Long Distance Moving within Canada - Surrey
Englishman H. J. Brewer looked across the Fraser River from New Westminster and the land reminded him of his native home Surrey, England and so the community of Surrey began. Surrey grew slowly in the beginning, with only a double span bridge across the Fraser (1904) providing the only access to New Westminster and Vancouver. With the opening of the Pattullo Bridge, built in 1937 along with railways and roads, steady industrial and commercial growth occurred, which was furthered by an influx of people from the drought-stricken Prairies in the 1930s.
Political unrest led to the recession in 1957 of Ward 7, which broke away and became the municipality of White Rock. In 1960, the opening of the Port Mann Bridge and subsequent freeway development brought further growth and change.
Today, Surrey can boast of its’ major highways, deep sea docks and international airport all of which make Surrey an easy access for local, national and international markets. The Skytrain Rapid Transit System travels to Vancouver, making it a quick 35 minute ride.
The City of Surrey is an amalgamation of the following communities, Cloverdale, Fleetwood, Whalley, Guildford, Newton and South Surrey. Surrey is situated in the Greater Vancouver Regional District, on the Canada/US border, beside the Fraser River.
Highways #1, (Trans-Canada Highway), #99 and #91, all access Surrey.
Surrey has a population of approximately 394,976.
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Surrey has an average July temperature of 18.3°C and an average January temperature of 3.7°C. The average annual precipitation is 1354 mm.
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For information regarding curriculum and enrolment procedures, please contact:
School District #36 -Surrey
Conseil Scolaire Francophone de la Colombie-Britannique (School District 93)
For information on the Roman Catholic Separate Schools, please contact:
Catholic Independent Schools of the Vancouver Archdiocese
Additional educational institutes:
Kwantlen University College
Simon Fraser University
Surrey Memorial Hospital
13750 - 96 Ave.
Culture & Recreation
Surrey Public Library
Surrey Sport and Leisure Complex
Newton Recreation Centre
South Surrey Recreation Centre & Arena
North Surrey Recreation Centre & Arena
For information about upcoming events in Surrey, visit:
Culture & Recreation
Northview Golf & Country Club
Morgan Creek Golf Course
Surrey Golf Club
Peace Portal Golf Course
Surrey Urban Farmers Market
Surrey Art Centre
Bear Creek Park
To find a grocery store in the Surrey area, visit:
Save on Foods
Natural & Organic Grocery
T & T Supermarket
Call at 1-888-708-7700 to order the following brochures:
Protecting your goods in transit
Handling dangerous goods
Do-it-yourself packing guide