Welcome to Surrey, one of the most multi-culturally diverse communities in Metro Vancouver and soon to be the largest city in British Columbia by population. 

Surrey stretches from the US/Washington border in the south to the Fraser River in the north, encompassing tidal beaches in the west and Fraser Valley Farmlands in the east. The city consists of six distinct neighbourhoods – North Surrey, Guildford, Fleetwood, Cloverdale, Newton and South Surrey, each contributing its unique character. 

With golf courses, regional and local parks, and farms, over half of Surrey’s land area is green space. If you appreciate nature and gardens, Surrey’s extensive network of urban forests and green spaces covering 6,000 acres will captivate you. The City of Surrey has identified over 200 heritage trees, including a 200-year-old Sitka Spruce in Tynehead Regional Park, a 250-year-old Douglas Fir near 152 Street and 58 Ave, and a century-old Giant Sequoia in Redwood Park, offering a glimpse into the city’s history.

The Surrey Spice Trail showcases our city’s vibrant and diverse multicultural dining scene, anchored in South Asian and regional Indian cuisine. From hole-in-the-wall to fine dining, it can be found in Surrey – and it will be delicious!

There is more to Surrey than you think.

We look forward to working with you to set up your tours, school groups and FIT in Surrey, British Columbia!

For more information contact Ange Chew, Executive Director by email at or by calling 604-531-6646.


Bellingham, WA to Surrey – 1 hour
Seattle, WA to Surrey – 2.5 hours
Calgary, AB to Surrey – 11.5 hours


Douglas / Peace Arch Border Crossing
Pacific / Blaine Border Crossing


Distance to international airports:

Vancouver (YVR) – 33 km / 40 minutes
Abbotsford (YXX) – 41 km / 40 minutes
Bellingham (BLI) – 56 km / 60 minutes
Seattle-Tacoma (STA) – 225 km / 2:45 hours



Surrey has a range of accommodations for visitors.  There are 17 hotels and motels and whether you are looking for something luxurious, cosy or basic, there’s a property to suit your groups needs.

Accommodation amenities and facilities are outlined in this document. And be sure to visit the Surrey Hotel & Motel Association website for more detailed descriptions of each property and contact information. 



Chew on This Tasty Tours – Forest to Fork Culinary Tour 

Explore a magnificent urban garden and participate in forest bathing. Meet diverse culinary artists and learn the art of charcuterie, coffee and pastries. Toast the day with an authentic Mexican tasting menu.

  • groups of 6+
  • Guided or Non-Guided, starting at $129 per person

The Honeybee Centre – Hive Opening Experience

Learn about the amazing world of honeybees through education and hands-on activities, explorations and a hive-opening experience. 

  • June 1 – August 15
  • 40 indoors / 100+ outdoors
  • Starting at $160 / 15 guests

Kris Cu Bird Watching Tours

Private and customized bird walks in Surrey’s parks that cater to your group’s interests.

  • Year Round
  • $300 (1.5 hours) / max 10


Whale Watching Tours with White Rock Sea Tours

Departing from Crescent Beach Marina, join us on a whale-watching eco-adventure where we explore the Canadian Gulf Islands, the US San Juan Islands, and beyond in search of whales and other wildlife in their natural habitat. 

  • Year Round
  • $175 / person / max 24

Sunset Cruise with White Rock Sea Tours

Enjoy the beauty of the setting sun against the backdrop of BC’s stunning scenery, with our White Rock Sunset Harbour Cruise. 

  • Year Round
  • Minimum 4 people / Maximum 24
  • $100/person
Historic Stewart Farm Sunset

Heritage Experience at Historic Stewart Farm

Explore the history of local community, immigration, family roles, and how newcomers shaped the environment around them.

  • Year Round
  • Guided Tours Available
Surrey Art Gallery, photo by Dennis Ha

Surrey Art Gallery Tours

Exhibition tours led by curators, artists, and guest speakers encourage personal discovery and learning about contemporary art through conversation and the presentation of ideas related to the exhibits. All tours are interactive and don’t require prior art knowledge.

  • Year Round
  • Guided Tours Available

Nature Exploration

Surrey’s story is closely tied to trees. Explore Surrey’s urban forests and learn about the flora, fauna and history of our expansive green spaces.  

