With the region's largest shopping centre, natural walking trails, easy access to city centre, and growing residential areas, Guildford continues to develop into a highly sought-after community.
Welcome to Guildford!
Guildford is comprised of mature urban neighbourhoods that grew up around the Guildford Town Centre shopping mall as well as the newer Fraser Heights subdivision which slopes down toward the Fraser River. There are great views of the Port Mann Bridge and Fraser River along the northern edge of the community.
Business owners and residents in Guildford also enjoy having access to the highway and to Surrey City Centre.
Guildford is located in the northeast corner of Surrey. The Fraser River borders the northern edge of the community, with Whalley to the west and Langley to the east. The southern border stretches from 96 Avenue to 84 Avenue.
In 2016, the population of Guildford was 60,745. In 2020, Guildford's population rose to 67,020. It is projected to grow to 118,430 over the next 30 years. Discover more census data in the Neighbourhood Profile of Guildford.
Things to Do in Guildford
Guildford offers residents excellent recreational opportunities with the Guildford Recreation Centre and the Fraser Recreation Centre. The area is also home to Tynehead Regional Park and Surrey Bend Regional Park, both managed by Metro Vancouver and significant natural environments. The shopping at Guildford Town Centre is also a huge draw to the area.
Guildford: Planning for the Future
Guildford in Photos
View the gallery below to get an idea of what life is like in Guildford!
Early settlement in Guildford occurred in the Township of Port Kells, established by Irish pioneers, which, in 1891, was connected by rail service to New Westminster. The opening of the Port Mann Bridge in 1964 brought increased development and people to the area.
Since then, development has predominantly been centered around 152 Street and 104 Avenue around Guildford Town Centre Mall.
Overpass at Guildford Town Centre Mall, 1971, via Surrey Archives.
Take a Closer Look at Guildford
Discover Surrey provides a closer look at Guildford: