a new centre for surrey
As one of the fastest growing cities in Canada, Surrey is projected to outgrow Vancouver within the next decade. Embracing this bold future, the Mayor's vision for Surrey City Centre is of a thriving social hub - a new downtown unlike any other.

the dream of a world-class city

In 2009, Mayor Dianne Watts outlined a bold vision to transform City Centre into one of the most innovative examples of city-building anywhere in the world – a vision that has since been made real through ambitious public projects and billions of dollars in private development.

With the number of issued business licences steadily increasing each year, Surrey's thriving local economy has inspired billions of dollars worth of office relocations, expansions and new ventures at City Centre. It has also been named BC's best place to invest for 3 years running.
With 43% of residents identifying a mother tongue other than English, Surrey's rich tapestry of cultures and beliefs land a sense of depth to the community. It is also home to the largest school district in BC with over 100,000 children, making it the preferred city of young families.
Between 2006 and 2011, Surrey's population exploded from 394,976 to 468,251 - and 18.6% change, compared to a national average of 5.9% and just 4.4% in Vancouver. This ranks Surrey among the fastest growing cities in Canada, and BC's largest city within the next 10 years.

Rethinking Surrey

Beyond its myriad public transit options, a large network of nature trails, green streets and corridors link Surrey City Centre to the beautiful gardens of Holland Park, the new 20,000-square-foot Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre and more than 100 acres of lush parkland overall.

Holland park
The 'Central Park' of Surrey, this 29-acre park is home to many beautiful gardens, children's play areas, gathering spaces and lively community events including outdoor movie nights and the Fusion Festival - Surrey's annual celebration of music, food and culture.
Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre
Built for the 2010 Winter Olympics, the Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre is now an award winning, multi-purpose community space for youth and families with many recreational opportunities, including a gymnasium and covered outdoor skate park.

The Future Made Real

From the unparalleled scale of development at City Plaza, to major expansions at Surrey Memorial Hospital and the new RCMP 'E' Division headquarters – over the last 7 years, a combination of public and private dollars has seen over $7 billion invested in Surrey City Centre alone.

Health Care Investments

Together with the adjacent Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre, Surrey Memorial Hospital's $800 million Emergency Department expansion, Critical Care Tower and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit represents the single largest health care investment ever made in BC.

RCMP E Division

The largest RCMP office in Canada, the recently completed 'E' Division headquarters is a $966 million, purpose-built facility unifying all operations in Metro Vancouver. Up to 2,700 staff work out of this state-of-the-art building in the heart of Surrey.