BC Monthly Tours Program for Newcomers
Tel: 604-547-1369 firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit local sites and learn about the community on these free monthy bus tours. You may qualify for this program if you are a permanent resident, a protected person under section 95 of the IRPA, a convention refugee or a live-in caregiver.
City of Surrey - Events
The City hosts a variety of events and 5 major festivals. Many events are free or low cost.
Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre
A101 - 10095 Whalley Boulevard, Surrey BC, V3T 4G1
Offers a wide range of culturally-relevant programs for First Nations, Métis and Inuit individuals and families. Includes culture nights, doula support, cultural parenting support, Infant Development Program, Awahsuk Headstart preschool, youth urgent needs supports and a 6-bed youth safehouse, violence prevention programs, elder-led traditional healing/counselling, Red Path trauma healing program, Positive Health HIV/Hep C program, and homelessness and housing supports.
Free Family Swims @ Surrey’s Pools
North Surrey Indoor Pool: Last Saturday of each month 2-5pm
10275 City Parkway Surrey Tel: 604-502-6300
South Surrey Indoor Pool: First Saturday of each month 1-4pm
14655 - 17 Avenue Surrey, BC Tel: 604-502-6220
Outdoor Pools: These pools are open in the summer months (call for details). Swimming is free at these facilities.
Bear Creek Pool - 604-501-5154
13820 - 88 Avenue
Greenaway Pool - 604-502-6257
17901 - 60 Avenue
Hjorth Road Pool - 604-502-6256
10277 - 148 Street
Holly Pool - 604-502-6251
10662 - 148 Avenue
Kwantlen Pool - 604-502-6252
13035 - 104 Avenue
Port Kells Pool - 604-888-8650
19340 - 88 Avenue
Unwin Pool - 604-501-5156
13313 68 Avenue
Sunnyside Pool - 604-502-6255
15455 - 26 Avenue
Free & Low Cost Swimming in Langley
W.C. Blair Recreation Centre
22200 Fraser Highway Langley, BC V3A 3T2 Tel: 604-533-6170
Community Swim: Saturdays 2-5pm $1 for children/youth/seniors, $2 for adults.
Walnut Grove Community Centre
8889 Walnut Grove Drive Langley, BC V1M 2N7 Tel: 604-882-0408
Community Swim: Sundays 9:30-12:00pm $1 for children/youth/seniors, $2 for adults.
Offered a few of times a year at Langley pools. 6$ for 3 sessions (3.5 hour/session)
Free Swimming Lessons @ Surrey Pools
Guildford Recreation Tel:604-502-6360
15105 - 105 Avenue Surrey, BC V3R 7G8
Newton Recreation Centre Tel: 604-501-5540
13730 - 72 Avenue Surrey, BC
North Surrey Indoor Pool Tel: 604-502-6300
10275 City Parkway Surrey
Surrey Sports & Leisure Pool Tel: 604-501-5950
16555 Fraser Highway #100 Surrey, BC
Some Surrey indoor pools offer free, first come first served swimming lessons. Registration starts 30 minutes before lesson and public admission fees still apply. Also ask at your local Surrey indoor pool about free swimming lessons offered as part of lifeguard training sessions. These take place intermittently throughout the year.
Historic Stewart Farm
13723 Crescent Road, Surrey, BC
Tour the 1894 farmhouse with a costumed guide and imagine Surrey farm life at the turn of the 19th century. Enjoy a picnic on the grounds, bring your easel or camera to capture the scenery, and walk the grounds. They also have fun seasonal family programs. In the summer ask about Picnic in the Past, a free program where you can borrow a vintage picnic basket, blanket, and family games.
Middle Eastern Friendship Centre
13483 108th Ave Surrey BC V3T 2K2 (next to Gateway Skytrain Station)
Tel: 604-288-5588 email@example.com
Gathering place for people from the Middle East and Africa. Open Wednesday to Saturday 11-6pm. Potluck on the last Wednesday of the month: email to be notified of these events. Family lunch Saturdays for $7-$9. Also offer a variety of other services including ESL Classes, Arabic classes, and Conversational English . Can help with accessing community resources, understanding forms and applications, writing resumes and arranging doctor visits. Also can help Arabic speaking new comers find furniture.
Book clubs, writing groups, authors events, crafts, knitting groups, seed sharing and more. Surrey Libraries offers a range of free programs across Surrey at our branches. You can see what is coming up on our website or grab a paper calendar next time you are at your local library.
Surrey has about 200 parks spread across the city. There is a stocked fishing lake in Green Timbers or a great bike park at the South Surrey Athletic Park. Whatever your interest, there are wonderful green spaces in Surrey.
Tuesday Night Movies
Most movie theatres have cheaper tickets on Tuesdays. Cheapest tickets in Surrey are reputed to be at Hollywood 3.
Hollywood 3 7125 138th St. Surrey BC
Tel: 604-592-4441 www.hollywood3.ca
YMCA Access Program
14988-57 Avenue Surrey, BC V3S 7S6
Provides a full YMCA membership at a reduced cost based on family income. You will need to provide a Government Notice of Assessment or last 3 pay stubs for every adult in the household.