7 Ways to Get Outdoors in Delta

Viewing platform at Deas Island Regional Park

Wildlife viewing platform at Deas Island Regional Park. Photo: Metro Vancouver Regional Parks

Surrounded by the Fraser River and the Pacific Ocean, Delta has lots of great places to experience the outdoors. Ride your bike, take a nature walk, go bird watching, and lots more.


Go for a Bike Ride

With flat roads and lots of bike routes, Delta is a great place to go for a bike ride. Cruise the gravel trail on the shores of Mud Bay starting in Boundary Bay Regional Park. Or ride the quiet roads and trails in Ladner. You can pedal along River Road, then across the bridge to explore the farms and bird sanctuary on Westham Island. Or head south along the dyke trail to Brunswick Point.

Biking across the Westham Island Bridge in Delta

Biking across the Westham Island Bridge. Photo: Taryn Eyton/HappiestOutdoors.ca


Take a Nature Walk

Delta has plenty of pockets of nature to explore. Hike on the shores of the Fraser River at Deas Island Regional Park. Walk through the dunes at Boundary Bay Regional Park. Wander the short trails at South Arm Marsh. Or explore the paths at George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary.

Hiking trail at Deas Island Regional Park in Vancouver

Trail at Deas Island Regional Park. Photo: Metro Vancouver Parks


Visit a Farm

Thanks to its location on the Fraser River, Delta is home to lots of fertile farmland. Visit Westham Island Herb Farm to purchase local fruits and veggies. Don’t miss the pumpkin patch in the fall. Tourism Delta has a great list of farm stores and roadside stands.



Experience Burns Bog

Delta’s Burns Bog is huge – over eight times bigger than Stanley Park. Most of the bog is closed to the public and managed as an Ecological Conservancy Area to protect the sensitive ecosystem. But you can hike through the eastern side of the bog in the Delta Nature Reserve. Follow raised boardwalks through the forest, past streams, and over wetlands.



Go Birding

Located on the Pacific Flyway, Delta’s wetlands and shorelines are an important stop for migratory birds. Head to the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary, Boundary Bay Regional Park, or South Arm Marsh in spring and fall to spot dozens of species. You can also spot year-round birds like ducks, owls, and hawks.

Looking out from inside a bird blind at Reifel Bird Santcuary in Ladner

Looking out from inside a bird blind at Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary. Photo: Taryn Eyton/Happiest Outdoors


Ride Your Mountain Bike

The suburb of Delta isn’t known for its mountains, but it still has some great mountain biking in Watershed Park. There are tons of green and blue trails, making it an ideal destination for kids or beginners. Local favourites include Shed Line and Goats Trail.



Hit the Links

Delta is home to five public golf courses with a mix of seaside and rural settings. And if you want to try your hand at disc golf, head to Tsawwassen’s Winskill Park, Canada’s oldest disc golf course, built in 1976. The nine-hole course can be played in the original par 27 layout, or in one of 35 different variations.


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