Delta is the largest municipality of the Greater Vancouver Regional District. Located at the delta of the Fraser River and having rich soils and water, Delta is one of the most important agricultural areas in Metro Vancouver.
Just 27 kilometers from Vancouver, Delta is home to many people who prefer to live and raise their families in safe, quiet neighbourhoods, surrounded by nature, and, if necessary, to commute every day to other cities to work. Delta is ideal for nature lovers with its parks, bike and walking trails, islands and wildlife.
Delta enjoys one of the mildest climates in Canada. Winter is not as cold as in other cities in the country and there is very little snow. The daily average temperature in January is 2.8?C. Extremes are rare. The coldest recorded day was December 12, 1972, when the temperatures dropped to -16.1?C. Summer in Delta is sunny and warm but seldom hot. In July and August the average temperature is 16.9?C. The hottest recorded day was in May 1983 when Delta experienced 33?C. Unlike many Canadian cities where summer replaces winter in a matter of few weeks, even days, Delta has genuine fresh spring. Autumn is cool and pleasant.
A network of buses and community shuttles run through Delta and connect it to other communities. Translink, The Greater Vancouver Transit Authority, is responsible for the bus routes and schedules in Delta.
Translink covers three fare zones fare zones and Delta is in the Green Zone. Fare prices depend on the number of zone boundaries a passenger crosses during a trip. Transit Fare holders can do unlimited transfers within 90-minute period throughout the number of zones printed on their tickets. Passengers who pay on the bus must have exact coin fare. Frequent travelers save money by using Prepaid Fare Media. On weekdays after 6:30 pm and on weekends and holidays commuters travel everywhere on a one-zone fare.
Children under the age of four ride for free. Concession fares apply to children aged 5-13, high-school students, and seniors aged 65+.
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Highway 99 links Delta to Richmond via the George Massey Tunnel.
Highway 91 and Alex Fraser Bridge link North Delta to New Westminster and Richmond.
Highway 10 links Delta to Surrey, Langley and all points eastward.
Highway 17 has a Lower Mainland and a Vancouver Island sections joined by the Tsawwassen B.C. Ferry Terminal.
River Road is a trucking route that starts in Surrey, heads westbound through North Delta, under the Alex Fraser Bridge, north of Burns Bog, and terminates at Highway 99, where it becomes Highway 17.
Ladner Trunk Road links Ladner and Tsawwassen to North Delta and communities to the east. East of its crossover of Highway 99, Ladner Trunk Road becomes Highway 10.
In emergency call 9-1-1. If the situation doesn’t require immediate attention, contact Delta Police at 604-946-4411.
In Delta there is a Community Police Station (CoPS) program which involves volunteers, who help police in crime prevention, crime issues like vandalism, minor theft and youth problems. Some of CoPS’s programs and services are Delta Volunteer Bike Patrol, Community Crime Watch, Speed Watch, Business Watch and Home Security Checks. CoPS also carries out engraving of bicycles, scooters, electronics, sports equipment and other valuable items, so that their owners can be identified if the items are recovered after theft.
To become a volunteer, go to the one of the Community Police Stations.
Places of worship
For a list of churches in Delta, click here.
Muslims in Delta can refer to the Surrey/Delta Branch of the BC Muslim Association.
Sikhs in Delta can visit Guru Nana Sikh Gurdwara in Surrey. It is one of the leading Sikh temples in Canada.