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Delta - Ladner - Tsawwassen - Attractions and Places of Interest

Natural Sights, Parks & Wildlife Activities: Delta' location at the mouth of the Fraser River means it is part of a globally significant habitat. The region is home to Canada's highest number and diversity of wintering birds of prey as well as the nation’s largest winter population of shorebirds and waterfowl, making the region a bird watcher's paradise. great blue heron Birders flock to the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary on Westham Island, made famous by the millions of shorebirds, songbirds and waterfowl that stop here as part of the Pacific Flyway migration. This includes Lesser Snow Geese who arrive in October from their Russian breeding grounds. Many visitors tour the Fraser River delta by guided kayak or boat tours to view such wildlife and fowl as Bald Eagles, Great Blue Herons, California Sea Lions, Red Tailed Hawks, Peregrine Falcons, Snow Geese and Harbour Seals.

Boundary Bay hosts Canada's highest population of wintering raptors as well as countless migratory birds. Walkers, hikers, cyclists, equestrians and bird watchers all make use of the 16.4-km (10-mi) Dyke Trail in Tsawwassen’s Boundary Bay Regional Park. Boardwalks and viewing stops are located next to the park's wildlife reserves. Or for trails that stretch for over a 153 acres why not visit Watershed Park. Of particular note is Burns Bog, the largest undeveloped urban land mass in North America. The acid-producing mosses of this raised wetland have created a distinct ecosystem that provides habitat for BC’s rarest specie. Visitors can explore this environment at the Delta Nature Reserve, a 148-ac (60-ha) area and take a 90-minute hike to see the many species of songbirds that build their nests in the Reserve. Centennial Beach is a great place to take the family enjoy building sandcastles or simply relexing under the gaze of mount baker in Washington state.

delta museumArts, Culture & History: Explore the First Nations, farming, fishing and canning history of Delta through exhibits and artifacts at the Delta Museum and Archives in Ladner. Or experience the past by visiting historic homes such as Burvilla in Deas Island Regional Park, Kirkland House in Ladner or Cammidge House in Boundary Bay Regional Park.

Those interested in Aboriginal art will find wonderful examples of Tsawwassen First Nation cedar carvings, jewellery, pottery, blankets moccasins and beadwork at Qway-Aathia's Native Art Gallery, located on the nation’s reserve in Roberts Bank.

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