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Heritage Conservation

Thomas Joseph Brown House, part of Surrey's Heritage Register.

Heritage is what we inherit from the past, value in the present, and plan to preserve for the future in Surrey.

Our historic roots stem from the influence of First Nations people and later settlers that harvested the trees, farmed the fertile soils, and established communities.

Efforts to conserve our heritage through City initiative date back to the 1970s when the first heritage site, the Semiahmoo Trail, was designated by Council. The City's Heritage Advisory Commission came into being in 1976, our Community Heritage Register was established in 1997, and we developed our Heritage Management Plan in 2000. In 2010, we undertook a strategic review of the our heritage policies, practices and resources which resulted in a renewed vision for Surrey's heritage program.

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Heritage Register & Protected Sites

Explore over 200 built, natural and cultural heritage properties and features in Surrey.

Looking down a tree-canoped Semiahmoo Trail.

Protecting Your Heritage Property

Learn how you can protect your heritage property.

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Heritage Plans, Strategies & Guidelines

Access Surrey's heritage planning policy documents, guidelines, and other publications.

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Heritage in the City Award

The Heritage in the City award recognizes contributions to built, natural and cultural heritage.


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