If you’re as excited about Canada’s 150th birthday as we are, you’ll know that the city and the businesses within it are throwing a TON of events and celebrations to commemorate. So much so, that we’ve put together 150 things YOU can do right in here Surrey to celebrate in your own way.
We’re dishing on all ways to discover Surrey like a local, and celebrate like a Canadian. Some items are events, some items are ways to get into the #Canada150 spirit, but all of them will be sure to help ring in the True North, Strong and Free’s big day.
Check back each week as we work up to 150 ways to celebrate Canada’s birthday!
#1-Monday: Get on the Owl Prowl
Learn all about Surrey’s local owl population on May 16th with a presentation from the O.W.L Orphan Wildlife Rehabilitation Society. Get up close with living owls, then take a guided tour to learn about their habitat.
#2-Tuesday: Shop for local product at Mary’s Garden
Pick up in-season produce at Mary’s Garden. This small, family owned business has been serving Surrey since 1966, and is the perfect place to do your weekly produce shopping. They open up for the season on June 5th!
#3-Wednesday: The 40th annual Bed Races are on!
A rodeo favourite is back for the 40th time on May 18th! The Bed Races are the official kick off to the May Long Weekend staple: The Cloverdale Rodeo. Teams quite literally race their beds down the race route for the top prize.
#4-Thursday: Discover Surrey’s heritage at the Royal Victorian Party
Party like it’s 1899 at the Historic Stewart Farmhouse. Celebrate Queen Victoria’s birthday with cake, costumes, and crafts.
#5-Friday: Don’t miss out on Midway rides and fireworks at the Cloverdale Rodeo
Some good old’ fashioned fun is on at the Cloverdale Rodeo! Ride the Ferris Wheel, and the Tilt-a-Whirl, and be sure to stick around for the Friday night fireworks!
#6-Saturday: Lots of #KidApprovedBC Fun is on at the Surrey International Children’s Festival
From May 25th to 27th, the Surrey International Children’s Festival takes over the Surrey Arts Centre for three days of stories, performances, and crafts just for kids.
#7-Sunday: Go fishing!
Did you know that the lake at Green Timbers Urban Forest is stocked year-round with rainbow trout? Pick up your fishing license and learn to fish with the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC – a hands-on program that also teaches about habitat conservation.
#8-Monday: Catch the action at the BMX Cup!
The Action BMX Cup comes to Surrey for the very first time! This national competition kicks off on May 27th and 28th right here in Surrey, as some of the best in the game compete for top prize. The Cup rolls onto host events in Alberta and Ontario, too!
#9-Tuesday: Attend the Alexandra Fest
This weekend marks the 43rd annual Alexandra Fest held at the Alexandra Neighbourhood House. Filled with #KidApprovedBC activities like crafts, bouncy castles, and demonstrations by Science World, this community event is one you won’t want to miss!
#10-Wednesday: Try something new at Cloverdale Coffee Company
Cloverdale’s local coffee spot Cloverdale Coffee Co. has teamed up with Sugar Patisserie just a stone’s throw away to offer Beer Jellies! Made with Persephone Beers, these adults-only sweets are something truly unique!
#11-Thursday: Visit the Surrey Nature Centre
Located in the Green Timbers Urban Forest is the Surrey Nature Centre: a great place for pro-d days, warm summer days, or a new adventure! The interactive indoor space is filled with a TON of useful information, and you can even borrow a backpack full of activities to kick-start your adventures outside.
#12-Friday: Shop at Guildford Town Centre
A little retail therapy to kick-start your weekend is ALWAYS a good idea! Be sure to check out Guildford Town Centre‘s flagship shop Hudson’s Bay, and discover their collection of Canada 150 gear!
#13-Saturday: Pick up a Central City Red Racer Across the Nation Collaboration
Did you know that Central City Brewers are SUPER patriotic? Not only do they do a ton for the Surrey community, they have now collaborated with 12 breweries across the nation to bring us a super-Canadian 12 pack of beer. 12 beers, 12 collaborations with craft breweries from 12 Canadian provinces and territories.
#14-Sunday: Check out the Historic Stewart Farm’s Canada Is Exhibit
The Historic Stewart Farm is putting on a pretty cool exhibit for #Canada150! They’re gathering personal artefacts like hockey sticks, photos, and memorabilia to help share the unique and diverse Canadian stories of Surrey residents.
#15-Monday: Discover Darts Hill Garden
Darts Hill Garden has for the most part remained a local’s secret, but we’re here to spill the beans on this beautiful garden. Dating all the way back to 1943, Darts Hill Garden is open on Saturdays and Sundays in June and September, in addition to select dates in July. Recently expanded to 22.5 acres, explore this true plantsman’s garden on a sunny spring day.
#16-Tuesday: Get colourful
The most colourful 5k race returns to Surrey on June 3rd. Gather up your friends and head to the Cloverdale Millennium Amphitheatre Park for Colour Me Rad for a fun race, t-shirts, sunglasses, and a whole lot of colour!
#17-Wednesday: Have some fun in the sun
Did you know that Surrey has over 10 splash and waterparks? Beat the heat and have some #KidApprovedBC fun while you’re at it. The newly renovated Unwin Park is the ultimate destination for those sticky summer days. If swimming is more your style, Unwin Park also features an outdoor public pool.
#18-Thursday: Hit up patio season
Kick off patio season at Edith + Arthur! Head over on June 3rd for patio games and a special BBQ menu, all while enjoying a refreshing summer beverage like Lonetree Cider or Hey Y’all Iced Tea to the tunes of a live DJ!
#19-Friday: What We Bring at the Surrey Museum
Ever wonder what life was like in Surrey 150 years ago when Canada officially became a nation? The Surrey Museum hosts their What We Bring exhibit fro May 23rd to July 30th, and showcases what migrants brought with them on their journey over to Surrey.
