Family biking in grasslands
Flat roads, trails and dykes around Delta offer some of the best biking in the Vancouver region and they set the stage for Tour de Delta, one of BC’s top cycling events.
Boundary Bay Regional Park
Walkers and cyclists flock to the waterside trail in Boundary Bay Regional Park that follows the shoreline for 14km from Rte 17A to 112th St. The full Dyke Trail is a loose-surface, shared-use trail with walkers and equestrians so resist the temptation to speed up like a wannabe Lance Armstrong.
North Delta Watershed Park (easy/moderate)
Because of its hillier landscape, North Delta’s trails attract hikers seeking a workout, horses and mountain bikers. Covering 153hc/375ac, Watershed Park is Delta’s largest park reserve offering forested trails, well groomed paths, old gravel service roads and crossings. There are several park access points along 64th Avenue as well as off Hwy 10.
Roaming the Countryside (easy/moderate)
Delta’s country roads make great cycling routes, especially for explorers at heart who love to discover a community’s hidden treasures, from U-Pick orchards and lilac farms to historic waterfront canneries.
Arthur Drive Connector (6km/3.7mi); A shared lane and cycle shoulder route that connects Tsawwassen up to Ladner through Delta’s farming country and picturesque neighbourhoods and heritage homes.
- 64th Street Connector (8km/4.9mi); A shared lane and cycle shoulder route along mostly two-lane rural roads, this route offers a north-south connection from Deas Island Regional Park all the way to the Boundary Bay dykes.
- Fraser River to Boundary Bay Greenway (7km/4.3mi); A loose-surfaced recreation commuter route along the edge of the North Delta escarpment as it travels north/south from the Alex Fraser Bridge to Mud Bay.
- Ladner Trunk Connector (16km/9.9mi) & River Rd East Connector (15km/9.3mi) These two hard-surfaced routes travel east/west from the Surrey border to Ladner with connections to the cycle shuttle and the Tsawwassen ferry terminal. Expect heavy traffic on both roads, especially during rush-hour.
Although Delta has no bike rental agencies, several B&B’s provide complimentary use of bikes.
- The George Massey Tunnel Bike Shuttle transports cyclists and their bicycles through the Massey Tunnel on Hwy 99 south of Vancouver with daily trips in each direction, April – September, then weekends and stat holidays until mid October.
- Coast Mountain Bus operates several bike rack-equipped bus routes in the region; they are available on a first come, first served basis.
- The Delta Bike Company has a variety of bike rental options.
For more information, pick up the Delta Routes map at the Visitor Centre at 6201 – 60th Avenue.