August Long Weekend is coming up, so make the best of it here in Surrey! BC Day, also known as August Long, is a holiday that lets West Coasters celebrate the beauty of this gorgeous province we live in, and we’re here to make sure you make the best of it!
August 4 at Don Christian Recreation Centre
6220 – 184 Street
Start your long weekend with no delay on Friday night, August 4th, in Cloverdale! Movies are always better when watched late at night, and summer is best spent outdoors. So why not do both at Outdoor Movie Nights? Spend the evening with family and friends on a mini-picnic while watching popular kid-friendly movies like Tangled. Bring those comfy chairs and cosy blankets, and join in on this free cinema night with the community.
Regarded as one of the best places to find fine craft beer, Central City Brewery (11411 Bridgeview Drive) is where you’ll want to go to kick back a few cold ones for the Long Weekend. Enjoy the pub’s award-winning Red Racer beer that truly waves a banner honouring Canadian craft beer, or check out their retail stores to experience their tasting room. You could also swing by both their brewery and distillery for a tour to see how their high-quality beers, ciders and spirits are made. What’s more, knowing that they won’t compromise for less than the best will surely lift your spirits (pun intended).
Get a slice of what Surrey was like many decades ago by exploring the expansive Elgin Heritage Park (3723 Crescent Road), featuring unique wetland habitats and a number of historical sites. Learn about the Surrey pioneer family named the Stewarts at the quaint Historic Stewart Farm located within the park. The authentic farmhouse, salmon-bearing creek, and surrounding wildlife will give you a blast from the past. The park also has an agricultural display of vintage machinery at the Pole Barn, and a Haddon Crab Boat display in a Marine Heritage Building. In addition, the nearby Nicomekl River offers a wonderful scenic view of the water and the Wards Marina, a part of the farm since even before WWII.
Looking for some extreme excitement for August Long? Well then, grab your gear and ride the Invergarry Mountain Bike Park (1295-11309 Wallace Drive), one of the best in the Lower Mainland for some downhill mountain biking! Various skill levels and ages suit the terrain’s wide range of trails, and you’ll find it even has some of the most expert mountain biking paths in Surrey. Show off your skills on wheels by riding through a series of tracks varying from small rollers to large gap jumps while exploring the park’s lush forest. Do practice caution as the drops can get steep.
All this action and excitement for BC Day can be energy-consuming, but it’s easy to get back in the game after a satisfying meal at Beast & Brine (12823 Crescent Road). Indulge in their wholesome, nutritious sandwiches and deli meats which are locally-farmed and made to minimise waste. Their high quality, naturally raised pork, poultry, and beef will surely give you the boost you need to enjoy your Long Weekend to the fullest.