#20-Saturday: Farm fun at Zaklan Heritage Farm
Zaklan Heritage Farm has been providing Surrey and the surrounding area with fresh, ethically grown, and local produce since 1928. A lot has changed since their start nearly 90 years go, and they just made it THAT much easier to purchase your produce. They’re introducing an online ordering system for weekly produce pick-ups. Genius!
#21-Sunday: Seek spiritual refuge
Held at the Cwenengitel Aboriginal Society on June 9th is The Community Sweat Lodge Ceremony. A place for spiritual refuge and mental and physical healing, as well as a place to reconnect with the forces of Mother Nature, Sweat Lodge Ceremonies are an adaptation of traditional Aboriginal observance where one’s spirit is purified within the sweat lodge, and all sense of race, color and religion is set aside. All are welcome, and pre-registration is required.
#22-Monday: S+L Grand Opening
Celebrate the Grand Opening of S+L Kitchen & Bar’s South Surrey branch on June 5th with Top Chef Canada winner Matthew Stowe and MasterChef Canada winner David Jorge! Check out what they call the ‘first modern steakhouse in the area’ in this casual upscale restaurant showcasing the chefs’ Fraser Valley roots.
#23-Tuesday: Find something new at the Antique Show
Looking to add to your collection of gadgets and gizmos of plenty? Well, look no further as the Cloverdale Antique & Collectable Show is back in town! Join us on June 10th for over 150 tables of special wares and historical items perfect for some vintage #Canada150 shopping.
#24-Wednesday: In the market for local food and live music
Dedicated on making, baking, and growing locally, the Surrey Urban Farmers Market is a great place to shop for fresh groceries and meet some of our lovely neighbourhood artisans. What’s more, there’s a live performance every week so come check it out!
#25-Thursday: Widest Selection of the Wines of British Columbia
Did you know there are only 21 BC VQA (Vintners Quality Alliance) Wine Stores across the province? And we have 2 of them here in Surrey! Discover over 900 BC varietals and 250 chilled wines at Save-On-Foods, all of which are 100% locally crafted. Visit either the Fleetwood or South Point branch to get a taste of BC’s exclusive wine selection.
#26-Friday: Surrey’s newest neighbourhood park
Join us for the ribbon cutting ceremony for Oak Meadows Park’s Grand Opening on June 10th! Enjoy South Surrey’s unique wetland area and forest grove and take part in the 20th Annual Surrey Environmental Extravaganza.
#27-Saturday: One of Surrey’s oldest fine-dining restaurants
Experience fine-dining cuisine in one of Surrey’s heritage houses at the Old Surrey Restaurant, which has been dubbed a “150 Best Neighbourhood Gem” by OpenTable. Not a bad place for a #Canada150 dinner date.
#28-Sunday: Surrey’s Only Labyrinth
Come take a stroll in our lovely Fleetwood Gardens and put your mind at ease in our 7-circuit labyrinth, the only one here in Surrey! A popular spot for wedding and graduation photos, this garden surely adds to Surrey’s neighbourhood beauty and tranquillity.
#29-Monday: Firs Things Firs
Start your week at the new Godwin Farm Biodiversity Preserve where over hundreds of Firs, Redwoods, Sequoias, and various other species stand tall beside the creek flowing into the Serpentine River. What’s more, this unique field is home to many bird life and a fruit tree garden of apples, figs, and blueberries.
#30-Tuesday: Sari, Sweets, and Shops
Can you guess where the largest selection of Indian shopping in BC is based in? It’s right here in Surrey! Check out the Payal Business Centre for some unique jewellery, wonderfully tailored saris, irresistible authentic Indian cuisine, and much more!
#31-Wednesday: Relay for Life
Join Canadians in the fight against cancer during Relay for Life, an all-day festival-like fundraising event on June 17th run by the Canadian Cancer Society. Whether you’re walking on the designated track or checking out the many activities and entertainment onsite, there’s lots to do during this community-driven initiative.
#32-Thursday: BC’s Largest Farm & Garden Centre
Wondering where you can be surrounded by rows and rows of gorgeous plants and flowers? Surrey has just the place for you—in 3 locations! Explore Potters, the biggest garden centre in the province, and enjoy a vast array of greenery that is nothing short of two big green-thumbs up!
#33-Friday: Rail Away!
Hop on board the Speeder and Velocipede for free on June 17th at Surrey’s Heritage Rail and discover how train transportation helped shape the city of Surrey and the Fraser Valley! As a part of Surrey Doors Open, this is a great opportunity to learn about Surrey’s heritage at no cost!
#34-Saturday: Urban Safari Society to the Rescue
Attention all Animal Lovers! There’s so much to learn at Urban Safari Rescue Society, home to over 350 rescued exotic animals from 125 different species, some of which can live for over 100 years!
#35-Sunday: Shopping Northwest Coast style
Swing by Cheryl’s Trading Post for genuine Aboriginal art, accessories, and well-crafted handmade products from across Canada, the United States, and Mexico, as well as Central and South America.
#36-Monday: Speaking of cool, how about the Surrey Speakeasy (19+)
Get to see a number of artifacts from the decade of decadence in Surrey’s Museum After Dark event, Surrey Speakeasy on June 22nd. Feel like you’re in the Roaring Twenties while whiskey-tasting and munching on Mediterranean tapas while smoky blues play in the background.
#37-Tuesday: National Aboriginal Day
Join us in celebration of the Summer Solstice on June 21st at Bridgeview Community Centre for National Aboriginal Day hosted by The Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre Association. There’s so much to learn about the culture and contributions of Canada’s First Nations, Metis, and Inuit communities!
