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Surrey Doors Open

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Surrey Doors Open is an annual one-day event for organizations to invite community members to “discover the story behind every door”. This free event offers fun activities for all ages, behind-the-scenes guided tours, entertainment, contests, prizes and more!

Doors Open Schedule

Surrey Doors Open 2019 takes place on Saturday, June 8 from 11:00am to 4:00pm at 27 participating venues (see below for a map and a full list).

The official Surrey Doors Open Welcome Ceremony will be happening at the Museum of Surrey at 12:30pm with Councillor Brenda Locke and Museum Manager Lynn Saffery presenting.

Check out the schedule of events taking place during Surrey Doors Open.

Hop-On/Hop-Off Transportation

Remember to use the free hop-on/hop-off transportation for adults and children over the age of 9 that will be offered at specific venues in Cloverdale and Whalley.

Each route loops around every 45 minutes; look for schedules posted at venues.

Please note that under the BC Motor Vehicle Act division 36, children under the age of 9 are required to use a child restraint/booster seat with a shoulder and lap belt. Due to this law, we are not able to accommodate children under the age of 9 on the bus. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Cloverdale Route

  • Fraser Valley Heritage Railway
  • Museum of Surrey
  • Surrey Animal Resource Centre

Whalley Route

  • Central City Brewers & Distillers
  • Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre
  • Surrey City Hall
  • Sprite Multimedia Systems Ltd.

Participating Venues

Explore 27 venues offering a behind the-scenes look into Surrey’s rich heritage, art, culture and architecture in four communities.

View Venue Map

Cloverdale

  • Fraser Valley Heritage Railway
  • Fraser Valley Virtual
  • Harness Racing BC
  • Honeybee Centre
    • Updated Venue Description: Honeybee Centre is a commercial honey farm, country store, CFIA registered honey packing facility and visitor attraction, located in the agricultural centre of Surrey, BC. Come by and checkout out the Honeybee Centre Classroom! Beekeeping demonstrations will be happening at 12:00pm, 1:30pm and 3:00pm weather permitting.
  • Museum of Surrey
  • Surrey Animal Resource Centre
  • Surrey Archives
  • Surrey Fire Services Hall No.8 Cloverdale
  • Surrey Heritage Society dba BC Vintage Truck Museum
  • Surrey Historical Society

Newton

  • Maranatha Canadian Reformed Church
  • Surrey Amateur Radio Training & Operations Centre
  • Surrey Operations Centre

South Surrey

  • Historic Stewart Farm
  • SORCE Bike Club
  • South Surrey Operations Centre
  • Surrey Parks & Sunnyside Acres Heritage Society

Whalley

  • Central City Brewers & Distillers
  • Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre
  • City Centre Library
  • Di Reggae Cafe
  • Douglas College Training Group
  • Sprite Multimedia Systems Ltd.
  • Surrey Biofuel Facility
  • Surrey City Hall
  • Surrey Nature Centre
  • Viva Care Medical Group

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History of Doors Open

Surrey Doors Open inspiration stems from origins in France where the first Doors Open (La Journee Portes Ouvertes) took place in 1984. The idea soon began to spread to neighbouring countries and has since expanded around the globe.