Surrey Tourist Places to Visit in Surrey, Canada, America
Surrey is a city situated in British Columbia province of Canada, about 30 km from the downtown Vancouver and 120 km from Victoria, the capital of British Columbia. It ranks second in population in the province and is the seat of Greater Vancouver Regional District. Surrey was incorporated as a town in 1879 and it achieved city status in the year 1993.
The major suburbs of Surrey are:
- South Surrey
The prominent landmarks in Surrey include:
- Surrey City Hall
- Central City Tower
- Surrey Museum
- Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Geography of Surrey:
Surrey is placed between 49°11′ N latitude and 122°51′ W longitude at a highest altitude of 134 meters and occupies an area of 316.41 sq. km. Surrey enjoys rainy and wet winters and mild and sunny summers.
How to reach Surrey?
Surrey is served by Vancouver International Airport situated around 33 km from Surrey city centre and it takes 30 minutes to reach airport from Surrey through road. Taxis are quite comfortable to travel between airport and surrey city.
Surrey is connected with Richmond by Bus #301 and with Langley by #501 and #502 and Expo Line Skytrain is a useful option to reach Vancouver costing $5 on weekdays and $2.50 on weekends. There are rented cars also available.
Culture, Food and Shopping in Surrey:
WinterFest is the major event in Surrey organized every year in the month of February since 2004, featuring music, sport activities and fireworks hosted at Central City Plaza and other events include Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair, Canada Day, Fusion Festival and Vaisakhi (by Sikh community).
Cloverdale Antiques is a typical shopping centre in Surrey offering crockery, glassware, antique furniture and science magazine and the major food corners in Surrey include:
- The Old Surrey Restaurant
- The Vault Restaurant
- The Keg Steakhouse & Bar
- Mahek Restaurant & Lounge
Things to do in Surrey:
- River’s Bend Winery tasting
- Guildford Golf and Country Club
- The Shops at Morgan Crossing
- The Clova Cinema
- Rivers Bend Winery
- Bear Creek Park Train
- Fraser Downs Racetrack & Casino
- Hi-Knoll Driving Range & Mini-Golf
- Newton Recreation Centre
- Stewart Heritage Farm
Places to see in Surrey:
Darts Hill Garden Park:
Darts Hill Garden Park is a horticulture site housing rare native plants, shrubs and trees. Entrance fee is $5 per head.
Bear Creek Park:
Bear Creek Park is a cool and pleasant garden including Bear Creek Gardens and Surrey Arts Centre.
Barnston Island is beautiful island with length around 2-3 square miles. There is free ferry available to move within island. Tourists are allowed from 6:15 AM-11:55 PM between Monday and Thursday and 6:15AM-12:55AM from Friday-Sunday.
Other places of interest in Surrey include:
- Surrey Museum
- Surrey Municipal Hall complex
- Cloverdale Library
- Heritage Square
- Surrey Cenotaph
- Peace Arch
- Central City Tower
- The Surrey Arts Centre
- The Bell Performing Arts Centre
Best time to visit Surrey:
From February to September is the ideal time to visit Surrey because of the annual celebrations.
Accommodation Options in Surrey:
Surrey is a colorful city with various entertainment centers and tourist attraction as well as world class hotels. Hotel room prices change from summer (high) to low season. Generally mid range hotels charge 100+. The main hotels in Surry are listed below:
- Days Inn Surrey
- Hampton Inn & Suites
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites
- Comfort Inn & Suites
- Ramada Surrey
- BEST WESTERN PLUS King George Inn & Suites
- Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
- Sandman Suites
- Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel
- BEST WESTERN Peace Arch Inn
- Coast Surrey Guildford Hotel
- Pacific Inn Resort and Conference Centre
- Canadian Inn
- Econo Lodge
- Howard Johnson Express Inn
- Super 8 Surrey
- Grouse Creek Motel
- Linda Vista Motel