Surrey's Six Neighbourhoods through the lens of local photographers

Surrey has always been welcoming to new residents from across Canada and around the globe. This has been a key element that has transformed Surrey into a vibrant urban city that will soon be the largest in BC. The community’s size and diversity brings with it many amazing stories and every member of our community and every visitor experiences Surrey’s six distinct neighbourhoods through a different lens. With such a wide range of things to do and ways to experience them, the real story of Surrey needs to be told using many voices from all walks of life.

Starting with six local photographers, Surrey Through My Lens proudly shares authentic photo essays that showcase what it is really like to live in and visit our community from a range of perspectives. Every two weeks we will release a new feature focused on one of Surrey’s six neighbourhoods and its visual storyteller. Each photographer has a deep connection with their community and neighbourhood that helps them say, “this what Surrey looks like through my lens,” in a compelling and personal way. 

So make sure to check back regularly to see each new feature. If you’d like to share what your Surrey looks like, upload a photo using the form below and let everyone know what makes our city such a unique and inspiring place to live and visit. Keep your eyes on our social channels, too, (Instagram or Facebook) as we’ll be featuring community photos along the way.

Ron Villanueva

Guildford

Coming Soon

Kiran Kumar

Newton

Coming Soon

Roland Kaufman

South Surrey

Coming Soon

Arjun Hair

Fleetwood

Coming Soon

Sowjanya Kanaparthy

North Surrey

Coming Soon

So now that you have seen Surrey through six lenses, we’re interested to know: What’s the best part about Surrey to you? You can check out our Instagram or Facebook page, join the conversation, and let us know. 

What we hear most, both from the people who live here and from guests, is that it’s the sense of community, the fabulous food (and beverages) and the fact that there is always more to explore in Surrey! Check out our Stories, Features and Blog or our Events Calendar to see what’s happening in Surrey or find out more about some of our favourite things to do this season. In need of a bit of inspiration? Check out some of our recommendations below.

Two dishes from Chatora Restaurant - Discover Surrey - Cloverdale

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Canada's best international dining!

Parks & Beaches

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a girl examining a sitka spruce seed with a magnifying glass at the Surrey Nature Centre

Family Fun

Explore Surrey and see it through your lens.

Share Surrey Through YOUR Lens & WIN!

Win a $25 Gift Card by Sharing Your Photos of Surrey

Every member of our community has a unique perspective and we’d love to share yours! Upload your images below and help us tell Surrey’s story in more vivid detail. For every image you share, you’ll receive an entry into a bi-weekly draw for a $25 Gift Certificate to a different local Surrey business. Winners will be notified directly, so make sure to double-check your info before hitting submit. 

Through My Lens At A Glance