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 Home > Travel BC > BC Cities and Towns > Vancouver, Coast & Mountains  > Ladner

Ladner is located at the far south-west corner of the Lower Mainland situated just west of Surrey on Hwy 17. Ladner sits across of the south arm of the Fraser River from Richmond.

Corporation of Delta
Ladner is included and is part of the Corporation of Delta. Delta is also composed of two other unique distinct urban business districts, Tsawwassen and North Delta. The Corporation of Delta's main offices are located in Ladner near Hwy 17 and Ladner Trunk Road just north of Tsawwassen and the BC Ferries Terminal.

Main Centre of Ladner
The main commercial centre of Ladner is also on Ladner Trunk Road near Elliot Street a little more to the west of McDonald's. Going north on Elliot Street you can find commercial and retail stores, Ladner Lions Park and the Delta Historical Museum. Nearby River Road then starts at the Ladner Yacht Club where you can go across the channel into Ladner Harbour Park.

Heritage Buildings
Ladner has some great artifacts of the past displayed at the Delta Historical Museum. If you also take a stroll through the village, there are also heritage buildings found at the 1895 McKee House, now a seniors' activity centre, the 1903 Old Ladner Baptist Church and the 1890 St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church.

Ladner Harbour Park
Once you're at the 5100 block of River Road, you'll come across the turnoff to Ladner Harbour Park which is situated at 4905 McNeely's Way. The main features include trails, washrooms, picnic area, kids' play equipment plus excellent views of the boat and marine traffic in the Fraser River. A great trail in Ladner Harbour Park that takes you in a southerly direction to the Wharfinger Office and a wildlife viewpoint along the Fraser delta is called the Swenson Walk.

South Arm Marshes Wildlife Area
There is also another good walk starting at the north end of the Ladner Harbour Park that takes you through the South Arm Marshes Wildlife Area. The trail takes you through an animal habitat that is administrated by the BC Ministry of Environment. The trail contains number of wetlands and marsh areas along Ladners Reach towards the Captain's Cove Marina.

Reifel Bird Sanctuary
Reifel Bird Sanctuary is situated on a small island called Westham Island located just south off River Road. This protected bird migration area has a habitat along an estuary situated in the Fraser River Delta. The trails in Reifel Bird Sanctuary allow you to approach the plentiful wildlife and wonders of nature.

Ladner Recreation Centre
If you have kids, want to exercise or happen to be early for a ferry, Ladner has a great recreation centre that's visible from Hwy 17 just south of Ladner. The centre is very clean, has an exercise room, a pool, and sauna. Ladner Recreation Centre is located jut off Harvest Drive near McDonald's.

Uncle Herbert's Fish and Chips
On your quest for the best fish and chips, you may want to try Uncle Herbert's Fish and Chips. Conveniently located next to the Ladner Museum at 4866 Delta Street, Uncle Herbert's has been voted in the past and has been shown to be in the top five locations for fish and chips in British Columbia.

Ladner Restaurants and Entertainment
Other restaurants and entertainment in Ladner includes - a long time favourite located next door to the Ladner Public Docks, Sharkey's Seafood Bar and Grille, on Elliot Street, The Boot & Sombrero, Canadian Legion Branch 61 and the Ladner Village Pub.

Coming from Vancouver
To get to Ladner from Vancouver, take either Granville Street or travel over the Knight Street south into Richmond. You then follow the signs that take you towards the BC Ferries terminal at Tsawwassen along Hwy 99. The highway then travels under the Fraser River through the George Massey Tunnel into Delta and the turnoff for Hwy 17 to Ladner and BC Ferries.

USA, Surrey and New Westminster
If you are coming from the United States border at White Rock, take Hwy 99 north. From either Surrey or New Westminster, make your way to Hwy 99 and travel towards BC Ferries. As well, Ladner begins near Hwy 77 just south of Ladner Trunk Road (Hwy 10).

BC Transit
Travelling by BC Transit into Ladner from Vancouver or BC Ferries, the buses will stop at the Ladner Ring station located near the McDonalds and the Ladner Recreation Centre. You can then take a transfer at the loop or have a short stroll into the business district found at Elliot Street.

Boundary Bay Airport
You can find a small airport close to Ladner called the Boundary Bay Airport. Situated east of Ladner on 72nd Street, the Boundary Bay Airport can be reached by taking Ladner Trunk Road to 72nd Street. Then make the turn south to Churchill Street, travel until the entrance point to the tarmac is reached.

Information on Ladner




Map of Ladner and Delta
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Delta Historical Museum
Delta Historical Museum


Massey's Marine Supply
Massey's Marine Supply


Swenson Walk - Ladner Harbour Park
Swenson Walk - Ladner Harbour Park


South Arm Marshes Wildlife Area
South Arm Marshes Wildlife Area


Ladner Recreation Centre
Ladner Recreation Centre


Canadian Legion Branch 61
Canadian Legion Branch 61

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