Home of the largest domed peat bog in the western Americas (Burns Bog), Ladner is the administrative centre of the Municipality of Delta.

Among its other natural treasures is the George C Reifel bird sanctaury, located on Westham Island. This sanctaury is located along the migration route of many types of birds including bald eagles, snow geese, red winged blackbirds, and canada geese.

Located at the end of a rail line originating in the Peace River district of British Columbia, the Roberts Bank superport south of the town of Ladner is the main transit terminal for coal exported to Asia mined in the NE corner of BC. It is also one of the largest container ports in the world.

Ladner is also a good tourist stop. Much of the old village, built on fishing and farming, has been preserved. Taking a stroll down Delta Street, you will see many buildings dating from the turn of the 1900s. Many heritage houses also dot the flat landscape, including one housing La Belle Auberge; this French restaurant is consistently voted as one of the best eating establishments in Greater Vancouver.