The scenic town of Ladner welcomes you. This charming neighborhood is a safe place to raise a family. Located on the south side of the south arm of the Fraser River it was built to become a busy fishing/farming community. European settlers Thomas Ellis Ladner (1837–1922) and William Henry Ladner (1826–1907). travelled from their home in Cornwall, UK to pursue their dreams. They founded a small production site which would become a thriving town and historical village. The people of Ladner are friendly and committed to preserving the heritage of our small town. Every Summer the village hosts Western Canada’s largest open-air farmers’ markets. Locals enjoy modern sports facilities like the Leisure Centre equipped to train the WHL’s Vancouver Giants and BCJLL’s Delta Islanders Junior Lacrosse teams. Ladner’s geographic location is in the heart of a natural Delta. It attracts migrating birds and offers a resting stop during the Winter and Spring seasons. Real Estate is diverse and consists of everything from your typical two-story house, apartment, townhome, or float home, to profitable farmlands, and sprawling country estates. As a long-time local I can offer you my perspective and what to expect when you call Ladner home.
The district of Hawthorne is a central neighborhood in town. It’s a popular place to live because it’s so close to shopping, the elementary school, numerous parks, Golf Course and the Marina. Enjoy a mixture of different residential property types. Home ownership is easier here with many price ranges beginning with Strata condos, spacious townhomes and homes with larger lots. Families have the opportunity to walk, bike or drive to Save-On Foods, London Drugs, Fresh Co, or Ladner’s Village. Local parks include Ladner Lions Park, Bell Park and Hawthorne Elementary School.
The district of Holly enjoys ease of access to highway 17a and 99 which leads to Vancouver and the Tri-Cities area. This community is anchored by Holly Elementary School, Tim Hortons/Gas Station, and Harris Nursery land. The rural setting allows many homes, beautiful North Shore Mountain and farmland views. There is a mixture of townhomes and single detached homes in Holly. The subdivisions were primarily built in the 1990s with underground wiring and plenty of cul-de-sacs. The game of Soccer is often played in Holly’s Association Park or the City of Delta’s Turf field.
The district of Port Guichon is a port location originally developed by Laurent Guichon, an immigrant from France. He met Bill and Thomas Ladner during the 1860’s gold rush in the Cariboo and their friendship brought both families to the Delta. The Guichon family is still farming as fifth generation farmers. The Guichon’s continue to farm dairy cattle, grains and root vegetables. Port Guichon Elementary school has one of the smallest populations of children in Ladner making it a great place to learn. This area offers subdivisions of cul-de-sacs, large plots of land with small homes, and Estate homes with acreage. The riverbank offer a walking trail into town, and small parks such as Steveston Mini park. The Agricultural land Reserve offers Local produce including, Blueberries, Pumpkins, Raspberries, Potatoes and Root vegetables. This historical part of town is the thoroughfare to Westham Island.
The Teal century old single lane bridge is the gateway to this tiny community. The trip over Canoe Pass offers views of the North Shore Mountains and the Georgia Strait. It feels like a remote and forgotten piece of paradise in Metro Vancouver. Westham Island is a favorite destination for Ladner locals because of it’s rich soil and wildlife attractions. Farms and large estate homes dot the horizon offering fresh local produce year round. Every season offers a variety of fruits, vegetables, preserves, canned goods or wine. You can benefit from a community supported agricultural food distribution subscription offered by local farmers. The Reifel Bird Sanctuary is a popular attraction amongst local birdwatchers and families. Westham Island is also home to a Gun Club formed in 1925 by the Farmers to preserve game birds, protect the property of the Farmers, it’s members, regulate shooting of non-residents, and enforce the regulation of the Game Act.
The district of Delta Manor enjoys the ease of access to transit, recreational amenities, gas stations, the highway and fast food. This municipal hub is home to the Delta Gymnastics Club with a state of the art building ideal for birthday parties. The Ladner Leisure Centre’s public swimming pool, fitness room and ice rink. Centrally located this area is home to Delta hospital, the Police & Fire department, Delta School Board and the Ladner Bus loop. Local commuters have the luxury of a FREE park and ride parking lot. Delta Manor’s historical charm is the gateway to Ladner. Each day thousands of commuters drive past Paterson’s Park Harness Racing track built in 1888. The track is now popular amongst joggers and dogwalkers. Other parks include the Rotary and Maple Crescent, and Dugald Morrision Park. Dugald Morrison Park is a popular Soccer destination with it’s artificial turf field and stadium lighting.
The district of Neilson Grove offers diverse Real Estate in a Golf-oriented Community Neilson Grove was named for Thomas Edward Neilson and his wife Ebba Sofia Bowing Neilson both long time Westham Island members. The area has now been developed into Executive style living with strata lots, bare land strata lots and freehold detached homes. The master planned community of Hampton’s Cove offers elementary school, small retail shops, apartments, two and three story townhomes and a stunning Recreation Center. Empty Nesters can enjoy floor plans with Primary bedrooms on the main level, ease of access to Cove Links Golf Course and Captain’s Cove Marina. Located next to the off-ramp next to the major HWY route it offers commuters ease & convenience. This neighborhood includes wetlands, the Trans Canada and Spirit trails. The Spirit trails is a great place to bring children as you’ll find mythical wood carvings, nymph villages and small boardwalks and a lookout tower. Harbour Park is home to the Tsawwassen Shriner Club’s Annual Summer Barbeque, off-leash dog park and scenic Fraser River trails.
