Surrey encompasses land occupied by various Halqemeylem-speaking aboriginal groups. Settlers arrived first in Cloverdale and various parts of South Surrey first, and the majority of their activities were fishing, harvesting oysters, setting up small stores or farming.
Surrey Museum is the place where tourists can be seated in a forty two-seat orientation theatre and state-of-the-art exhibit that tells Surrey's stories. There is even a textile library, a weaving studio, and different exhibitions themes. Surrey Arts Centre is an art gallery and is home to live theatre performances. A lot of plays and concerts are performed at the Art Centre. Historical Stewart Farm showcases a restored farmhouse, root cellars, heirloom gardens, and pole barns on the shores of the Nicomekl River. There are even year round tours by volunteers and workers dressed in Victorian-style clothes. Other eclectic activities consist of: parlour games, heritage crafts, and woodstove cooking. Cloverdale is a historic centre recognized for its small town charm. Antique lovers and collectors would surely find this a great place to visit to.
The area within Surrey referred to as the Serpentine Fen, is a place where approximately 3,000 species of wildlife are seen during the year. The animals that visit the area consist of: birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, fish, and insects. There is a three covered viewing towers, a covered picnic shelter, and some trails designed for the picnic lovers to make the experience of tourists a lot more memorable. Redwood Park showcases a diverse collection of trees seen all around the globe, like for example France, Italy, Russia, Japan, California and Austria. They have a 2-storey treehouse and 32 various species of evergreens. Fraser Downs has a gaming floor with 420 slot machines, a new simulcast area for horse racing fans, an atrium-styled welcome centre, three restaurants, and a major show lounge with state of the art visual technology. Darts Hill Garden is a majestic land which comprises thousands of species and a lot of plants from around the globe. It has been in existence for 55 years, and it is internationally-renowned by amateur and professional gardeners all over the globe.
Located within the southeast corner of Surrey is Crescent Beach, which is considered among the sunniest beaches in the the Greater Vancouver Region. Amongst the more common activities which are offered include: swimming, kayaking, crabbing, boating and fishing. There are even stores nearby and restaurants along with ocean views. Bear Creek Park is amongst the city's more popular parks. It is perfect for nature walks and outdoor activities. Among the park's facilities include: sports fields, a running track, picnic areas, shelters and a swimming pool.