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2019 The Future by Design

2019 The Future by Design

May 8–10, 2019

Around Surrey City Centre

Looking for things to do, see, try, taste in Surrey City Centre?
Check out Discover Surrey website for the best and most recent recommendations for local dining, shopping, art & culture, indoor/outdoor activities, festivals & events.

Please click HERE to download 2018 – 2019 Surrey Discovery Guide.

Surrey Centre Group Tours

Join us for a tour of the vibrant and developing Surrey City Centre, including Surrey Libraries’ City Centre branch – an award-winning flagship library by Bing Thom Architects – and SFU Surrey’s Fraser Library. Learn about both libraries, SFU Surrey Campus – also an award-winning Bing Thom design – and current and future developments in the heart of one of Canada’s fastest growing cities.

Please note, this tour does have a lot of walking and standing. Meeting place will be at the City Centre Library, transportation is not included in this tour but is accessible via transit and complimentary parking is available.

Tours are on Wednesday, May 8 at 9-11:30 and 12:30.
This tour is complimentary but please register for the tour during your conference registration on Eventbrite. Maximum of 20 participants.

And if you can’t fit the tour in, be sure to visit Surrey Libraries’ City Centre Library. Ten minutes by car, 15 mins by transit!


Guildford Town Centre — with over 250 stores, services, and restaurants, this is the largest mall south of the Fraser River, and the second largest in British Columbia. “The mall’s exterior pays homage to Surrey’s reputation as ‘The City of Parks’ with a living wall that comprises 45,000 individual plants and includes 110 species! It’s the largest of its kind in North America and the highlight of the mall’s new landscape features. A smaller living wall can be found inside, alongside stunning water features.” (Discover Surrey website)

Places to Eat

At the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel

MIXT Lounge & Restauarant

Near the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel

Lots of quick options at the Guildford Town Centre (4 mins by car, 10 mins by transit, 22 mins by foot)

From the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel a list of nearby restaurants

Some Yelp Recommendations, including:

Cuatro Coffee

Happy Jack’s Cafe

Sushi California – Surrey

Steve’s Poke Bar – Guildford