Surrey Through the Lenses of Six Made-In Surrey Producers

Surrey is home to a burgeoning community of professionals who share their locally-produced masterpieces in a variety of ways. Whether they are taking advantage of the locally grown produce to add an extra touch of home to their signature recipe or using the spaces around the city to inspire their craft, there is no doubt that the passionate people who call Surrey home are a driving force behind the city’s growth and evolution. 

Surrey is a vibrant urban city that will soon be the largest in BC, but the personal stories of business owners are what make the community mosaic so special. Each entrepreneur adds a different lens to the story, and with such a wide range of locally-made creations to experience, the real story of Surrey needs to be told using many voices from all walks of life.

Surrey Through My Lens does just that! This series proudly shares authentic photo essays, from a variety of perspectives, that showcase what it is really like to live in and visit our community. 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 in regularly for 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.

So now that you have seen Surrey through the lenses of these made-in-Surrey, we’re interested to know: What is your favourite made-in-Surrey indulgence? 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

Canada's best international dining!

Parks & Beaches

Which is your favourite urban oasis?

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