The City of Surrey talks more about the six areas that make Surrey special. See which of 6 Surrey’s communities you live in, and explore everything that’s going on around your neighbourhood. David Siebenga provides a quick look into what makes each part of the city unique, and ranks the top three features of each area.


David-Siebenga-Cloverdale-RodeoSettled in the mid to late 1800s, Cloverdale grew from a largely rural and agricultural community into a bustling hub of commercial activity due in large part to its strategic location and connections to the railway.





David Siebenga’s Top Three Attractions

  1. Surrey Museum

    One of the finest community museums in B.C. View the history of our community and enjoy the special exhibits which change every few months.

  2. BC Vintage Truck Museum

    Ever evolving and participating in many parades and festivals, watch for the trucks of the BC Vintage Truck Museum at various events around the Lower Mainland and at the newly finished collection building in Cloverdale.

  3. Fraser Downs Racetrack and Casino

    Located at the Fairgrounds, 60 Avenue at 176 Street. This is the premier harness racing facilty in B.C. Place your bets on the ponies, or watch simulcasts of international races on the T.V. screens. There are four restaurants and a lounge as well as enclosed grandstand seating. There is also a casino with over 500 slot machines and 12 tables.


David-Siebenga-SwimmingPool fleetwoodThe community of Fleetwood is named in honour of Lance Corporal Arthur Thomas Fleetwood who died in the First World War. In 2008, Thomas Fleetwood was memorialized with a statue in front of the Fleetwood Community Centre and Library.




David Siebenga’s Top Three Attractions

  1. Fleetwood Gardens

    Fleetwood Gardens offer a unique and tranquil setting year round. The flowers and scents in the summer provide a great place for a relaxing walk. When winter comes, be sure to enjoy the mystic presence both the Labyrinth and Bosque provide.

  2. Visit nature in the comfort of your own backyard! At Fleetwood park you could take a stroll down the river to see fish then enjoy frolicking in the water park. Its a great way to educate and have fun with all ages of the family.

  3. Fleetwood Community Centre

    Fleetwood Community and Leisure Services has something for everyone. Certified and friendly staff are committed to help you achieve success and have fun while doing it. They provide quality active and educational opportunities for the mind, body and spirits of all ages and abilities.


David-Siebenga-Guildford-Surrey Early settlement in Guildford occurred in the Township of Port Kells which, in 1891, was connected by rail service to New Westminster. Since then, development has predominantly been centred around 152 Street and 104 Avenue in the area of Guildford Town Centre Mall.





David Siebenga’s Top Three Attractions

  1. Guildford Town Centre

    Guildford Town Centre (GTC) is the largest shopping centre located south of the Fraser River in the heart of Surrey, one of Canada’s fastest growing cities. It is strategically located at a major intersection just minutes from the Trans Canada Highway. This property has grown to 1.2 million sq.ft. after opening a brand new expansion.

  2. Guildford Golf & Country Club

    Our friendly staff will assist you in organizing your meeting, reception, golf tournament, and more. Our central location makes it ideal for any event from all areas of the Lower Mainland. Guildford is 40 minutes away from Vancouver or Abbotsford.

  3. Guildford Recreation Centre

    Facility includes three gymnasiums, weight room, cardio room, child care room, meeting rooms, aquatic centre and multi-purpose room


Newton is named after settler E.J. Newton who, in 1886, settled at what is now 72 Avenue and 124 Street. The BC Electric Railway stimulated Newton’s growth and helped to establish the corner of 72 Avenue and King George Boulevard as a Town Centre.




David Siebenga’s Top Three Attractions

  1. Newton Cultural Centre

    Home to the Arts Council of Surrey, the Newton Culture Centre provides a hub for arts programs in Surrey and fosters creativity in the local arts community. This venue features a gallery, theatre/rehearsal hall and meeting space.

  2. Newton Community Recreation Centre

    Facilities include an ice rink, wave pool, weight room, and meeting rooms.

  3. Newton Athletic Park

    Designed to meet the training and tournament hosting needs of any high-calibre soccer, softball or rugby event. Newton Athletic Park has hosted numerous provincial, national and international events.

South Surrey

South-Surrey-David-SiebengaThe historic resort community of Crescent Beach is one of South Surrey’s most popular attractions. Just up the road, the Historic Stewart Farm located in Elgin Heritage Park, provides a glimpse of Surrey’s farming history.




David Siebenga’s Top Three Attractions

  1. Crescent Beach

    Home of a sailing club, swim club and Blackie Spit. The beach has a marina and a boat launch which makes for a great location to swim, kayake, walk or bike.

  2. Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre

    The newly opened aquatic centre is equipped with a current pool, sauna and diving platforms. With a waterslide and child’s play pool, Grandview pool is a great place to go with the family, or to swim solo in the lap pool.

  3. Crescent Park

    Equipped with a fitness curcuit, ponds, picnic areas and trails, Crescent Park is a great destination park in the South Surrey area. Dont’ forget to bring your racket if you are interested in taking advantage of the pubic tennis courts.

North Surrey

David-SiebengaNorthSurreyRecreationCentreWhalley takes its name from Mr. Arthur Whalley, who settled near the corner of King George Boulevard and 108th Avenue in 1925. The area, then known as Whalley’s corner, included a service station and small general store but quickly grew into a bustling commercial centre.




David Siebenga’s Top Three Attractions

  1. Surrey Urban Farmers Market

    The Surrey Urban Farmers Market operates from mid-June through mid-October on Wednesday afternoons. Find over 25 locals connecting you to fresh produce and gifts. The market is underneath the Surrey Central SkyTrain at the North Surrey Recreation Center Plaza, with free parking in the adjacent lot.

  2. North Surrey Recreation Centre

    The North Surrey Indoor Pool is a 37 metre 6 lane pool with dive tank. It houses 1 and 3 metre diving boards, slide, climbing wall, rope swing and overhead climbing apparatus. Enjoy a dip in our whirlpool or just relax in our warm children’s pool.

  3. Innovation Boulevard

    Surrey’s globally recognized medical hub is home to Surrey Memorial hospital, numerous tech companies and leading universities.


Regardless of where in Surrey you call home, there are plenty of attractions and amenities to fill your days with fitness and culture. Make day trips to your neighboring communities to experience all the city has to offer.