If you can’t make it out to hike the North Shore mountains or go for a stroll along the seawall—check out some of the scenic parks and trails Surrey has to offer.
Mud Bay Park
Take a stroll along the nature trail, which runs 3 kms long and takes an hour and a half to complete. The park features a beautiful view of Boundary Bay. Wildlife includes a variety of birds, loons and some days you may even spot a seal. Located at 13030 48th Avenue.
The stunning area is nestled between Highway 99, the King George Highway and the Serpentine River. Take a walk around the Serpentine Fen Nature Reserve, which runs 3.5 kms. With 150-hectares of park, it’s home to over 130 different bird species. Located at 4600 block of King George Highway.
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Bear Creek Park
An obvious, but classic spot to enjoy nature. There’s plenty of trails, walking paths, and covered picnic areas. They also have an outdoor pool—perfect for those summer days! Located at 18513 88th Avenue.
Sunnyside Acres Urban Forest
Nothing melts stress away more than a calming walk through a forest filled with lush greenery. The 130-hectare park is home to birds, coyotes and black-tailed deer. The nature trail runs 4 kms long and is an easy one-hour trek. Located at 2598 144th Street.
Tynehead Regional Park
The park boasts an impressive 260-hectares of meadow and forest near the Serpentine River headwaters. It’s a nature habitat with an abundance of wildlife, including owls, hawks and coyotes. With plenty of trails, picnic tables and a butterfly garden—it’s the perfect place to explore the outdoors. If you have a dog, be sure to check out the off-leash park in Tynehead, with a 2.5-hectares of space for your pooch to roam free. Located at 17200 block of 96th Avenue.
If you’re looking for a peaceful trail walk to unwind, this is it. It also has a rich history. It was used in 1858 during the Gold Rush as an entry route for Americans looking to avoid the licensing cost and miners head tax. Located from 16th Avenue to Nicomekl River.
Surrey Lake Park
A stunning natural area with a large lake. The 1.5 km nature walk takes about 45 minutes and offers breathtaking scenery views. Visitors can spot ducks, eagles and deers around the area. Located at 7500 152nd Street.
The 52-hectare park is brimming with nature. Enjoy the ponds, streams, secret meadows and forestry. It’s the prime spot for discovering nature. The trail walk runs 3.8 kms, which takes about an hour. Located at 2610 128th Street.
Blackie Spit Park
Enjoy views of Mud Bay and the North Shore mountains. Located in the neighbourhood of Crescent Beach, the park offers some of the best bird watching areas in the country. If you’re lucky you may even catch a seal lounging on the sandbars. The trail walk is 5 kms long and takes about two hours to complete. There’s also an off-leash dog area. Located at 3136 McBride Avenue.
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