Guildford, British Columbia

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North facing view of Guildford on 152 Street
North facing view of Guildford on 152 Street
Guildford is located in Vancouver
Location of Guildford within Metro Vancouver
Coordinates: 49°11′N 122°48′W / 49.19°N 122.80°W / 49.19; -122.80Coordinates: 49°11′N 122°48′W / 49.19°N 122.80°W / 49.19; -122.80
ProvinceBritish Columbia
RegionLower Mainland
Regional DistrictMetro Vancouver
 • MayorDoug McCallum
 • MP (Fed.)Ken Hardie (Liberal)
Randeep Sarai (Liberal)
 • MLA (Prov.)Garry Begg (NDP)
 • Total60,745
Time zoneUTC−8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−7 (PDT)

Guildford is a town centre and neighbourhood of Surrey, British Columbia. It is known for its retail corridors along 104 Avenue and 152 Street. At the intersection of these two streets sits the 200-store Guildford Town Centre mall (also known as the Guildford Shopping Centre). The community is named after Guildford in Surrey, England.

Although Guildford is geographically large, the Guildford "area" is locally considered to centre around the Guildford Town Centre mall and its surrounding blocks. A notable landmark in Guildford is the 86-metre (282 ft) tall flagpole, which had been located at the Expo 86 fairgrounds, and was then the record holder for world's tallest flagpole.[2] It is also home to the Guildford Recreation Centre, which is owned and operated by the City of Surrey to serve the recreational needs of local residents.

As of the 2016 census, the population of Guildford is 60,745.[1]


Guildford Recreation Centre

Guildford occupies the northeastern corner of the city of Surrey with its northern border the shores of the Fraser River, its western border extending to roughly 144th Street and the east adjoining the city of Langley at 196th Street. Its southern borders with the neighbourhood of Fleetwood extends roughly to 96th Avenue while its southern border with the neighbourhood of Cloverdale extends to roughly 84th and 80th Avenue.


Ethnic groups in Guildford (2016)[1] %
Ethnic group European 39%
Chinese 16%
South Asian 12%
Filipino 11%
Aboriginal 3%
Other 19%
Total % 100%
Languages spoken in Guildford (2016)[1] %
Language English 65%
Mandarin 10%
Tagalog 4%
Korean 4%
Punjabi 3%
Other 14%
Total % 100%

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Guildford Neighbourhood Profile" (PDF). City of Surrey. Retrieved January 27, 2019.
  2. ^ The History of Metropolitan Vancouver - 1987 Chronology

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