On behalf of Surrey City Council, I am pleased to welcome you to our City!
As the 12th largest city in Canada and the second largest in British Columbia, Surrey is able to offer visitors a rich blend of diverse landscapes, abundant parks, rich cultural opportunities and superb recreational choices. Our friendly and diverse residents are always happy to make new friends.
What other city can offer you beautiful urban forests, pristine beaches, championship golf courses and a whole host of eco and agri-tourism opportunities? With over 6,000 acres of parkland, there is plenty of opportunity to enjoy Surrey's natural beauty.
Surrey's state of the art recreational facilities are home to numerous local, provincial, national and international sporting events, including the world famous Cloverdale Rodeo. Nurture your artistic side by catching a live performance at the Bell Performing Arts Centre or see unique local art at the Surrey Art Gallery.
Strategically located on the United States border to the South and the Fraser River to the North, Surrey is part of the Gateway to the Pacific, making it a preferred destination for business meetings and conferences in today's dynamic business world. Surrey has numerous shopping opportunities for the discerning shopper, with everything from quaint specialty shops to Central City and Guildford Town Centre.
Whether you are here for business or pleasure, Surrey has everything you need to have an enjoyable time and memorable stay.
Dianne L. Watts, Mayor
Welcome to Surrey, the second largest city in British Columbia and a truly unique place to visit, live and play.
Surrey is a city of many parks, boasting 600 parks and greenbelts throughout the city. The great outdoors is just around the corner with activities such as nature walks, bird watching, bike trails, fishing and much more. With state of the art indoor and outdoor facilities, you can stay active all year round. Arts and Culture are important to the people of Surrey. From live theatre performances and musical concerts to galleries and exhibitions, people of all ages will be entertained.
Play a round of golf or practice your swing at one of Surrey's many golf courses and facilities. With ten courses and several driving ranges, there is something suitable for all budgets and levels. Surrey offers a wide range of brand name hotels as well as excellent rates on stay & play packages. One third of the land in Surrey is agricultural which means fresh fruits and produce are always close at hand. U-pick blueberries, pumpkin patches and a corn maze are just some of the popular adventures on the farm.
I invite you to explore everything that Surrey has to offer. For assistance in planning your trip, conference or sporting event, contact our main office and our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be pleased to help you. If you are in the area, drop by the new Info Centre on Highway 15 just north of the U.S. border at the Pacific Truck Crossing to obtain brochures, maps and souveniers of the lower mainland and the rest of BC. Whether you spend one day, one week or a lifetime in our wonderful city, it's all right here in Surrey.
Rick Sair, President