Cloverdale, Surrey, British Columbia retains its small town flavour and a proud agricultural heritage. The City of Surrey was established here. Remnants of those roots - such as the 1912 Surrey Municipal Hall, which now houses the Surrey Archives on Highway 10 - still welcome visitors. The Cenotaph in Heritage Square, the Surrey Museum, and Cloverdale Library (which houses outstanding genealogy references capabilities) are part of the historic Municipal Hall complex. Farms - now mainly prosperous blueberry farms - are rooted in some of British Columbia's most fertile farmland.
Some farms remain operated by descendants of pioneering families who broke ground in the Clover and Hazelmere Valleys at the turn of the century. Golf courses abound, attracting sports enthusiasts year round.
Four-laned highways have replaced the dirt roads of yesteryear, but Cloverdale's pride in history and heritage still flourishes here.
Festivals such as the Cloverdale Blueberry Festival, the Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair, Canada Day festivities, and the annual Santa Claus Parade continue to attract locals, neighbours and tourists.
Residential growth continues to attract young families and early retirees.
Your Community News Team