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Surrey Doors Open

Surrey Doors Open is a one day event for organizations to invite community members to “discover the story behind every door”. This free event offers fun activities for all ages, behind-the-scenes guided tours, entertainment, fun contests, prizes and more! Almost 5,000 visitors attended last year.

Surrey Doors Open will be on Saturday June 9, 2018 from 11am to 4pm.

Download and print the Surrey Doors Open 2018 Event Guide.


Check out the different contests you can participate in during Surrey Doors Open.

1. Surrey Doors Open Giveaway Contest

Let us know which venue(s) you are most excited to visit at this year's Surrey Doors Open! Posts must be submitted via Surrey Doors Open Facebook Event Page, @CityofSurrey Twitter account and @thecityofsurrey instragram account.

Contest begins 10am on May 11, 2018 till 11:59pm on May 18, 2018.

Review the full contest details.

2. Capture our City Photo Contest

Post your Surrey Doors Open photos and share your unique stories and experiences on Instagram or Twitter for a chance to win great prizes using #SurreyDoorsOpen or email your photos to Submissions will be accepted from 11am Saturday June 9, 2018 until 4:59pm on Friday June 15, 2018. Winners will be accounted on Tuesday, June 19, 2018.

Review the full contest details.

3. Tell Us What You Think Contest

Did you have a fun filled day at Surrey Doors Open this year? Let us know all about your experience by entering our Survey Contest. Fill out a short questionnaire about your experience at Doors Open venues; you will be automatically entered to win a great prize!

Contest begins 11am on June 9, 2018 till 3:59pm on June 12, 2018.

Review the full contest details.

2018 Participating Venues

Explore 30 different venues opening their doors for Surrey Doors Open 2018. All activities are free during the event. Some venues may offer additional experiences or goods for a fee.

Cloverdale Venues

A&T Equestrian, Cloverdale Library, Fraser Valley Heritage Railway, Harness Racing BC, Honeybee Centre, Surrey Animal Resource Centre, Surrey Archives, Surrey Fire Service Hall No.8, and BC Vintage Truck Museum.

Newton Venues

Surrey Amateur Radio Training & Operations Centre and Surrey Operations Centre.

South Surrey Venues

Historic Stewart Farms, Semiahmoo Arts and South Surrey Operations Centre

Whalley Venues

Bear Creek Park Train & Mini Golf, Central City Brewers & Distillers, Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre, City Centre Library, City Parkway Studios, Di Reggae Cafe, Forsyth Park, Health & Technology District, Maranatha Canadian Reformed Church, Sprite Multimedia, St.Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, Surrey Biofuel Facility, Surrey City Hall, Surrey Nature Centre, Ukrainian Orthodox Church of St.Mary and Viva Care Medical Clinic.


Visit Surrey Doors Open venues on your own, or enjoy the free Hop-On, Hop-Off Shuttle Bus at designated venues in Cloverdale. Services start at 11am and ends at 4pm.

Shuttle Guidelines

Free shuttle buses will be running approximately every 45 minutes from the Hop-On, Hop-Off Zone in Cloverdale. Please note that our shuttles cannot accommodate booster seats or car seats for children.

Hop-On, Hop-Off Shuttle Bus Zone will start at 56A Avenue and 176A Street and shuttle between:

  • Surrey's Heritage Railway
  • Surrey Animal Resource Centre

Venues within walking distance of the Hop-On, Hop-Off Zone

  • Cloverdale Library
  • Surrey Archives
  • Surrey Fire Service Hall No.8


Thank you to all of our sponsors: Pulse 107.7, CFOX, 93.7 JRfm, 102.7 Modern Rock, 103.5 QMFM, Indo-Canadian Tiems, 94.5 Virgin Radio, Miss 604, Ming Pao Daily News, RED

History of Doors Open

Surrey Doors Open inspiration stems from origins in France where the first Doors Open (La Journee Portes Ouvertes) took place in 1984. The idea soon began to spread to neighbouring countries and has since expanded around the globe.

If you have any questions, or require further information please email