Aerial shot of Cloverdale

A mix of historic and newer neighbourhoods, Cloverdale is where the past and future meet.

Welcome to Cloverdale!

Cloverdale is the historic centre of Surrey, reflected in its unique western and railroad character. It is home to one of Surrey's most recognizable main streets as well as the Museum of Surrey, Surrey Archives, and many unique heritage buildings.

While the preserved historic character of Cloverdale can be reflected throughout the town centre, Cloverdale has grown into a busy hub of commercial activity due in large part to its strategic location and connections to the railway.

Growth & Development

Areas within the Cloverdale Town Centre like Clayton Heights have gone through significant growth to develop newer residential areas. To support area residents, new facilities and amenities are popping up regularly, including the highly anticipated Clayton Community Centre. 

With the approved SkyTrain expansion, three new stations are planned for Cloverdale, connecting Surrey to Langley.

Local Area Highlights

Every year, Cloverdale is home to the largest Canada Day celebration in Western Canada, welcoming families for free music, activities and food.

The small-town charm of Cloverdale also attracts movie and TV makers and has served as a backdrop for shows like Smallville, Supernatural and Sabrina.

Since 1945, Cloverdale has also hosted the annual Cloverdale Rodeo at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds. 

Location

Cloverdale is the third largest community in Surrey. The western border runs along 160 Street and connects with 48 Avenue, which is the southern border. To the east is Langley and to the north are Guildford and Fleetwood, separated by 84 Avenue and 76 Avenue.

Cloverdale community map

Census Data

In 2016, the population of Cloverdale was 65,645. In 2020, Cloverdale's estimated population was 75,860. It is projected to grow to 121,060 over the next 30 years. Discover more census data of Cloverdale in the Neighbourhood Profile of Cloverdale.

Introducing Clayton Community Centre

Clayton Community Centre is a new central community hub that integrates arts, recreation and a library in Cloverdale. 

Location

The new facility is now open at 7155 187A Street.

Learn more

Clayton Community Centre's front entrance.

 

Cloverdale Business Improvement Association

The Cloverdale Business Improvement Association (Cloverdale BIA) supports the town centre by helping local businesses and building a sense of community. Its main focus is to bring business members, organizations and community stakeholders together to create a town centre that is safe and appeals to everyone.

The Cloverdale BIA publishes an online business directory, hosts several annual community events, and has various projects in place to benefit the entire community. 

sidewalk with hanging baskets

 

Cloverdale's History

Settled in the mid to late 1800s, Cloverdale has grown from a largely rural and agricultural community. The area's name of Cloverdale evolved from Clover Valley, inspired by the clover growing throughout the valley. Developed along the railway tracks, the business area grew to become an important railway and commercial hub. 

For a deeper dive into Surrey's past, Cloverdale visitors can drop by the Surrey Archives located in the 1912 Municipal Hall.

Photo of the 1912 Municipal Hall taken in the 1920s.

Photo of the 1912 Municipal Hall taken in the 1920s.