#38-Wednesday: Pull Up a Chair for Canada!
Celebrate #Canada150 with a delicious 5-course Canadian cuisine while connecting with Surrey’s diverse community at Civic Plaza on June 27th through The Long, Long Table! Sign up while tickets last.
#39-Thursday: Cloverdale Market Days
Back in its 3rd year, don’t miss Cloverdale Market Days on June 24 from 10AM to 4PM to catch some of our local artists in action, get a taste of the appetising food our local restaurants have to offer, and join in on the outdoor entertainment the Market has in store! We’re hosting an Instameet at the market, which is a great way to take some beautiful photos and make some new friends, too!
#40-Friday: TGIF Party!
It’s Friday Night and it’s time to head down to Sawbucks Pub. Lay your moves down on the dance floor and party to the tunes of the live DJ, followed by some late-night karaoke! Party starts at 8:30PM every Friday!
#41-Saturday: Time to Reflect
Explore what it means to be Canadian now and in the future at Surrey Art Gallery’s free exhibition, Reflections on Canada, on from June 23 to August 26. From painting to photography, from sculpture to fabric, artists showcase a range of media to reflect on themes of environment, diversity, inclusion, youth, and reconciliation in celebration of #Canada150.
#42-Sunday: What a grand view at Grandview Shopping Centre!
Upscale fashion, food, home furnishings, and bistros—there’s lots to discover at the unique outdoor Grandview Corners Shopping Centre well-suited to urban lifestyle.
#43-Monday: Happy Birthday, Canada!
Canada Day is coming up and Surrey is going to make it big this year for #Canada150! Join our free-admission all-day festival at Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre on July 1st and catch world-class musical performances from artists such as Hedley and MAGIC! Don’t miss out on all the amusement rides, ziplines, delicious food, historical reenactments, and fireworks finale!
#44-Tuesday: Sounds Like Summer
What’s that we hear? It’s the Sounds of Summer Music Series jamming out to various genres from around the world! Grab your blankets and picnic baskets to this free #Canada150 celebration at various parks around the city every Wednesday from June 28th to August 30th.
#45-Wednesday: Taste of Asia Buffet
Drop by the lively Elements Casino and pile your plate with a delectable selection of cuisines ranging from salads to seafood to prime ribs! With themed specialty buffets every day of the week, such as their Monday Pasta Buffet and Friday Southern BBQ Buffet, this restaurant will turn the tables on what it means to dine without limits.
#46-Thursday: 10/10 Tennis Centre
Tennis is fun but body sprains aren’t. Luckily, we have the only red clay courts in all of Western Canada at Surrey Tennis Centre! With the floor’s softer surface which reduces injuries by 75%, tennis just got even more exciting. So what are you waiting for? Game on.
#47-Friday: Bring your noisemakers to Dominion Days!
Celebrate #Canada150 at Historic Stewart Farm’s largest event, the new free-admission Dominion Days festival on July 1st and July 2nd. Show off your Canadian spirit while challenging your friends to a potato sac race, playing a round of Beat the Bucket dunk tank game, listening to live music, competing in old time carnival games, and much more!
#48-Saturday: The party doesn’t fade at FVDED
Catch some of your favourite trending artists such as The Chainsmokers and Wiz Khalifa on a wild night of music and entertainment at this year’s FVDED in the Park on July 7 and 8!
#49-Sunday: Reading Like It’s 2017
Immerse yourself in the art of literature in the state-of-the-art City Centre Library. Enjoy your favourite book while kicking back in this sleek award-winning architectural beauty complete with beanbags and soundproof sofa pods, as well as quiet study and meditation rooms.
#50-Monday: Pin a day for bowling
Bring your friends and family on over to Surrey’s 5-Pin alley at Clover Lanes and enjoy a fun game of Glow in the Dark Bowling while listening to music of your request!
#51-Tuesday: Sushi Under Cherry Blossoms
Looking to dine while lounging under beautifully lit cherry blossom trees? We have just the place! Satisfy your sushi craving at Sushi Mori where you’ll be able to taste delicious fusion cooking in a traditional Japanese atmosphere.
#52-Wednesday: Canada Cup Softball Championship
Join us as national and elite softball teams come together and compete in this year’s Canada Cup International Softball Championship. From July 7th to 17th, athletes will be striving to reach their personal best in this fast-paced tournament of fastpitch, so come cheer them on!
#53-Thursday: Be awestruck at BC Truck Museum
Check out the 3rd Annual Truck & Tractor Show N Shine on July 8 at BC Truck Museum to see their collection of vintage vehicles, some of which have been showcased in a local film productions and TV shows. It’ll be a truckload of fun as there will be live entertainment, food, and a silent auction!
#54-Friday: Have A Good Day at Good Day Café
Filled with good music and community spirit, it’s easy to feel like a local at the lively, family-friendly Good Day Sunshine Café. Whether you’re munching on one of their delicious soups and sandwiches, indulging in their savory crepes, or sipping their rich coffee, it’s always a delight to be in this bright café!
#55-Saturday: Pick A Berry Delicious Flavour!
At Surrey Farms, you can take your pick amongst their fresh variety of berries and vegetables! Catch their season of strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries, alternating throughout summer.
#56-Sunday: Reach new heights swimming at Grandview Heights
Feel like you’re swimming in the Olympics at the new state-of-the-art Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre! Complete with a waterslide, a full set of dive towers, a lazy river by the leisure pool, hot tubs and saunas, summer is in full gear at this Aquatic Centre.
#57-Monday: Go Crazy at Rugged Maniac
Have an insane amount of fun on July 15th at Rugged Maniac where you can ride the mechanical bull, compete in the pie-eating contest, play beach volleyball, and go through heart-pumping obstacles with your friends!
