Settled in the late 1800’s, Cloverdale takes its name for the fields of clover which once covered the area. In the early age of the railcar, Cloverdale became a major transportation hub and was the seat of Surrey’s municipal government for over 50 years. Although the city of Surrey has changed over the years, many of Cloverdale’s heritage buildings remain, which gives this area a quaint, historical ambiance.
As part of the City of Surrey, Cloverdale is home to many important cultural sites, including: the Surrey Museum and Archives, the Cloverdale Library, Cloverdale Station, Cloverdale Agriplex, BC Vintage Truck Museum, Cloverdale Legion, as well as Elements Casino at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds.
Know Your Neighbours in Cloverdale
The Cloverdale area has a variety of housing options, ranging from older, mature homes to single family subdivisions. Parks, schools, community halls, churches, corner stores, are connected by walkways, joining houses, single-family and multi-family mixed housing, as well as apartment complexes. This makes Cloverdale a perfect place for young professionals, families, as well as empty nesters or those seeking independent living.
Dine in Cloverdale
Cloverdale is home to a variety of independent and franchise restaurants, cafes, coffee shops, and sushi bars. It’s a short trip out the door to grab a caffeine fix or take-out, have beer with friends after work, or enjoy some fine dining. Whatever your occasion, you’ll find what you need close by at some of Cloverdale’s best venues for food and drink, including The Vault, Chaba Thai Restaurant, Rustic Rooster Bakery Café, and The Henry Public House.
Fun Stuff To See & Do in Cloverdale
Shopping at the weekly Cloverdale Flea Market, which has been running for more than fourty years, can be a real adventure. This market, which has more than 200 tables both indoors and outdoors, is a great place to get your seasonal produce and fruits for your weekly meals, as well as flowers, shrubs and plants for your garden and a whole lot more!
For more great shopping in Cloverdale, be sure to visit Clover Square Village, as well as Cloverdale Main Street, and other long-lasting Cloverdale businesses like Stampede Tack & Western Wear, and the Cutting Den barber shop (home of the original $5 haircut).
Parks, Recreation & Culture in Cloverdale
Cloverdale is home to 36 parks which include a BMX and skateboard bowl at Cloverdale Youth Park next to the Recreation Centre, as well as a waterpark, and an off-leash park for your dog. Check out this link to find more recreational facilities.
Cloverdale is a part of Surrey School District 36 , one of the largest and fastest growing districts in BC. You’ll find local private schools and a range of public education and support programs, including Before and After School Care, at www.SurreySchools.ca. Several post-secondary educational institutions make Surrey their home, including: Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU), Simon Fraser University, and Sprott Shaw College.
Local Events in Cloverdale
There’s lots to do all year round in Cloverdale. In addition to the Cloverdale Market days, Chili Cook-off and the annual Rodeo and Country Fair, the Rugged Maniac 5K obstacle race and Bed Races are fun ways to get involved in the community. Check out Discover Surrey’s Event Calendar for a complete list of festivals, annual city events and community-hosted events.