North Delta is one of the City of Delta’s three unique communities; the others being Ladner and Tsawwassen to the southwest.
North Delta is the most populous of the three and is bounded by the City of Surrey to the east; Highway 99 to the south; Burns Bog Ecological Conservancy Area to the west bordered by Highway 91; and 96th Avenue and the Fraser River to the north.
Archaeological evidence collected at sites along the river contain a record of more than 9,000 years of fishing and habitation by Coast Salish peoples.
The first businesses started by European newcomers were all about fish. Salteries and canneries established in the late 1860’s and early 1870’s were among the first on the Fraser River and led to the creation of Annieville, Sunbury Landing and, later, River Road.
A view of the Fraser River and North Delta with Mount Baker on the horizon. Image courtesy of Amber Belzer.
Unlike other communities, North Delta has no central business district. Instead, you’ll find a huge array of services and shopping stretching along 120 Street (Scott Road) from 96 Avenue in the North to just the other side of 64 Avenue in the South, that’s more than eight kilometres of shopping to explore, experience and enjoy! A short detour West on 84 Avenue brings you to North Delta’s Social Heart and yet another business district with a great variety of shops and services situated on all four corners of 84 Avenue and 112 Street.
You name it, North Delta has it whether you're looking for a German delicatessen, yoga studios or computer repair stores; award-winning South Asian restaurants or dental and medical offices; neighbourhood restaurants and pubs; fashion, dance and jewellery stores; to cake and pastry shops ... it's all here in North Delta. And we're just minutes away from anywhere!