#58-Tuesday: It’s going to be a bright, bright, sunshiny Newton Days!
Newton Days are back to kick off the summer! Open every Saturday from July 8th to August 26th at Newton Grove, complete with the farm’s market, the kid fun zone, henna tattoos, face-painting, Science World demonstrations, and more.
#59-Wednesday: Bee Entertained at Honeybee Festival
You can’t miss the classic family-friendly Honeybee Festival on July 15 to 16, back for more amazing and educational entertainment with live music, face-painting, and some of the wildest extreme stunts you’ll ever see at the bee yard!
#60-Thursday: Across the Nation Celebration Lot Bash (19+)
Brewery Tours, BBQ, Canadian Rock n’ Roll, games and prizes? Sounds like a party fit for #Canada150! Come join the Across the Nation Celebration Lot Bash at Central City Brewers & Distillers on July 14th and get a taste of all 12 Collaboration Beers from 12 different provinces and territories!
#61-Friday: Car Trunk Sales
Spend a summer afternoon finding great bargains on used items and interesting knick-knacks at the Car Trunk Sale on July 15th! What’s more, there will be fun family-friendly activities and road hockey, so come check it out.
#62-Saturday: Field Hockey National Championships
Let out your inner Canadian spirit and cheer at the first ever Field Hockey National Championships Festival involving both male and female youth divisions! Bring those caps and sunglasses, and catch top athletes, coaches, and officials from all over Canada in action from July 17 to 25.
#63-Sunday: Fighting Cancer Cowboy-style (19+)
In its 5th year, the large-scale outdoor country music concert and beer garden event, Gone Country, is here on July 22nd to raise proceeds to fight cancer, so get out those daisy dukes and bring your friends to an exciting night of partying!
#64-Monday: Surrey Fusion Festival
One of the best things about Canada is our diverse multiculturalism, which we celebrate with great passion and pride at Surrey Fusion Festival! Join us on this free-entry festival from July 22nd to 23rd and check out over 45 cultural pavilions and six stages featuring over 150 performers. Explore a world of culture, dance, and cuisine at Holland Park, where live music, entertainment, and a ton of games, prizes, and giveaways await!
#65-Tuesday: Downtown Surrey Pin Stop
Casual urban treasure hunters will love the Downtown Surrey Pin Stop where you get to collect limited-edition #Canada150 pins while exploring the bustling heart of Surrey! Check out their website to find out how you can join the hunt starting July 1 to August 31.
#66-Wednesday: Paw Play in the Park
Spend some quality time with your pets at Paw Play in the Park throughout July and August. Play interactive games and learn more dog agility, tricks, and behaviour from animal professionals as pet photographers capture these special moments!
#67-Thursday: Party for Nature
Why not spend an afternoon with everyone in the family while saving the forest from invasive plants! Join the community in caring for Surrey’s one-of-a-kind urban forest at Nature Work Party.
#68-Friday: Cloverdale Sunday Flea Market
You won’t find a better blend of fantastic people, community spirit, a rich municipal history, and fresh produce, plants, and flowers than the Cloverdale Sunday Flea Market! Every Sunday this summer, the Cloverdale Fairgrounds will be bustling with energy and overflowing with a wide variety of wares and goods, from electronics to handmade crafts to personal collectables.
#69-Saturday: Wave Like You Just Don’t Care at Newton Wave Pool
Slide on by the Newton Wave Pool to cool off from the summer sun. Or simmer under the hot tub and steam room— that works here, too. Open to all-ages, it also has a toddler pool and a water fortress with sprays and cannons to enter summer with a blast!
#70-Sunday: Full of Taste and Quality at Full Ramen
Craving for a rich, creamy bowl of ramen that doesn’t leave you feeling bloated from too heavy a broth? Look no further! At one of the only-ramen shops at Surrey, Full Ramen has got you covered. Affordable awesome flavours in large portions, this stop is definitely a hidden gem.
#71-Monday: South Surrey Community Festival
Come celebrate with us on July 29th at South Surrey Community Festival where friends and family can meet local artisans and entertainers! There’ll be a Dunk Tank, a Children’s Play Zone, All Wheels Jam, prizes to be won, and more.
#72-Tuesday: Fun in the Sun Picnic
Play a round of mini-golf or race through obstacle courses at Fun in the Sun Picnic on July 27th! This kid-friendly event is perfect for a day under the warm sunshine at Sunnyside Park.
#73-Wednesday: West Village Café
Try the casual upscale West Village Café at the heart of South Surrey and indulge in their savory breakfast treats, sandwiches, salads, and specials. With the welcoming environment and open space, it’s easy to relax while sipping their rich, delectable coffee.
#74-Thursday: Métis Celebration
Canada as we know it wouldn’t have been the same without the major contributions of the Métis community, so we should celebrate! Immerse yourself in Métis culture on July 29th at the Métis Celebration, where you and your family can show off your dancing skills in a jigging performance, visit a real trapper’s tent, sample some bannock bread, watch woodcarving and finger-weaving demonstrations, and take part in lots of other fun activities.
#75-Friday: Art Knapp Plantland
Drop by the family-run green wonder at Art Knapp Plantland. This lovely garden spot and marketplace not only boasts a proud BC heritage, it is also abundant in beautiful flowering plants, ponds, fishes, bird houses and feed, giftware and decor, and so much more!
#76-Saturday: Family Fun at FunWorld Playcentre
Bumper cars, laser tag, arcade games, and a jungle of slides? It’s a kid’s paradise at FunWorld Family Playcentre! Bring the little ones on a weekend trip to a world of play and friendly competition at this fantastic indoor playground.
