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Surrey Archives

Call for Community Submissions

Help us document the impact of COVID-19 on Surrey’s communities and the day to day lives of residents.

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We’re taking a slow and cautious approach with the re-opening of our facilities. Most major civic facilities including Parks, Recreation & Culture and Library facilities remain closed until early September and possibly longer, dependant on three key factors: public safety, demand for service by the public in light of COVID-19 and related fiscal implications.

Staff are currently reviewing each facility alongside this criteria. Please follow for facility re-opening updates.

 Address and Contact Information

17671 - 56 Avenue (in the 1912 Municipal Hall)
Surrey BC, Canada  V3S 1C9
Phone: 604-502-6459  

Hours of Operation

Tuesday to Saturday: 9:30am to 4:30pm
Closed Sundays, Mondays and statutory holidays (except Remembrance Day)

The Surrey Archives is situated on the ancestral, traditional and unceded territory of the Salish peoples, including the q̓ic̓əy̓ (Katzie), q̓ʷɑ:n̓ƛ̓ən̓ (Kwantlen), and Semyome (Semiahmoo) nations.

Surrey's Stories at Your Fingertips

Explore Surrey's past through photographs and documents at the Surrey Archives. Fully accessible in the designated heritage 1912 Municipal Hall, friendly and knowledgeable staff are here to assist.

You can also explore Surrey's heritage digitally.


Hjorth Road Elelementary School, 1976

Archives Collection

Explore your City's history through incredible photos, maps, oral histories and more.

Cloverdale in the 1920s

Public Programs and Outreach

Learn more about your city's story by attending a talk.

A Surrey home with inspirational signage

COVID-19 History in the Making

Share your personal experiences during the global pandemic.