shine! Historic Ladner Village ladnervillagemarket.com

July 30 - August 1 Tsawwassen Sun Festival

Family fun including children’s midway, antique fair, vendors and parade! South Delta Recreation Centre & Winskill Park shoptsawwassen.com


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Tomato Festival Farm Market

Everything tomato—including precious heirloom varieties. Earthwise Garden, Tsawwassen 604.946.9828 earthwisesociety.bc.ca

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Santa. North Delta Recreation Centre 604.952.3045 | deltarec.ca

Halloween at the Mall

Spooky times will be had by all! Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall 604.943.1735 tsawwassentowncentremall.com

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Photos With Santa

November

Terry Fox Run

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Battle of Britain

Gifts handmade by local artisans. Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall 604.943.1735 tsawwassentowncentremall.com

Rotary Square (Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall) terryfox.org

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Handmade-Only Craft Fair

Vintage aircraft, air cadet troops and a parade! Boundary Bay Airport 604.952.3045 | deltarec.ca

December

October

Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall 604.943.1735 tsawwassentowncentremall.com

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Halloween Events

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Santa

Twelve Angry Men

Live theatre presented by the Sidekick Players Tsawwassen Arts Centre 604.288.2415 sidekickplayers.com

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Breakfast with Santa

Skate with Santa

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Family events and breakfast with Santa. South Delta Recreation Centre 604.952.3045 | deltarec.ca

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Free Christmas Concert

Location TBA 604.952.3045 | deltarec.ca

Various Venues 604.952.3045 | deltarec.ca

Courtyard Christmas

Tsawwassen Shopping Centre 604.943.0502 shoptsawwassen.com

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Wake Up Santa

Lots of spooky activities for the whole family! Check web for details. 604.952.3045 | deltarec.ca

Make lifetime memories with Santa and his Elves. Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall 604.943.1735 tsawwassentowncentremall.com

Family events and breakfast with

Polar Bear Swim

Family entertainment, kids activities and prizes! Boundary Bay Regional Park 604.952.3045 deltarec.ca

For more great events, please visit corp.delta.bc.ca and the websites listed above. All dates were correct at press time.

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1665 56 Street, Tsawwassen, B.C. V4L 2B2 Tel: (604) 943-8221 Fax: (604) 943-8299

1-800-663-1144 www.tsawwasseninn.com

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Get Outside!

For the Birds! Situated on the Pacific Flyway, Delta is a bird migration hot spot. Numerous international designations recognize its importance to the shorebirds, ducks, geese, swans and songbirds that stop here to feed and rest on their long journeys. Boundary Bay, Roberts Bank and the Fraser River Estuary rank as the top Important Bird Areas in Canada: a global designation that attracts visitors from around the world. This means seeing up to 100,000 snow geese migrating in from Russia in fall, or flocks of High Arctic brant wintering at Beach Grove lagoon. Hundreds of thousands of western sandpipers pass through the area during migration, while about 50,000 dunlin spend the winter on Boundary Bay, along with blackbellied plover and sanderling. Dikes, marshes and fields around Delta are great places to see birds of prey, including owls, hawks, harriers, falcons and bald eagles, and Boundary Bay is the best place in Canada to see wintering birds of prey. Head to the Reifel Bird Sanctuary on Westham Island or join guided walks led by local experts in the Birds on the Bay Program. Enjoy strolling in Boundary Bay Regional Park or along the 16km (10 mile) dike beside the salt marshes and mud flats. And discover the largest great blue heron colony on the Pacific Northwest coast in a wooded bluff on the Tsawwassen First Nation lands beside the ferry causeway.

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Wildlife Viewing Trips

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Burns Bog Ecological Conservancy Area in the heart of Delta is a large wetland wilderness area conserved as wildlife habitat and the Delta Nature Reserve is the only location currently open to the public for viewing this specialized bog ecosystem with its unique plants such as Labrador tea and bog rosemary. Columbian black-tailed deer, sandhill cranes, songbirds, rare shrews and voles, and several species of salamander are among the diverse wildlife found along the bog’s perimeter woodlands and the North Delta bluffs. In addition, whale More Information watching trips in the Georgia Strait leave Burns Bog Conservation Society: 10388 Nordel Court, from Steveston, across North Delta | 604.572.0373 | burnsbog.org the river in Richmond, where you’ll see seals, Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary: 5191 Robertson Road, Delta sea lions, and porpoises. 604.946.6980 | reifelbirdsanctuary.com Kayak tours from Ladner Birds on the Bay Program: 604.536.3552 | birdsonthebay.ca Harbour explore the creeks around the South BC Nature (Federation of BC Naturalists): 1620 Mount Arm Marshes: great for Seymour Road, North Vancouver | 604.985.3057 | bcnature.ca viewing herons, swans, ducks, red-winged Important Bird Areas in Canada: ibacanada.ca blackbirds, and more!

