Surrey Through the lenses of Six Event Planners

Many of Western Canada’s unique events can be discovered and experienced in Surrey, each offering a different perspective on Surrey’s communities, culture, and celebrations. Here you will find a common thread no matter how different the event — passionate and dedicated people bringing them to life.

Whether you’re mutton bustin, sampling traditional dishes from around the globe, strolling through a garden filled with live performances, or browsing locally-grown and created goods, every experience here is inspired by the people who share their love for our community events with locals and visitors alike. With such a wide range of things to do and ways to experience them, the real story of Surrey is told through a diversity of voices from all walks of life.
Surrey Through My Lens proudly shares authentic photo essays showcasing what it is really like to live in and visit our community from a variety of perspectives. Each feature is focused on an individual who has a deep connection with the community. Surrey Through My Lens brings together these diverse voices as each says “This is what Surrey looks like through my lens,” in a compelling and personal way.

New features are released regularly, so check back in to see the latest! 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 (Instagram or Facebook) as we’ll be featuring community photos along the way.

What Does Surrey Look Like Through YOUR Lens?

So now that you have seen Surrey through the lenses of these six event planners, we’re interested to know: What are some of your favourite memories from events in Surrey? 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.

Looking for a bit of inspiration? Check out some of our recommendations below.

Two dishes from Chatora Restaurant - Discover Surrey - Cloverdale

Surrey's Spice Trail

Discover Canada's next great food city as named by Food and Wine Magazine!

fans at a concert

Events Calendar

See what's happening and grab your tickets.

Arjun Hair - Fleetwood - Surrey Through My Lens - image of Arjun taking a photo with a camera on a tripod

Through My Lens - Photo

See all six photo essays from local photographers!

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 - The Planners