#77-Sunday: Foam Glow 5K
Working with Children’s Miracle Network to raise awareness about children’s cancer, Foam Glow 5K is coming to Surrey to spread the word on August 5th. Join the race to give back to the community while having a blast at the back-lit dance floor!
#78-Monday: Fun that gets you bouncing off the walls
Add a spring to your step and jump in on all the excitement at Sky Zone! Let out all your energy by reaching for the sky on their Freestyle Jump trampoline arena, or leap without limits in their Foam Zone where strong jumps are met with soft landings. You can also challenge your friends to a game of trampoline basketball at Skyslam, or add some power to your throw at Ultimate Dodgeball.
#79-Tuesday: Catching a Pearl Fever
Once you’ve tried it, you won’t help but come down with a case of bubble tea cravings at Pearl Fever! Try their variety of flavours and mixtures made to suit anyone’s taste. Whether you’re looking for a creamy, sweet milk tea, a perfect-for-summer smoothie, healthy herb and fruit drinks, or daring to get one of their bold and delicious specialties, Pearl Fever has something to quench your thirst!
#80-Wednesday: Fly a kite at Blackie Spit
Looking to spend some time at the park while being close to the sandy beach? We’ve got just the thing! Come down to Blackie Spit by Crescent Beach, a well-known local hot spot for flying kites and enjoying nature trail walks to take in the splendid ocean views and wildlife.
#81-Thursday: Movies Under the Stars
Every Saturday of August is the family favourite Movies Under the Stars at Holland Park! Whip out those blankets and lawn chairs and have a fun night out with the community while munching on free popcorn and enjoying live performances.
#82-Friday: Cloverdale Country Farm Market
Can you tell how much Surrey loves locally-grown produce? Who wouldn’t when they’re this good! At Cloverdale Country Farm Market, you’ll find what your heart (and stomach) desires in their wide array of all-natural products. Treat yourself to some freshly baked goods and refreshing milkshakes at the Bistro, or swing by their Prepared Foods Corner to take out homemade salads and fruit platters! You could even stroll around their inspiring Garden Centre filled with beautiful décor and perennials, as well as organic herbs and veggies.
#83-Saturday: Stop and Shop at Morgan Crossing
Why miss out on the sunshine when you can simply take your shopping outdoors! The Shops at Morgan Crossing is no stranger when it comes to luxury and trendy fashion. From famous clothing retailers to popular restaurants, you just can’t stop but shop here.
#84-Sunday: Craving for The Carvery
Sometimes you just want a crisp sandwich full of flavour and that satisfying crunch. At The Carvery, you get just that! Indulge in their menu filled with seasoned meats, marinated goodness, and creamy soups and chowders made with local, high-quality ingredients.
#85-Monday: Surrey Bike Trails
With this lovely summer weather, who wouldn’t want to go on a refreshing bike ride outdoors! Take your pick amongst the Surrey Bike Trails and explore the city’s numerous parks and neighbourhood roads. Ranging from flat, beginner-level cycle lanes to forest tracks with exciting twist and turns, there’s a bike route for all skill levels and ages.
#86-Tuesday: A Classic Tale with a Twist
Filled with adventure, romance, and comedy, you won’t want to miss the legendary epic The Heart of Robin Hood. From August 15 to 20, the Beach House Theatre will be performing the classic tale of Robin Hood but with a twist! Maid Marion is the sword-fighting hero in this story while Robin Hood is selfish thief disliked by the villagers. Song, dance, and swordplay? Sounds like a play worth watching!
#87-Wednesday: Amazing Farm Scavenger Hunt
Challenge yourself to find out if you’ve got what it takes to be a pioneer! Get a glimpse of what it’s like to live and dress in the olden days of Surrey at Historic Stewart Farm’s Amazing Farm Scavenger Hunt on August 12.
#88-Thursday: Dublin Crossing Irish Pub
Split as the Dublin Pub on one side, and the Family Restaurant in the other, Dublin Crossing knows how to make the best of both worlds. After having a delicious dinner from their diverse menu, head on over to the Pub with its rustic Victorian décor and dance to the beat of the live band!
#89-Friday: Sunset Date
Watch the sun set at one of Surrey’s parks like Mud Bay Park. The name itself may not have the most romantic ring to it, but the view when the sun begins to come down? Definitely.
#90-Saturday: Seaside Fun at Crescent Beach
What’s summer without a day by the beach! At Crescent Beach, you can enjoy the sunshine to the fullest by paddleboarding, kayaking, playing beach volleyball, or having a picnic at the large grassy field nearby. From swimming to reading a book by the sea, this beach is the place to be.
#91-Sunday: Fairy Forest at Redwood Park
Surround yourself in the scenic magic of Redwood Park, one of Surrey’s local treasures. Bring the kids to the Fairy Forest where colourful mystical-themed birdhouses line the trees, or spend a relaxing afternoon picnic by the grove of Sierra Redwoods, the tallest tree species in the world!
#92-Monday: A Toast for Canada!
Raise your glass for #Canada150 at Everything Wine and discover their collection of fine wines and classic beverages. Drop by and experience their daily wine tastings from 2:00pm to 6:00pm. It’ll leave you wine-ing for more!
#93-Tuesday: A tee-rrific time of golf
Take a swing at Northview Golf & Country Club, one of Surrey’s premier golf courses. Their Canal Course with over 7,000 yards of wide fairways and rolling hills is an excellent stop for golfers of any and all levels.
#94-Wednesday: Beast & Brine
Feast your eyes (and belly) to wholesome locally-farmed deli meats and sandwich delights at Beast & Brine! Rated #1 by Vancouver Eater’s “24 ‘Try Before You Die’ Vancouver Sandwiches,” this local gem is a beast to be reckoned with.
