Surrey

The City of Surrey is the 2nd largest city in British Columbia and the 12th largest in Canada bordering the Fraser River to the north and the United States Border to the south. Encompassing over 6,000 hectares of parkland and a range of interesting attractions, Surrey is a beautiful and popular locale.

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Map of Things to do in Surrey

Incorporated as a City in 1879, Surrey was named for a county in England by settlers to the region. The region was a popular farming district, providing many different crops for Vancouver and its outlying cities. A large post-war housing boom swept through Surrey after the construction of the Pattullo Bridge in 1937 and another in the 1980s with increasing immigration into the area. The city continues to grow and is projected to surpass the population of Vancouver in the near future.

The municipality of Surrey has many attractions such as it several Museums, beaches and park lands. South Surrey is one of the regions most popular areas with beautiful neighbourhoods such as Crescent Beach and also surrounding the City of White Rock. Visitors to the area can enjoy parks such as Blackie Spit on Boundary Bay, Tynehead and urban forests.

Many annual events bring thousands of people into the City such as the Cloverdale Rodeo which has operated in this small Surrey borough since 1888, Winterfest, Canada Day festivities and several diverse cultural events.

Surrey has dozens of activities and interesting places to visit for all ages - come visit and explore and enjoy the sights and sounds of this large and beautiful city.

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Serpentine Fen Bird Sanctuary

Containing dykes, sloughs, marshes and waterways, the Serpentine Fen Bird Sanctuary seeks to protect habitat for birds migrating through or living permanently the region while also inviting visitors to enjoy several trails and three lookouts.

Redwood Park

Redwood Park in South Surrey is considered one of the most significant natural heritage sites in Canada encompassing thirty-two unique tree species from Europe, Asia and North America and the largest grove of Giant Redwoods north of the 49th parallel as well as picnic areas, a playground and hiking trails.

Surrey Museum

Learn about Surrey's First Peoples, settler communities, urban development, transportation, logging, farming, and home life at the Surrey Museum which encompasses permanent and temporary exhibits, the Hooser Textile Studio and Library, the Anderson Cabin and the Archives.

Blackie Spit Park

Composed of gravel, marsh and field, Blackie Spit Park which sits on the edge of Boundary Bay is a popular bird watching locale with trails, an ecologically sensitive salt water marsh and other nearby amenities on the edge of the Surrey borough Crescent Beach.

Stewart Farm

Explore Stewart Farm, a 1894 farmhouse and circa 1900 farm building including a barn, boathouse and heritage gardens and orchard located on Elgin Heritage Park alongside the Nicomekl River.

Peace Arch International Park

Composed of two parks, Peace Arch Provincial Park and Peace Arch State Park, Peace Arch International Park sits on the boundary of the 49th parallel between British Columbia, Canada and Washington, USA.