South Surrey

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South Surrey
Town centre of Surrey
152 Street in Uptown South Surrey
152 Street in Uptown South Surrey
South Surrey is located in Vancouver
South Surrey
South Surrey
Location of South Surrey within Metro Vancouver
Coordinates: 49°02′44″N 122°46′45″W / 49.0455°N 122.7792°W / 49.0455; -122.7792Coordinates: 49°02′44″N 122°46′45″W / 49.0455°N 122.7792°W / 49.0455; -122.7792
Country  Canada
Province  British Columbia
Region Lower Mainland
Regional District Metro Vancouver
City Surrey
Government
 • Mayor Linda Hepner
 • MP (Fed.) Gordon Hogg (Liberal)
 • MLA (Prov.) Stephanie Cadieux (Liberal)
Tracy Redies (Liberal)
Population (2016)[1]
 • Total 90,010
Time zone PST (UTC−8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC−7)

South Surrey is a town centre of Surrey, British Columbia, located on the Semiahmoo peninsula in the southern portion of the city of Surrey, sharing a border with the city of White Rock. Neighbourhoods of South Surrey include, Crescent Beach, Crescent Heights, Elgin, Chantrell Creek, Grandview Heights, Hazelmere, Ocean Park, and Sunnyside.

Demographics[edit]

South Surrey has senior population of 25,655, the largest concentration of citizens over the age of sixty then all of Surrey's town centres.[2].

At the time of the 2016 census, the total population of South Surrey was 104,051.[citation needed]

Education[edit]

Three public secondary schools serve the South Surrey town centre, Semiahmoo Secondary School, Earl Marriott Secondary School and Elgin Park Secondary School. Two private schools, White Rock Christian Academy and Southridge School also serve the region.

A fourth secondary school, Grandview Heights Secondary School is planned to open by 2020.[3]

Transportation[edit]

Highways in South Surrey include Highway 99, Highway 15, Route 10, King George Boulevard.

Two major public transit exchanges serve South Surrey town centre, the South Surrey Park and Ride and White Rock Centre, the latter partially located within the city of White Rock. Bus routes in the region feed into Bridgeport SkyTrain station in Richmond, and King George and Surrey Central SkyTrain stations in Surrey's City Centre.

Sports and recreation[edit]

A pond located west of Semiahmoo Shopping Centre
Sunnyside Acres is a large urban forest in the region

South Surrey is home to the Surrey Eagles, a hockey team that plays in the BCHL. The Eagles play their home games at the South Surrey Athletic Park, where the South Surrey Arena is located. Scott Gomez, a former Eagle who has accrued over 700 career NHL points, enjoyed a highly productive campaign with the Surrey Eagles over the 1996-97 season.

Softball City, a major softball sporting complex is also located at the South Surrey Athletic Park.

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