South Surrey

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South Surrey
152 Street in Uptown South Surrey
152 Street in Uptown South Surrey
South Surrey is located in Greater Vancouver Regional District
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
ProvinceBritish Columbia
RegionLower Mainland
Regional DistrictMetro Vancouver
 • MayorDoug McCallum
 • MP (Fed.)Kerry-Lynne Findlay (Conservative)
 • MLA (Prov.)Stephanie Cadieux (Liberal)
Tracy Redies (Liberal)
 • Total77,170
Time zoneUTC−8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−7 (PDT)

South Surrey is a community within the City 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, Morgan Creek, Grandview Heights, Hazelmere, Ocean Park, and Sunnyside. Most of South Surrey lies in White Rock's. population centre.[2][3]


South Surrey has a senior population of 25,655, the largest concentration of citizens over the age of sixty in Surrey. It is also greater than any of Surrey's other town centres.[4]

At the time of the 2016 census, the total population of South Surrey was 77,170.[2]

Ethnic groups in South Surrey (2016)
Source: [1]
Ethnic group European 72%
Chinese 15%
South Asian 6%
Aboriginal 2%
Korean 2%
Other 3%
Total % 100%
Languages spoken in South Surrey(2016)
Source: [2]
Language English 84%
Mandarin 10%
Punjabi 1%
Cantonese 1%
Korean 1%
Other 3%
Total % 100%


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 in September 2021.[5][6]


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.


  1. ^ "South Surrey Neighbourhood Profile" (PDF). City of Surrey. Retrieved 2018-01-27.
  2. ^ a b "South Surrey Neighbourhood Profile" (PDF). City of Surrey. Retrieved 2018-01-27.
  3. ^ "White Rock [Population centre], British Columbia and British Columbia [Province]". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2021-08-12.
  4. ^ City of Surrey Community Profile: South Surrey
  5. ^ "Surrey to get new schools, more space for students". Global News. May 20, 2016. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
  6. ^ Chan, Kenneth (September 23, 2020). "Surrey outlines $1.4-billion plan for new and expanded public schools". Daily Hive. Archived from the original on September 25, 2020. Retrieved November 21, 2020.

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