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Surrey, British Columbia
Coat of arms of Surrey, British Columbia
Coat of arms
Location of Surrey
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Regional District Metro Vancouver
Incorporation 1879 (municipality status)
  1993 (city status)
Government
 - Mayor Dianne Watts
 - Governing body
 - MLAs leader_title3 = MPs
Area
 - Total 317.4 km² (122.5 sq mi)
Elevation 0-134 m (0-440 ft)
Population (2006)[1]
 - Total 394,976 (Ranked 12th )
 - Density 1,095.9/km² (2,838.4/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
Postal code span V3R–V3X, V4A, V4N, V4P
Website: City of Surrey - Homepage

Surrey is a Canadian city in the province of British Columbia that lies within the Metro Vancouver district, and geographically at the centre of the larger region known as the Lower Mainland of BC. It is the province's second-largest city by population after the city of Vancouver. Image File history File links Surrey-coa. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (846x701, 271 KB) Summary Location of Surrey, Greater Vancouver Area, British Columbia Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Surrey, British Columbia ... 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The six "town centres" comprising the City of Surrey are: Fleetwood, Whalley/City Centre, Guildford, Newton, Cloverdale, and South Surrey. Fleetwood Town Centre is a town centre of Surrey, British Columbia. ... Whalley/City Centre is a town centre of Surrey, British Columbia. ... Guildford Town Centre is a town centre of Surrey, British Columbia. ... Part of Newton Town Centre. ... Cloverdale, famously known as the filming location for Downtown Smallville. ... South Surrey is a town centre of Surrey, British Columbia. ...

Contents

History

Surrey was incorporated in 1879, and encompasses land formerly occupied by a number of Coast Salish speaking aboriginal groups. When Englishman H.J. Brewer looked across the Fraser River from New Westminster and saw a land reminiscent of his native County of Surrey in England, the settlement of Surrey was placed on the map. The area then comprised forests of Douglas-fir, fir, redcedar, hemlock, blackberry bushes, and cranberry bogs (strangley, very unlike the English county of Surrey). A portion of present-day Whalley (named after Harry Whalley, who owned and operated a gas bar at the bend in King George Highway at 108th, "Whalley's Corner") was used as a burial ground by the few remaining Kwantlen (or Qw’ontl’en) Nation.

The Peace Arch on the Canadian side is located in Surrey
The Peace Arch on the Canadian side is located in Surrey

Settlers arrived first in Cloverdale and parts of South Surrey, mostly to farm, fish, harvest oysters, or set up small stores. Once the Pattullo Bridge was erected in 1937, the way was open for Surrey to expand. In the post-war fifties, North Surrey's neighbourhoods filled with single family homes and Surrey (not yet a city) became a true bedroom community, absorbing commuters who worked in Burnaby or Vancouver. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2272x1704, 1306 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Peace Arch Peace Arch Provincial Park User:Buchanan-Hermit/photographs/surrey Metadata This file contains additional information, probably... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2272x1704, 1306 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Peace Arch Peace Arch Provincial Park User:Buchanan-Hermit/photographs/surrey Metadata This file contains additional information, probably...


In the 1980s and 1990s Surrey witnessed unprecedented growth, as people from different parts of Canada and other parts of the world, particularly Asia, began to make the municipality their home. Surrey is projected to surpass the city of Vancouver as the most populous city in B.C. by 2020.


Government and politics

Surrey is governed by an eight-member city council and a seven-member school board. The current mayor of Surrey is Dianne Watts. The last elections were held in November 2005. School District 36 Surrey operates schools in Surrey, White Rock, and Barnston Island, British Columbia. ... Dianne Watts is the mayor of Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, elected in 2005 as the citys first woman mayor[1]. She ran as an independent candidate, defeating incumbent Doug McCallum, who had been her political ally as recently as 2003[2]. When she announced her intent to challenge McCallum...


In the recent 2005 provincial elections, the New Democratic Party of British Columbia won four of Surrey's seats, all of them in the more urbanized north and centre of the city, while the BC Liberal Party won three seats in the more rural east and south. Popular vote map by riding. ... The New Democratic Party of British Columbia is a democratic socialist political party in British Columbia, Canada. ... The British Columbia Liberal Party (usually referred to as the BC Liberals) is the governing political party in British Columbia, Canada. ...


In the Canadian House of Commons (2006 elections), the Conservative Party of Canada holds two of Surrey's four seats, while the remaining two were split by the Liberal Party of Canada and the New Democratic Party (NDP). The NDP won the Surrey North riding previously held by the late independent Chuck Cadman. In May 2005, Cadman drew national attention to himself and his riding by casting the one vote that saved Prime Minister Paul Martin's Liberal minority government in a motion of confidence. Cadman's political involvement began with his wish to see reforms enacted on the Young Offenders Act, following the 1992 stabbing death of his 16-year-old son, Jesse Cadman, by another 16-year-old. Type Lower House Speaker Peter Milliken, Liberal since January 29, 2001 Leader of the Government in the House of Commons Peter Van Loan, Conservative since January 4, 2007 Opposition House Leader Ralph Goodale, Liberal since January 23, 2006 Members 308 Political groups Conservative Party Liberal Party Bloc Québécois... The Conservative Party of Canada (French: Parti conservateur du Canada), colloquially known as the Tories, is a conservative political party in Canada, formed by the merger of the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada in December 2003. ... The Liberal Party of Canada (French: ), colloquially known as the Grits (originally Clear Grits), is a Canadian federal political party. ... This article is about the Canadian political party. ... Surrey North is a Canadian federal riding in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. ... Chuck Cadman Charles Chuck Cadman, (February 21, 1948 – July 9, 2005) was a Canadian politician and Member of Parliament from 1997 to 2005, representing the riding of Surrey North in Surrey, British Columbia. ... For other uses, see Paul Martin (disambiguation). ... A Motion of Confidence is a motion of support proposed by a government in a parliament or other assembly of elected representatives to give members of parliament (or other such assembly) a chance to register their confidence in a government. ...


Transportation

Transportation overall has played a major role in the historical development of Surrey. What is more, due to the Canadian love affair with the automobile, this form of transportation continues to shape the character of the city.


The Semiahmoo Trail, which stretched from White Rock to North Surrey, was one of the first overland trails to bring settlers into the Fraser Valley. The first regular ferry service across the Fraser River was started in 1882 on the steam ferry K de K with the point of departure at Brownsville. The ferry landed on the Surrey side at the start of the Old Yale Road, which connected directly inland to Yale, and was a major Gold Rush trail.


The Canadian National Railway, BNSF Railway, and Southern Railway of British Columbia systems are still active and stretch across Surrey to eastern provinces and southward into the United States. The Canadian National Railway (CN; AAR reporting marks CN, CNA, CNIS) is a Canadian Class I railway operated by the Canadian National Railway Company headquartered in Montreal, Quebec. ... The BNSF Railway (AAR reporting marks BNSF), headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, is one of the four remaining transcontinental railroads and one of the largest railroad networks in North America (only one competitor, the Union Pacific Railroad, is larger in size). ... The British Columbia Electric Railway provided electricity to and operated public transportation in southwestern British Columbia from its establishment in the mid 1890s. ...


The Fraser Surrey Docks on the Fraser River service more than 400 deep sea vessels annually, over 2 million tons of cargo from around the world pass through the terminal. It is the largest facility of its kind on the west coast of North America. For other uses of this name see Fraser River (disambiguation). ...


Limited Public transport, provided by TransLink, connects some of Surrey's disparate centres to each other as well as to other Lower Mainland cities and municipalities. Surrey is also served by four stations of the Skytrain Expo Line, which operates at less than 5 minute intervals during most of the day and reaches downtown Vancouver within 35 minutes. Bangkok Skytrain. ... TransLink, officially known as the Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority, is a transportation organization that services transportation needs of the Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD) in British Columbia, Canada. ... The SkyTrain is a two-line urban mass transit system in Greater Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... The Expo Line is the oldest line in the SkyTrain rapid transit system in Greater Vancouver, Canada. ...


Vancouver International Airport, is 15 minutes from Surrey by driving. Vancouver Airport offers direct daily services to all over Canada, North America, Europe, and Asia. Vancouver International Airport (IATA: YVR, ICAO: CYVR) is located on Sea Island in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, about 15 kilometres from downtown Vancouver. ...