#95-Thursday: Dive into summer
There’s nothing better than some swimming fun under the sun! Come on down to one of Surrey’s splendid outdoor pools, many of which are feature water parks, picnic shelters, playgrounds, and baseball fields.
#96-Friday: Tynehead Regional Park
Home to a number of wildlife and tranquil greenery, Tynehead Park is the perfect outdoor setting for a picnic with friends and family. It’s also a great place for an afternoon stroll or a leisurely bike ride around the trail. The nearby Serpentine River, habitat to many trout and salmon, also adds to its natural charm.
#97-Saturday: You just got to love Nanaimo Bars
Straying from your typical hard-to-bite biscuit, Notti Biscotti offers softer biscotti in a wide variety of delicious flavours. There’s just chew much to choose from in this energy-packed speciality store! While you’re at it, go into full #Canada150 mode and indulge in their decadent Nanaimo Bars.
#98-Sunday: Outdoor Yoga
In partnership with Steve Nash Sports Club and Lululemon, The Shops at Morgan Crossing will be hosting a free outdoor yoga class on August 25th at 11:30am. Follow up with some shopping therapy at the mall and bid adieu to the high tension and stress of summer.
#99-Monday: The early bird gets good seats!
Well, you could save your seats early for one of Royal Canadian Theatre Company’s plays, but chances are you’ll just fall off them laughing. Fantastic performances and fascinating plots, you won’t want to miss their hilarious family-friendly shows. Catch their season of laughs and magical musicals featuring The Hound of Baskervilles in October, Sinbad in December, and Funny Money in March of next year.
#100-Tuesday: Surrey’s premier mountain bike park
Pedal to the metal at Invergarry Mountain Bike Park, a Lower Mainland favourite for a wide range of biking trails and expert terrain. Whether you’re looking to take it easy on the small rollers, or ready to jump over large kickers, this mountain bike park lays down a path of excitement and fun exercise.
#101-Wednesday: Local & Family-owned Euro Food
Treat yourself to the traditional flavours of Russia, Ukraine, Serbia, and other parts of Europe at Galina’s Euro Food. This wholesome specialty store run by a mother and her two daughters has it all, from their savoury handmade perogies and pelmeni, to their unique selection of piroshki, borsch, cabbage rolls, and so many more!
#102-Thursday: Be aMazed
Get lost in arches and pathways of corn at the Bose Family Corn Maze! Find out interesting trivia at the numbered posts within the maze or purchase some of their fresh agricultural harvest, a family business for more than 100 years. While you’re at it, check out the maze at night as well to end the experience by roasting marshmallows by the free fire pit. The maze is open from August 26th to October 9th.
#103-Friday: Luxurious Indian Fashion
For the high-end shoppers of Indian boutiques seeking the latest trends in evening wear and bridal needs, Bombay Couture is the spot to hit up! Find your next favourite glam piece amongst their wide selection of fashion items and accessories, as well as their recently launched men’s collection.
#104-Saturday: Casbah Day Spa
A local treasure in the world of spas and wellness, it’s easy to figure out why many keep coming back to Casbah Day Spa! Pamper yourself with their extensive list of services, ranging from mani-pedis to facials to full body massages, because everybody deserves a bit of relaxation.
#105-Sunday: Need Us Some Seafood
Every day is a special day at Hooked Fish Bar. Try their delicious Monday Mussels, or go with their mouth-watering Fish-Fry Friday. Maybe you want to indulge in some oysters on a Saturday or comfort yourself with the classic Taco Tuesday. Either way, the Fish Bar will have you hooked!
#106-Monday: SX International Cup
The SX International Cup is here! Come support the best in the west at BC’s largest soccer tournament spanning two cities and four venues. Don’t miss high calibre competition against teams across Canada and USA from September 2 to 4.
Everyone can enjoy a taste of decadent artisan bread, cakes, desserts and sweet treats at Pikanik. And by everyone, we mean everyone. Dedicated to providing allergy-free delicacies, all their products are free of gluten, wheat, peanut, tree nut, dairy, soy, and sometimes even egg, too. Best part? They’re absolutely scrumptious!
#108-Wednesday: Art Rental Exhibition
Check out some of the exciting art South Surrey Recreation Arts Centre’s Turnbull Gallery has to offer at the Art Rental Exhibition from August 31st to October 12th. All artworks will be available for rent, purchase, or rent-to-own.
#109-Thursday: A&T Equestrian
Take a riding class with A&T Equestrian, a year-round equestrian facility dedicated to training, supporting and encouraging a community of horse enthusiasts. Boasting a large indoor arena and a 5-acre cross-country jumping facility, they are readily equipped for you to discover a world of fun and friendly horse-riding adventure.
#110-Friday: Gobo VR
Always wanted to train as a Space Pirate or swim deep in the oceans amongst magnificent sea creatures? Why not be an archer with flaming arrows or play ping pong in cyberspace? At the Virtual Reality hub Gobo VR , you can have all the adventures you want! With games ranging from intense action and casual simulations to educational experiences, their VR booths can accommodate from individual players up to a group of eight multiplayers. So grab your friends and go! A virtual world awaits.
#111-Saturday: Indian-Chinese fusion cuisine
Can’t decide between curry or chow mein, samosas or stir-fry, butter chicken or Szechuan beef? No worries, Green Lettuce has the best of both worlds! Enjoy their menu featuring a fusion of traditional Chinese cuisine with Indian-style cooking, topped with large portions in great quality.
#112-Sunday: Holistic Experience at Float House
Need a place to clear the mind? How about floating outer space? Well, close to it anyway. At Float House, their bath tanks evoke a calming sensation close to that of meditating in the clouds. With their unique holistic health practice, the relaxation you’ll feel will be second to none.
