The village of Ladner is a cute little place where people come from all over the area, even from as far away as the north shore of Vancouver (it would take up to an hour and a half to get here) and I've even heard ladies exclaim, "I'm SO glad I heard of Ladner. It's so quaint! I love the chic little shops!"
We have a market every other Sunday from June through to September - it's always crowded! In July, there's the Tour de Delta when riders even from other countries come to compete. As well, in July, Wellbrook Farm & Winery has their annual Summer Fest and this year also hosted the Deja Vu Vintage Market. In August, there is the antique car and quilt show that is also always crowded! We have many heritage buildings, too, including the Ladner United Church (dating back to 1925), the caretaker's cottage in Ladner Harbour Park (dating back to 1939) and Kirkland House out on Arthur Drive, which is a 100-year-old Edwardian farmhouse.
Ladner Harbour Park where fishermen and boaters moor their boats in the winter, and in summer, they fish or cruise around the waters here. A little further out in the countryside you'll find farms where you can pick your own strawberries, raspberries, or blueberries. You can stop at farms or roadside stands to purchase freshly picked vegetables like corn, squash, carrots, and potatoes. There is even another winery out on Westham Island. Animals you can find easily are cows, horses, and goats plus on the outskirts of Westham Island is the Reifel Waterfowl Refuge where you can walk amongst ducks, geese, cranes and other types of birds. In November, you can see the snow geese as they pause here on their journey further south. If you click on the link for the bird sanctuary, do check out the photos on the site! They are amazing! Here's a shot I took of a crane years ago.
I hope you enjoy a few of my own personal country living photos. Don't forget to turn up the sound, too.