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elta is an amazing place for wildlife watching, and birds are especially numerous throughout the whole year. As well, in spring and summer, grey whales, orcas, and other marine mammals are often spotted offshore. – Anne Murray


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or three hot days in July, pro cycling racers from around the world gather in Delta for a chance to win the richest prize in Canadian cycling: $25,000! Occurring annually for the last 11 years, the Tour de Delta is a great weekend of fun and includes free entertainment and activities for the whole family. It’s an awesome three days of “leg-shaking” good times you won’t want to miss! Tour de Delta was introduced to the cycling community in 2001 with the inaugural event attracting more than 200 professional cyclists from across Canada, the U.S. and New Zealand. Since that time, with great weather, challenging courses and enthusiastic spectators, Tour de Delta has been a continued success. Tour de Delta is a member of BC Superweek: seven races in ten days of excellent cycling action! bcsuperweek.ca Tour de Delta Headquarters: Ladner Leisure Centre, 4600 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Delta 604.952.3545 | tourdedelta.com

Friday, July 8 | 5:00pm Have fun with the whole family at the brand new MK Delta Lands. This exciting event has a 1.2km (0.7 mile) loop around the Social Heart area of North Delta, allowing spectators to see athletes pass by 40-50 times. With a fast downhill section, sliding into a left-hand turn, you’ll see riders hit speeds of more than 70km/hr (44 miles/hr)! At the event’s finish, riders will have less than 100m (328 feet) to sprint across the line. France has nothing on this race!

Saturday, July 9 | 5:15pm

Sunday, July 10 | 9:00am The grueling White Spot Road Race winds through North Delta, Ladner and Tsawwassen. This challenging stage incorporates strength, strategy, precision and endurance, as racers corner at high speeds, take turns “pulling” at the front of pace lines and picking a tactical spot to break away from the crowd. The men’s race starts in North Delta and incorporates the flat, windy farmland of the Fraser River Delta before joining the women on the Tsawwassen circuit. Both men’s and women’s races end with a frantic sprint finish at Winskill Park.

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The excitement continues to climb as the fast and furious Brenco Criterium takes place in the historic fishing village of Ladner. This race features several laps on a short circuit with city streets closed to traffic. With high-speed cornering, straightaway sprints and dozens of sidewalk restaurants and cafés perfect for viewing, this race is a spectator-favourite.

Friday, July 8 & Saturday, July 9 Kids age 6 – 11 can “warm up” the Criterium course tracks for the pros in the North Delta and Ladner Kids Crits races.

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elta is growing in popularity as a destination for ecotourism, attracting visitors from all over Canada, the United States, Europe and the world. Visit these parks and gardens to see why!

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DEAS ISLAND REGIONAL PARK A carefully restored Queen Anne-style house, Burrvilla, built in 1905, and a oneroom schoolhouse from 1909 are part of the attractions of Deas Island Regional Park. Lying between the shores of the Fraser River and Deas Slough, this woodland park is home to eagles, owls and other raptor birds, which can be seen perched in the tall cottonwood trees. A two-storey observation tower provides a panoramic view of the river. A stroll along the island trails leads to a beach near the west end where the Fraser River laps at the shoreline as large, oceangoing freight ships glide past. Map 1

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MILLENNIUM TRAIL This walking and cycling trail follows a picturesque route along Deas Slough from Ferry Road to Deas Island. From Captain’s Cove marina, the trail leads along the waterfront, passing under the Deas Slough highway bridge before winding past the Marina Garden Estates. The path offers views of farmland as it heads along a dike to Deas Island Regional Park. Map 3, F13

NORTH DELTA WATERSHED PARK Watershed Park is Delta’s largest parcel of park reserve, and with 11km (7 miles) of forested trails and access to old service roads, the park is a daily highlight for local mountain bike enthusiasts, horseback riders and leisurely walkers. Part of this park’s ecotourism draw is the presence of artesian wells, which provide residents with a dependable water supply. Recent improvements to the park include the development of gravel trails, footbridge

Visit our cozy neighbourhood pub or beautiful, casual fine dining restaurant For a great time where we have a PASSION for GREAT FOOD and GREAT SERVICE. All meals prepared from scratch with freshest, finest, seasonal ingredients available. May-September: two heated patios overlooking the Marina.

5825 – 60th Avenue, Delta • 604-946-7545 info@riverhousegroup.com Walk-ins Welcome - Reservations Appreciated Online reservations at www.riverhousegroup.com We look forward to welcoming you soon.