Demographics

As of 2001, the population of Surrey was approximately 340,825 (up from 304,477 in 1996), a 14.2% increase. In 2004, the City of Surrey estimated that the city's population officially reached approximately 400,000. Visible minorities account for 127,015 of Surrey's citizens, with around 184,000 of these being immigrants. According to the 2006 census, Surrey's population was 394,976 in June, 2006. [2]


Ethnic profile (from 2001 census)

Visible Minorities of Surrey in 2001.
Visible Minorities of Surrey in 2001.

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Religious profile

Source: Surrey Community Profile Statistics Canada. 2002. 2001 Community Profiles. Released June 27, 2002. Last modified: 2005-11-30. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 93F0053XIE.

Religions Sikhism Scriptures Guru Granth Sahib Languages English, Punjabi] A Sikh (English: or ; Punjabi: , , IPA: ) is an adherent to Sikhism. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ... There is also a collection of Hadith called Sahih Muslim A Muslim (Arabic: مسلم, Persian: Mosalman or Mosalmon Urdu: مسلمان, Turkish: Müslüman, Albanian: Mysliman, Bosnian: Musliman) is an adherent of the religion of Islam. ... Bhavna says there are 300 million gods in Hinduism. ... A replica of an ancient statue found among the ruins of a temple at Sarnath Buddhism is a philosophy based on the teachings of the Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama, a prince of the Shakyas, whose lifetime is traditionally given as 566 to 486 BCE. It had subsequently been accepted by... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination...

Events

Every summer, Surrey hosts the Canada Cup International Women's Fastpitch Tournament. It began in 1993 as an international women's fastpitch developmental tournament to help teams prepare for the Olympics by facing top calibre competition. Many teams now regard the Canada Cup as one of the premier tournaments in the world, and instrumental as they prepare for World Championship and Olympic competition. The event continues to be a fan favourite with gate attendance reaching over 93,000 for the 2004 nine-day tournament. The Canada Cup began in 1993 in South Surrey, British Columbia at the Softball City Complex. ... Soft ball is also a sugar stage Softball is a team sport popular around the world but especially in the United States. ... A tournament is a competition involving a relatively large number of competitors, all participating in a single sport or game. ... The Summer Olympic Games are an international multi-sport event held every four years, organised by the International Olympic Committee. ... A World Championship is any contest to determine the best in the world in a particular field. ...


Every year on April 13, the Sikh community celebrates Vaisakhi. The local Sikh community holds its annual Vaisakhi celebrations in the April long weekend, which often includes a nagar kirtan, or parade, in which over 200,000 people attend. [citation needed] The Khanda Vaisakhi (Punjabi: , , also known as Baisakhi) is a long established harvest festival in Punjab that also has religious significance for both Sikhs[1] and Hindus. ...


Once a year the Surrey town centre of Cloverdale hosts the Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds. Beginning in 1888, the event welcomes North America's top cowboys to Canada's third largest rodeo. It has become much more than a rodeo featuring 150 acres of family oriented entertainment including agricultural/horticultural exhibits, a western tradeshow, parade, community stages, and the Pacific Northwest Firefighter Combat Challenge. While many people choose to attend the rodeo, it is frequently criticized by animal welfare activists urging people not to. The activists allege that the animals used in the rodeo are terrorized into action when men and women shove electric prods into them, yank their tails, twist their ears and legs, cinch their genitals, and otherwise batter them. Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair logo Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair is an annual rodeo and fair located in the town of Cloverdale in Surrey, British Columbia. ... The Cloverdale Fairgrounds (also known as the Cloverdale Exhibition Grounds) are located in the town of Cloverdale in Surrey, British Columbia. ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... The classic vision of the American cowboy, as portrayed by Frederic Remington A cowboy (Spanish vaquero) tends cattle and horses on cattle ranches in North and South America. ... It has been suggested that History of rodeo be merged into this article or section. ...


