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 bakeries T&T Bakery and Maxim's. There are some great cafes near The Holland such as DQ Orange Julius and Blenz. Do you enjoy being in the kitchen? Pick up groceries at T&T Supermarket. Locals recommend eating at Subway and Thai Express in Whalley - they have great food! There is a surprising amount of green space with Central City Plaza nearby The Holland. The closest pharmacy to The Holland is Alive Health care. Central City Shopping Centre is a shopping center in Whalley that has something for everyone. There are always new exhibits and events happening at Smart Frames & Accents. She's Fit is a super popular fitness center with locals. If you enjoy reading you will be happy Fraser Library is in Whalley. Schools in Whalley include Old Yale Road and William Of Orange Christian. There are many students in this neighbourhood as Simon Fraser University - Surrey Campus is located within it.