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This historic Surrey community comprises of City Centre and surrounding areas.

Welcome to Whalley!

Whalley is one of Surrey's oldest neighbourhoods. It is a culturally vibrant community and home to Surrey City Hall, City Centre Library,  Surrey Arts Centre, KPU and SFU universities and major festivals. Holland Park, Green Timbers, Bear Creek Park, and the Whalley Athletic Park are just a few of the major parks in the area. 

Whalley surrounds Surrey's City Centre in North Surrey. As such, the community is home to emerging commercial and residential high rises, office spaces and research facilities, and plenty of walkable shopping centres. It also has a busy transit hub with four Expo Line SkyTrain stations: Gateway, Scott Road, Surrey Central, and King George Boulevard stations.

Location

Whalley is located in the northwest corner of the city. The Fraser River frames the northern and western edges. Newton is to the south, and much of the eastern border runs along 144 Street.

Whalley Highlighted Community Map

Census Data

In 2016, the population of Whalley, including City Centre, was 85,480, or 15% of Surrey’s total population. In 2020, Whalley's population was 94,230. It is projected to grow to 199,660 over the next 30 years. Discover more census data of Whalley in the Neighbourhood Profile of Whalley.

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Coming Soon

Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre Expansion

City of Surrey is expanding Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre located in Whalley, City Centre. The facility expansion will include an expanded range of recreation, sports and arts and culture programming; new indoor and outdoor amenities; and enhanced learning and social opportunities.

Learn more about the Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre Expansion.

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Downtown Business Improvement Association

The Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association (previously known as the Whalley Business Improvement Association) was formed in 2003 to facilitate business improvement, community Economic Development, Business Revitalization and enhancement in the North Surrey area. Today they have more than 1,400 members.

The Downtown Surrey BIA publishes a business directory and restaurant guide, and hosts community events throughout the year. 

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Whalley's History 

Whalley takes its name from Mr. Arthur Whalley, who settled near the corner of King George Boulevard and 108 Avenue in 1925. The area, then known as Whalley’s Corner, has grown into a bustling commercial centre now known as City Centre. 

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Take a Closer Look at Whalley

Discover Surrey provides a closer look at Whalley in North Surey: