On sunny, warm days, there’s nothing like a picnic in the park. And with over 200 parks and 6,000 acres of parkland, it’s easy to find somewhere in Surrey to spread out a blanket and enjoy dining al fresco. Choose from wide-open green spaces, “secret” woodland forests or a beach with a view, here are some great, and maybe lesser known, picnic destinations in Surrey. And if you’re looking for some tasty treats to pack in your picnic basket, we have some ideas for that as well!
Load up that picnic basket or a charcuterie platter with delicacies from local speciality markets, Greco’s Specialty Foods and Delitalia Fine Foods. Greco’s is a treasure trove of European and local products. Choose from a vast selection of imported cheeses, speciality meats, olive oils, crackers, fine chocolates and more. And you’ll find delicious antipasto, Italian cheese, an amazing selection of olives and perfect picnic dishes like arancini, Mediterranean seafood salad, and savoury tortes. The grazing boxes from World of Graze are an artistic assortment of fine meat and cheese delicacies, seasonal treats, dates, local honeycomb and crackers, and are perfect for an afternoon of snacking. Or fill that basket with mouthwatering sandwiches from The Carvery Sandwich Shop or the West Village Café. And what picnic would be complete without fried chicken! Pick up a family pack of perfectly crisp fried chicken from Major Joy Flavoured Chicken. With unique flavours like Tandoori, Jamaican Jerk, Lemon Pepper and Major Hot this is fried chicken like you’ve never tasted!
Brownsville Bar Park
North Surrey | 11931 Old Yale Road
Located on the Fraser River between the Pattullo and SkyTrain bridges, Brownsville Bar Park is one of the only locations on the Fraser River with a sandy beach. It’s an ideal, tranquil place to come and unwind, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The park has great views of the New Westminster skyline and the Fraser River and you’ll find a walking loop, beach and lots of open green space perfect for a picnic.
Crescent Beach | Blackie Spit
South Surrey | 12160 Beecher Street | 3136 McBride Avenue
Located side-by-side, Crescent Beach and Blackie Spit are both excellent choices for a picnic. Enjoy swimming in the ocean, a plethora of grass and sand sitting areas, as well as gorgeous views of Mud Bay and the North Shore Mountains. Be sure to visit on a clear evening, as you’ll witness a breathtaking Surrey sunset.
Godwin Farm Biodiversity Preserve
Fleetwood | 9016 164 Street
Nestled in the Fleetwood neighbourhood of Surrey, the Godwin Farm Biodiversity Preserve was donated by The Godwin Family in order to preserve not only the stunning land but their family legacy. Over the years, the Godwins planted a wide variety of tree species, perfect spots for a shady family picnic! And the park is even home to a registered heritage tree that stands over 175 feet tall! Please note that because of this park’s ecological importance, four-legged friends should be kept at home.
South Surrey | 17900 20 Avenue
Nestled in South Surrey’s Redwood Park is a special type of garden! A fairy garden, in fact, and it’s not only bursting with colour but magic, too! Check out the hundreds of beautifully decorated fairy houses as you hike the forested trails. The beautiful grassy meadows in the park are perfect for an al fresco lunch.
Kwomais Point Park
South Surrey | 1367 128 Street
If it’s a picnic with an epic view that you’re after, then head to South Surrey’s Kwomais Point Park. Perched high above Boundary Bay, the park offers views of Tsawwassen and beyond. Spread your blanket out in the small grassy area and settle in for an epic sunset.
Holland Park Gardens
North Surrey | 13428 Old Yale Road
Hidden within Surrey’s urban centre, Holland Park is a true oasis from the hustle and bustle of the downtown core. Featuring an absolutely stunning water feature, this garden is known for its blooming river, with arrangements of blooms appearing to float along the water. View spectacular displays of orange roses, dahlias, sea holly and other seasonal flowers while you enjoy your picnic.