17 Best Things To Do In Surrey, Canada - Updated 2021

Things to do in Surrey Canada
Katie
Katie
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As a bustling city, Surrey is home to some of the best forms of entertainment. You can find something for everyone in your group to enjoy. From art trips to train excursions, museums, galleries and much more. However, Surrey offers much more as it sits on the coastline of the British Columbia Bay and is home to hundreds of different birds and wildlife. You can enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities, galleries, museums and much more. The city is growing fast and so we recommend visiting Surrey while it is still in that perfect balance between the urban and rural culture. In fact, 35% of the area is an agricultural land reserve. So let’s start exploring our list to the most definitive guide to the best things to do in Surrey, Canada. We’re sure that once you’ve read this list, you too will be flocking to Surrey for your next holiday. Book today and avoid disappointment.

1. Discover a number of outdoor activities at the popular Bear Creek Park

Bear Creek Park, Surrey
Source: Photo by Flickr user waferboard used under CC BY 2.0

A visit to this pretty park is a great way to spend a sunny afternoon. We particularly love cooling off in the small outdoor pool. There is plenty of space for picnics and fantastic walks that can be completed by all of your party. There are also regular events held throughout the year and if you take a ball you can start a soccer game on one of the fields. This park is beautifully bright during summer and as fall approaches the leaves turn to a pretty burnt red.

Bear Creek Park

Address: 13750 - 88 Avenue, Surrey BC

Website: Bear Creek Park

Opening hours: dawn - dusk (daily)

2. Tour the absolutely bewitching Vinoscenti Vineyards

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account


Not only does the Vinoscenti Vineyards create fantastic wine but it also offers a beautiful place to tour. You’ll be able to learn about the winemaking process. The tour ends with a tasting of three to four different wines. They also regularly host music and wine evenings such as an opera night or even rock and roll night. We’re sure that you’ll find something fun during your stay.

Vinoscenti Vineyards

Address: 15560 Colebrook Rd, Surrey, British Columbia, V3Z 0L2, Canada

Website: Vinoscenti Vineyards

Opening hours: Mon, Wed, Thu: 12pm - 5pm; Fri: 12pm - 6pm; Sat: 11am - 6pm; Sun: 11am - 5pm (closed on Tue)

3. Go golfing at Northview Golf & Country Club

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account


These two infamous golf courses are dedicated to the memory of Arnold Palmer. The Ridge which opened in 1994 and the Canal, which opened one year later are both excellent courses. The Ridge is a semi-parkland site with elevation changes and numerous lakes and bunker challenges. The Canal was built on flatter ground with large open green spaces and lots of water challenges. If golfing isn’t your thing, do not worry because there are two restaurants on-site where you can sit and unwind while the rest of your party finish their play.

Northview Golf & Country Club

Address: 6857 168th Street, Surrey, BC, V3S 3T6

Website: Northview Golf & Country Club

Opening hours: 7am - 9pm (daily)

4. Go back in time at the picturesque Historic Stewart Farm

Stewart Farmhouse 13723 Crescent Road Surrey BC 2590
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Jollycanuck used under CC BY-SA 4.0

You can literally take a step back in time to the 1890s. This period house and farm show perfectly what life would have been during this period. The Stewart Farm is an immersive experience so you’ll speak to characters wearing traditional clothes. After exploring the site we love sitting down for traditional tea on a special occasion. Throughout the year there are also regular children’s events and shows.

Historic Stewart Farm

Address: 13723 Crescent Rd, Surrey, BC V4P 1J4, Canada

Website: Historic Stewart Farm

Opening hours: Tue - Fri: 10am - 5pm; Sat - Sun: 12pm - 4pm (closed on Mon)

Price: Free

5. Feast on authentic French cuisine at the iconic Old Surrey Restaurant


Following a ‘from farm to table’ concept, this nostalgic restaurant has been delighting locals and tourists alike since it first opened its doors in 1975. It is unique, for its menu includes mastered traditional French cuisine and two of the dining rooms are the library and lounge of a former residence.

