- Biking Itineraries: Discover Surrey
- Biking East: From Richmond
- Biking West: From Langley
Surrey’s urban heartbeat is strongest in the North, and this thriving city centre is a great place to start exploring all the city has to offer. Trust the local cafes and shops to have everything you need for a day outdoors, as you spot countless bird species within the 452 acres of wetlands, lakes, meadows, and trails tucked within Green Timbers.
1Brownsville Bar Beach11931 Old Yale Rd
One of the only locations on the Fraser River with a sandy beach, this park offers a walking loop and lots of open green space ideal for picnics and birdwatching.
2Green Timbers Urban Forest14600 Block of 100 Ave
One of Surrey’s largest parks and home to over 10 kilometres of nature trails. Bald eagles, woodpeckers, owls, and various waterfowl are known to make appearances in this urban oasis.
3Prado Cafe13475 103 Ave
Located inside the 3 Civic Plaza lobby, stop by for quality coffee, amazing baked goods, and a welcoming atmosphere.
4Central City Tap House and Kitchen13450 102 Ave
Enjoy sharing plates, pub fare, and pizzas in this gastropub with a large patio.
5Di Reggae Cafe13593 King George Blvd
Home-style Caribbean eats packed full of flavor.
6Dominion Bar + KitchenUnit D1 13475 Central Ave
Canadian contemporary cuisine and craft beer served in the downtown Surrey social hub.
7Guacamole Mexican Grill13646 Grosvenor Rd
The neighbourhood favourite spot for tasty, authentic, and comforting Mexican food.
8Black Bond Books10153 King George Blvd
Providing the community with a love of books for over 50 years. Discover local and Canadian authors, as well as guide books on birding in BC.
9Skyview Outdoors101 - 12355 Pattullo Place
Local shop with friendly and knowledgeable staff, featuring camping, hiking, and outdoor adventure equipment.
10Civic Hotel13475 Central Ave
An Autograph Collection boutique hotel that merges BC’s artistry with premium amenities and services in the heart of a new Surrey City Centre.
Just South of the Fraser River lie Guildford and Fleetwood, two of Surrey’s up and coming neighbourhoods. A unique mix of urban, suburban, and rural landscapes, birds and visitors alike flock to these communities to explore gardens, lakes, and parks of all sizes.
11Surrey Lake Park7500 152 St
A 2 km loop trail takes you through a variety of birding habitats, including lake, wetland, meadow and forest. Watch for bald eagles hunting over the lake or marsh wrens among the bulrushes.
12Cuatro Coffee9014 152 St
Serving up fresh, quality coffee and teas, with delicious hot paninis, in-house fresh-baked pastries, and decadent desserts.
13Prairie Cafe15280 Fraser Hwy
Enjoy home-cooked breakfast and brunch classics in this cozy, family-run spot.
14Mountain WarehouseUnit 1064 10355 152 St
Specializing in clothing, shoes and equipment for outdoor and sporting activities.
15Port Kells Nurseries18730 88 Ave W
This family-owned and operated garden centre and nursery offers a large selection of plants, as well as attractions perfect for kids such as their Goat Palace, Chicken Coop, and Play Centre.
16Four Points by Sheraton10410 158 St
This riverside hotel features pet-friendly rooms and suites with modern decor, ergonomic workspaces, and plush Marriott bedding.
17Sheraton Guildford15269 104 Ave
Thoughtful service and cutting-edge amenities in this conveniently located hotel, a short distance from birding spots like Green Timbers.
Modern cultural flavours combine with traditional agricultural history within the neighbouring communities of Newton and Cloverdale. Once you’ve had your fill of delicious South Asian cuisine and retail shopping, find your way to Mud Bay or Hi-Knoll park for some of the region’s best bird viewing.
18Hi Knoll Park19569 Colebrook Rd
Explore forest, meadow, and seasonal swamp habitats via a 1.5km trail. Waterfowl, swallows, and Wilson’s Snipes are known to live in this area.
19Mud Bay Park13030 48 Ave
A scenic area with a shoreline loop trail along Boundary Bay, a known birdwatching hotspot, with opportunities to see shorebirds and waterfowl, especially at low tide.
20Apna Chaat HouseUnit 112 7500 120 St
Modest eatery serving tasty Indian street foods.
21Chacha’s Tandoor & GrillUnit 101 12855 80 Ave
Melding traditional Indian flavours and foods with modern delivery and atmosphere.
22The Clayton Public House5640 188 St
A lively local tavern with a patio offering a big menu of classic pub fare and BC craft beer.
23West Village Cafe#160 5620 152 St
Nourishing breakfast foods and hearty bowls brought to life in a warm and casual environment.
24Grecos Speciality Foods6886 King George Blvd
A European specialty foods store with a vast selection of imported cheeses, specialty meats, and snacks.
25Overland Outfitters5828 176 St
While specializing in offroading gear, this shop also carries a wide variety of outdoor adventure equipment, from clothing to first aid to camping.
26Best Western King George Inn & Suites8033 King George Blvd
Centrally located and close to many amenities and birding spots.
