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City Centre

City Centre skyline in 2016

About City Centre

Libraries: Visit the Surrey Libraries City Centre.

Formerly known as Whalley, this historic Surrey neighbourhood earned its original 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.

Today City Centre is a thriving urban centre, home to SFU Surrey, major shopping and recreational facilities, Surrey Memorial Hospital and destination parks including Green Timbers Urban Forest, Bear Creek Park and Holland Park.

City Centre is a culturally vibrant community, playing host to the Surrey Tree Lighting Festival, Surrey’s annual celebration of winter, and Fusion Festival, a 2-day multicultural event featuring music, food and culture. It is also home to the Surrey Arts Centre, a hub of local arts and cultural activity.

Surrey City Centre has been identified as the region’s second downtown. It is currently seeing the development of a burgeoning civic precinct, home to a new flagship library, city hall and performing arts centre. In recent years, Surrey City Centre has also been the focus of significant residential and commercial development. SkyTrain provides convenient access to downtown Vancouver and the rest of the region.

Heritage Sites in North Surrey

Discover heritage sites throughout North Surrey.

Kids in a daisy field.

North Surrey Recreation

Participate in your favourite activity through North Surrey Recreation.

Bear Creek in the Autumn

Parks in North Surrey

Explore parks and open spaces in North Surrey and City Centre.

Whalley Secondary Land Use Plans

Learn about the approved secondary land use plans in the Surrey community of Whalley.