Old Surrey Restaurant

Address: 13483 72 Avenue,Surrey, BC V3W 2N7

Website: Old Surrey Restaurant

Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 5pm - 9pm (closed on Mon)

6. Go swimming or picnicking at Crescent Beach in South Surrey


Walking along Crescent Beach is best enjoyed at sunset we think. For something extra special you could even rent a boat for this time. You can enjoy both the stretching sandy beach and the intermissions of parkland, which many people use to walk their dogs. The route is very popular on a weekend, particularly in summer, and you can expect to see many people with picnics and games. The water is fairly safe and shallow, so it is suitable for children to play under adult supervision. We love the fact that there are also barbecue spots dotted along the route.

Crescent Beach

Address: O'hara Lane | Beecher St & O'Hara Lane, Surrey, British Columbia BC V4A, Canada

Website: Crescent Beach

7. Tour the historic Fort Langley


This village is just a short 23 minutes’ drive away from Surrey. Here you can visit the exact spot where British Columbia was proclaimed as a British colony in 1858. The Fort, which can be explored was built in 1827 and is where once many traders came to sell their wares. Today it is full of interactive displays and events which are perfect for a family day out.

Fort Langley

Address: 23433 Mavis Avenue, Fort Langley, British Columbia V1M 2R5, Canada

Opening hours: 10am - 5pm (daily)

Price: 7.80 USD (under 17 year olds have free entrance)

8. Explore the horticultural paradise of Darts Hill Garden


This is somewhat of a hidden gem in the area, but one that shouldn’t be missed if you enjoy flowers and getting green fingers. The gardens are hidden away from street view but are lovingly cared for throughout the year. It is a very scenic and relaxing place and has a quaint feel with a little pond and pathways, it’s terrain is easy to walk. Over 70 years of hard work have gone into the garden, and the result is an absolute masterpiece. You should check its opening hours before your visit.

Darts Hill Garden

Address: 1633 170 St, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

Website: Darts Hill Garden

Opening hours: Fri - Sun: 11am - 3pm (April - July, September)

Price: 5 USD

9. Pick your own berries at Surrey Farms

Raspberry u-pick open 9am to 6pm.

Posted by Surrey Farms on Sunday, 30 June 2019

There is only one place to go during the summer and that it to enjoy U-Pick at Surrey Farms. You can bring your own Tupperware and for a small fee enjoy collecting your own strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries. The timing and availability are, of course, determined by the weather. There are plenty of fields to peruse so you’ll be proud of your final harvest. You can even ask the workers for the best way to use and freeze your berries so you can enjoy them at their best.

Surrey Farms

Address: 4981 King George Blvd and 5180 152 Street, Surrey BC

Website: Surrey Farms

Opening hours: 9am - 6pm (daily)

Price: 2 USD

10. Explore the historic enclave of Cloverdale


If you’re fans of superheroes and the supernatural you will not want to miss out a trip to Cloverdale where the popular TV series Smallville was filmed. The most recognized site in Cloverdale is possibly Kent’s Farm. The people of Cloverdale are so proud of their Smallville connections that it is even listed on their sign. Aside from the Smallville connections, Cloverdale also has a vintage truck museum and beautiful parks. It is definitely worth the trip.

Cloverdale

Address: Surrey, BC, Canada

11. Discover contemporary art pieces throughout SkyTrain

things to do in surrey canada | discover contemporary art pieces throughout skytrain

If you want to travel further abroad you can board the super speedy Sky Train from Surrey to Vancouver. In fact, the line is well-underway with development plans so you can travel even further. The SkyTrain is the oldest and one of the longest driverless train systems in the world. The SkyTrain itself is also a moving art exhibition as it seeks to bring visual art into the transport environment. In partnership with Emily Carr University, there are many art pieces displayed throughout each cabin.

