20 Perfect Things to Do in Surrey This Summer

Surrey, British Columbia is a fantastic destination in the summer due to its perfect blend of natural beauty, outdoor activities, and cultural events. The city boasts several beautiful parks, including the renowned Bear Creek Park, which offers scenic walking trails, picnic areas, and a mini-golf course. In addition, the nearby beaches and lakes provide opportunities for swimming, sunbathing, and boating. Surrey also hosts a variety of summer festivals and events, such as the Fusion Festival, the Canada Day celebration, and the Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair. These events showcase the city’s diverse cultural heritage and offer a chance to enjoy live music, delicious food, and exciting entertainment. Overall, Surrey’s combination of natural attractions and cultural activities makes it a great destination to visit during the summer months.

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20 Things to Do in Surrey in Summer

Crescent Beach

Visit Crescent Beach to swim, play volleyball, build a sand castle or walk the beachfront pathway. The best beach access points are found on Beecher Street, Sullivan Street, and Target Street. At Sullivan Point, you will find spots to play beach volleyball and a large grassy area ideal for a blanket picnic. New for 2023, lifeguards will be at the beach at Sullivan Point from Saturday, June 24 to Monday, September 4. The area is guarded from 11:00am to 8:30pm.

Important Notes:

  • dogs are not allowed at Crescent Beach from May 15 to September 15 however they are allowed at Blackie Spit Park.
  • Crescent Beach has a new beach wheelchair with special thanks the Self-Advocates of Semiahmoo. 
  • An accessible wheelchair is available for loan from the lifeguard station in Sullivan Point Park between the hours of 11am and 7pm throughout the summer. 

Location: 12160 Beecher Street, Surrey BC

Surrey Crescent Beach
Surrey’s Crescent Beach Photo Discover Surrey / Ian Harland

Splash Around at Bear Creek Park

Bear Creek Park, next to the Surrey Arts Centre, features an outdoor pool and waterpark, a large playground, flower gardens, and the Bear Creek Miniature Train. It also features football and soccer fields, a running track, a fenced-in dog off-leash area, and a skatepark.

Location: 13750 88th Ave, Surrey BC

Visit Redwood Park’s Fairy Gardens

Boasting a large forest of exotic trees, over 5 kilometres of scenic nature trails, a wheelchair-accessible playground, and several rustic picnic shelters, Redwood Park has something for everyone to enjoy. Its hidden gem however, is the fairy houses that have been left in the forest below the canopy of unique trees.

Location: 17900 20 Ave, Surrey BC

White Rock Beach

White Rock’s beaches offer something for everyone! With 8 km of sand and shallows you’re sure to find a perfect spot to enjoy the ocean. White Rock Beach is divided into “East Beach” and “West Beach”, separated by a rise in the shoreline that the locals call “the hump”.

West Beach is home to White Rock’s famous pier, where it’s not uncommon to see people jumping into the deep, warm waters below, or dropping a line to try their luck at crabbing. A quick seaside walk takes you over the hump to East Beach, which tends to be a little quieter and appeals to families looking to spend a relaxing day at the beach building sandcastles, walking the beach at low-tide, and enjoying picnic lunches.

Explore the Growing Local Wineries

British Columbia is known for its wine country. But a great wine tour and tasting often means a road trip of sorts for those in the Metro-Vancouver area. However, more and more local wineries have been popping up in Metro Vancouver. Here are the wineries located in Surrey.

Vinoscenti Vinyards – 15560 Colebrook Road, Surrey

Cavallo Winery – 19288 22nd Ave, Surrey

Storehouse Winery – 8484 162nd St, Surrey

1st Row Estate Winery – 2762 190th St, Surrey

While you are nearby, there are several wineries in South Langley that offer tasting rooms as well!

Get some Local Honey at the Honeybee Centre

Surrey’s own Honeybee Centre acts as a fun and exciting hub for honeybee education. They host school groups and offer beekeeping courses, as well as having a retail location! From humble beginnings, the Honeybee Centre is a commercial honey farm, country store, educational facility, CFIA registered packing facility, visitor attraction, and so much more.

Location: 7480 176th St, Surrey BC

Hours: Monday-Friday: 10AM-6PM Sat-Sun: 10AM-6PM

Website: https://www.honeybeecentre.com/

Brownsville Bar Park

Walk along the banks of the Fraser River at Brownsville Bar Park in North Surrey. It one of the few locations on the Fraser River with a sandy beach.

Location: 11931 Old Yale Road, Surrey BC

Surrey - Brownsville Bar Park
Brownsville Bar Park Photo Courtesy: Ian Harland Discover Surrey

Enjoy a Pint at Central City Brewers

Since 2003, Central City has been enjoying brewing some of the finest craft beers in North America. It is most well known for its Red Racer beer. Today it offers a variety of craft beverages including specialty beers, ciders, and both brown and white spirits. It has a food truck on site!

Location: 11411 Bridgeview Dr, Surrey

Hours: 11am – 9pm

Walk in Tynehead Regional Park

Tynehead Regional Park is a popular park for cycling, picnics, dog walking, or exploring the upper Serpentine River. The area features two sides, the east side called the Serpentine Hills has a perimeter bike trail and the west side has hiking trails and the Serpentine Hatchery. The Serpentine Trail is a popular walk in the park.

