Sunnyside Acres Urban Forest Park
Enjoy a peaceful nature walk through a forest rich in plant and animal life.
Dawn until Dusk
Sunnyside Acres Urban Forest Park is a 140-hectare park with a natural, second growth forest that developed after the area was logged in the early 1900s. Compare this to Green Timbers Urban Forest Park which is reforested, or Redwood Park where exotic species were planted to highlight the diversity of trees from around the world. Birds, coyotes and black-tailed deer still live in this park.
The network of nature trails is about four kilometres long. There is a trail for everyone—from the Wally Ross universal access trail (0.8-km) to more rugged nature trails like the Douglas–fir and Moss trails. You may also use the self-guided interpretive walk map as a guide.
Sunnyside Acres Urban Forest Park was one of the first dedicated urban forest parks in Canada, thanks to Surrey residents voting to protect it in perpetuity in 1988. Once successful, an inspired group of residents established the Sunnyside Acres Heritage Society, an organization dedicated to ongoing stewardship of the forest. Today, they work closely with Surrey Parks to protect, enhance and raise awareness about this important community asset.