SkyTrain

Address: Canada Line - SkyTrainBritish Columbia, Canada

Website: SkyTrain

Price: 3 USD+

12. Admire a fabulous sunset from Mud Bay Park


We love a visit to this park because it boasts, not only incredible views over Boundary Bay, but you’ll also be able to see a number of different animals. It is a great place to walk around, particularly at sunset and you can witness one of Canada’s most important bird preservation areas. The nature walk is a total of 3 kilometres (1.8 miles) long and will take, on average at 1.5 hours to walk. It is worth noting that there are some restrictions in place from October through to April.

Mud Bay Park

Address: 13030 - 48 Avenue, Surrey, BC

Website: Mud Bay Park

Opening hours: dawn - dusk (daily)

13. Visit the iconic Surrey Museum for unique displays


With a number of different exhibitions throughout the year, you are sure to find something which will fascinate and inspire everyone in your group. The exhibitions also change regularly so it gives you a good excuse to visit time and time again. Surrey Museum also hosts regular events, so be sure to check online to see what is happening at the Museum during your trip.

Surrey Museum

Address: 17710 56a Ave, Surrey, BC V3S 5H8, Canada

Website: Surrey Museum

Opening hours: Tue - Sat: 9.30am - 5.30pm; Sun: 12pm - 5pm (closed on Mon)

Price: Free

14. Go bird spotting at Serpentine Wildlife Area

Serpentine River
Source: Photo by user waferboard used under CC BY 2.0

Better known as the Serpentine Fen, this beautiful area is great for any wildlife lovers in your group. It is a triangular area that is between Highway 99, the King George Highway and the Serpentine River. In total, the 3.2 kilometres (3500 meters) route will take about 1.5 hours to walk and is suitable for all fitness levels. There are over 130 different bird species, so grab your binoculars and you’ll be sure to spot some interesting species. The busiest times for birdwatching are September and October.

Serpentine Wildlife Area

Address: 4600 Block of King George Highway, Surrey BC

Website: Serpentine Wildlife Area

15. Enjoy horse racing at Fraser Downs Racetrack & Casino

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Ready to take on a battle with your friends? Head straight to the Fraser Downs Racetrack and Casino where you can enjoy a wide range of casino challenges or try your luck with the horses. You’ll find a live feed for each day on their website. There are also several different dining options onsite so that you can make an evening of it. Get dressed up and head to the casino during one of their promotion nights.

Fraser Downs Racetrack & Casino

Address: 17755 60 Ave, Surrey, BC V3S 1V3

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

16. Visit the one-of-its-kind Rainforest Reptile Refuge

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The last thing on our list might be the most unique. This reptile refuge is home to many abused or unwanted reptiles and amphibians. It is a recognized non-profit organization, so you know that these animals are being lovingly cared for. It’s a great way to introduce children to reptiles and other animals. You’ll be fascinated by the different colours and types of animals that are kept safe here.

Rainforest Reptile Refuge

Address: 1395 176 St, Surrey, BC V3S 9S7, Canada

Website: Rainforest Reptile Refuge

Opening hours: Thu - Mon: 11am - 4pm (closed on Tue & Wed)

17. Lose yourself in the tranquility of Sunnyside Acres Urban Forest


This second-growth forest is a huge 130-hectares (321 acres) park and is home to many native species including birds, coyotes and black-tailed deer. There is a 4-kilometre (2.4 miles) nature trail which is an ideal way to explore this unique scenery. It is classified as an easy walking route and should take about an hour to complete. There is also a self-guided walk which you can use as a guide as you stroll around the forest.

Sunnyside Acres Urban Forest

Address: 2598 - 144 Street, Surrey, BC, Canada

Website: Sunnyside Acres Urban Forest

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

You'll need more than one day to explore Surrey, British Columbia

Canada Water
Source: Photo by user N Chadwick used under CC BY-SA 2.0

We were amazed that there are so many special and unique things to enjoy in Surrey, British Columbia. Have you been to any of the places on our list? Let us know! We love sharing your memories so be sure to share your photos with us. If you haven’t already booked your holiday to Surrey, British Columbia, what are you waiting for? Book now and get ready for a fun family holiday!

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