Surrey, BC, Canada

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Surrey, BC, Canada

Surrey vacation rentals

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.