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SURREY, BRITISH COLUMBIA

As Surrey Movers movers, Ferguson Moving and Storage is committed to giving you the best information for helping you move to or within Surrey.

We hope you will find the following information useful.

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.

The average summer temperature for Surrey is 22°C and the average winter temperature is 5°C. The
average annual rainfall amounts to 1,050 mm.

Surrey has a population of approximately 394,976.

YESTERDAY AND TODAY

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.

ATTRACTIONS

Surrey Museum – Explore and trace the history of Surrey and the surrounding area.
Surrey Art Centre – View community and professional performances in the two threatres. Visit the
gallery viewing contemporary art exhibits.

Annual Events – Surrey is host to numerous annual festivities including the Children’s Festival in
May, Fusion Fest and Canada Day Celebrations in July and Winterfest in February.

Surrey Urban Farmers Market – Held during the months from June-September, on Wednesdays from
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Vendors include fresh produce, baked goods, honey, flowers and crafts.

Bear Creek Park – A popular park that offers nature trails, field sports, a swimming pool and picnic
areas. An added feature is Bear Creek Garden, beautifully manicured gardens surrounded by seasonal
growth.
Crescent Beach – The beach area offers a sandy beach ideal for swimming and unique shops and
restaurants.

MEDIA

One of the best ways to learn about your new community is to subscribe to the local newspaper. Many
publishers will mail their newspaper to you, even before you move. For more information, contact:
“The Leader”
#200, 5450 – 152nd St.
Surrey, BC
V3S 5J9
(604) 575-2744
“Surrey Now”
#201, 7889 – 132 St.
Surrey, BC
V3W 4N2
(604) 572-0064
www.thenownewspaper.com

MEDICAL SERVICES

A list of names and addresses of physicians currently accepting new patients is available from:
Surrey Memorial Hospital
13750 – 96 Ave.
Surrey, BC
V3V 1Z2
(604) 581-2211

EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBERS

*Please confirm these emergency numbers when you arrive in your new community.
AMBULANCE …………………………………………… 911
FIRE ………………………………………………………….. 911
POLICE …………………………………………………….. 911

PUBLIC SERVICES

Cable TV: Shaw Cable ……………………………………………………………. (604) 629-8888
Website ……………………………………………………………………. www.shaw.ca
Hydro: B.C. Hydro…………………………………………………………….. 1-800-224-9376
Website …………………………………………………………….. www.bchydrocom
Gas: Terasen Gas …………………………………………………………… 1-888-224-2710
Website …………………………………………………………….. www.terasen.com
Water: Engineering Dept. …………………………………………………… (604) 575-9283
Utility Billing …………………………………………………………. (604) 591-4181
Telephone: Telus (outside BC) …………………………………………………. 1-888-811-2323
Telus (within BC) ……………………………………………………………. 310-2255
Website …………………………………………………………………. www.telus.com
Garbage/Recycling: General Inquiries ……………………………………………………. (604) 590-7289
The telephone area code for Surrey is 604.

RECREATION

For information about recreational programs in Surrey, please contact:
Parks, Recreation and Culture ……………………….. (604) 501-5050
Surrey Public Library …………………………………… (604) 598-7300
Surrey Sport and Leisure Complex ………………… (604) 501-5881
Newton Wave Pool ……………………………………… (604) 501-5044
South Surrey Pool/Arena ………………………………. (604) 502-6200
North Surrey Pool/Arena ………………………………. (604) 502-6300

OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION

The Chamber of Commerce is the best source of information about your new community. Many of these
groups have brochures and booklets full of local facts. Please contact:
Surrey Board of Trade
#101 – 14439 104 Ave.
Surrey, BC
V3R 1M1
(604) 581-7130
www.businessinsurrey.com

For other information on your new community, including brochures and area maps, contact:
City Clerk
14245 – 56 Ave.
Surrey, BC
V3X 3A2
(604) 591-4011
For more information about Surrey, visit their website at www.surrey.ca.

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