Forming a vital chunk of the Metro Vancouver Area, Surrey refuses to be overshadowed by its larger neighbors and is well worth visiting in its own right. A visit to Historic Stewart Farm, one of the city's most popular attractions, reveals Surrey’s rich agricultural heritage—a heritage maintained through today, with over 35% of the city classified as Agricultural Land Reserve. Surrey is also equipped with urban comforts, including museums, annual festivals, and a thriving art scene on display at Surrey Art Gallery or in the wealth of public art around the city. Coastal walks along Crescent Beach make for a great summer activity, while Surrey's vast network of bike trails cater to the more active adventurer.
Surrey has a vibrant culinary culture reflecting the mix of ethnicities in the city’s population. Stop by the Morgan Heights district for some of the region's best Middle-Eastern and South-East Asian flavors. For wine enthusiasts, Vinoscenti Vineyards in the city's green belt is a must-visit location.
With Vancouver across the Fraser River to the North and the U.S. border to the South, Surrey is well-placed for national and international transport links. Bus, rail, and ferry networks provide regional transit while three nearby international airports serve those traveling further afield.