Surrey is a city in the province of British Columbia, Canada, mainly a suburban city, and the third largest city by area in BC, after Abbotsford and Prince George, and the second-largest city by population after the city of Vancouver.
Surrey’s population was estimated as 517,887 in 2016 Census.
The climate of Surrey is typical inter-coastal Pacific-Northwest: rainy, wet winters, often with heavy rainfall lasting into early spring, with mild, sunny summers and cool autumns.
Economy and Employment
Surrey is one of the largest industrial centres in British Columbia, with developed high technology, clean energy, advanced manufacturing, health, education, agriculture, and arts sectors.
The health sector makes a significant contribution to Surrey’s economy. Surrey is home to almost 900 health-related businesses where major focuses in several life science sub-sectors that include infectious diseases, marine bio-science, neuroscience, oncology and regenerative medicine.
Farming has strongly been attached to the economic well-being of Surrey, as the city of Surrey itself fostered and cemented a robust culture of farming. Approximately a third of Surrey’s land is preserved and designated as farmland that is utilized for the local production of food to cater the city’s growing population as well as increasing employment opportunities via the creation of local jobs.
Society and Culture
Attracting 15,000 people every February since 2004, WinterFest is a day of live music, sporting activities, food, and fireworks, held at the Central City Plaza.
Since 1888, the town centre of Cloverdale has hosted the annual Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds every May long weekend. The Fair is Canada’s second largest rodeo, and it features 150 acres (0.61 km2) of family-oriented entertainment including agricultural/horticultural exhibits, a western tradeshow, parade, community stages, and the Pacific Northwest Firefighter Combat Challenge.
Here’s a quick video for you to learn more about visiting and living in Surrey:
And here’s more information about living in Surrey: http://www.surrey.ca/
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