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.

South Asian Heritage in BC
April 14 | 6:30-7:30pm

Explore the long history of BC’s South Asian community through this virtual talk presented by Dr. Satwinder Bains of the South Asian Studies Institute at the University of the Fraser Valley. Register online.

Roy Houghton Collection
May 12 | 6:30-7:30pm

Join Surrey Archives as they explore the iconic work of North Surrey photographer Roy Houghton. Studio photos, candid shots and landscape views from the 1950s to 1970s are brought to life in this virtual talk. Register online.

Surrey’s LGBTQ2S+ History
June 9 | 6:30-8:00pm

Join a discussion led by a panel of LGBTQ2S+ community leaders as they discuss the history of Pride in Surrey, with representatives from Sher Vancouver and Surrey Pride. 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 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 4:30pm 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 4:30pm 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.