How would one describe South Surrey’s King George Corridor? Simple! It is a family friendly area with neighbourhood streets tucked between greenbelts, transportation corridors and urban commercial centres.
If you’re looking to be part of a community drawn in by a wide variety of recreational activities, schools, and close proximity to transportation connections and commercial centres, then this is the neighbourhood for you!
The King George Corridor has always been part of a major transportation hub. King George Highway was built through the area in 1927, with a camp for workers located near the future corridor and Sunnyside Road. Surrey’s Bus Service (SBS) depot was located at 24th Avenue and King George Highway, until the SBS merged with BC Transit in 1974.
King George Highway was renamed King George Boulevard in 2009 to project an image of a modern, safe, walkable and livable City Centre community. It is a vital thoroughfare, connecting Surrey with New Westminster, as well as Highway 99, and ending 3 km north of the Peace Arch US Border Crossing.
The King George Corridor neighbourhood is bordered to the South by the Semiahmoo First Nations Reserve. It is one of the smallest bands in the region with 74 band members, approximately 40 of whom live on the reserve.
The King George Corridor is full of key resources for young families — schools, shopping, neighbourhood parks, transit lines, and restaurants. For those who feel the proximity to the corridor’s thoroughfare and Highway 99 might make it a noisy area to live, worry not!
Greenbelts provide a buffer between the planned single-family development and the nearby transportation routes. And nothing underlines ‘family friendly’ more-so than current residents saying that the area is culturally diverse and boasts a strong sense of community.
Whether you drive your car or plan to take transit to school and shopping, the King George Corridor is an easy place to get to and from. Public transportation via Translink’s South Surrey & White Rock Buses makes it easy to travel to schools and shopping centres, while commuter buses provide easy access for those working in Richmond or Vancouver.
Students who are residents of the cities of Surrey or White Rock, and who meet the criteria, will be considered eligible for regular School Bus Transportation to and from the school which has been designated by the Superintendent of Schools to serve their residence.
If driving is your transportation of choice, you’ll find the King George Corridor is accessible by Highways 99 and 91 from the Greater Vancouver area, and via Highway 10 from the Fraser Valley. You can then easily access the King George Corridor using the King George Boulevard exits off Highway 99, and via 24th Avenue, turning right off of Highway 15.
Walk through their front door and you’ll instantly know you’ve arrived somewhere special. Chow down on deliciously wholesome comfort food in a retro, eclectic setting.
Food: DINER, BURGERS
Price Range: $$
Must try: "FAMOUS" KING GEORGE BURGER
Michael’s is a cozy bakery offering a large selection of fresh organic breads and pastries baked on-site daily. They also serve up fresh soups and sandwiches at lunchtime.
Food: BAKERY, SOUPS, SANDWICHES
Price Range: $
Must try: HUNGARIAN GOULASH SOUP
The King George Corridor neighbourhood is brought together by a wide variety of recreational activities. It is home to several dance, yoga and fitness studios, with classes and programs catering to the family-oriented community.
Are you a movie buff? Check out a new flick or an independent feature at the Hollywood Cinema Caprice. Formerly known as the Rialto Cinema, that well-loved local theatre closed in April 2014 and has since reopened under different management. The new owner invested in digitally converting the small theatre in order to keep it in the community. It was one of the last theatres in Canada to show films in the 35mm format.
Want to have a go at paintball in a completely different setting than you might imagine? Teenagers and adults alike will get a thrill for sure at the Zombie Combat Zone! This zombie-inspired paintball game has been featured prominently in various publications, including the Vancouver Sun and the Huffington Post.
There are a variety of neighbourhood parks with broad offerings. Bakerview Park is a popular South Surrey park featuring a large playground, several mature trees, playing fields, and open space. It is also home to the Sunnyside Community Hall which is commonly used for dances, reunions, weddings and other community events.
For a park with an outdoor pool, sports fields, softball diamonds, and playground, check out Sunnyside Park. Or if walking paths, tennis courts, a basketball court and green-space are more to your liking, Alderwood Park has it all. And finally, for a neighbourhood park with tall trees, green-space and a peaceful place to relax, walk on over to Spruce Park.
Be sure to attend a meeting of the White Rock and Surrey Naturalists at Sunnyside Hall the second Thursday of every month. Meetings feature various programs each month, such as presentations on invasive species and information on local wildlife.
Try a Partner & Acrobat Yoga class at the Vayusha Yoga Studio. Hanging from the rafters isn’t your thing? No problem! Go for one of their Tune-In and Bliss-Out with Hands-on Healing classes instead.
As the sunny weather comes upon us, go for a swim at Sunnyside Park’s Outdoor Pool. Surrey’s outdoor pools were built in the late 60s and early 70s, allowing many families to enjoy them for a few generations.
And on a final note, Surrey is one of the few communities that still offers free swimming in outdoor pools, making it more accessible to all members of the community.
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