Surrey's Six Neighbourhoods through the lenses of local photographers

Surrey’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 various perspectives. Each feature focuses on one of Surrey’s six neighbourhoods and its visual storyteller. Every photographer has a deep connection with their community and neighbourhood that helps them say, “This is what Surrey looks like through my lens,” in a compelling and personal way. 

In addition to these six stories, new features are being released regularly. Check the Through My Lens homepage to see them all.

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 – Plus, you’ll be entered to win in our ongoing Gift Card draws! Keep your eyes on our social channels, too, (Instagram or Facebook) as we’ll be featuring community photos along the way.

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.

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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