The Surrey Eagles hockey team plays at the South Surrey Arena in Surrey. They are one of the seventeen teams in the regional British Columbia Junior Hockey League (BCJHL). The Eagles have won the BCJHL championship, Fred Page Cup, in 1997, 1998 and 2005. The Eagles have won the western championship, the Doyle Cup, in 1997 and 1998. The Eagles won the national championship, the Royal Bank Cup, in 1998. The BCJHL is the British Columbia chapter of the Canadian Junior A Hockey League. The (South) Surrey Eagles are a Tier II Junior A ice hockey team from Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... BCHL Emblem The British Columbia Hockey League is a tier II Junior A ice hockey league under Hockey Canada, a subsection of the Canadian Junior A Hockey League. ... Fred Page Cup The Fred Page Cup is a championship ice hockey trophy, won by tournament, conducted by the Canadian Junior A Hockey League. ... The Doyle Cup The Doyle Cup is a championship ice hockey trophy, won through a best-of-7 series, conducted by the Canadian Junior A Hockey League. ... The Royal Bank Cup is an annual ice hockey tournament held to determine the Canadian Junior A champion. ... CJAHL Emblem The Canadian Junior A Hockey League (CJAHL), an association of Canadian Junior A hockey leagues and teams, formed in November 1993, emerging from the Canada West Association of Junior A Hockey. ...


Surrey also hosted the Canadian national qualifying tournament in 2006, and sends a local team to compete for a spot in the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Penn. A Little League World Series game at Howard J. Lamade Stadium in South Williamsport. ...


Every October, since 1991, Surrey has been host to the Surrey International Writers' Conference. This event brings established writers, agents, editors and publishers from all over the world to the Surrey Sheraton Hotel. In contrast to other fan-based conferences the focus of this conference leans more towards the educational.


Education

Central City Tower, designed by architect Bing Thom. SFU Surrey currently occupies a portion of 'the podium' (the lower, rectangular portion)
Central City Tower, designed by architect Bing Thom. SFU Surrey currently occupies a portion of 'the podium' (the lower, rectangular portion)

Surrey is also home to the Surrey Campus of Simon Fraser University. The Newton town centre of Surrey hosts the main campus of the Kwantlen University College; with an expansion campus currently being built in Cloverdale. Surrey also has five campuses of Surrey College, a certificate- and diploma-granting technical school. Image File history File linksMetadata Sfusurrey. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Sfusurrey. ... Central City Shopping Centre (formerly known as Surrey Place Shopping Centre) is a shopping mall and office tower complex in Surrey, British Columbia. ... Simon Fraser University (SFU) is located on Burnaby Mountain in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, part of the metropolitan area of Vancouver, British Columbia. ... Kwantlen University College (usually abbreviated to Kwantlen) is a degree-granting undergraduate university college with four campuses located in the South Fraser region of British Columbia’s Lower Mainland. ...


The School District 36 Surrey oversees roughly 120 public elementary and secondary schools. It is the largest school district in all of British Columbia. There are currently 99 public elementary schools and 21 public high schools. There are also private schools such as Holy Cross Regional High School, Pacific Academy, Southridge School, Regent Christian Academy, and Surrey Christian. There are no public middle schools in Surrey, so an average elementary school goes from grades kindergarten through 7, and secondary school starts at grade 8 and continues through grade 12. There are currently 63,036 students who are in public and private schools. School District 36 Surrey operates schools in Surrey, White Rock, and Barnston Island, British Columbia. ... For other schools with similar names, see Holy Cross School. ... Pacific Academys high school campus. ... Southridge School is a K-12 independent coeducational school in south Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. ...


Geography and climate

Surrey's motto, "City of Parks" is derived from 5,400 acres (22 km²) of passive and active park land, 15 golf courses and driving ranges, including the Northview Golf & Country Club, home to the former Air Canada Championship. The city is characterized by a low population density urban sprawl, typical of western North America, which includes areas of residential housing, light industry and commercial centres and is prone to strip development and malls. Approximately 35% of the land is designated as agricultural, but constant pressure for growth continues to erode the edges of what was once a largely rural landscape. The Air Canada Championship was a golf tournament on the PGA Tour from 1996 to 2002. ... Urban sprawl (also: suburban sprawl) is the spreading out of a city and its suburbs over rural land at the fringe of an urban area. ...


