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DELTA, BRITISH COLUMBIA

As Delta movers , Ferguson Moving and Storage is committed to giving you the best
information for helping you move to or within Delta.

We hope you will find the following information useful.

The Corporation of Delta is comprised of Tsawwassen, Ladner and North Delta. Delta is located in
the southern portion of Greater Vancouver, on Highways #91 and #10, approximately 27 km south of
downtown Vancouver. The area is bounded by the Fraser River to the north, Boundary Bay (the
waterway between US and Canada.) to the south, Surrey to the east and the Strait of Georgia to the
west.

The population of Delta numbers approximately 102,939.

HISTORY

Early European explorers encountered Coast Salish First Nations in summer fishing villages located
from North Delta to the coast and on the shores of the Fraser River. These settlers relied on salmon
runs in the Fraser River and harvested the wealth of shellfish, animal life and berry bogs on the flood plains.

This area was not explored further (due to flooding) until it was sighted by a group of Hudson’s
Bay Company men in 1822. Delta’s first European settlers were farmers who cleared land on Fraser
River shores in North Delta in 1859. In 1868 Thomas and William Ladner each claimed 160 acres for
farming adjacent to the Chilukthan Slough. This waterway was used for access between farms and the
steamship dock at Ladner’s Landing in a time of no roads. Ladner’s Landing became known as the
most important canning centre on the Fraser River. From its peak in 1900 the canning industry
rapidly declined, partly due to heavy silting caused by the Fraser River Floods in 1891 and 1895.
This led to the dyking and drainage project, which resulted in a largely expanded agricultural
industry. During this time the fishing industry also thrived.

TODAY

With the rich soil and abundant water supply, agriculture plays a vital role in Delta’s economy.
Dairy farming as well as growing cranberries, blueberries, beans, peas and corn are all popular in the
Delta region.

ATTRACTIONS

Delta Museum and Archives – The museum offers programs and exhibits that trace the history of the
surrounding area.

Annual Events – Delta is host to numerous annual festivities including North Delta Family Day and
Fraser River Festival in June, Ladner Pioneer Day in May and Tsawwassen Sun Festival in August.

Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary – This park is 750 acres of protected, managed marshland. It is a
migratory spot for wild birds, with over 230 species having been identified.

MEDIA

One of the best ways to learn about your new community is to subscribe to the local newspaper.
Many publishers will mail their newspaper to you, even before you move. For more information, contact:

“South Delta Leader”
#7, 1363 – 56th St.
Delta, BC V4L 2P7
(604) 948-3640

“Delta Optimist”
207 4840 Delta St.
Delta, BC V4K 2T6
(604) 946-4451 www.delta-optimist.com

MEDICAL SERVICES

A list of names and addresses of physicians currently accepting new patients is available from:

Delta Hospital
5800 Mountain View Blvd.
Delta, BC V4K 3V6
(604) 946-1121 www.deltahospital.com

EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBERS

*Please confirm these emergency numbers when you arrive in your new community.
AMBULANCE …………………………………………… 911
FIRE ………………………………………………………….. 911
POLICE …………………………………………………….. 911

RECREATION

For information about facilities, clubs and sports leagues in your area, please contact:

Parks, Recreation and Culture ……………………….. (604) 952-3000
Ladner-Pioneer Branch Library …………………….. (604) 946-6215
Tsawwassen Library …………………………………….. (604) 943-2271
North Delta-George Mackie Library ………………. (604) 594-8155
North Delta Recreation Centre ………………………. (604) 952-3045
Ladner Leisure Centre ………………………………….. (604) 946-3310
Winskill Aquatic Centre ……………………………….. (604) 952-3005

TRANSPORTATION

Driver and Vehicle License (ICBC) ……… 1-800-950-1498
Public Transit – Translink ………………….. (604) 953-33333

OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION

The Chamber of Commerce is the best source of information about your new community. Many of these
groups have brochures and booklets full of local facts. Please contact:

Delta Chamber of Commerce
6201 – 60th Ave.
Delta, BC V4K 4E2
(604) 946-4232 www.deltachamber.ca

For other information about your new community, including area maps and brochures, please contact:

Town Clerk
4500 Clarence Taylor Cres.
Delta, BC V4K 3E2
(604) 946-4141

For more information about Delta, visit their website at www.crop.delta.bc.ca.

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