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 Safeway Surrey Central and Safeway Bakery. If you are looking for coffee Take Five Cafe and Shurake Elyemah.St. offers great options for residents of University District. Do you enjoy being in the kitchen? Pick up groceries at Lotte Giants Market. Locals recommend eating at Pho Tam Vietnamese Restaurant, Freshslice Pizza and Rickshaw Chinese Food in Whalley - they have great food! Whalley offers a lifestyle full of green space for outdoor lovers, parks include Civic Plaza, West Village Park, and Tom Binnie Park. Safeway Pharmacy Surrey Centre is the pharmacy in Whalley near University District. From clothes to electronics and everything in between, Blackline Studio, is the perfect place to pick up the items on your list. If you enjoy reading you will be happy Read-Ability Services is in Whalley. Local schools of Whalley include William Of Orange Christian and Kwantlen Park. There are many students in this neighbourhood as Kwantlen Polytechnic University is located within it. Ride the subway underground, the closest station is Surrey Central Station.