With so much to see and do, it can feel like an overwhelming task to experience all that Surrey has to offer. Surrey is a big city with a lot to offer, so whether your interests lie inside or outside, on a trail or in a spa, Surrey has something for everyone.
1. Our Staycation Oasis
The low-key and relaxed atmosphere at Crescent Beach makes it a fantastic place to spend a sunny summer day. Stroll along the shoreline trail, swim in the ocean, work on your kite-flying, jump off the pier, and grab some ice cream. For a fun evening check out the Beecher Street Café and their live music on Wednesday evenings
2. The start of it all…
Cloverdale was established as the first town centre of Surrey in the 1900s, making it the historic centre of Surrey. Home to popular summer events, such as the Cloverdale Rodeo and Canada Day Celebrations, the Surrey Museum and Archives, and Fraser Downs, it’s a must visit in Surrey. Cloverdale is also the home of the popular TV series Smallville!
3. Where History Comes to Life
The Surrey Museum is located in historic Cloverdale. The museum along with the Surrey Archives is a great place to get lost in Surrey’s past. Home to rotating exhibits, interactive displays, First Nations Artifacts and an orientation theatre, the museum highlights Surrey’s history in a way that is fun for history buffs and the whole family.
4. Lose Yourself in Surrey’s Natural Surroundings
Previously known as the City of Parks, Surrey is home to 200 different parks and over 7 beautiful gardens. A couple of the park highlights include Redwood Park and Bear Creek Park. Redwood Park is home to more than 32 species of trees, including the largest stand of Giant Redwoods north of the 49th parallel. The park is also home to the infamous tree house that was once home to the former owners of the park David and Peter Brown. Bear Creek Park is home to mini golf, a train ride, beautiful gardens, a water park and playground for the kids and the Surrey Arts Centre.
5. Fore the Love of Golf
Surrey is home to seven exceptional golf courses, three par 3 courses, and two great practice facilities for players of all abilities. Our most challenging course is Northview Golf & Country Club. They have two courses, host many large scale tournaments, and have been a stop of the PGA tour for consecutive years.
6. Get Caught-Up in the Urban Lifestyle
Endless shopping opportunities await you in Surrey. We’ve got you covered with the big box stores at Guildford Town Centre and Central City Shopping Centres to the newest urban lifestyle shopping areas of Morgan Crossing and Grandview Corners, Surrey has it all!
7. Where Nature and Human Interactions Meet
Surrey’s variety of parks and wetlands make an ideal eco-tourism environment for all aspects of wildlife. Places such as the Serpentine Fen bird sanctuary, which encompasses 71.3 hectares of land, is home to over 130 different bird species throughout the year. Blackie Spit Park is another opportunity offering a unique environment with its sensitive salt marsh ecosystem and resident and migratory birds.
8. The Natural Source
Approximately one third of the land in Surrey is used for agricultural purposes housing over 475 farms. Surrey is one of the Lower Mainland’s major agricultural producers, and as such our city is packed with local markets, farms, and stands where you can buy fresh fruits and vegetables direct from their sources. Forage and pasture, berry farms, and field vegetable farms are among the agricultural activities that occupy the largest amount of agricultural land in Surrey. Zaklan Heritage Farm is a local organic farm, selling all manner of fruits and vegetables using ecologically friendly practices. There is also Surrey’s sole winery, River’s Bend Winery, offers award winning wines, a gift shop, and tasting room!