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Guildford, Surrey Attractions

Sandman Hotel Group features properties located within a rich mosaic of neighbourhoods and surrounding areas, each with a distinct, welcoming personality. We have compiled a list of useful information below to enhance your stay.


Situated 35 minutes southeast of Vancouver and directly north of the US border, Surrey (population: 470,000) attracts visitors with its seamless mix of abundant greenery and urban amenities.

From beautiful parks to big-box shopping, from art galleries and museums to golf courses and spectator sports like hockey and rodeos, British Columbia's second-largest city is a multicultural 21st century destination.

It's full of young families with active lifestyles and diverse ethnic backgrounds.

Sightseeing Surrey - Guilford


The easiest way to get to and around Surrey is by car. Surrey is approximately 35 minutes from downtown Vancouver by car, or via the SkyTrain rapid transit link.

Transport Surrey - Guilford


Just 35 minutes southeast of downtown Vancouver by car or the SkyTrain rapid transit link, fast-growing Surrey is as loaded with things to do as it is accessible.

BC's second-largest city caters to those seeking natural, sporty diversions with more than 600 parks and greenbelts, affordable golf courses, and spectator sports facilities.

Prefer indoor activities? Go shopping at Surrey's variety-laden malls and shopping plazas, or visit local museums, art galleries, and heritage sites.

With exotic dining options and multicultural festivals, this diverse community stimulates, educates, and satisfies all year round. 

Activities Surrey - Guilford


Guildford is a town centre of Surrey, and is home to the Guildford Town Centre Mall - the second-largest mall in British Columbia. This mall was built in 1966, and has over 200 stores, services, and restaurants with a gross leasable area of 91,538 m (985,306 sq ft).

Its anchors include: The Bay, Sears, Wal-Mart, London Drugs, Old Navy, Off The Wall, SportChek, Jacob Connexion, and American Eagle Outfitters.

The mall has received only very minor touch ups since its inception, but a major renovation is being planned so it can compete with other regional shopping centres like Metrotown and Willowbrook Shopping Centre.

Cloverdale is another town centre of Surrey, and is known for the yearly Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair on the Victoria Day long weekend.

This event attracts visitors from all over western North America, and it is the second largest rodeo in Canada after the Calgary Stampede. The location of the event is the Cloverdale Fairgrounds, which is also home to Fraser Downs - a popular racetrack and casino.

The range and quality of outdoor recreational opportunities available in the region are unparalleled in the world. Within one day you can go golfing in the morning, downhill skiing in the afternoon and sailing in the evening.

Outdoor recreational activities within a two-hour drive include: Bird watching, Boating, Camping, Canoeing, Caving, Deepsea fishing, Fly fishing, Freshwater fishing, Hang-gliding, Heli-rafting, Heli-skiing, Hiking, Horseback riding, Hot springs, Swimming, Mountain biking, Mountain climbing, Ocean kayaking, Rock climbing, Sailing, Scuba diving, Skiing - on water and snow, Skydiving, Snowboarding, Snowmobiling, Snowshoeing, Whale watching, Whitewater rafting, and Windsurfing.

Surrey has more than 40 shopping centres encompassing over 5.2 million square feet, offering a wide variety of ethnic and local shopping catering to any taste.Surrey also incorporates more than 5,400 acres of parkland.


At Guildford Town Centre, you will discover a shopping experience like no other in the Fraser Valley. Our fully enclosed mall features over 200 stores, services and restaurants to choose from, such as The Bay, Sears, Wal-Mart, London Drugs, Old Navy, Sport Chek, Jacob Connexion, American Eagle Outfitters and so much more.

Guildford Town Centre is a town centre of Surrey, British Columbia. It is a neighborhood of Surrey and is known for its retail corridors down 104 Avenue and 152 Street, at the intersection of which is found the 200-store Guildford Town Centre Mall (also known as the Guildford Shopping Centre).

The community is named after Guildford in Surrey, England. Guildford occupies the north-eastern 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 neighborhood of Fleetwood extends roughly to 96th Avenue while its southern border with the neighborhood of Cloverdale extends to roughly 84th and 80th Avenue.

Although its land area is extensive, in local vernacular terms, the Guildford "area" centers roughly around the Guildford Town Centre Mall and its surrounding blocks.

A notable landmark in Guildford is the 86 metre (280 ft) tall flagpole, which was previously located at the Expo 86 fairgrounds, and was then the record holder for world's tallest flagpole.

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. The head office of the Coast Capital Savings credit union is also located within Guildford.


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