Charming Cloverdale

Settled in the late 1800s, Cloverdale developed into a major transportation hub in the heyday of the railcar and was the seat of Surrey’s municipal government for over 50 years.

Although the clover fields that bare its namesake have dwindled, many of Cloverdale’s heritage buildings remain having been preserved, revitalized, and one important landmark rebuilt – Surrey’s heritage rail at Cloverdale Station.

Today, Cloverdale is home to:

Know Your Neighbours in Cloverdale

You’ll find a variety of housing options in Cloverdale ranging from older, mature homes to single family subdivisions built with some elbow room. There is also apartment housing for empty nesters, independent living complexes, and newer neighbourhoods with a combination of single-family and multi-family mixed housing.

Nestled within Cloverdale’s neighbourhoods are corner stores, churches, community halls, green spaces, and walkways connecting you to parks, schools, and nearby services.

Dine in Cloverdale

Choose from a variety of independent and franchise restaurants, cafes, coffee shops, and sushi bars within Cloverdale to experience fine dining, a quick bite on the fly, take out, a caffeine fix, or a beer after work. A sampling of the local businesses you’ll find to satisfy your hunger and thirst when you want a break from cooking, a venue to meet up with friends, or a date night include:

Casual Dining

The Vault

Elisabeth’s Chalet Restaurant

Palmer Room

Fast Casual

Nikko Sushi

Chaba Thai Restaurant

Coast Country Diner

Coffee Cafes

Boothroyd Heritage Coffee

Rustic Rooster Bakery Cafe

Cloverdale Coffee Company

Public Houses

The Henry Pubic House

Hawthorne Beer Market

Rusty’s Neighbourhood Pub

Fun Stuff To See & Do in Cloverdale

There are a number of longtime businesses in Cloverdale like Stampede Tack & Western Wear as well as specialty food stores, antique stores, vintage clothing shops, fashionable clothing boutiques, home décor stores, familiar franchises, barber shops such as the Cutting Den (home of the original $5 haircut), boutiques, and various other services.

A Saturday is not complete, for the savvy shopper in all of us, until you’ve visited the Cloverdale Flea Market. Going on four decades, with 200 tables spread across two buildings and outdoor vendors, you’ll find seasonal produce and fruits, flowers, shrubs, and everything you’d imagine at a garage sale every Sunday from 6 am to 3 pm at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds!

Other specialty stores which you won’t want to miss in Cloverdale can be found at:

  • Clover Square Village
  • Cloverdale Main Street

Parks, Recreation & Culture in Cloverdale

There are 36 parks in Cloverdale to explore including a waterpark, off-leash park for fido, and a Cloverdale Youth Park complete with BMX and skateboard bowl next to the Cloverdale Recreation Centre. Check out the various recreational facilities within Cloverdale including:

  • Cloverdale Arena
  • Cloverdale Recreation Centre
  • Don Christian Recreation Centre
  • Greenaway Outdoor Pool
  • Clayton Hall
  • Cloverdale Sport & Ice Complex (coming in 2019)

Surrey’s cultural scene would not be complete without mentioning these venues:

Cloverdale Schools

Surrey School District 36 is the largest district in BC and growing. You’ll find local private schools and a range of public education and support programs for students of all ages at www.SurreySchools.caLocate the school in your catchment area using the School Locator by simply typing in your street name. You can also check out if your Cloverdale school has Before and After School Care.

Surrey’s post-secondary educational institutions include:

  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)
  • KPU Tech Campus (Cloverdale)
  • Simon Fraser University, Surrey Campus
  • Sprott Shaw College, Surrey Campus

Local Events in Cloverdale

May

  • Cloverdale Market Days

May Long Weekend

  • Annual Cloverdale Chili Cook-off
  • Annual Cloverdale Rodeo Parade
  • Annual Bed Races & Decorated Bike Parade
  • Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair

July

  • Surrey Canada Day at Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre
  • Rugged Maniac 5k Obstacle Race
  • Surrey Museum Summer Day Camps

October

  • Kid-friendly Halloween Activities
  • Including events at the: Surrey Museum, Cloverdale Legion, Brick Yard Station

December

  • Annual Surrey Santa Parade

For a complete listing of festivals, annual city events, and community-hosted events throughout Surrey, check out Discover Surrey’s Event Calendar and the City of Surrey.

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