7 Hidden Spots to Soak Up the Sun in Delta This Spring

Outside of the hustle and bustle of Vancouver, Delta is a quaint suburb known for its water views, lush forests, and beautiful homes.

It may seem like a sleepy little town at first glance, but these hidden gems are guaranteed to give you something fun to do on a day exploring the area.

There are actually three communities in Delta, including North Delta, Ladner and Tsawwassen. It is surrounded by water on three sides, which makes the area geographically unique and incredibly beautiful on a bright, sunny day.

Here are some great spots to soak up the city’s spring sunshine.

George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary

By far one of the most enjoyable family activities in town, this sanctuary is often teeming with beautiful birds. Buy seeds and have fun hand-feeding them as you roam the landscaped grounds. The staff know a lot about the birds, so if you have any questions ask!

Address: 5191 Robertson Road, Delta

Centennial Beach

Forget the bustling beaches of Vancouver. Delta’s beaches are generally sparsely populated but absolutely breathtaking. The beach here is sandy, but there is plenty of grass to run around if you choose to bring a pet or loved one. Skip the more well-known Crescent Beach if you want some quiet time to rejuvenate by the water and check out this spot in Boundary Bay Regional Park, which is also great for soaking up the sun.

Address: 570 Boundary Bay Road, Delta

Bog of Burns

An ecological wonder, Burns Bog is not only a delight to visit, but incredibly important to the plants and animals that call it home. If you want to learn more about the land and what makes it so special, consider booking an educational tour. Otherwise, just take advantage of the good weather by taking a walk among the trees.

Address: 10388 Nordel Crescent, Delta

Fred Gingell Park

There are tons of parks in Delta thanks to all the plants that grow there. Take advantage of the situation and bring a picnic blanket to Fred Gingell Park for a cool place to relax on a hot day. It’s not well-known and there are a lot of stairs to take before you get to the waves, but its pebble shores are wonderfully serene. Pack snacks and drinks before you go to ensure you stay hydrated as you relax in the sun.

Address: 253 English Bluff Road, Delta

Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal

What could be better than relaxing in the sun and watching the ships come in and out of the harbor on a nice day? No need to leave the city to enjoy this district ideally surrounded by small shops for travellers. The drive in is particularly pretty. If you can wait for the sun to set near the causeway, it’s a real sight to behold.

Address: 1 Causeway Ferry, Delta

watershed park

It’s not recommended to go there after dark, but during the day the area colloquially known as “the watershed” is amazing for walking, hiking and biking. It’s huge and dense, so if you want to take a break, it’s a lovely place. Bring bug spray and practice extra animal safety as you venture out. Pets love it!

Address: 11600 Kittson Drive, Delta

Boundary Bay Airport

Spectators should keep a respectful distance, but if you’re looking for a place to watch planes take off and land for hours on end, this small airport is the place to be. It’s best for drivers who don’t mind parking it and hanging out near their vehicle on a day off. There is something soothing about being there on a slow, sunny day. Sit back and dream about your next vacation.

Address: 7800 Alpha Way, Delta

Want more things to do in Delta? Discover the city tourism website.

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