Surrey is a big city, and it’s getting even bigger.
It’s no wonder that there are so many things to do in such a vibrant place, and it seems that Surrey is giving Vancouver a run for their money; not just in population, but in exciting entertainment, restaurants, and events throughout the year.
Make sure to check out a few of these must-do Surrey things the next time you’re at that end of the SkyTrain line.
Bad Axe Throwing in Surrey allows visitors to try their hand in throwing an axe through the air. A truly unique way to spend an evening in Surrey. It’s not as easy as those lumberjacks at the PNE make it look!
- Where: 8132 130 St #109, Surrey
Try out the Sky Zone Surrey Trampoline Park to really feel what it’s like to float through the air. The park offers slamball, dodgeball, or just freestyle jumping for anyone who wants to really get off their feet.
- Where: 11125 124th St, Unit 100-A, Surrey
Try out the latest technology at the Gobo Virtual Reality Hub. Rent out a room with friends and experience a variety of different virtual activities, some of which can even be done in multiplayer mode (so you’re not the only one flailing your arms around looking silly to everyone in boring, regular reality).
Where: 2551 Guildford Town Centre, Surrey
A paintball welt is something of a right of passage, along with the thrill of peeking through bushes, running across the terrain, and squinting through fogged up goggles. A great way to spend a sunny day this summer, just make sure you’re alright with getting a bit dirty.
- Where: 19022 16 Ave, Surrey
Vancouver isn’t the only place to find a fresh pint in the Lower Mainland. Surrey is also home to a few breweries, including Central City Brewers, who have been operating since 2003. A cool beer on a summer day is a definite must-try if you’re in the area.
- Where: 11411 Bridgeview Dr, Surrey
Beer isn’t the only booze being served up in Surrey, as River Bend Winery has been creating delicious wines since 2005. The winery has a tasting room and gift shop for those looking to sample a glass, and they are open Tuesday to Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm.
- Where: 15560 Colebrook Rd, Surrey
Everyone should attempt a jailbreak at least once in their life, right? There’s no need to climb fences or knock out any guards at Exit Surrey, however, but you will need your wits about you to figure out the clues and puzzles leading to your escape.
- Where: 15345 BC-10 #106, Surrey
If it is on your bucket list to catch a massive fish, you’ve got to check out Rod Tuggerz Fishing Adventures. They take Fishers out for tours onto the Fraser River in search of the big one, and you will usually end up with a great story and a memorable catch.
Surrey is the place to celebrate Canada Day, and there’s no better year to do it than on Canada’s 150th anniversary. Admission is free to enjoy the activities, concert (Hedley is performing), and fireworks to celebrate our great country.
- Where: Cloverdale Millennium Amphitheatre Park, 17728 64 Ave, Surrey
- When: July 1
Rugged Maniac is coming to Metro Vancouver this summer, giving you the opportunity to jump over fire, slide down waterslides, and bounce of trampolines throughout their mud covered obstacle course. The run is only one part of the day; you will also take part in beach volleyball, ride a mechanical bull, and—get this—participate in a pie-eating contest after the run. If this isn’t bucket list-worthy, I don’t know what is.
- Where: Cloverdale Fairgrounds, 6050A-176th Street, Surrey
- When: July 15