We knew it was coming. Summer can’t last forever, though wouldn’t it be nice if it did? So, let’s make the most of the time we have left before fall rolls in and have some fun in Surrey!
Summer Sunflower Days
Gabriel Farms | 18507 20th Avenue
Wander the sunflower lane and marvel at the thousands of sunflowers in bloom at Gabriel Farms (aka Hazelmere Pumpkin Patch). Make it a full afternoon and check out the animals, play area, fields to wander, sunflowers blooming, mini corn maze and, of course, natures beauty. Summer Sunflower Days is on August 21 & 22, 28 & 29 and September 4 & 5 from 10am to 4pm. And be sure to take home some delicious farm-fresh corn and stunning sunflowers!
There’s something special about enjoying live music and theatre outside with the sounds of nature adding to the soundtrack! This summer, Surrey Civic Theatres presents Summer POP! (Performances in Outdoor Parks) with a variety of performances and activities for people to enjoy in the great outdoors. Take in theatrical productions set against the picturesque background of the Glade Woodland Gardens and a theatrical treasure hunt that leads you, via QR codes, to a series of fun self-directed activities.
On sunny, warm days, there’s nothing like a picnic in the park. And with over 200 parks and 6,000 acres of parkland, it’s easy to find somewhere in Surrey to spread out a blanket and enjoy dining al fresco. Choose from wide-open green spaces, “secret” woodland forests or a beach with a view, here are some great, and maybe lesser known, picnic destinations in Surrey. And if you’re looking for some tasty treats to pack in your picnic basket, we have some ideas for that as well!
Summers end also means the end of outdoor swimming pool season! Take advantage of Surrey’s many outdoor pools and enjoy a dip on a hot day before summer fades into a distant memory! Whether you bring the whole family or decide to go for a solo swim, there are plenty of easily accessible pools dispersed all across Surrey. An added bonus: admission is free at all eight pools!
What was life like for British Columbia’s nineteenth-century lower Mainland settlers? All you have to do is visit the grounds of the Historic Stewart Farm to find out. Book a guided tour and visit the grounds and buildings. There’s a pole barn with farm implements; apple and pear trees; heritage gardens bursting with scarlet runner beans, roses, snapdragons, calendulas and sunflowers; there’s even an old Hadden crab boat – a relic from the oyster farming and crab fishing days of old. And we are thrilled that the historic farmhouse has reopened to visitors!
Take your tastebuds on a delicious global journey on Surrey’s new Spice Trail! Spread over six neighbourhoods, there are over 30 restaurants and shops ready to add a little flavour to your dining experience. Columbian, North Indian, Afghan, Mexican, Jamaican, Nepalese – no matter what flavour you’re craving, you’ll find it on Surrey’s Spice Trail.
Catch a Sunset
Surrey is known for its lush greenery, incredible food, and vast, sprawling agricultural land. And with so much scenery and open space, it comes as a surprise to many that Surrey has several water-front oases that make for absolutely STUNNING sunset views. So whether your find yourself in Sunny South Surrey or closer to the North Surrey neighbourhood, there’s a spot to hunker down and watch the day turn to night. Great sunset spots include Kwomais Point Park, Crescent Beach, Elgin Heritage Park, Serpentine Fen, Brownsville Bar Park, Surrey Bend Regional Park and Mud Bay.