I stumbled upon the “Top Things to do” over on the Tourism Surrey website so I just have to share for this week’s WTS.
1 ) Agri-Tourism: 1/3 of Surrey’s land is agricultural – complete with wineries, pumpkin patches and the infamous corn maze.
2 ) Bear Creek Park: Forest trails, skate park, swimming pool, water park, playground, miniature railway and track – Bear Creek is the default all-in-one park.
3 ) Cloverdale: Not just the set of TV’s “Smallville”, Cloverdale is also BC’s Antique Capital and a great place to get cowboy boots… should that need ever arise. Home of the Cloverdale Rodeo and numerous events such as this year’s Canada Day Celebration and the Blueberry Festival in August.
4 ) Crescent Beach: Sun, sand, ice cream – need I say more.
5 ) Darts Hill Garden: Okay I don’t know anything about this so here’s text straight from the brochure “Darts Hill is a stunning 7.5 acres of land that contains thousands of species and varieties of plants from around the world. ”
6 ) Fraser Downs: It ain’t no Hastings Park but there’s also slot machines, 420 of them at that.
7 ) Golf: From executive courses to par 3’s, it’s a beginner and pro’s paradise. I should really plug the Guildford Golf and Country Club as well – they have great management over there… that I’ve known since he was in diapers….
8 ) Historic Stewart Farm: “Visitors will experience a beautifully restored 1894 farmhouse, the pole barn, root cellar, and heirloom gardens, all sitting on the shores of the Nicomekl River.” There are special tea tours and events daily starting in March.
9 ) Redwood Park: “In 1893, twins, David and Peter Brown, were given 80 acres of land by their father. Through the years, they collected seedlings from all over the world including California, Austria, Russia, Japan, France, and Italy. They planted 32 different species of evergreens and built a 2-storey treehouse. ” It’s an awesome park, and I wrote a post about it for Metroblogging a while back.
10 ) Serpentine Fen: “The Serpentine Fen, a spectacular 176 acres of land in Surrey, is home to more than 3000 species of wildlife throughout the year.” Just watch out when you’re on the courses described in #7, I would assume it’s also home to hundreds of golf balls.
11 ) Surrey Arts Centre: Oh the Arts Centre, home to a gallery and theatre on which we would watch anything from dance competitions, festival presentations and create our own displays in school for the entire district to see. This is also adjacent to Bear Creek Park. Upcoming events include: The Art of the Sari, Ruddigore, and the Surrey Children’s Festival May 31-June 2nd.
12 ) Surrey Museum: Surrey plays a huge part in local history and you can learn all about it in this shiney new facility.
While we’re talking about so much culture, today’s WTS question is: Can you name/locate a piece of public art in Surrey? Please leave your answer in the comments below.