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The downtown area of Surrey, the town of Whalley is the second-most populated town in all of Surrey, British Columbia. The town is ethnically rich, and you’ll find people of all countries and races here.
Whalley was developed sometime in the early 1880s when settlers from across Canada and overseas made their way here. In 1908, the residents sought Government grants to build a road between the Fraser Bridge and 108 Avenue. This construction made Whalley further accessible to other parts of Surrey.
The first retail shops were set-up by Arthur Whalley in 1925, and he constructed a general convenience store, a beverage stand and a few rest cabins for tourists. In honour of his and his family’s contribution, the town was named Whalley in 1948.
In 2016, after years of debate and planning, the town of Whalley was designated as Surrey’s City Centre. There is also a collection of buildings called City Centre in Whalley that comprise of retail stores, offices and public centres.
Despite the busy economic landscape of Whalley, the median household income here is only $28,135.
There are many places of recreation and entertainment in Whalley. If you like to read, then the central branch of the Surrey Libraries is located in the City Centre. For shopaholics, the Central City Shopping Centre offers numerous local and global shopping experiences.
The Landmark Cinemas Surrey is a few minutes’ drive from Whalley. The Royal Canadian Theatre is within walking distance of City Centre and hosts numerous theatre shows.
If you’d like to spend your mornings and evenings out in nature, then the parks and trails in and around Whalley are must-visits. A.H.P. Matthew Park, Green Timbers Park, Whalley Athletic Park, Tom Binnie Park and Bog Park are worth mentioning here.
Whalley has a strong legacy in academics. Old Yale Road Elementary School,K B Woodward Elementary, Kwantlen Park Secondary School and Our Lady of Good Counsel School are some of the best schools here.
The Aureus University School of Medicine, Sprott Shaw College Surrey and Simon Fraser University are excellent options for higher education.
The Surrey Hospital Foundation, VitalAire Healthcare, Guru Nanak Medical Clinic, Kidney Care Centre and Spring Health Centre are reputed healthcare centres located near Whalley.
If you’re looking for a veterinarian, then Angel Animal Hospital, Cedar Hills Animal Hospital and Atlantic Animal Hospital are good options to consider.
Whalley has a very robust public transport system. It is the only town, as of now, to have a dedicated Metro Vancouver SkyTrain rapid transit line. The Expo SkyTrain also connects Whalley and City Centre with other parts of Surrey. If you’re looking for buses, then Whalley Boulevard and the Surrey Central Station both have bus depots.
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