Welcome Back to our US Neighbours!

Welcome back neighbors … or neighbours … as we spell it here in Canada!

With the Canada/US border opening to visitors from the United States as of August 9, 2021, we invite you to come and see what you have missed north of the border in Surrey. Our tourism businesses are open and excited to share all of our new and updated experiences. Surrey is a fantastic travel hub, minutes from downtown Vancouver and close to nature trails, amazing beaches, eclectic, local shops, global restaurants and one-of-a-kind heritage sites that will transport you back in time to the pioneer days.

Dine on the Spice Trail

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. Visit SpiceTrailSurreyBC.com and plan your self-guided culinary adventure.  And if you’d rather someone else take care of the details, you can book a South Surrey Spice Trail Tour from Chew on This Tasty Tours.

Summer Performances in Parks

Get your fresh air theatre on and enjoy live, outdoor performances all summer long in Surrey. Summer POP! (Performances Outdoors in Parks), presented by Surrey Civic Theatres, are a series of performances and activities for visitors to enjoy in the great outdoors. Take in theatrical productions set against the picturesque background of the Glade Woodland Gardens, summer strolls through Darts Hill Garden Park stopping to listen to musical performances and a theatrical treasure hunt that leads you, via QR codes, to a series of fun self-directed activities.

Explore using Pedal Power

Bring your bikes, or rent e-bikes, and explore Surrey’s neighbourhoods and parks. Bike riding is a fantastic family, or solo, activity, and Surrey has some lovely, peaceful neighbourhood bike routes, plus there are options for biking off-road, surrounded by nature as well!  Check out some of our favourite rides, and snack stops, because everybody needs a pre-or post-ride treat!

Ways to Beat the Heat

Surrey has been enjoying the effects of a heatwave over the past couple of months, and it looks like the hot weather is here to stay, at least through the summer! So when you’re exploring our fair city and have had just about enough of the heat and the kids, we’ve come up with some fun ideas that are guaranteed to help beat the heat! Hit the beach or one of Surrey’s many outdoor pools. Head indoors to the cool air conditioning of the Museum of Surrey, the Surrey Art Gallery or one of Surrey’s shopping centres. Make an ice cream (or iced latte) run. And our urban forests are the perfect oasis of exploration and shade.

Stay Poolside

What’s the number one request from your kids when booking a hotel stay? A pool! It has to have a pool! And Surrey’s hotels have got some great ones! Book your stay with one of  Surrey hotels with pools and make it your home base for exploring the city, taking a stroll by the sea, discovering lush urban forests, visiting a farmers marketshopping ’til you drop and then splash or soak to your heart’s content.

Effective August 9, 2021, Canada will allow entry to fully vaccinated American citizens and permanent residents (currently residing in the US) for leisure travel. If you meet the entry criteria, fully vaccinated travellers do not have to quarantine upon arrival to Canada.

We encourage all travellers to be fully informed of the pre-entry and on-arrival public health and testing requirements both federally and provincially. This includes the mandatory use of the ArriveCAN app. Travellers should plan for extra time in the lead up, and upon the arrival of their trip.

For the latest information on travel to Canada including the updated federal requirements and restrictions, please visit the Government of Canada website.

Know Before You Go: View the details of BC’s Restart Plan and the current travel guidance in British Columbia.

We also have some handy links and information on our Crossing the Border page, including border camera links for a realtime view of current conditions.