Miscellaneous

Surrey is home to the world's first kabaddi-specific stadium. The sport is very popular in the Punjab region, and the stadium caters to the city's large Indian Sikh and Hindu population. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the geographical region. ... Religions Sikhism Scriptures Guru Granth Sahib Languages English, Punjabi] A Sikh (English: or ; Punjabi: , , IPA: ) is an adherent to Sikhism. ... Bhavna says there are 300 million gods in Hinduism. ...


Surrey has two sister cities. As of April 20, 1989 Kōtō, Japan became the sister city of Surrey. Kōtō is one of the wards of Metropolitan Tokyo. The other is, more fitingly, due to its rapid development and promotion of economic growth at all costs, the Special Economic Zone of the City of Zhuhai, bordering The Special Administrative Region of Macao, China. This article is about partnerships between towns distant from each other; see Twin cities for the different concept of physically neighbouring cities. ... is the 110th day of the year (111th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Kōtō (江東区; -ku) is a special ward located in Tokyo, Japan. ... The 23 special wards (特別区 tokubetsuku) are self-governing, special municipalities in the central and most populous part of Tokyo, Japan. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Zhuhai waterfront Zhuhai Campus of Zhongshan University Zhuhai (Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; lit. ...


Famous people from Surrey, B.C.

Harbhajan Mann // Harbhajan Mann is a Punjabi singer and actor. ...


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Jazzy B Jaswinder Singh Bains (born April 1, 1975), better known by his stage name Jazzy B, is an Indian Bhangra artist. ...


Scott Hannan (NHL player) Scott Hannan (born on January 23, 1979 in Richmond, British Columbia) is an NHL defenceman for the San Jose Sharks. ...



Adam Loewen (highest drafed canadian in the MLB draft and Pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles) Adam A. Loewen (born April 9, 1984 in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada) is a pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles. ...


