Ladner – Ours to preserve by hand and heart
Ladner is a part of the City of Delta, British Columbia, Canada, and a suburb of Vancouver, British Columbia. It was created as a fishing village on the banks of the Fraser River.
Residents enjoy safe, clean quiet neighborhoods. The stable prosperity of the community makes it attractive for businesses to choose as their preferred location. The municipality has one of the fastest-growing industrial areas in Greater Vancouver.
Each spring Ladner hosts the Ladner Pioneer May Days (commonly referred to by residents simply as May Days), the longest-running festival in Delta, which was first celebrated in 1896. It is held on the weekend following the holiday commemorating Queen Victoria’s birthday. It includes a parade, a carnival, and many other local events.
Every other Sunday during the summer months the major streets in the village are reserved for Ladner Village Market, a farmer’s market featuring live music, food, entertainment, fresh local produce and homemade arts and crafts. Vendors from as far away as Kelowna and Vancouver Island, along with many local farmers and artisans, set up stalls selling hand-crafted and locally grown products. This market has become a major draw to the community, attracting thousands of out-of-town visitors each market day.
The Ladner Village area is popular with film crews for its “Main Street USA” feel, quaint coastal fishing settings, and heritage church buildings. The general South Delta area also provides open landscapes of farmland, ocean beaches, forest and wetlands, all within a few kilometers of each other.