North Delta is a suburban city in the top corner of the Delta triangle, in British Columbia. It is bounded on the northwest by Hwy 17 (South Fraser Perimeter Road) and the Fraser River. The western boundary is Highway 91 (Annacis Highway) and Burns Bog Delta Nature Reserve, and on the east, it’s 120 St (Scott Road) and Surrey. Burns Bog Delta Nature Reserve is 40 square kilometres (10,000 acres) of natural wetlands along Hwy 91, a massive park crisscrossed with trails.
It’s the most populous of the three communities that make up the City of Delta (North Delta, Ladner, and Tsawwassen), at 51,623 (2016 census); and it’s growing. In the last two census, its population grew by 2,375 people, an average growth rate of 0.48% from 2011 to 2016. The population has increased largely due to improvements in transportation links with Vancouver and higher density housing. For the most part, North Delta is divided up into a grid with streets running north/south and east/west.
Homes with four bedrooms or more have traditionally been the most popular. North Delta is going through substantial change, with new high rises and higher density housing. At the corner of Scott Road and 80 Avenue, a pair of 14-storey towers stand on the southwest corner of the intersection, with a gleaming new 37-storey apartment building across the street. Delta Rise is the municipality’s first skyscraper, with more than 300 units above four floors of office and retail space. Many long term Delta residents are downsizing, putting fresh single-family homes on the market. New townhouse projects are being built… all reflecting Delta’s new attitude towards growth, as laid out in the North Delta Community Plan.
Delta has a population of 102,238, and North Delta makes up a little over half of that. It’s a family-oriented community, with a median age of 44.4. There are plenty of parks, trails, cultural events, quiet neighbourhoods and excellent schools; with quick access to the best shopping, dining, sports and cultural opportunities in Richmond, Surrey and Vancouver. North Delta is a diverse and relatively affluent community, with a median household income of $92,300 (2016 census, Delta).
North Delta has eight main neighbourhoods: Annieville, Canterbury Heights, Scottsdale, Nordel, Sunshine Hills, Panorama Ridge, Sunshine Woods and Sunbury.