Hot? Top 12 Free Places to Go to Beat the Summer Heat

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The summer has finally arrived and it’s hot! If you are like most of us and don’t have an infinity pool in your backyard, read on! We have gathered a list of local’ish spots for you to go to to cool down including Water Spay Parks, Outdoor Pools & Beaches. There are plenty more options out there a bit further out but we tried to keep the options within 15-30 minutes from South Surrey/White Rock.

BEACHES

A friendly reminder to always check the tide times before heading to the beach.

CRESCENT BEACH

Cordoned lifeguard area (during the summer months), picnic tables and grass area at Blackie Spit, toilet facilities, free parking. There is also a dog off leash beach area and trails behind the restrooms.

Location: 3136 McBride Ave, Surrey

WHITE ROCK BEACH

In a nutshell, 8 km of beautiful sandy beach, a historic pier, toilet facilities and plenty of coffee joints, restaurants and ice cream parlours. Pay parking $3/hr.

Location: 1101 Elm St, White Rock. If you want to get the best view (in my opinion) of White Rock Beach, take 148th all the way down to the beach)

 

A bit further but totally worth the drive…

CENTENNIAL BEACH IN BOUNDARY BAY REGIONAL PARK

In addition to the beautiful beach, warm water and Mount Baker rising in the background, Centennial Beach is home to one of the best multi age playgrounds in the Lower Mainland. Bring a picnic or pick up lunch at Centennial Café. Great, clean toilet facilities, shaded areas with picnic tables and free parking.

Location: Boundary Bay Road, Delta – (25 mins from South Surrey)


OUTDOOR POOLS

SUNNYSIDE OUTDOOR POOL

Sunnyside Pool is located in Sunnyside Park adjoining a playground with a lot of grassy area for a picnic! Free Parking on 154 Street and Cranley Drive. Admission is Free.

Open until Labour Day

  • Mon – Fri: 1:30pm-3:45pm and 6:30pm-7:30pm
  • Sat & Sun: 1:30pm-3:00pm, 3:30pm-5:00pm and 5:30pm-7:00pm

Location: 15455 – 26 Avenue Surrey

BEAR CREEK PARK OUTDOOR POOL

Bear Creek Park Pool is located in Bear Creek Park adjoining a playground, a water spray park and everything else Bear Creek Park has to offer from gardens to mini golf and miniature train. Plenty of shaded area. Free parking. Admission is free.

Open until Labour Day

  • Mon – Fri: 1:00pm-2:30pm, 3:00pm-4:30pm, and 6:00pm-7:30pm
  • Sat & Sun: 1:30pm-3:00pm, 3:30pm-5:00pm and 5:30pm-7:00pm

Location: 13750 88th Ave, Surrey

Bear Creek Park Outdoor Pool

GREENWAY OUTDOORS POOL – Cloverdale

Come for the pool and stay for the playground and tennis courts. Admission is free.

Open until Labour Day

  • Mon – Fri: 1:00pm-3:00pm and 6:00pm-7:30pm
  • Sat & Sun: 1:30pm-3:00pm, 3:30pm-5:00pm and 6:00pm-7:30pm

Location: Greenway Park | 17901 – 60 Avenue (east of Fraser Downs Racetrack)

Greenaway Outdoor Pool


WATER SPRAY PARKS

At time of writing, the South Surrey Recreation Centre Spray Park is under construction.

BEAR CREEK PARK PLAYGROUND & SPRAY PARK

The Bear Creek Spray Park is huge and caters for all age groups. You can also find a multi-age playground right beside the spray park. Toilet facilities on site, plenty of shade and picnic areas, you will also find an outdoor pool adjoining to the parking lot as well as everything else Bear Creek Park has to offer including mini golf and the famous Bear Creek train. Free parking.

Location: 13750 88th Ave, Surrey

CLOVERDALE ATHLETIC SPRAY PARK

An older spray park offering plenty of free parking off 168th, picnic and shaded areas to keep cool. There’s also an adjoining playground and toilet facilities. Heads up: it’s an older spray park with a concrete surface, not ideal for crawlers!

Location: 6410 168 St, Surrey

BROOKSWOOD PARK – Langley

A newer playground & spray park 15 mins from South Surrey. Ideal for toddlers. Pack a lunch or stop by the retail shops nearby (McDonalds, Starbucks, etc.) before heading to the park. Plenty of shaded areas, toilet facility on site and free parking. Heads up, limited parking spots so arrive early to secure a spot.

Location: 40th Avenue & 200th. (take 32nd ave, turn left on 200th, the park will be on your left)

WILLOUGHBY SPRAY PARK – Langley

A beautiful, fenced water spray park adjoining a great playground. Free parking, toilet facility can be found inside the Langley events centre. Free parking.

Location: 7782 200th Street, Langley (Take Hwy 15, turn right on 80th until 200th)

DIEFENBAKER PARK – Delta

If sand at Centennial Beach is not your thing, head to Diefenbaker Park (a 5 min drive from Centennial beach), a beautiful, convenient neighbourhood spray park offering free parking, clean toilet facility, a playground, a pond and picnic tables. There’s also a paved pathway if your little one wants to practice his/her biking skills in a safe environment.

Location: 1 Ave, Delta

Diefenbaker Rotary Spray Park Tsawwassen

Want to make a day out of it? Head to…

ROCKY POINT SPRAY PARK – Port Moody

There’s everything happening at this park, on one end you have the Keg and watersports rentals, on the other, a big spray park, a boat-shaped playground, plenty of sunny and shaded areas to set up your tent, umbrella or your potluck, an outdoor pool, beautiful trails. If hunger strikes, head to Pajos for fish & chips or Rocky Point Ice Cream for coffee and hand made ice cream. Free Sunday afternoon concerts and more! Go early to secure a (free) rock star parking.

Location: 2800 Murray St, Port Moody (40 mins from South Surrey)

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