Destination guide

Pristine suburban living in "The City of Parks"

Vancouver's largest suburb and the second largest city in British Columbia, Surrey is a residential oasis nestled among plush green parkland. Overlooking Boundary Bay in the Strait of Georgia, the city combines the solitude of coastal beaches with stunning forest wildlife and scenery. While the sprawling suburb offers everything from contemporary art to historic farmhouses, it's the city's more than 600 parks and green spaces that have earned it its much-deserved nickname, "The City of Parks." From fishing, to kayaking, to skiing, Surrey has something for everyone in the outdoor activity department.

Things to do

From art, to arches, to après-ski

Art is everywhere in Surry, from the public installations scattered throughout the city to the contemporary exhibits at the Surrey Art Gallery. If you prefer arts of the performing variety, head to the Surrey Civic Theaters. Straddle 2 countries at once at Peace Arch Park on the US-Canada border, or soak up some local history at the Historic Stewart Farm, a picturesque pioneer homestead dating from 1880. Coastal views don't get any better than at Crescent Beach. And in world-famous Whistler, adrenaline junkies come for the top-notch slopes and stay for the après-ski.

Activities

A paradise of fresh air and outdoor activity

From the forest to the sea, a Surrey vacation rental offers no shortage of outdoor activities for letting off some steam. Endless trails will keep hikers, bikers, and runners busy for days, with some prime birdwatching along the way. Breathe in the salt air and frolic in the Pacific surf at Crescent Beach and Blackie Spit. If you still have energy, there's also plenty of golf, kayaking, and rafting to go around, plus diving and scenic boat tours to get you out on the water. A visit to the world-renowned slopes of Whistler Blackcomb is a must in winter.

Weather

Enjoy the coastal breeze without the deep freeze

If you've been tempted to buy those cute rain boots, now might be the time. You'll want them (and a sturdy umbrella) if you book your Surrey vacation rental between November and March, though you'll rarely see snow, as temperatures usually hover above the freezing mark. Pleasant coastal breezes keep the sunny summers mild -- highs generally don't get out of the 70s even in the warmest months of July and August. Autumn is cool and crisp, so be sure to pack a cozy sweater if you're headed to Surrey in September or October.

Natural features

Not your typical suburban sprawl

Surrey may be a big city suburb, but you wouldn't guess it from the abundance of nature at every turn. A centrally located Surrey vacation rental will put you in middle of a staggering number of parks and greenbelts (more than 600 to be exact). Green Timbers Urban Forest is home to massive second growth trees, with some top-notch lake trout fishing to boot. If the ocean is your first love, you won't be disappointed. Surrey's Pacific coast has plenty of picturesque beaches and hidden coves to explore.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Surrey

Fly into Vancouver, BC (YVR-Vancouver Intl.), the closest airport, located 15 mi (24.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Abbotsford, BC (YXX-Abbotsford Intl.), which is 23.9 mi (38.5 km) away.

You can get around Surrey by catching a ride on the metro at Surrey Central Station, King George Station or Gateway Station.

Where to stay around Surrey?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 939 vacation rentals near Surrey. From 530 Houses to 307 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Surrey for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Surrey?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Surrey:

  • City Centre: 349 vacation rentals
  • Kitsilano: 191 vacation rentals
  • West Side: 705 vacation rentals
  • East Side: 641 vacation rentals
  • City Centre: 321 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Surrey?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Surrey. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Holland Park: 1,373 vacation rentals
  • Morgan Creek Golf Course: 572 vacation rentals
  • Central City Shopping Centre: 1,371 vacation rentals
  • Guilford Town Centre: 1,357 vacation rentals
  • Cloverdale Fairgrounds: 627 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Surrey listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Surrey?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 530 Houses in Surrey. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Surrey include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 307 rentals available
  • Studios: 161 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 21 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Surrey?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 159 vacation rentals with pool available in Surrey. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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