Surrounding municipalities

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The Regional District of Central Okanagan (RDCO) is a regional district in the Canadian province of British Columbia, Canada. ... The Columbia-Shuswap Regional District is located in the heart of the southern interior region of British Columbia, on the Trans-Canada Highway between Vancouver and Calgary. ... YK NWT AB USA AK Capital Cariboo Cowichan GVRD Nanaimo Stikine The Comox-Strathcona Regional District of British Columbia, Canada, is on the eastern coast of Vancouver Island and part of the mainland north of the Sunshine Coast. ... YK NWT AB USA AK Capital Cariboo Cowichan GVRD Nanaimo Stikine The Cowichan Valley Regional District is a regional district in the Canadian province of British Columbia is on the southern part of Vancouver Island, bordered by the Nanaimo and Alberni-Clayoquot Regional Districts to the north and northwest, and... The Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) is a regional district in the Canadian province of British Columbia, Canada. ... YK NWT AB USA AK Capital Cariboo Cowichan GVRD Nanaimo Stikine The Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) is a regional district in British Columbia, Canada. ... Fraser-Fort George is a Regional District in British Columbia External links Regional District of Fraser-Fort George Webpage Categories: | ... Kitimat-Stikine is a Regional District in northwestern British Columbia, Canada. ... The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) is a regional district in the province of British Columbia, Canada. ... Motto: Building a sustainable region Location of Greater Vancouver Regional District in British Columbia Coordinates: , Country Province Region Lower Mainland Seat Burnaby Established 1967 Government [1]  - Board GVRD Board of Directors  - Chair Lois Jackson  - MPs List of MPs Don Bell Dawn Black Raymond Chan John Cummins Libby Davies Sukh Dhaliwal... Mount Waddington is a Regional District in British Columbia. ... The Regional District of Nanaimo is a regional local government located on the eastern coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. ... YK NWT AB USA AK Capital Cariboo Cowichan GVRD Nanaimo Stikine The Regional District of North Okanagan (NORD) is a regional district in the Canadian province of British Columbia, Canada. ... The Northern Rockies Regional District is a regional district in northeastern British Columbia, Canada. ... Okanagan-Similkameen is a Regional District in British Columbia External links Okanagan-Similkameen Regional District Webpage Categories: | ... The Peace River Regional District is a regional district in northeastern British Columbia, Canada. ... The Regional District of Powell River includes the District Municipality of Powell River and a number of unincorporated areas. ... Skeena-Queen Charlotte is a Regional District in British Columbia. ... Squamish-Lillooet is a regional district in British Columbia, Canada. ... YK NWT AB USA AK Capital Cariboo Cowichan GVRD Nanaimo Stikine Stikine Region (pronounced ) is the northwesternmost region in the Canadian province of British Columbia. ... The Sunshine Coast Regional District of British Columbia is located on the southern mainland coast, across the Jaun de Fuca Strait from Vancouver Island. ... Thompson Nicola is a region in the Canadian province of British Columbia. ... Partial skyline of Abbotsford as viewed from Mill Lake. ... “Kamloops” redirects here. ... Location of Kelowna within the Central Okanagan in British Columbia, Canada Country Province Regional District Central Okanagan Settled 1879 Incorporated 1905 Government  - Mayor Sharon Shepherd  - Governing body Kelowna City Council  - MP Ron Cannan  - MLAs Al Horning Sindi Hawkins Area  - City 283 km²  (109. ... There are several federal and provincial electoral districts with the name Nanaimo. ... These cutbanks on the Nechako River are Prince Georges signature natural landmark. ... For other uses, see Vancouver (disambiguation). ... This article is about the city of Victoria. ... “Burnaby” redirects here. ... This article is about Coquitlam, British Columbia. ... Delta is a district municipality in British Columbia, Canada. ... Mayor Kurt Alberts Councillors Charlie Fox Howie Vickberg Grant Ward Jordan Bateman Steve Ferguson Kim Richter Mel Kositsky Bob Long Population (2006) 93,726 [1] Area 316 square kilometres[2] Incorporation Date April 26, 1873 Member of Parliament Mark Warawa (Conservative) Member of the Legislative Assembly Mary Polak (BC Liberal... This article is about the District of North Vancouver. ... Richmond is an incorporated city on the Pacific coast of the Canadian province of British Columbia. ... // Introduction The District of Saanich is a municipality on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. ... Motto: non mangiamo i cervelli (Enriched by land and sea) Location of Campbell River, British Columbia Coordinates: , Country Canada Province British Columbia Region Comox-Strathcona Founded 1855 Incorporated 1947 Government  - Mayor Roger McDonell  - Governing body Campbell River Council Area  - City 143. ... Chilliwack is a Canadian city in the Province of British Columbia. ... Courtenay is a city on the east coast of Vancouver Island, in the province of British Columbia, Canada. ... Cranbrook, British Columbia ( ) is a city in southeast British Columbia, seat of the Regional District of East Kootenay. ... The City of Fort St. ... Langford is a city of 22,459 residents on southern Vancouver Island, within the province of British Columbia, Canada. ... Penticton ( ) is a city in south central British Columbia between Okanagan Lake and Skaha Lake (at one time known officially as Dog Lake). According to the 2001 census its population is 30,985 (41,574 in the greater area). ... Port Alberni is a city located in the province of