The Flamingo Hotel is one of many notable Whalley spots featured in “Whalley Before Skyscrapers”

Join us virtually to explore Surrey's past.

Registered Programs

Programs will run virtually via Microsoft Teams. Attendees will receive simple instructions to easily participate in each of the following free sessions. Register online or call 604-501-5100.

Whalley Before Skyscrapers | May 13 | 6:30-7:30pm

Capture the essence of Surrey’s City Centre through 1993 archival footage. Join staff online as they explore the photos and stories that trace Whalley’s transformation into Surrey’s urban offering. Register online.

In Their Own Words | May 27 | 6:30-7:30pm

What was it like living in Surrey years ago? Hear from the people who experienced it firsthand! Join Archives staff virtually as they showcase diverse voices from the oral history collection. Register online.

The Surrey Leader Collection | June 24 | 6:30-7:30pm

The Surrey Leader covered local news and events for over 85 years. Join Archives staff virtually as they explore images straight from the press dating from the 1970s, 1990s and 2000s. Register online.


Outreach Programs

Are you looking for a speaker? Multimedia presentations delivered by qualified staff from the Surrey Archives include historic photos, audio and more. They are suitable for schools, rotary clubs and retirement homes. Contact us at 604-502-6459 or archives@surrey.ca for more information and to book once programs are running again.

Topics include:

  • Capturing the City: Surrey 2000
  • Cloverdale: A Photo History
  • Roy Houghton's Surrey
  • Surrey's First 50 Years
  • Surrey 1914 to 1918
  • The Sixties in Surrey

Registration by phone is available. Call 604-501-5100, Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:30pm and Sunday from 9pm to 11pm and a customer service representative will be happy to help you.

If you need to cancel your registration, log in to your account and follow our How to Cancel Your Activity video.

Alternatively, you can call 604-501-5100, Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:30pm and Sundays from 9pm to 11pm and a customer service representative can cancel your registration for you.

Get help and find more information on how to register for classes on the Registration Help page.