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SURREY BC - ACTIVITIES & THINGS TO DO
Surrey - Recreation - Activities - Things to Do

Arts:

surrey arts centreSurrey Arts Centre - Explore and experience the visual and performing arts in stunning surroundings. Music and dance performances as well as professional and community theatre productions are presented in the Main Stage and Studio Theatre. Changing exhibitions of contemporary art are featured in the Surrey Art Gallery, Tech Lab and the lobby. The Gift Shop offers unique and finely crafted original artworks by various local artists.Permanent art on display includes "Out of Thin Air" by Alan Storey, a series of large copper panels that reveal words and symbols in frost. We're located in beautiful Bear Creek Park where parking is free. The facility is wheelchair accessible. Surrey Little Theatre - Surrey Little Theatre always welcomes new members. Whether you like being on stage or off, our community theatre provides opportunities to fit almost anyone's interests. Some areas where people can become involved are: Acting, directing, producing, stage management, costumes, lighting, sound, set design, set construction, set decoration, front of house, concession, reservation management, play reading, props, building maintenance, promotions and publicity.

Parks and Nature Areas - Walks - Cycling

bear creek trainBear Creek Park Train - Bear Creek Park - Open 365 days a year from 10:00am each day. Located in Bear Creek Park this attraction offers fun and adventure for the whole family. Bear Creek Park is one of the most all-encompassing parks out there. It truly has something for everyone, and is all-season. Of most interest to kids are the Bear Creek Park Train, the playground and the summer pool and spraypark. The Bear Creek Park Train is a miniature train that snakes through the woods for around 8 minutes. There's lots of seating and regular departures, so it's unlikely you'll have to wait long for a ride. And, if the wait is long, there's plenty of other things to do while a lucky adult can wait in line! The train operates year-round as it is covered.

crescent beachCrescent Beach/Blackie Spit - For a little tranquility and quaint beach village atmosphere take a relaxing stroll down the graveled walkways of Crescent Beach. Go for a swim in the warm waters of the protected swimming area or build sandcastles on the sandy beach. Wander through the charming stores and enjoy the varied restaurants along the main strip. Next to the beach area is Blackies Spit, one of the best bird watching areas in Canada with almost 200 species of birds recorded over the different seasons. The sandy spit, surrounded by tidal marsh and Eelgrass beds, is an important stop for migrating and wintering waterfowl and shorebirds as they make their way up and down the coastline of North and South America. Fall migrants start arriving in late August and September, with spring migrants arriving in mid-March and gone by the end of May. The park is managed as a wildlife conservation area and habitat enhancement activities are ongoing throughout the park. The sand bars are a favourite resting place for Harbour Seals and their pups.

darts hill parkDarts Hill Garden Park is a rare jewel within Surrey. Given to the city in trust by Edwin and Francisca Darts, this garden estate features thousands of species and varieties of plants from around the world. What began as the work of two individuals to create orchards and flower gardens grew into the creation of a unique plants man's garden, arising from a bountiful array of horticultural expertise and a profound love of plants. The garden is internationally renowned and visited by interested keen amateur gardeners and professional horticulturists from around the world. Elgin Heritage Park - Elgin Park is the setting for the Historic Stewart Farm with its historic Pole Barn, Bunkhouse and Hooser Weaver Centre. The park has been left to mature in its natural state and includes nature conservation areas, Ward's Marina and a network of accessible trails. Modern conveniences include washrooms and picnic areas. rainforest refugeRainforest Reptile Refuge - is one of Surrey's most unique attractions to visit, and is a sure hits with kids and adults alike. The refuge was established as a shelter for abused or unwanted reptiles and amphibians, and is now home to some of the Lower Mainland's most exotic creatures. You can view nearly 400 animals including snakes, crocodiles, spiders, frogs, lizards, turtles and more. The Refuge is run by the Rainforest Reptile Refuge Society, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public and raising awareness about these exotic, often misunderstood, animals. eaglesSerpentine Fen - The Serpentine Wildlife Area (SWA) better known as the Serpentine Fen and managed by Ducks Unlimited,is an excellent area to observe a wide range of wildlife species year round and is located in one of Canada's most densely populated wintering areas for waterfowl, raptors and shorebirds. The Fen includes many different types of habitat in its 150 acres, and is home to more than 130 different bird species.The extensive freshwater marshes and the small tidal brackish water marsh are important to wildlife populations. September and October is the busiest birding season and in the winter months, many birds shelter in the Fen where there is open water and a good natural food supply. The wildlife and habitats of SWA can be experienced via the network of designated public trails( round trip 3.5 km), some with dense hedgerows. There are three covered viewing towers. A covered picnic shelter is located off 44th Avenue. In addition to mammals, amphibians, reptiles, insects and fish, 175 bird species have been recorded. Some common sights are: the Great Blue Heron, Cormorants, Waterfowl, Owls, Hawks and Eagles, Shorebirds, Songbirds, Muskrats, Coyotes, Harbour Seals, and Frogs.Don't forget to wear your boots; it can get quite soggy at times!

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Nightlife:

fraser downs Fraser Downs Racetrack & Casino - is one of the premier entertainment destinatons in the Greater Vancouver Region, featuring state of the art gaming facilties and standard bred horse races. The Casino offers 420 slot machines including Electronic Blackjack and Touch Bet Roulette, year round simulcasting of standard bred and thoroughbred racing from around the world and live horse racing that runs 10 months of the year. There is a sports bar, a completely remodelled clubhouse, buffet resturant and Pacers Bistro so you will never be hungry.

Recreation:

The Newton Recreation Centre offers fun and excitement for all ages. There are fun filled public swims offering games and activities run by friendly and enthusiastic staff. The Kahuna's Lagoona is a big water fortress complete with water blasters, slides, hoses and nozzles. There are two massive water slides, including the "Black Mamba", a dizzying trip through darkness. Of course, they also offer the biggest waves in town! The hot tub is open to all ages, and adults can enjoy the sizzling steam room. For a workout, try the fully equipped, new look cardio and weight rooms. There are also two cafeterias, a licensed lounge and a swimwear shop. So come on down and join the Big Kahuna today! softball citySoftball City - Softball City is a premier Sports and Entertainment complex consisting of four championship calibre diamonds, surrounding a 120 seat fully licensed restaurant with 200 seat outdoor patio. Softball City is nestled among 27 beautiful acres of park, in South Surrey. Tournaments, leagues, community events, and the 14th Annual Canada Cup International Women's FastPitch Tournament (June 30- July 8, 2007) and the 6th Annual International FastPitch Futures Tournament Junior Girls (July 2-July 8, 2007) at Cloverdale Athletic Park, are all in the line-up for next year. sports and leisureSurrey Sport and Leisure Complex - Aquatics & Fitness - Surrey's newest and largest aquatic facility. The Surrey Sport and Leisure Complex has something for everyone! The pool boasts a 52 metre competition pool with public swims and land space available throughout the day. The leisure pool comes equipped with a 160 ft water slide, spray water toys, and "Rip Tide Rapids". Relax in the 72 person swirl pool after working out in the 10,000 sq.ft fitness centre. The facility includes a wet steam room and a dry sauna on the main pool deck. The complex has all the latest cardio and weight machines readily available for your use. There are dry fitness and aquatic fitness classes for all levels of interest. When your leisure time calls for water and weights, look to the Surrey Sport and Leisure Complex.

 
 
 
 
   
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