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crossings, interpretive signs and a promontory lookout with a clear view of Mud Bay, making this a perfect picnic spot. 11600 Kittson Parkway, North Delta. Map 1 BURNS BOG & THE DELTA NATURE RESERVE Covering nearly 3,000 hectares (7,400 acres), nearly 10 times the size of Vancouver’s Stanley Park, Burns Bog is the largest undeveloped urban wilderness in Canada. It is an Ecological Conservancy Area and is home to a number of

unique wildlife species, including the southern red-backed vole and the Pacific water shrew. There are also many unusual plants, including the flesh-eating sundew that feeds on insects, and a profusion of blueberries. Over 150 different species of birds and 28 species of animals have been recorded living in Burns Bog. Please note that the majority of Burns Bog is closed to the public, however the Delta Nature Reserve in North Delta covers a large portion of the bog and welcomes visitors for viewing and tours and has three loops of boardwalks and trails. A 90-minute hike takes you past a beaver dam and through a spirea meadow and a cedar grove. Delta Nature Reserve: 10388 Nordel Court, North Delta | 604.572.0373 | burnsbog.org Map 1

Tips & Tricks Follow these guidelines for great wildlife viewing: n Check the tide, as low tides take birds far from sight n Explore during quieter times, like early morning or late afternoon n Never let your dog chase birds or animals; for group trips leave Fido at home n Best of all, get out and enjoy Delta’s wealth of wildlife!

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For a full list of Delta parks and gardens, visit corp.delta.bc.ca.

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3 E10 3 E10 3 E10,G10 3 E10-G11,H10 3 E11, H11 3 D11,E11 3 D11 3 E11-F11, F11-G11, H11 45A Ave 3 D11,E11,H11 45B Ave 3 H11 45 St 3 D11 45A St 3 D11 46 Ave 3 E11,F11,G11 46A Ave 3 F11,G11 46 St 3 D11 46A St 3 E11 46B St 3 E11 47 Ave 3 E11-F11,G11 47A Ave 3 E11,F11-G11 47 St 3 E11 47A St 3 E10,E11 48 Ave 3 E11 48A Ave 3 F11,G11-H11 48B Ave 3 F11,G11 48 St 4 E6 48A St 3 E10 48B St 3 E10,E11 49 St 3 E10,E11 49 Ave 3 G11,H11 49A Ave 3 F11,H11 49B Ave 3 F11,G11,H11 49 St 4 E4,E5, E6 49B St 4 E4 50 Ave 3 F11,G11-H11 50 St 3,4 E10-11; E4,E5,E6

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4 4 3 F Fairways View 4 Falcon Way 4 Farrell Ave 4 Farrell Cr 4 Fenton Dr 3 Ferguson Crt 4 Ferguson 4 Frigate 3 G Galbraith St 3 Gale Dr 4 Gale Pl 4 Galleon 3 Galway 4 Garry 3 Georgia 3 Glendale 3 Goudy 3 Garden Pl 4 Georgia Wynd 4 Gilchrist Dr 4 Gilchrist Pl 4 Gillespie Rd 4 Glen Abbey 4 Glenwood Dr 4 Glenwood Pl 4 Goldenrod Blvd 4 Goldenrod Cr 4 Golf Club Dr 4 Graham 4 Greenland 4 Green Pl 3 Grove 4 Grove Ave 3 Grove Ridge 4 Gulfview Wynd 4 H Harris 4 Harvest Dr 3 Haviland 3 Hawthorne Pl 3 Hazel Crt 3 Heron Bay 3 Highway 17 3 Holly Park Crt 3 Holly Park Dr 3 Holly Park Pl 3 Holly Park Wynd 3 Honeyman 5 Hopcott Rd 5 Hoskin 5 Hume Ave 5 Hunter 4 Huston Rd 5 Hutcherson 3 I Imperial Gate 4 Ironwood 4 Jackson Way 4 J Jibset 3 Juniper Pl 4 K Kadota 4 Kelly Dr 3 Kelly Pl 3 Kensington Crt 3 Kensington Pl 3 Kerry Dr 4 Kerry Pl 4 Ketch 3 Kilkenny 4

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F5 E11 E10 G6 E5-6 F11 F11-I11 E11 F12 F12 F12 F11-12 F11 I11 I11 I11 I11 I11 I11 I11 F10-11 F6 F6 F11-G11 F10-11 E11 E10-F10 F10 E12 H11 H4 E4-5 E11 F4 G6 G11-H11 E4 E4 E7 F11 E5-6 F4 F12-G12 F12 E7 F7 C1 B1-C1 F4-5 F12 F12 E11 E11-G13, H13;A1-D2 D11 D2 E4-F4 F4 C2 H4 F5 F6 D11 F12 H4 H4 E5 E4-F4 F4 F7

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Skana Dr Spanton Spinnaker Spyglass Cr St Andrews Stahaken Crt Stahaken Pl Station Stevens Dr Stevens Ln Stevens Pl Summer Pl Summer Sunrise Ln Swiftsure

4 3 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 T Thistledown 4 Tidewater 3 Tilbury Rd 5 Timbervalley 4 Tralee Cr 4 Tralee Pl 4 Tsatsu Dr 4 Tsawwassen Beach 4 Tsawwassen Rd N 4 Tsawwassen Rd S 4 Trennant 3 Tudor Crt 4 U Underhill 4 Upland 4 V Vantage Pl 5 Vantage Way 5 Vardon 4 Vasey Rd 3 Venture St 5 View Cr 4 Village Greens Wynd 4 W Walalee 4 Walker 4 Wallace Pl 4 Wallace 4 Walnut 3 Weare 3 Weaver 4 Webster Rd 5 Wellburn Dr 3 Wellsgreen 4 Wesley Dr 4 Wesley Pl 4 Westminster Ave 3 Whitcomb Pl 4 Whitworth N 3 Whitworth S 3 Wildwood Cr 4 William 4 Willow 3 Wilmington 4 Wilson 4 Wilson Ave 5 Windjammer 3 Windsor 4 Winskill 4 Woodland 4

E5 F10-11 F12 F6-7 F6 E6 E6 D11 E5-F5 E5 E5 F4 F4 H10 F12 F5 F12 A1 F4 F5 F5 E6 E4, E5 E6-7 E6 E11 F5 E5 F6 C2 B1-C2 G6 H13 B1 F6 F6 E5-6 E4 F4 F4 G12 D11 E5 D2 F12 F4 E5 E5 F12 G6 E10-F10 E10-F10 F6 F4 F12 E5 E5-F5 B1-C1 F13 F6 F6 F4

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Calvert Camaro Cambridge Candlewyck Wynd 4 Cannery Crt 3 Cannery Pl 3 Cedar 4 Cedar Tree Ln 3 Centennial 4 Centennial Beach Access Rd 4 Central 3 Chamberlayne Ave 3 Chamberlayne Way 3 Chehalis 4 Chestnut 3 Chisholm St 3 Church 3 Clarence Taylor Cr 3 Cliff Dr 4 Cliff Pl 4 Clipper 3 Coleman 3 Commodore Dr 3 Compston 4 Connaught 4 Cooper 3 Copesfield Dr 4 Copesfield Pl 4 Corbould 4 Crescent Crt 3 Crescent Dr 3 Crescent Pl 3 Cutter 3 D Dawn Dr 3 Dawn Pl 3 Deerfield Crt 4 Deerfield Dr 4 Deerfield Pl 4 Delta St 3 Dennison Dr 4 Dennison Pl 4 Diefenbaker 4 Dixon 3 Dogwood Dr 4 Dogwood Ln 4 Dogwood Pl 4 Dove 3 Dowler Rd 3 Duffy Pl 3 Duncan Dr 4 E Eagle Way 4 Eden Cr 4 Eden Pl 4 Edmonds 3 Egan 3 Ehkolie 4 Elliott 3 Enderby 4 English Bluff Rd 4

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Get Outside! Getting Around in Delta Visitors’ Choice Delta maps cover the communities within Delta, plus nearby destinations that make Delta a convenient hub for visitors to British Columbia’s Lower Mainland and nearby points in the USA. Many visitors know that Delta is home to the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal, departure point for Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands (schedule information on page 17). But stop a while in Delta to see its distinct communities: Ladner (page 26) and Tsawwassen (page 25). Nearby Point Roberts, WA, (page 27) is on a point of land directly south of Tsawwassen. The area is accessible by rail, water and major highways in all directions, and is roughly 50 minutes from Vancouver and 20 minutes from the Vancouver International Airport. There is an airport for small planes near Boundary Bay in South Delta. Delta is surrounded by water on three sides. It was formed by silt from the Fraser River building up over hundreds of years, and is therefore a true “delta,” from which the community takes its name. It’s bounded by the Fraser River on the north, the US border and Boundary Bay on the south, the District of Surrey on the east, and the Strait of Georgia on the west, and by beauty all around.

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The flat roads, trails and dykes of Delta offer some of the best biking in the Greater Vancouver region. Here’s a few suggestions on how to get your beloved bi-ped to this great terrain. TransLink makes it easy to take your bike with you by offering racks and space on the bus, SkyTrain, SeaBus and their West Coast Express rail line and even have bike lockers at many convenient locations. Call 604.953.3333 or visit translink.ca to learn more. The Coast Mountain Bus Company operates several bike rack equipped bus routes in the region. However, racks are only available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so riders are reminded to be courteous and plan ahead when travelling with bikes. Call 604.953.3333 or visit coastmountainbus. com for more details. The George Massey Tunnel Bike Shuttle offers cyclists and their bikes transportation through the Massey Tunnel on Highway 99 south of Vancouver. Daily trips in both directions are available most days of the year, but call ahead to make sure. Shuttle 24-hour Information: 604.575.7020 & 604.271.0337 | th.gov.bc.ca

Mountain Biking It’s not just the Tour de Delta that brings in the masses—Delta has an excellent park, perfect for getting your “fitness on!” With its various sloping grades and diverse terrain, Delta’s Watershed Park is a great place to learn new skills and brush up on techniques to improve your downhill riding. The park also has a variety of man-made features like log and ladder combinations, sure to entertain even the most seasoned rider. 11600 Kittson Parkway, North Delta | corp.delta.bc.ca


More to Explore Sunny Cultures

Tsawwassen

If you’re stopping by Tsawwassen for a few days, plan on being truly entertained with a host of arts and cultural events, from musical concerts to live theatre and everything in between. The area is the cultural centre and ancestral home of the Tsawwassen First Nation, a self-governing Coast Salish nation. This vibrant community thrives on these beautiful lands and brings a wealth of energetic enthusiasm, through arts and cultural, educational and economic initiatives. Tsawwassen is also known as the land of the sun and gets three days of sunshine for every one in Vancouver. To celebrate this sunny gift, the Tsawwassen Sun Festival is held annually on the first weekend in August during the BC Day long weekend. It’s great fun for the whole family, and includes a parade, children’s midway, antique fair, slow pitch tournament, BMX bike air show, main stage entertainment, fireworks, food vendors and much more! See page 8. And when the sun goes down you can enjoy free nights of fun and entertainment during Tsawwassen Outdoor Movie Nights. For more details, go to tsawwassenfirstnation.com and shoptsawwassen.com.

Ferry Fun

1097-56TH STREET, TSAWWASSEN

604.943.7471

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Tsawwassen, which means “land facing the sea” in Coast Salish, is appropriately named since it is also the BC Ferries Terminal for Vancouver Island. Located at the terminal’s entry point for travellers heading from the Lower Mainland to Victoria, Nanaimo, and the Southern Gulf Islands, is the stunning Tsawwassen Quay Market. The outdoors are brought inside with full-height windows, exposed wood beams, and a painted nautical chart of the BC coastline decorating the floor, making Tsawwassen Quay Market a truly West Coast experience and the perfect starting point for your journey. Walk aboard or drive your car onto the Greco-Roman Cuisine ferry – getting to the islands is half the fun, as the route offers a spectacular journey over clear water and “Serving Great Food Since 1979” through beautiful Open for Dinner Daily islands. On a sunny day, Licensed Premises take a walk on the deck Eat In or Take Out – you might see seals, Free Local Delivery killer whales or bald www.alfapizza.ca eagles.

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More to Explore

Ladner Village

Ladner Attractions As the original settlement in the Delta area, Ladner Village has a quaint charm, owing to its fishing industry and historical heritage. With a rich cultural calendar, there’s always something interesting and unique to do in this area, all year round, so plan your visit to take in some of these great sites and events. Each spring Ladner hosts the Ladner Pioneer May Days in Memorial Park, the longest-running festival in Delta (see page 8). This free family event includes a parade, carnival rides, and pancake breakfast, as well as live music. ladnermaydays.com Summer in Ladner is hot with activity when the Ladner Village Market hits the streets. This open-air summer market is hailed as the largest of its kind in western Canada, and spans three blocks. Take a walk through the village, explore the many unique boutiques and restaurants, and enjoy live music and street dancing. ladnervillagemarket.com Located in the heart of Ladner Village, the Delta Museum and Archives offers visitors an opportunity to discover the community’s past through exciting exhibits and special programs. Explore the sights and sounds of a turn of the century street scene, early fishing and canning industries displays and Coast Salish First Nations exhibits. 4858 Delta Street | 604.946.9322 | deltamuseum.ca

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Living on the rich land and sea resources of the area, Delta and Ladner were settled in the late 19th century by Coast Salish First Nations. Much later arrivals, like the pioneer brothers William and Thomas Ladner, saw sustenance in the soil where the Fraser River meets the sea. In 1873, on their return from the Cariboo gold rush, the Ladner brothers claimed 64 hectares (160 acres) each. William Ladner later donated property to build a wharf for farmers to ship their produce to nearby urban centres. Farmers loaded their agricultural produce and livestock onto steamboats for sale at markets in Victoria, Nanaimo, New Westminster, and eventually Vancouver. Over the years, Ladner’s Landing grew as a fishing village and service centre for the surrounding farms.

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Ladner History


More to Explore

Point Roberts

Point Roberts Immediately south of Tsawwassen is the geographical anomaly of Point Roberts, Washington – one of only three areas in the US that, by land, can only be accessed through Canada. Open 24 hours a day, the border between Tsawwassen and Point Roberts is an international one, which means a passport or enhanced driving license is required. Identification for minor children will also be needed, plus proof that they are travelling with their parents’ consent if they are not your children. Be sure as well to check in with US border officials. Home to about 1500 year-round residents, Point Roberts was created in 1846 when the international boundary was set, separating the area from the rest of Washington state.

