Surrey is a city in British Columbia within the Metro Vancouver regional district and metropolitan area. It is a suburban city with the 2nd largest population in British Columbia. There are seven neighbourhoods in Surrey; Fleetwood, Whalley, City Centre, Guildford, Newton, Cloverdale and South Surrey.
Surrey has a population of 517,887. It is the 12th largest city in Canada. Immigration has drastically increased in the area since the 1980s, this has led to an ethnically and linguistically diverse city. Surrey's median household income is more than twice the regional average. Industries in Surrey include high tech, clean energy, advanced manufacturing, health, education, agriculture and arts.
Surrey is home to nature reserves, art centres, beaches, skate parks, forests, hockey and soccer fields, galleries, museums, recreation centres and bike/hiking trails. There is something for everyone!
Annual festivals include WinterFest, Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair and the Surrey Vaisakhi Parade. Every summer Surrey also hosts the Canada Cup International Women's Fastpitch Tournament.
COBS Bread is a great bakery near Alden. There are some great cafes near Alden such as Java Hut and Provoke Cafe. Locals recommend eating at Kikis Greek Restaurant, Sandcastle Bowl Bar & Grill and Boston Pizza in South Surrey - they have great food! There is a surprising amount of green space with Bakerview Park nearby Alden. The closest pharmacy to Alden is Medsforless. Windsor Square Shopping Centre is a shopping center in South Surrey that has something for everyone. There are always new exhibits and events happening at Cheryl's Native Art (and e-com). Many gyms and fitness centers are popular with residents of South Surrey. Some of these facilities are Zac Ell Fitness, Dale Neale Dance and Sandcastle Fitness 24HR Club South Surrey/White Rock in South Surrey. Take your pets to Peace Arch Veterinary Hospital. Entertainment in South Surrey is easy to come by with Hollywood Rialto Twin Theatre near Alden. Schools in South Surrey include Jessie Lee, White Rock Christian and Semiahmoo.