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About Surrey

The Future Lives Here

We are destination and community for families, individuals and businesses. We are a diverse community that speaks over 100 different languages. We are a growing city that welcomes roughly 1,000 new residents each month. And we are a youthful city, with 1/3 of our population under the age of 19.

The City of Surrey is the second largest city in British Columbia, with a population of over 500,000. Our population continues to grow and by 2041 is estimated to surpass Vancouver  as the largest city in BC.

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

Linda M. Hepner is the current Mayor of Surrey. She was elected on November 15, 2014 after serving nine years on City Council.

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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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Surrey Communities

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

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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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Visitors

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

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Accessibility

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

Diversity Programs

Newcomer Information

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

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Supporting Refugees in Surrey

Learn about refugees settling in Surrey and how you can get involved.

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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.

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Business & Economic Development

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

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Media Room

City News and information for the media: news, photos and videos of Surrey

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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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Municipal Election

Find out about municipal elections in Surrey. The next election takes place on October 20, 2018.