Surrey is the third largest city by area following Abbotsford and Prince George in British Columbia. It is the second largest city by population after Vancouver. In 2011 census, it was recorded that there were over 468,000 residents in Surrey. Surrey is a growing city and it is projected that there will be an additional 250,000 people living in Surrey in the next 30 years. The city of Surrey is made up of six town centers, which are, North Surrey, South Surrey, Cloverdale, Guildford, Newton, and Fleetwood. Each community in Surrey has something different to offer.
Surrey is located 40 minutes away from Vancouver, at the crossroads of Pacific Rim, Greater Vancouver and the USA. Surrey is nearby the Vancouver International Airport, two international borders crossing the U.S., close 6 major highway, rail and deep sea port.
North Surrey is the home of Simon Fraser University. It is becoming a thriving city with large shopping and recreational facilities, the Surrey Memorial Hospital and destination parks such as Green Timbers Urban Forest, Beer Creek Park and Holland Park. South Surrey offers an eliciting community of beaches, mountains views and parks. Cloverdale hosts of Canada’s largest rodeos and has BC’s most productive agricultural land. Guilford is another community within Surrey that us full of recreational, shopping, agricultural and residential areas. Newton is another thriving community within Surrey. There are various thriving businesses. There are many amenities available for the people who live and work in Newton. Lastly, Fleetwood is a community popular for all ages from senior parks to skateboard parks.
If you love nature, you will love to visit the variety of parks in Surrey, B.C. Dufferin Park is a new neighborhood in South Surrey. The park features a soccer field, playground and sports court. West Newton Community Park is a new large park in west Newton. You can enjoy a sizeable grass cricket pitch, a large playground, a large walking loop and you will have access to public washrooms. The newest place in town for youth is the Cloverdale Youth Park. Recently opened park in 2014 is the Panorama Park, which is popular for the dog-off leash area. Lastly, T.E Scott Park, offers the most incredible views of Mount Baker.
Visit the largest shopping center in the Fraser Valley at the Guildford Town Centre that, has just had a $280 million make over. This property has expanded to 1.2 million sq ft. Now, you can enjoy 250 retail store for all your shopping needs. Guildford Town Center is located at a major intersection just minutes away from the Trans Canada Highway.