Tsawwassen and Delta

About a half-hour's drive south of Vancouver, you'll find the lowlands of Delta and Tsawwassen.

Bordered by the Fraser River to the north, the United States (Point Roberts, Washington) to the south and the city of Surrey to the east, the Delta area is especially notable for its scenic walks, hikes and bike rides along the Richmond and South Delta dikes.

Instead of the dense and verdant west coast trees native to other areas (such as the North Shore and Vancouver Island), Delta offers an expanse of marsh land, as well as ecologically-rich bogs and various species of migratory birds and other spectacular wildlife.

Tsawwassen is uniquely situated on a peninsula in the southwestern corner of Delta, and is the most southern-west city in BC's Lower Mainland. (It's also the gateway city to the BC Ferry Terminal for Vancouver Island.)

Flanked by the Straight of Georgia to the west and Boundary Bay to the east, Tsawwassen lays claim to more than 15 parks offering nearly every type of outdoor excursion - from easy walks to more vigorous daylong hikes.

Trails located in the Tsawwassen and Delta region:

Boundary Bay Regional Park

Located in the community of Tsawwassen south of Vancouver, Boundary Bay Regional Park is a popular area for bird watchers to enjoy the variety of wildlife that flourishes in the area.

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Brunswick Point

Located south of Vancouver in the suburb of Delta, Brunswick Point is a nice walk along the dikes of the Fraser River and a popular place for bird watchers.

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Burns Bog Delta Nature Reserve

The Delta Nature Reserve in Burns Bog has a couple of scenic trails that meander through the world's largest domed peat bog.

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Deas Island Regional Park

Deas Island Regional Park has a number of flat, easy hiking trails that offer scenic views of the Fraser River area.

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Reifel Bird Sanctuary

The Reifel Bird Sanctuary in Delta, BC, is one of the best places in the lower mainland for bird watching.

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