British Columbia in Canada. ... , Salmon Arm is a city in the interior of the Canadian province of British Columbia that has a population of 16,466 as reported in the BC Stats (2004). ... Vernon is a city in the south central region of British Columbia called the Okanagan at the north end of Okanagan Lake and Kalamalka Lake. ... This is a list of communities in British Columbia, a province in Canada. ... Motto: Building a sustainable region Location of Greater Vancouver Regional District in British Columbia Coordinates: , Country Province Region Lower Mainland Seat Burnaby Established 1967 Government [1]  - Board GVRD Board of Directors  - Chair Lois Jackson  - MPs List of MPs Don Bell Dawn Black Raymond Chan John Cummins Libby Davies Sukh Dhaliwal... “Burnaby” redirects here. ... This article is about Coquitlam, British Columbia. ... Delta is a district municipality in British Columbia, Canada. ... Mayor Kurt Alberts Councillors Charlie Fox Howie Vickberg Grant Ward Jordan Bateman Steve Ferguson Kim Richter Mel Kositsky Bob Long Population (2006) 93,726 [1] Area 316 square kilometres[2] Incorporation Date April 26, 1873 Member of Parliament Mark Warawa (Conservative) Member of the Legislative Assembly Mary Polak (BC Liberal... Richmond is an incorporated city on the Pacific coast of the Canadian province of British Columbia. ... For other uses, see Vancouver (disambiguation). ... Motto: Rivers of bounty, Peaks of gold Location of Maple Ridge within the Greater Vancouver Regional District in British Columbia, Canada Country Province Regional District Greater Vancouver Incorporated 1874 Government  - Mayor Gord Robson Area  - Total 265. ... “New Westminster” redirects here. ... This article is about the District of North Vancouver. ... Port Coquitlam is a city in British Columbia, Canada. ... Anmore, British Columbia, is a small community in the Greater Vancouver Regional District, north of the city of Port Moody and along the shores of the Indian Arm. ... Categories: British Columbia communities | Stub ... For the island in Jervis Bay Territory on the southeast coast of Australia, see Bowen Island (Australia). ... Location of Langley in British Columbia Coordinates: , Country Province Region Lower Mainland Regional district Metro Vancouver Incorporated March 15, 1955 Government  - Governing body Langley City Council  - Mayor Peter Fassbender  - Councillors Jack Arnold Ted Schaffer Gayle Martin Terry Smith Sharla Mauger Teri James  - MP Mark Warawa (Cons. ... Lions Bay is located north of Vancouver, British Columbia, on Highway 99. ... This article is about the City of North Vancouver. ... Current Flag of Pitt Meadows Pitt Meadows is a City in southwestern British Columbia, Canada. ... Port Moody, British Columbia is a small city forming a crescent at the east end of Burrard Inlet in British Columbia, Canada, and part of the Greater Vancouver Regional District. ... West Vancouver is a district municipality in the province of British Columbia. ... White Rock sunset White Rock Beach with the famous pier With a population of 19,735, White Rock is located in the southwest corner of the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, Canada, forty-five kilometers from Vancouver and is flanked on the south by the Canada/US border and Blaine... Greater Vancouver Electoral Area A is a part of the Greater Vancouver Regional District in British Columbia. ... Location of Barnston Island. ... Passage Island is a small island near West Vancouver, British Columbia. ... Bowyer Island is a small island in Howe Sound. ... This article is about the unincorporated area west of Vancouver. ... Motto: Splendor sine occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor Steven Point Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 36 Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 5th Total 944... Cloverdale, famously known as the filming location for Downtown Smallville. ... Fleetwood Town Centre is a town centre of Surrey, British Columbia. ... Guildford Town Centre is a town centre of Surrey, British Columbia. ... Part of Newton Town Centre. ... South Surrey is a town centre of Surrey, British Columbia. ... Whalley/City Centre is a town centre of Surrey, British Columbia. ... Whalley/City Centre is a town centre of Surrey, British Columbia. ... The beach at Crescent Beach Crescent Beach is a community within South Surrey, British Columbia. ... Ocean Park is a neighbourhood of South Surrey, a town centre of Surrey, British Columbia. ... Semiahmoo First Nation is a Canadian Coast Salish community located on 312 acres of land just south of White Rock, British Columbia and near the Canada-United States boundary and Peace Arch Provincial Park. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Encyclopedia: Surrey, British Columbia (845 words)
Surrey is a Canadian city in the province of British Columbia.
Surrey, one of the fastest growing major cities in Canada, is strategically located at the crossroads of the Pacific Rim, Greater Vancouver and the United States.
Surrey is the second-largest city in British Columbia, with a population of approximately 365,000 and an area of 317 square kilometers, 5,400 acres of which is designated parkland and green space.
Surrey, British Columbia - definition of Surrey, British Columbia in Encyclopedia (645 words)
Comprised of forests of Douglas-fir, fir, redcedar and hemlock, and basically untouched, the tone of Surrey's future as the City of Parks was set.
Currently the second largest city in British Columbia, its rapidly expanding population means it will surpass the City of Vancouver's current population within 20 years.
As fast as Surrey is growing, it has also maintained its connection to its roots with approximately 35% of the land designated as agricultural and still being actively farmed today.
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