Location: 16689 96 Ave, Surrey

Surrey - Tynehead Park
Tynehead Park photo credit Ian Harland / Discover Surrey

Swim at Port Kells Pool

Port Kells is just one of Surrey’s outdoor swimming pools. Port Kells Outdoor Pool opens on June 24, 2023

2023 Hours: Monday to Friday: 1:00–2:30pm, 3:00–4:30pm & 6:00–7:30pm Saturday & Sunday: 1:30–3:00pm & 3:30–5:00pm Saturday: 5:30–7:00pm

Location: 19340 – 88 Avenue Surrey

Look for Wildlife at Surrey Lake Park

Surrey Lake Park is a scenic natural area featuring a large, human-made lake. It has a 1.5 kilometers long nature trail. Surrey Lake Park has lake, wetland, meadow, and forest habitats making it a haven for many animals.

Location: 7500 152 St, Surrey

Explore Historic Stewart Farm

Sitting like an antique jewel on the banks of the Nicomekl River, the Historic Stewart Farm is as close as you can get to experience the life of Surrey’s pioneers in 1894-1910. This is the only completely intact farm unit from the late 19th century remaining in Surrey.

Location: 13723 Crescent Rd, Surrey

Take the Ferry to Barnston Island

Barnston Island is located between Surrey and Pitt Meadows. It is only accessible by a free barge, which runs just whenever you arrive. Ferries run from about 6 am until late at night. This is a great place for city people wanting to get into the country and the perfect place to ride on a quiet and flat road. It is about 10 km to bike around the island. There are no amenities on the island.

Location: Barnston Island Ferry is located off Highway 17 and 104th. You can get the exact location on Google Maps here.

Surrey - Barnston Island Ferry
Barnston Island Ferry takes passengers from Surrey to the Island. Photo credit Ian Harland / Discover Surrey

Hit a Round of Golf

Surrey has several golf courses to enjoy in the summer. Check out one of the 8 courses in Surrey below!

Guildford Golf and Country Club – 7929 152 Street
Hazelmere Golf and Tennis Club – 18150 8 Avenue
Morgan Creek Golf Course – 3500 Morgan Creek Way
Northview Golf and Country Club – 6857 168 Street
Peace Portal Golf Course – 16900 4 Avenue
Surrey Golf Course – 7700 168 Street
Eaglequest Golf – 7778 152 Street
Nico-Wynd Golf Course – 3601 Nico Wynd Drive

Port Kells Nurseries

Get some gardening inspiration at Port Kells Nurseries. It is one of the largest bedding plant and hanging basket suppliers in the Fraser Valley. They offer an assortment of perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, shrubs, trees, hedging cedars, and water plants. they even do bulk deliveries of dirt and mulch etc. Port Kells Nurseries is a popular place in the Fraser Valley to visit in October as well when it is decorated for the festive fall and Halloween season!

Location: 18730 88th Ave, Surrey

Explore Surrey Nature Centre

Nestled beside Green Timbers Urban Forest, the Surrey Nature Centre is a place for kids and adults to explore nature in Surrey. To add to your fun, pick up an activity backpack or fishing rod from the front desk

Location: 14225 Green Timbers Way, Surrey

Hours: Monday–Friday 8:30am–4:00pm Saturday 9:00am–4:00pm

Shop at Morgan Crossing

Looking for a little retail therapy? Morgan Crossing offers plenty of shopping. A personal favorite is Crush Clothing. You can also find bookstores, popular clothing retailers such as Lululemon, and lots of shoe retailers!

Location: 24th Ave at 160th St, Surrey

Shop for Indian Outfits and More

Surrey’s diverse population means there are plenty of ethnic shops that have been built around these communities. If you want to check out local Indian outfits, you can visit these shops.

WellGroomed Designs Inc – 8128 128 Street, Surrey
Crossover Bollywood Se – 8138 128 Street, Surrey
Frontier Cloth House – 8140 120 Street, Surrey
Natasha Boutique – 8132 128 Street, Surrey
Ghungat Fashion – 8166 128 Street, Surrey

Events in Surrey in the Summer:

  • Cloverdale Rodeo (Every Victoria Day Long Weekend in May)
  • Canada Day Celebrations (July 1)
  • Fusion Fest (July)
  • Russel and Roots Concert Series (July 29 and Aug 12)

Cloverdale Market Days

Cloverdale 2023 markets take place on: May 27, June 24, July 29, Aug 26 and Sep 16.

Hours: 10 am to 3 pm

Location: Cloverdale Fair Grounds

More Summertime Activities around BC: Tsawassen in summer, Whistler in summer, Vancouver in summer, Victoria in August.

Places to Stay in Surrey

Best Western King George Inn & Suites
8033 King George Blvd, Surrey

Best Western Peace Arch
2293 King George Boulevard, Surrey

Civic Hotel, Autograph Collection
13475 Central Avenue, Surrey

Comfort Inn & Suites
8255 166 Street, Surrey

Days Inn Surrey
13373 King George Boulevard

Four Points by Sheraton Surrey
10410 158 Street, Surrey

Hampton Inn & Suites Langley/Surrey
19500 Langley Bypass, Surrey

Holiday Inn & Suites Surrey East – Cloverdale
17530 64 Avenue, Surrey

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Surrey
15808 104 Avenue, Surrey

Pacific Inn
1160 King George Boulevard, White Rock

Ramada Inn Surrey/Langley
19225 Highway 10, Surrey

Sandman Suites Guildford
10608 151A Street, Surrey

Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel
15269 104 Avenue, Surrey

Cover Photo Credit: Ian Harland / Discover Surrey

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