Naturally Beautiful Point Roberts is home to a large marina that offers easy access to the Gulf and San Juan Islands. If arriving by boat, be sure to check out the thousand-slip Point Roberts Marina Resort, central to Puget Sound and the Georgia Strait. Lighthouse Park, located on the southwest tip, offers panoramic views of the Georgia Strait and some of the best killer whale watching on the mainland in the summer. For birdwatchers, the peninsula is known for seabirds, loons, grebes, terns and jaegers. A moderate year-round climate with an abundance of sunshine is good for the garden, as anyone who has attended the Annual Point Roberts Garden Tour can attest. In addition, the area is perfect for biking, with plenty of trails to keep you busy, and has stunning giant clay cliffs—an impressive sight to say the least! Delta 2011 | visitorschoice.com

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Currency Guide: Canadian Coins (actual size)

Accommodations

Attraction

Bed & Breakfast

Archives

Clair’s B&B in Ladner Village Clair’s Six Bedroom Heritage B&B is located in the quaint fishing village of Ladner, 30 min. to Vancouver, block to the river’s edge, walk to great dining, 7km to Ferry, Bird Sanctuary & Boundary Bay Airport.

Delta Archives The Archives holds a variety of records relating to the history of Delta. Collections include photographs, oral histories, maps, subject & name reference files, directories & obituaries, local newspapers from 1902 to present & books specializing in Delta history.

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Commonly known as the Toonie

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4919-48th Ave / 48th & Bridge St, Delta Tel: 604.940.8867 TF: 1.877.834.6847 clairsinnladner.com #6 Ctv Hi Ba Fm Pt LS $105-$185 HS $135-$215 See ad & location on Map 3

Hotels, Motels & Resorts Commonly known as the Loonie

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Commonly known as the Quarter

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Commonly known as the Dime

Tel: 604.943.8221 Fax: 604.943.8299 Reservations: 1.800.663.1144 tsawwasseninn.com Co Fm Ki Pt Sw See ad on page 11, location on Map 1 & Map 4,F6

Bird Sanctuary Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary Offering year round bird viewing area with 287 bird species, for all levels of birdwatching. Nesting activity occurs in April/May, with hatching in early June. Mid-August shorebirds arrive, with northern waterfowl increasing in September. By November, 25,000+ Snow Geese winter here from Russia. Admission. Wheelchair accessible. 5191 Robertson Road, Delta Tel: 604.946.6980 Fax: 604.946.6982 reifelbirdsanctuary.com See location on Map 1

Eco Systems

Hotels, Motels & Resorts

Commonly known as the Nickel

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The Coast Tsawwassen Inn Delta’s Premium All-Suite Hotel. Located 5 minutes from the Tsawwassen ferry terminal for easy access to Vancouver Island. Complimentary breakfast, parking & wireless internet. Pet friendly. 1665-56th Street, Tsawwassen

4450 Clarence Taylor Crescent Tel: 604.940.3832 deltamuseum.ca

Commonly known as the Penny

Delta Town & Country Inn Conveniently located at the gateway to Vancouver. Minutes from YVR, US border, Tsawwassen Ferry, shopping & entertainment facilities. F/S Meadows Restaurant for breakfast, lunch, dinner. Indoor/outdoor tennis courts, banquet facilities, outdoor pool, free wi-fi. 6005 Hwy 17 at Hwy 99, Delta Tel: 604.946.4404 TF: 1.888.777.1266 email: sales@deltainn.com deltainn.com Bu Co Ft Hi Sw See ad & location on page 19

Burns Bog Conservation Society Visit Burns Bog, a globally unique ecosystem. Just outside Vancouver, Burns Bog is called the “lungs of the Lower Mainland”. Summer events include interpretive tours, summer day camps, and on Sunday, July 24, International Bog Days and a 5km &10km trail run. Discover Burns Bog for yourself. Tel: 604.572.0373 TF: 1.888.850.6264 burnsbog.org


ns & Activities

Dining Coffee Shop

Winery

Heritage Attraction

Petra’s Arts Kafe Enjoy Torefazzione Italia coffee while you paint your choice of ceramic. 1200 56th Street, Tsawwassen Tel: 604.943.0409 Fax: 604.948.0479 See ad & location on Map 4,F6

Delta Museum The Delta Museum’s 1912 Tudor-style heritage building offers visitors an opportunity to discover our community’s recent and distant past through fun activities, exciting exhibits & special programs. Come explore & discover Delta’s history with us! 4858 Delta Street, in the heart of Ladner Tel: 604.946.9322 Fax: 604.946.5791 deltamuseum.ca

Wellbrook Winery Wellbrook Winery & gift store offers a unique selection of premium fruit wines, Bremner’s pure fruit juices, gourmet foods, gift baskets & wine accessories. Be sure to join us for many exciting events held at the winery. Open daily 11am-6pm for free wine & juice tastings.

