Historic fishing village Ladner is part of the municipality of Delta and located on Highway 17, 27 kilometres south of Vancouver and 27 kilometres west of White Rock.
Connected to the neighbouring municipality of Richmond by the George Massey Tunnel and on the Fraser River where it meets the Strait of Georgia, Ladner was named after European settlers Thomas and William Ladner. It was originally known as Ladner's Landing, which was a fishing village that served surrounding farmers. In 1879, Ladner, with Tsawwassen in the south, became part of the new municipality of Delta.
The historic centre of Ladner is the heritage community of Ladner Village with its wide boulevard sidewalks, cafés and charming local shops. The Delta Museum and Archives and one of the oldest town clocks in the Lower Mainland are also located here.
The real estate market in Ladner consists of ranch-style houses, duplexes, waterfront townhouses, riverfront condos and floating homes. Ladner is popular with families due to its close-knit community feel. The average price for a house in Ladner is $686,384, a Ladner townhouse is $477,668, and an condo is $344,493. View Ladner MLS® listings and upcoming open houses
There are two shopping areas and malls on Ladner Trunk Road, but many residents head to nearby Richmond to shop at Richmond Centre, Lansdowne Shopping Centre, Ikea, Future Shop and other department stores. Ladner Village Market is a popular farmers' market in the summer.
Schools and Education in Ladner
There are 24 elementary schools and 7 secondary schools in the Delta School District .There is also a District French Immersion program offered at both the elementary and secondary level.
Ladner Cafés and Restaurants
There are a variety of dining options in Delta and Ladner from sushi to Italian and seafood restaurants overlooking the water. In the summer, there are a number of open-air cafés in Ladner Village. There are also family restaurants and popular chain restaurants located in Ladner. For more dining options and some of the best Chinese cuisine in British Columbia, locals head to neighbouring Richmond.
Ladner Sports and Recreation
There are several sports and recreation facilities in Ladner, including the Ladner Yacht Club and Captain's Cove Marina. Visitors come from all over to Westham Island, home of the Reifel Bird Sanctuary, a 400-hectare reserve for migratory birds. There is also Deas Island Regional Park, located 2.5 kilometres north east of the George Massey Tunnel and home to heritage buildings Inverholme Schoolhouse, Delta Agricultural Hall, and Burrvilla. There are beaches in nearby Tsawassen and Boundary Bay.
The Ladner Pioneer May Days Festivalis held each May near Victoria Day and Delta Rivermaniais celebrated at the end of each September in honour of Simon Fraser's journey down the Fraser River. Ladner Village Market takes place every other Sunday in the summer with farmers markets, and local arts and crafts.
Highway 99 links Richmond to Delta via the George Massey Tunnel,which was built in 1959. Ladner is connected to New Westminster and Richmond by Highway 91, and to Surrey and Langley by Highway 10 and the Alex Fraser Bridge. Translink provides public transportation and the nearest SkyTrain station is 3 kilometres away from Delta in neighbouring municipality Surrey.
Ladner Property Statistics
Home prices* Houses $686,384 Townhouses $477,668 Apartments $344,393
*Source: BC Real Estate Association
Age* 60+ 18.8% 40 to 59 32.8% 20 to 39 22.2% 5 to 19 21.2% 0 to 4 5% Occupancy* Fully owned 81.3% Rented 18.7% Dwellings* Detached 71.1% Apartments 28.9%
*Source: BC Stats