As part of the Greater Vancouver area, Delta is the perfect place to rent an RV to explore the city. You can drive into the city in about 20 minutes, but can also be exploring the surrounding mountains in Garibaldi Provincial Park, including Whistler, in a little over two hours. The ferry to Vancouver Island also leaves from Delta and a trip there feels a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Delta is host to one of the stranger border crossings between Canada and the U.S. - due to the boundary being drawn at the 49th parallel, the peninsula directly south of Delta, known as Point Roberts, lies in the United States. Residents there cannot cross back into the U.S. without going through Canada. As such, you’re sure to run into quite a few Americans while you’re in Delta.
Vancouver has a relatively developed public transportation system running in the area between Vancouver Harbor and the Fraser River - the downtown core of the city. Buses also go to some of the suburban region making accessing the city from Delta fairly easy. Leaving the Delta RV rental back at the park might be preferable, since traversing the city is simple via public transport.
RV Parks Near Delta
One of the only RV parks within Delta city limits if Tsawwassen RV Resort. Tsawwassen Golf and Country Club is right next door as is the Tsawwassen Mills shopping center. A Walmart Supercenter is also within walking distance, which is helpful if you need to grab any food or supplies for the Delta motorhome rental. It’s about a 30-minute drive into Vancouver, but you’ll probably want to take public transportation rather than navigating the crowded streets of the city.
If you want to stay closer to the main highway, there are a few campgrounds in the nearby city of Surrey. Hazelmere RV, Pacific Border RV Park, Peace Arch RV Park, and Border RV Park are all along Highway 99, which puts you about 40 minutes from Vancouver.
Exploring the City of Delta
First and foremost, Delta is a bedroom community of Vancouver, so most of the activities you’ll want to do probably involve hopping on a bus or train and spending an hour or so riding into the city. Fortunately, when you book an RV in Delta, you have plenty of options - up the stunningly Pacific coastline, east to the Rocky Mountains and Banff National Park, or south into Washington.
However, that’s not to say there’s nothing to do in Delta. Craft beer fans and wine lovers will enjoy the local breweries and wineries that can be found around town. Kids will love spending the day at Big Splash Water Park, which has a tube slide, splash park, and a newly renovated pool. Watermania in nearby Richmond is another option if you need to get your water slide fix. The Tsawwassen Mills shopping center has a number of outlet stores along with boutique brands and several restaurants. Or, enjoy window shopping in Vancouver.
Getting Outside Near Delta
Stanley Park is the place to go with the Delta rental RV to enjoy some time in nature. The park occupies the peninsula jutting out into Vancouver Harbor that separates the protected waters of the harbor from the Pacific Ocean. A walking and cycling path encircles the park and there are tons of hiking trails through the interior to access its many attractions, including totem poles, a lighthouse, and even an aquarium.
For those hoping to find a good spot to enjoy nature close to their RV park, Watershed Park on Delta’s northeastern edge is fantastic. It’s the town’s largest park and has a few meandering trails that are good for all ages and fitness levels. Signs along the paths explain the importance of the adjacent salmon habitat and the lifecycle of the fish that make their home here.
If you’re craving some sand between your toes during your vacation with the camper rental near Delta, Centennial Beach on Delta’s east side is one of the best places to go for a day of fun in the sun. It has a great playground for the kids and since the waters of Boundary Bay are relatively protected, the swimming is good and you won’t encounter too many large waves.
Another great way to experience the beauty of coastal British Columbia is to ride the tram at Grouse Mountain and explore the summit on foot. It’s about an hour north of Delta, across the harbor, and has fantastic views of Vancouver on a clear day. At the top is a nature park where you can learn about some of the flora and fauna that can be found in the region.
Delta, BC is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.
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