Culture & Lifestyle

Experience Surrey, BC's Diverse, Exciting, and Active Lifestyle

Trek through our coastal forest trails, live life to the fullest at our many events & festivals and enjoy the mountain air at over 570 active and passive parks and 207 natural-area-only parks. Surrey is alive with events, festivals, galleries and culture!

Surrey BC is a relatively more affordable place to live in Metro Vancouver 

The cost of living in Surrey BC is significantly lower than it is in Vancouver. Surrey is one of the most affordable cities in the lower mainland region when it comes to home ownership, rent, and groceries. 

Cost of Living Comparison  





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Sources: Zolo, 2022; Zumper, 2022; Fee surveys from Metro Vancouver Child Care Resource and Referral Centres; and Statistics Canada Vancouver Survey of Household Spending

Afghan Kitchen Food

Surrey BC is a foodie’s heaven with endless dining options for all tastes

With over 150 ethnic origins represented in Surrey, explore a wide selection of authentic and delicious cuisines from around the world.

Surrey's Foodie Guide