Families who enjoy the outdoors tend to gravitate to British Columbia. Choosing where to settle offers many different choices. One of the fastest growing areas is Surrey; this community is a great choice as it is a delightful blend of rural and urban. Surrey is part of Metropolitan Vancouver, nestled between the Fraser River and the United States. Known as the “City of Parks” with a mind boggling 200 beautiful outdoor parks.

Surrey is a very diverse community with fabulous festivals and other cultural events. The house prices are approximately 25 per cent less than Vancouver proper. Here are eight of the best sights to see in Surrey:

Redwood Park

A magical world with a forest full of exotic trees including some of the tallest trees in Canada, fabulous walking trails and a wheelchair accessible playground. There is also a historic treehouse, a grove of fairy houses nestled in trees and logs and numerous picnic shelters. A visit here will make you think you have entered a magical world!

Crescent Beach

One of the best beaches in the lower mainland. A great place for a nice long walk along the ocean with stops along the way for ice cream or a meal from the many eateries along the beach. A good place to swim, play volleyball, build sandcastles or just enjoying lounging in the sun. A new feature is a wheelchair accessible beach chair which is a real treat for less mobile individuals.


Surrey is a golfer’s paradise with numerous golf courses including the legendary Northview Golf and Country Club which was designed in homage to Arnold Palmer.


For those who prefer to play tennis the Hazelmere Tennis and Golf club is located near the United States and is considered one of the finest facilities in the Fraser Valley.

White Rock Sea Tours

This is one of 8 tours in the Surrey area where you can take a 5- hour journey to the San Juan and Gulf Islands to whale watch or see porpoises, sea lions or seals. Beautiful scenery that is sure to please everyone on board.

Axe Throwing

A very exciting game for the adventurous!

Leghorn Ranch

A full service, premiere horseback riding and trail riding option in nearby Pitt Meadow is another opportunity to enjoy the outdoors.

Surrey Art Gallery and Arts Centre

For those who prefer indoor activities this location offers contemporary arts offerings including theatre, dance and music performances.

For assistance in planning your move to Surrey contact Premiere Van Lines at 1-877-671-6683.