Beaches, parks, and relaxation abound in one of the region’s most picturesque neighbourhoods. From the beachfront promenade at Crescent Beach, to the world-class birding at Blackie Spit and Serpentine Fen, there’s no shortage of opportunities to look up, and stay grounded, in this inspiring stop on the BC Bird Trail.
27Blackie Spit Park3136 McBride Ave
Part of the Pacific Flyway and included in the “Important Bird Area” of the Fraser River Estuary, this 5km nature trail welcomes hundreds of species of birds each year.
28Crescent BeachBeecher St
Long, rocky beach with kid-friendly tide pools and scenic views of the bay and distant mountains. Follow the beach to Blackie Spit, a popular birding location.
29Elgin Heritage Park13723 Crescent Rd
This park on the banks of the Nicomekl River features a 3-km trail through woods and wetlands that are home to shorebirds, owls, and more.
30Serpentine Fen4981 King George Blvd
A serene wetland park featuring a 3.5km trail with several wooden viewing towers, perfect for birdwatching across the marsh and river.
31Sunnyside Acres Urban Forest2598 144 St
A 130-hectare park with a natural second growth forest making for a dynamic ecosystem full of birds. Along the various networks of trails, look out for dark-eyed juncos, chickadees, wrens, spotted towhees, owls, hawks, and woodpeckers.
32Everbean Cafe#106 15331 16 Ave
A friendly, family-owned and run coffee shop featuring fresh pastries, sandwiches, and salads, with an outdoor garden patio.
33Fieldstone BreadUnit 2 12823 Crescent Rd
Using Certified Organic flours to make a wide variety of fresh breads, savoury quiches and rolls, as well as cakes and cookies.
34Spent Grounds Coffee Roasters#108 19140 28 Ave
Hand-roasted beans and quality coffee make this small batch roastery and shop a must for coffee lovers. Enjoy local, healthy vegan/gluten-free groceries & treats as well.
35Afghan Kitchen#115 16120 24 Ave
A family-owned and run spot serving elevated and redefined Afghan cuisine in a modern setting with bold interior colors and details.
36The Carvery Sandwich Shop#102 2430 King George Blvd
Delicious and juicy sandwiches made with local ingredients. Making real food for real people.
37Cotto al Mare2728 O'Hara Ln
Serving up classic Italian dishes and certified Neapolitan pizza, made with traditional techniques in a wood-fired brick oven using fresh, seasonal ingredients.
38Eggcetera Breakfast Cafe130-2940 King George Blvd
Focusing on breakfast and brunch egg dishes using fresh ingredients. Try their popular chicken and waffles.
39Hooked Fish Bar12157 Beecher St
Specializing in diverse, seaside-inspired pub food featuring a wrap-around deck with unobstructed views of the ocean and the Gulf Islands.
40Mainland Whisky#107 3425 189 St
This local distillery creates small-batch corn Whisky and Whisky Liqueurs and hosts exciting themed dinner nights throughout the year.
41My Shanti15869 Croydon Dr
Refined Indian dishes & creative cocktails are served at this buzzy spot with contemporary decor.
42Sunflower Cafe12310 Beecher St
A unique, cozy café in the heart of beautiful Crescent Beach with vegan and gluten-free options available.
43Roadhouse Grille1781 King George Blvd
Family-friendly restaurant serving hearty, comfort breakfast foods and in a funky, 1950s inspired space.
44Seahorse Grill12147 Sullivan St
Globally inspired eats from paella to pizza are offered at this cozy bistro with patio tables.
45Showshaa Modern Tap Room#101 3020 152 St
Hip, lively setting with creative Indian pub dishes.
46Delitalia Fine Foods1629 128th St
Family-owned and operated providing a taste of Italy to South Surrey with paninis, house specials, and pizzas.
47Sungiven Foods#1640 152 St
Stock up on fresh fruits and snacks to take out on the trail or get supplies to cook your own meals.
48Vegan Supply#202 14016 32 Ave
A specialty store carrying all things vegan. Nourishing food and stocked full of local, organic, and fair trade products.
49Wild Birds Unlimited2421 King George Blvd
Stocked with supplies for feeding and observing birds, including binoculars and birdbaths for your gardens at home.
50West Coast Gardens1420 172 St
Nestled on their 24 acres family farm in South Surrey, this garden centre offers a great selection of indoor and outdoor plants, as well as an outdoor studio where you can see unique, hand-made planters.
51Best Western Peace Arch2293 King George Blvd
This Surrey hotel gives guests everything necessary for a stress-free, luxury trip. Located near birding hot spots like Blackie Spit Park and Serpentine Fen.
Central City Tap House and Kitchen
Dominion Bar + Kitchen
Guacamole Mexican Grill13646 Grosvenor Rd, Surrey, BC V3R 5C9, Canada
Port Kells Nurseries
Grecos Speciality Foods6886 King George Blvd, Surrey, BC V3W 4Z9, Canada
Best Western King George Inn & Suites
Spent Grounds Coffee Roasters
The Carvery Sandwich Shop
Eggcetera Breakfast Cafe