Home to Western Canada’s largest open air farm market Ladner Village falls in the district of Ladner Elementary. Here you’ll find a friendly neighborhood with a funky shopping vibe. The local merchants maintain a bond with the community through their participation in the Quilt walk, Car show and annual Christmas tree lighting. It’s also a favorite location for movie and t.v. crews. Ladner Elementary School is nestled in amongst detached homes built in 1970 subdivisions and offers Ladner’s only French Immersion school. Memorial Park attracts events such as the Ladner May Days Fair, Band Fest, Remembrance Day ceremonies, Pickleball, Baseball, and a water park. Reach Child & Youth Development Society and Ladner’s Pioneer Library is adjacent to Memorial Park. There is a variety of housing choices in Ladner Elementary. Condos and Townhomes flank main thoroughfares and includes adult-oriented communities. To mention a few, River West and the Seafarer offer spacious apartments with boat slips in a private Marina.
Ladner is surrounded by the Agricultural Land Reserve creating wide open spaces all around our little town. Thousands of acres of farmland exists between Ladner and Tsawwassen. The main thoroughfare between Ladner and Tsawwassen is Arthur Drive. It is a part of the City of Delta’s Heritage Conservation and Streetscape Improvements Plan. Traveling along Arthur Drive you’re met with large Country Estate homes, working Farms, and Historical sites such as the Kirkland House. Unobstructed views of vegetable fields, Mount Baker and North Shore mountains are commonplace. The western side of Ladner Rural you’ll find the Delta Port. Home to Vancouver’s largest freight terminal and miles of train cars. The heritage charm of Ladner rural makes way for modern conveniences with Tsawwassen Mills Shopping Mall. Tsawwassen Mills is home to Western Canada’s largest Indoor/Outdoor Mall. Built in 2016 with 1.2 million Sq. ft. of amenities it’s a one stop shop for locals and Island dwellers. Close by the Tsawwassen Ferry terminal provides a gateway for folks that prefer the slower pace of Vancouver Island.
The tranquil neighborhood of Beach Grove is situated in a serene locale which boasts an abundance of green space, providing a peaceful ambiance that is only minutes away from Downtown Tsawwassen and its many amenities.
Beach Grove Real Estate has a long history of being Vancouver’s cottage district. Vancouver residents bought secondary homes and used them as cottages to escape the busy city. For this reason there is a diverse selection of homes, ranging from older cottages, to newer and much larger family homes. There is also opportunity to own condos, townhouses or opulent beachfront estates. Many homes have breathtaking views of Mount Baker, Boundary Bay and the Beach Grove Golf Club. Beach Grove has an abundance of green space for its size, including Grauer Park and Beach Grove Park, as well as the beautiful golf course. The neighborhood is also adjacent to the Boundary Bay Regional Park, which offers a plethora of activities such as ocean side trails, birdwatching, and miles of pristine beaches. Brown’s Social Club, Coast Hotel, 7-11, McDonalds, Boutiques, and beauty salons are nearby.
Boundary Beach or commonly called Boundary Bay is a neighborhood that boasts a stunning agricultural community of 430 acres of productive farmland. The tucked away community called Southlands has 107 acres of residential housing, an exclusive market district with regular farmer markets shops, and community events, & allotment gardens for residents. New cottage-sized homes, live-work studios, townhouses, and single family homes fill a critical need for homes in Tsawwassen. Boundary Bay Regional Park has the lower mainland’s best sandy beach, multi-use ocean-side trails, and picnic areas. The wetlands and mud flats of Boundary Bay provide a vital source of food and shelter for over 1 million birds annually on the Pacific Flyway migration route, making it an ideal destination for birdwatchers. While it was originally a summer destination, Boundary Bay is a desirable place to live full-time. Boundary Beach Real Estate has seen significant change over the years, with small cottages being replaced by more spacious homes that feature modern amenities. The beachfront boasts many multi-million dollar waterfront mansions. this community is a quick drive to Point Roberts, Washington, Central Tsawwassen and Tsawwassen Mills Mall.
English Bluff is a neighborhood that offers prestigious oceanfront homes with westerly views of the sunset over the Strait of Georgia. Much of the real estate in English Bluff is freehold non-strata, such as the Village subdivision which boasts executive-style homes and built on generously sized lots. But the Tsawwassen First Nations (TFN) has Leasehold opportunities available. ‘Stahaken’, a community of mature, luxurious homes with a 100-year term lease. The TFN also offers Tsatsu Shores an 86-unit condo development with stunning Ocean views. Completed in 1996 it has a prepaid lease that runs until 2093.The neighborhood’s boundaries are Highway 17, English Bluff Road, Roosevelt Road (Point Roberts, USA), and the Strait of Georgia shoreline. Additionally, English Bluff includes the Tsawwassen Ferry Causeway and Terminal.
Pebble Hill’s Real Estate comprises of established and well-maintained homes mainly built from the 1960s onwards. These homes are situated on large and sometimes beautifully treed lots. This neighborhood is exclusive to single-family homes and geographically found on the highest point of Tsawwassen. Pebble Hill is home to Diefenbaker Park, covering an area of 10.8 acres, an old mining site now offering South Delta’s largest Canada Day celebration. The park features steep hills perfect for tobogganing, trails, trees, a duck pond, and children’s playground with a brand new waterpark. Pebble Hill Park offers tennis courts, sports fields, baseball diamonds, trails, and an off-leash dog park.