Surrey, Canada

Surrey is the second biggest city in British Columbia after Vancouver. It covers 316.41 sq km (122.17 sq mi) and has a population of 468,000 people (2012 estimate).

More on Surrey

Surrey is one of the municipalities within Metro Vancouver. Within Surrey itself are six neighborhoods or “town centres” namely City Centre (Whalley), Cloverdale, Fleetwood, Guildford, Newton and South Surrey.

Surrey was incorporated in 1879. It was named Surrey because its founder H.J. Brewer thought the area looked like his native

Surrey, England. The city grew rapidly in the mid 20th century, serving as a bedroom community for those working in Burnaby and Vancouver. Due to its high population growth, Surrey is expected to surpass Vancouver as the most populous city in British Columbia by 2020 to 2030.

Visiting Surrey

You can reach Surrey by taking the Expo Line Skytrain from Vancouver. The line terminates at King George station. The journey is 45 minutes from the Waterfront Station in downtown Vancouver.

Sights & Attractions to visit in Surrey

  1. Bear Creek Park
  2. Darts Hill Garden Park

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