Simon Fraser University and campus of Kwantlen University College
Bear Creek Park, a historic miniature diesel and steam engine train ride
Historic Stewart Farm features a beautifully restored 1894 farmhouse, pole barn, and heirloom gardens
Surrey Arts Centre, music and dance performances,theatre productions and exhibitions of contemporary art
Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair, May long weekend
Crescent Beach/Blackie Spit
Darts Hill Garden, internationally renowned
Fraser Downs Racetrack and Casino, seasonal harness horse racing September to May
Cloverdale Town Centre, the birthplace of Surrey
Serpentine Fen, wildlife bird sanctuary
Boundary Bay Eco Tourism, Jan to May "Birds on the Bay" Event
Things To Bring:
For outdoor wildlife and bird watching bring along a good pair of binoculars, pick up a field guide, and wear waterproof comfortable walking or hiking shoes.
Most of the coastal region was inhabited by First Nation tribes following the great Ice Age.
The area now known as Surrey was once hunting and fishing grounds to the Kwantlen (or Qw’ontl’en) First Nation.
The area known as Ocean Park in Surrey was a place used by The Coast Salish Peoples for spiritual renewal. Their name for this area was "Kwomais", meaning place of vision due to the extensive views from on top of the shore side bluffs they could watch out into the oceans and surrounding islands.
At the fragile sand spit near the mouth of the Nicomekl, Crescent Beach as it is known today, was home to summer villages of the first tribes; Kwantlen and also the Semiahmoo, of the Coast Salish First Nations.
For thousands of years prior to the arrival of the white European explorers, these First Nations tribes and their families depended on the food sources; fish, salmon, and berries in this area in preparation for winter season. Transportation by large hand carved cedar canoe gave them access to transport themselves and their catch up and down the coast line.
In the late 1800's the first Settlers arrived to Cloverdale and parts of South Surrey. They began building farms and setting up small stores. Fishing and harvesting oysters were the first industries established.
By 1937, the Pattullo Bridge constructed to the south was complete and now new routes were open to the city.
Summer average 18 degrees Celsius
Winter average 5 degrees Celsius