#113-Monday: Fleetwood Festival
Taking place on September 9 is the family favourite 19th Annual Fleetwood Festival! Join in on this free day of fun and excitement celebrating community spirit and diversity. There’ll be bouncy castles, a caricaturist, mendhi glitter tattoo artists, the human sphere, mini-golf, storytelling magic, and The Re-Enactors, actors portraying the lives of Surrey pioneers.
#114-Tuesday: Paint Night with Wine
Vinoscenti Vineyards proudly presents Inspired Canvas by Tammy Bailey in Paint Night! Explore your inner creativity in a 2-hour class on painting techniques while indulging in a delectable glass of wine on September 6th.
#115-Wednesday: Pie in the Plaza
Come celebrate Agriculture Week at Central City’s Pie in the Plaza on September 9. You won’t want to miss a slice of BC’s largest blueberry pie! There will be pony rides, live music, an inflatable corn maze, photo booths, seed planting, and so much more.
#116-Thursday: Band-Aid: Youth Musician Development
Community-driven and led by talented youths, Band-Aid: Youth Musician Development is back for its second year. This special development workshop is designed for local singers, songwriters, solo artists, bands and DJ’s between ages 12 and 22 to jam out with fellow musicians and music professionals. Don’t miss this all-day event at Surrey City Hall on September 9th.
#117-Friday: 33rd Annual Bicycle Trek for Life & Breath
Guess what’s riding by on September 9 and 10. It’s the 33rd Annual Bicycle Trek for Life & Breath! Come out and support BC Lung Assocation’s fight against lung disease by cheering on hundreds of bikers riding from White Rock to Cultus Lake.
#118-Saturday: That’s Some Fine Bread
Imagine it: the warm scent and soft crunch of decadent bread freshly made from a French stone-hearth oven. Now instead of imagining it, come and taste it! Check out Fieldstone Artisan Bread’s specially crafted baked goods made from only the finest natural ingredients, including Certified Organic flours, filtered water and sea salt.
#119-Sunday: Olde Harvest Fair
A traditional time of celebrating a bountiful harvest and uniting families within the community is the annual fall Olde Harvest Fair! On September 16th, join the potato sack races, tour the 1984 Historic Stewart Farmhouse, drink up some warm apple cider, enjoy butter-making demonstrations, and have a laugh with Surrey’s pioneer actors, The Re-Enactors.
#120-Monday: Antiques Off the Roadshow
From treasured nic nacs to family heirlooms, you’ll be able to get a verbal appraisal from expert antiquarians and gemmologists at Surrey Art Gallery’s Antiques Off the Roadshow on September 16! Find out how much your antiques are worth from specialists knowledgeable on a range of Asian, European, and Aboriginal art, jewellery, collectables, and vintage books and documents.
#121-Tuesday: KPU Brewery Tour & Tasting
Check out where budding brew-masters learn their craft at KPU Brewery Tour & Tasting, open Fridays starting September 22! Their unique state-of-the-art facility is the first Canadian institution to be recognized for a standard of excellence in brewing education by the Master Brewers Association. Pre-registration at least 24-hours prior to a tour is required.
#122-Wednesday: Escape Room
Get your fill of puzzles and challenges while keeping down the creepy-crawlies at E-Exit! Escape from the haunted antique museum, get spirited away into an unsettling psychiatric unit, run from the corrupted military base, or escape the strange, isolated old cabin. You have 45 minutes. What are you standing around for? Clock’s ticking.
#123-Thursday: Another Round of Cloverdale Market Days
In case you missed the Market in May and June, the Cloverdale Market Days will be back on September 16th. Delicious food from local vendors? Check. Amazing art from local artists and artisans? Yup. How about a bouncy castle? We got that too, and more!
#124-Friday: Terry Fox Run
Run, walk, bike, or even take out those roller blades and ride for a cause on September 17’s Terry Fox Run, in support of The Terry Fox Foundation, a leading national investor in cancer research. This annual nationwide event will be held in six Surrey locations, including Cloverdale, Fleetwood, Newton, SFU’s Central City campus, Fraser Heights in North Surrey, and White Rock. While there is no entry fee, donations are more than welcome!
#125-Saturday: Wok Box
Eat Chinese food in a box, just like in the movies! Creating their own spin on Asian cuisine, Wok Box serves a fun and fresh menu made from high quality ingredients that’ll surely satisfy your noodle cravings.
Have apple-easant time at Darts Hill Garden with their orchard tours, fruit-tree pruning demonstrations, plant sale, and live music for Apple Fest on September 23rd.
#127-Monday: Oh, Canada, We Sing for Thee!
Celebrate the incredible legacy of Canadian music with Oh, Canada We Sing for Thee! a concert featuring talented musicians, Fred Smith, Bobby Prochaska, Nathan Smith, and The Wayward Wind Band. This maple-syrup drenched performance is on September 22nd at the Surrey Arts Centre, Reserve your tickets today!
#128-Tuesday: Scarecrow Festival
If Fall is your favourite season, you won’t want to miss the Scarecrow Festival at Art’s Nursery from September 23 to October 1st. With over 60 scarecrows on display, DIY Build-A-Crow station, hayrides and pumpkins for purchase, this is THE spot to take the kiddos and get festive!
#129-Wednesday: Carnival Skate
Mark your calendars! Carnival Skates are on this Autumn at five of Surrey’s arenas on September 22-24 and November 18-19. These family-friendly open skate days and evenings are drop-in friendly, and skate rentals are available, too!
#130-Thursday: Surrey Youth Fest
All-things-youth are on at the Surrey Youth Fest on September 23rd at the Guildford Recreation Centre. With live music, over 40 interactive exhibits, carnival games, food trucks, and art making, this free festival is on all afternoon from 1:00-7:00pm.
