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.
Grab some fresh goodies at nearby bakery, Merienda Bake Shop. Groceries are close-at-hand with supermarkets Express Convenience Store, Habib Market, and Big Bazaar close to Centra. Locals recommend eating at Taste Of Punjab, Surrey Central Pizza Point and Nahm Thai Bistro in Whalley - they have great food! You can find pharmacies Kingstons Pharmacy and Medica Pharmacy Ltd. within walking distance. King George Centre is a shopping center in Whalley that has something for everyone. There are always new exhibits and events happening at Light co. GKFITNESS & Fit For Women Gym Ltd are super popular fitness center with locals. The local school in Whalley is Lena Shaw. There are many students in this neighbourhood as Vancouver Career College is located within it.