Surrey Nature Centre in Green Timbers Urban Forest

  • Year Round
  • 25 max / $50 for one hour

Sunnyside Acres Urban Forest Park 

  • groups of 5+
  • Free (donation appreciated)

Wine Tasting

Surrey’s bourgeoning wine country is living proof that there is no need to travel beyond our border for a truly sophisticated tasting experience. Surrey is home to several wineries quickly gaining reputations for producing fine wines for both entry-level wine enthusiasts and refined connoisseurs. 

Closeup of mixed drinks - South Surrey - _DSC4233

Whisky Tasting & Tour at Mainland Whisky

Hand-crafted, made in small batches and never chill-filtered, their whisky honours traditional moonshine practices, and their unique recipes highlight BC organic corn and barley. Tours are available to educate visitors about how corn whisky is made – from grain to glass. 

  • Year Round (30 max)
  • Tasting along $25/person

Craft Beer Tasting with Russell Brewing

Russell Brewing has been creating some of the best craft brews since 1995, with small batches, lots of expertise, and barrels of care. Enjoy a beer education and facility tour. Includes tastings and chips & salsa.  

  • Year Round (26 max)
  • $20-$25/person

Axe Throwing with Bad Axe Throwing

Learn how to throw axes in a safe, welcoming environment. Before your session, experienced staff will teach you the ins and outs of axe throwing and we guarantee that once you hear the thud of landing your first axe, you’ll be hooked. 

  • Year Round

Rover eBike Rentals

Rent e-bikes and explore Surrey’s parks and trails.

  • Year Round / group max 20
  • $35/bike

Golf Surrey

Good golf is synonymous with Surrey because we have the highest density of golf courses out of any community in Metro Vancouver or the Fraser Valley. With all this green space, it seems fitting that Surrey is home to some of the best golf courses in the Metro Vancouver area.

  • Northview Golf & Country Club
  • Morgan Creek Golf Course
  • Hazelmere Golf Course
  • Hills at Portal Golf Course
  • Surrey Golf Club
  • Guildford Golf & Country Club

Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair

The 4-Day rodeo and country fair is one of Western Canada’s most popular family events.

Held every year on the May long weekend at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds in the Cloverdale neighbourhood of Surrey, attendance of +100,000 and Rodeo prize money in excess of $300,000 makes this Rodeo event Canada’s second largest.

  • group rates are available
  • 2024 – May 17 – 20
  • 2025 – May 16 – 19

Global Dining on the Spice Trail

Surrey was recently named, by Food & Wine Magazine, as one of the next great food cities in the world.

Surrey’s Spice Trail has created a city-wide buffet of global speciality dishes and ingredients limited only by your appetite.

Tea & Tours at the Museum of Surrey

Enjoy a guided tour through the Museum of Surrey’s current Exhibits and enjoy a cup of tea while discussing what you saw in the 1881 Town Hall. Two walking tours are also available to book.

  • $15 per person.
    Minimum 6 people to book
  • Adults/Seniors

North Surrey Public Art Walk

The North Surrey Public Art Walk is a self-guided walking tour lasting approximately 60 minutes. 9 public artworks are highlighted in Surrey’s city centre. 

  • Year Round
  • No cost

Fun & Games at Central City Fun Park

Metro Vancouver’s largest indoor amusement park. Activities include an indoor roller skating rink, nine-hole miniature golf course, bowling alleys, arcade games and Hologate virtual reality games. Central City Fun Park is currently undergoing an expansion that will triple their space in Spring 2024. 

  • Student group pricing available upon request
Surrey's Heritage Rail, Cloverdale, Surrey, BC

Surrey’s Heritage Rail 

Take a journey back in time and learn about the history of the BC Electric Railway at Surrey’s Heritage Rail. Starting at the heritage Cloverdale railway station, go for a ride on the Interurban Car 1225 and the Honeybee Express speeder. Then tour the exhibits in the Carbarn and try the Family Quad Car. 

  • Minimum charge of $200.00 (up to 20). For 30 and up, the cost is $400.00.

Festivals & Events

Surrey is home to a variety of exciting annual festivals and events. Some of our marquee events include:

  • Party for the Planet – April
  • Canada Day – July 1
  • Fusion Festival – July
  • Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair – May
  • Surrey Tree Lighting Festival – November
  • Surrey Pride Festival – June
  • Surrey’s National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration – June
  • FVDED in the Park – July




We look forward to working with you to set up your tours, school groups and FIT in Surrey, British Columbia!

For more information contact Ange Chew, Executive Director by email at or by calling 604-531-6646.