Online Heritage Tools

Two cars driving on the left side of the road, 1920

Surrey Time Lapse

Connect Surrey Archives’ historic images to modern day locations. Divided by town centres, this tool provides a unique 'then and now' experience.
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A man using the Online Heritage Search

Heritage Search

Browse a database of more than 60,000 archival photos, maps, documents and oral histories, as well as more than 5,000 Surrey-based artifacts.
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Modern day city centre in 1949 from above

1949 Aerial Layer

See a 1949 aerial shot from anywhere in Surrey. Customize your view with various present day layers. This tool only works on desktop. 
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Upcoming Program

Japanese Canadian History in Surrey
November 3 | 6:30-7:30pm

Explore the history of the Japanese Canadian community in Surrey through this talk presented by Lorene Oikawa, President of the National Association of Japanese Canadians. Register online or at 604-501-5100. Learn more.

Tom Inouye, Ed Takahashi and George Hirasawa, 1941.

Extra Extra!

Discover what made the headlines over the years! The Surrey Archives will share a newspaper cover from the past each month. For October, check out this October 28, 1954 Surrey Leader cover. See the full cover.

The Surrey Leader newspaper cover from October 28, 1954.


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