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About Surrey

The Future Lives Here

Surrey is located in British Columbia, Canada, on the Lower Mainland just south of the Fraser River. Our city is a destination for families, individuals and businesses. We are a diverse community that speaks more than 100 different languages, and we are a growing city that welcomes about 1,000 new residents each month. Surrey is also a youthful city, with one-third of our population under the age of 19.

The City of Surrey is a municipality in Metro Vancouver. We are the second largest city in the province, with a population of more than 500,000. Our population continues to grow and it is estimated to surpass Vancouver in population as the largest city in BC by 2041.

Discover what the City of Surrey has to offer and why the future lives here.

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Accessibility

Find out about Surrey's focus on accessibility, from adapted programs to building access.

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Arts

Take in the theatre, enjoy an art show or explore your creativity. Come and discover art in Surrey.

Surrey Skyline

Business & Economic Development

Business in Surrey is bold, innovative, competitive & thriving.

Surrey City Hall

City Government

Meet our Mayor and Council, browse our departments, find people to help you and learn about the government of Surrey, BC.

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Events

See what's happening in Surrey right now, from smaller scale community events to major festivals.

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Fire, Police & Emergency Services

Access emergency & protective services in the City, made up of the Fire Service and the Surrey RCMP.

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History of Surrey

Unearth the history of Surrey BC, and discover how, since 1879, we've grown to be one of the most populated cities in Metro Vancouver.

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Media Room

Find official press releases issued by the City of Surrey, and sign up for our News & Updates.

Diversity Programs

Newcomer Information

Learn about Surrey's programs and activities available to new immigrants to Canada.

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Parks

Explore over 200 parks across Surrey.

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Plans & Strategies

Review Surrey's plans & strategies working towards making Surrey a thriving, green, inclusive city.

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Population Estimates & Projections

See how your city's growing, and access Surrey's population projections to 2046.

Recreation Surrey

Find out about recreation opportunities in Surrey.

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Surrey Communities

Explore Surrey's town centres & find out what each has to offer.

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Visitors

Located 40 minutes from Vancouver, there is lots to see & do in the City of Surrey.

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Surrey Municipal Election

See how the City elects its Mayor, Councillors and School Trustees.

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