We’ve switched to biennial data gathering for the city profiles — The data available here was collected in early 2022 and originally published in last year’s Canadian City Parks Report.
City Profile
British Columbia
Population: 568,322
  • Surrey is one of 20% of cities with a biodiversity strategy.
  • Surrey is above average for hectares of parkland relative to population for cities over 500,000 residents, with 5.2 hectares per thousand people.
  • Surrey is one of 53% of cities with a park system master plan updated within the last 10 years.
of total city land is parkland

31,640 ha of total city area

Parkland provision goal (distance to park / ha per 1000 people)

Overall: 4.2 ha / 1000 people Community: 1.0 ha / 1000 City class: 1.2 ha / 1000 Neighbourhood: 1.2ha / 1000 in secondary plan areas Nature preserves/corridors: 0.8 ha / 1000 Distance to park: 10 min walk in town centres and urban areas

Community Grant Programs
Neighbourhood Enhancement Grants
Neighbourhood Enhancement Grants
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Thirty-five cities participated in this year's report and we hope more will join us next year.
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