Fine Dining La Belle Auberge 105 year old heritage home. Fine dining. Rated #1 for food by Zagat 2010. 4856 - 48th Avenue, Ladner 604.946.7717 See ad & location on Map 3,E11

4626 88th Street, Delta BC V4K 3N3 Tel: 604.946.1868 wellbrookwinery.com info@wellbrookwinery.com See ad on page 9, location on Map 1

Kart Racing/Rentals F440 Racing Challenge Ltd. 4805 Nulelum Way Tsawwassen Tel: 604.948.2940 F440.com See ad on back cover, location on Map 4,E7

Libraries George Mackie Library Open Mon-Thurs 10am - 9pm, Fri-Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 11am- 5pm. 8440 - 112 Street, Delta www.fvrl.ca Tel: 604.594.8155 See location on Map 1

Libraries

Ladner Pioneer Library Open Mon-Thurs 10am - 9pm, Fri-Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 11am- 5pm. 4683 - 51 Street, Delta www.fvrl.ca Tel: 604.946.6215 See location on Map 3, E11

Tsawwassen Library Open Mon-Thurs 10am - 9pm, Fri-Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 11am- 5pm. 1321A - 56 Street, Delta www.fvrl.ca Tel: 604.943.2271 See location on Map 4,F6

Accommodations - Abbreviations #: Number of rooms Ba: Private bath Bu: Business Centre Co: Conference & meeting rooms Ctv: Cable TV Fm: Family suites

Ft: Fitness facilities Hi: High speed Ht: Hot tub Ki: Kitchenettes Pt: Pets welcome Sw: Swimming pool

A Unique Dining Experience Fresh, healthy and nutritious. Watch our Mongolian cook grill your food on a traditional Mongolian grill. Enjoy your creation with complimentary Mongolian wraps, rice & soup. A great selection of items from mild to fiery hot. Perfect for a Low Carb Diet. CHOOSE FROM OVER 48 FRESH ITEMS

LANGLEY 604-532-0301 19583 Fraser Hwy.

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Libraries

RICHMOND 604-276-0303 8400 Alexandra Rd.

VANCOUVER 604-874-6121 467 W. Broadway Monday, September 27, 2010 11:30:25 AM Mongolie 16113 D11 4V.indd

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Dining

Shopping & Services

Greek

Alfa Greco Roman Cuisine Come Hungry, Leave Happy. This cozy, family-run neighbourhood restaurant has been serving great food, wine and ambience since 1979. Super-friendly service, great value. Wonderful selection of Greek dishes, steaks, pizza and pasta. Licensed premises. Open daily for dinner. Free local deliveries. To view our menu, go to alfapizza.ca 1097-56th Street, Delta 604.943.7471 See ad on page 25, location on Map4,F5

Mongolian The Mongolie Grill Stir-fry before your eyes in a casual pay-by-weight eatery featuring 20 sauces and 48 fresh items to choose from - meat, noodles and fresh vegetables. Served with complimentary Mongolian wraps, rice and soup. Perfect for a low carb diet.

19583 Fraser Hwy., Langley 604.532.0301 467 W. Broadway, Van. 604.874.6121 Alexandra Rd., Richmond 604.276.0303 Appetizers: Included Entrées: $2.59/100g Credit Cards: A, DP, MC, V See ad on page 29

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Waterfront Dining River House Marina, Restaurant & Pub Choose from 2 waterfront views – Casual Pub Fare or West Coast Dining Restaurant.

Chamber of Commerce

Municipal Hall

Delta Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Centre deltachamber.ca

The Corporation of Delta Three Communities in One!

6201 - 60th Avenue Tel: 604.946.4232 Fax: 604.946.5285 See ad on pages 2&3, location on Map 1

4500 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Delta Tel: 604.946.4141 See ad on pages 2&3, location on Map 1 & 3,H13

Chocolates & Gifts

Real Estate

The Chocolate Bear Shoppe Chocs with Belgium Callebaut, plush toys, cards and gourmet foods.

Sutton Group Seafair Ricki Willing - Specializing in Floating Homes - bcfloatinghomes.com

1263 - 56th Street, Delta Tel: 604.943.7535 See ad & location on Map 4,F6

1625 - 56 St., Tsawwassen Tel: 604.788.9727 See ad on Map 3, location on Map 4,F6

Gas Station

Shopping Centres

Tsatsu Gas Owned and operated by the Tsawwassen First Nation.

Tsawwassen Shopping Centre Convenient, centrally located with a full range of services & specialty shops. Serving the area since 1962!

1406 Tsawwassen Drive Tel: 604.943.8156 Fax: 604.943.8137 See ad on page 30, location on Map 4,E6

Gift Store

Shopping Centres

Unforgettable Gifts BC & CDN artisans’ unique, quality gifts. Home accessories, pottery, jewelry, cards & more. 1202 B-56th St.,

Delta Tel: 604.943.8749 Fax: 604.943.8769 See ad & location on page 21

Marine Bridgeview Marine Moorage, Service, Repairs, Parts & Accessories, Launch Ramp. 8550 River Road Tel: 604.946.8566 email: sales@bridgeviewmarine.com See ad & location on page 22

5825-60th Avenue Tel: 604.946.7545 See ad on page 14, location on Map 3,G13

Everyone Welcome 1406 Tsawwassen Drive, Tsawwassen (Before BC Ferries on the corner of Hwy 17 & Tsawwassen Drive)

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Corner of 12th Ave. & 56th St., Tsawwassen See ad on page 5, location on Map 4,F6

Tel: 604-943-8156 Fax: 604-943-8137 Debit, Visa, Mastercard, and Status Cards Accepted.

Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall Visit over 45 Fine Shops & Services, located in the heart of Sunny Tsawwassen. While here, be sure to visit the outdoor courtyard, gazebo and pond area called ‘Rotary Square at Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall.’ 1299A 56th Street Tel: 604.943.1735 Fax: 604.943.1787 TsawwassenTownCentreMall.com See location on Map 4,F6

Toys Toys & Tech Large selection of quality toys, games, crafts, puzzles and more. 1274-56th Street, Delta, BC V4L 2A4 Tel: 604.943.8748 Fax: 604.943.8762 See ad & location on page 21


Important Numbers 10-Digit Dialing Delta and surrounding areas are serviced by the 604 area code. When placing a call, all 10 digits of the number must be dialled.

emergency numbers AMBULANCE / FIRE / POLICE 911: TDD / TTY users dial 911 and continue to press the space bar of your TDD / TTY until your call is answered.

emergency numbers Delta Hospital 604.946.1121 Air or Marine Emergency 1.800.567.5111 Poison Control 604.682.5050 RCMP Coastal / Airport Watch Program 1.888.855.6655 Crisis Centre (South Delta, Ladner & Tsawwassen) 604.279.7070 Delta Police (Non-Emergency) 604.946.4411 Delta Emergency Program 604.952.3101

INFORMATION FOR DRIVERS BCAA Emergency Roadside Assistance 604.293.2222 Cell *222 ICBC Dial-A-Claim (24-hour) 1.800.910.4222 BC Ministry of Transportation Road Reports 1.800.550.4997

Tourist INFORMATION

WEBSITES Delta Chamber of Commerce deltachamber.ca Corporation of Delta corp.delta.bc.ca Tsawwassen First Nation tsawwassenfirstnation.com Tourism British Columbia hellobc.com Provincial Highways Road Reports drivebc.ca BC Ferries bcferries.com Environment Canada (BC weather) weatheroffice.gc.ca Canada Border Services Agency (customs information for visitors to Canada) cra-arc.gc.ca Canada / US Border Wait Times (border cameras) cbsa.gc.ca Washington State Department of Transportation (highways, weather & border info) wsdot.wa.gov/traffic Bank of Canada currency conversions bankofcanada.ca

Local driving distances from Delta to: km miles Vancouver (downtown) 28 17 Banff AB 845 525 Bellingham WA 62 38 Calgary AB 969 602 Cranbrook 835 519 Edmonton AB 1,146 712 Kamloops 340 211 Kelowna 381 237 Nanaimo 106 66 Portland OR 483 300 Prince George 772 480 Seattle WA 204 127 Spokane WA 654 406 Vernon 428 266 Victoria 100 62 Whistler 149 93

Delta Communities Historically Delta has been comprised of three communities: Ladner, North Delta, and Tsawwassen. The Tsawwassen First Nation Reserve is also a distinct residential area as is Point Roberts WA south of Tsawwassen. Delta District Municipality: Latitude: 49° 4' N Longitude: 123° 4' W Elevation: 2.0m Area: 184km2 (71 miles2) Ladner: Latitude: 49°05'30" N Longitude: 123°04'40" W North Delta: Latitude: 49°10'00" N Longitude: 122°55'00" W Tsawwassen: Latitude: 49°01'00" N Longitude: 123°05'00"W Tsawwassen First Nation: Latitude: 49°02'00" N Longitude: 123°06'00" W

Climate Daily mean temperatures: January: 2.8 Celsius, 37 Fahrenheit Daily max. 5.8C, 42F Daily min. -0.3C, 31F July: 16.9C, 62F Daily max. 22.5C, 73F Daily min. 11.4C, 53F Rainfall: January: 104.3 mm, 4.11 in July: 34.4 mm, 1.35 in Annual: 976.5 mm, 38.44 in Snowfall: January: 10.6 mm, 0.42 in Annual: 31.6 mm, 1.24 in Precipitation: January: 114.9 mm, 4.52 in July: 3.4 mm, 0.13 in Annual: 1008.1 mm, 39.69 in

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Delta Chamber of Commerce 604.946.4232 Tourism BC 1.800.HELLO.BC (1.800.435.5622) Metro Vancouver Information Centre 604.432.6200 TransLink (regional transit info) 604.953.3333 BC Ferries 1.888.BCFERRY (1.888.223.3779) Cell*223 Canada / US border crossings: The Boundary Bay border crossing connects Delta to Point Roberts WA. The Douglas / Peace Arch border crossing and Pacific Highway truck crossing are located approximately 22 km (14 miles) south of Delta, at Surrey BC / Blaine WA.

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