#131-Friday: Rustic Rooster Bakery Café & Gifts
Support a local business with a warm cup of coffee at an independently owned and operated coffee shop like the Rustic Rooster Bakery Café & Gifts in Cloverdale!
#132-Saturday: Say Goodbye to Summer
It’s the first Saturday of Autumn, so why not embrace the changing colours of the leaves at Sunnyside Acres Urban Forest in South Surrey. This 130 hectare park is home to many types of wildlife, so be sure to bring your camera to snap some memories of your stroll on the trails.
#133-Sunday: Enchanted Cake Studio
Fancy a spot of tea? Enchanted Cake Studio hosts high-tea on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. With menu items like speciality scones sandwiches, and of course, tea, there are vegetarian options and a ‘make it fancy’ option, so you can celebrate a big occasion, or treat your mom on the weekend.
#134-Monday: Art in the City 2017
Celebrate local artists by his year’s Art in the City, on September 30th to October 1st from 10am to 4pm! Tour the 8 locations to meet 29 artists and discover their story of how they perfected their talents. From painters to the art of glassblowing, and everything in between, watch demonstrations and take part in art-talks!
#135-Tuesday: Culture Days in Surrey
This weekend is Culture Days Weekend beginning September 29th through until October 1st. There are plenty of events that celebrate Surrey’s diverse and thriving arts community.
#136-Wednesday: Ladies, Climb High!
Every Friday is Ladies Night at Coastal Climbing Centre! Reach new heights and pick up a new hobby on Friday evenings with your besties form 6:00 til 10:00, and women climb for half price, to boot!
#137-Thursday: Newton Recreation Centre’s Grand Re-opening
This Saturday from 11:ooam to 2:00pm is the Newton Recreation Centre’s Grand Re-opening! Partake in family friendly activities like kids games, mini-golf, face painting, giveaways, and of course, a bouncy castle!
#138-Friday: Pumpkin Patch
The Pumpkin Patch at Rondriso Farms opens up October 1st for some serious farm fun. Pick the best pumpkin in the crop, say hello to the farm chickens, and be sure to wear some mud-friendly shoes.
#139-Saturday: Surrey Bend Regional Park
Visit Surrey’s biggest and newest park: Surrey Bend Regional Park. Located in the Guildford neighbourhood at Surrey’s most Northern and Eastern tip, Surrey Bend Regional park boasts a variety of trails, and some absolutely stunning views of Barnston Island and the North Shore Mountains.
#140-Sunday: Sensational Curry at Curry Sensation
Celebrate Surrey’s cultural diversity with an absolutely delicious meal from Curry Sensation! Each spice is hand selected, combined and roasted for that perfect flavour, making each dish one-of-a-kind.
#141-Monday: Exhibition Tour
Exhibition Tour at Surrey Art Gallery is on October 4th from 7pm to 8:30pm. Artists explore the topics of land, water, and energy in the exhibit Ground Signals. Get behind-the-scenes information on the thirteen participating artists and the connections between their art work. Challenge yourself to reconsider your relationship with the places you live, work, play, and recreate.
#142-Tuesday: GPAC 2017 Festival
Give Peace a Chance Festival is on October 7 from 2 to 5pm. The Global Peace Allaince ends its year with an awards afternoon announcing the winners of the peace-themed 2017 Arts & Literary Contests across all ages conducted as part of the 2017 GPAC Program. Multicultural stage performances and cultural foods will also be featured.
#143-Wednesday: Insane Inflatable 5K
Insane Inflatable 5K is on October 7. Be a kid again, and bounce your way to the finish line in this crazy fun Inflatable 5k. Walk or Run through an insane course of giant inflatables. This run is all about having fun!
#144-Thursday: A Tribute to Elvis Concert
A Tribute to Elvis Concert at the Bell Centre on October 10th at 7pm. Back by popular demand, two of the world’s most coveted Elvis Tribute artists come together in this evening of celebrating Elvis. Accompanied by an 11-piece band this show is not to be missed by rock ’n roll music fans.
#145-Friday: Hawthorne Beer Market
They’re the new kids on the block and that’s just the way they like it. Using only the freshest ingredients they cook up your food right in front of you, Hawthorne Beer Market is changing the way you think about a bar and with 17 local Beers on tap you’re sure to find the right match for your meal
#146-Saturday: Scarecrow Festival
Kick off the Fall season with a trip to see over 60 scarecrows donated by over 50 local businesses at Arts Nursery. The Scarecrows will be on display through October 31 so be sure to bring your friends and family out for a great fall day of fun. Best of all this event is a fundraising event to support 3 local charities.
#147-Sunday: Sabai Thai Restaurant
The longest serving Thai Restaurant in Surrey, Sabai Thai Restaurant, is celebrating 10 years of business. Newly renovated and ready to dish out some amazing flavour this award-winning restaurant is the perfect place to spend your Sunday evening.
#148-Monday: Sounds for Action
Sounds for Action at the Surrey Art Gallery on October 28. Surrey Art Gallery Presents Sound Thinking a music and sounds exhibit where the art literally speaks to you. Bringing together practitioners and professionals in sound art, the show features leading sound artists, scholars, and researchers in the field of sound studies, as well as visual artists who use sound as key components of their practice and musicians who experiment with sounds and music.
#149-Tuesday: Guided Nature Walks
Head on over to Bear Creek Park on October 14th for the final Guided Nature Walk of the year. The kids nature walk goes from 10-11 a.m. followed by the adult walk at 2 p.m. Look for the Eagle’s nest experience the wildlife and trees and witness the annual salmon run.
#150-Wednesday: The Canada Show
One English, One French and One Native American battle in this one hour comedy show to tell their story of Canada’s history called The Canada Show: History of Canada in 1 Hour on October 22nd. Hold on tight for a crash course in all things Canada.