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posted by: Pacific Inn Resort Hotel on: October 27, 2014 10:43:25 AM
The Vancouver region is known for its rainy winters and this fall season has been no exception so far.  If you’re staying with us at the Pacific Inn Resort & Conference Centre, check out some of Surrey’s opportunities for indoor recreation.


The Newton Recreation Centre

7120 136B Street, Surrey

The Newton Rec. Centre is a great place to take the whole family.  This full-scale facility features an ice rink, wave pool, weight room and meeting rooms.  Swim some laps, or just have fun with the kids in the wave pool -- whatever it is you’re looking to do, there’s something for everyone at the Newton Recreation Centre. 

Newton Recreation Centre 

The Coastal Climbing Centre

#202 - 7728 128 Street, Surrey

This exciting indoor climbing facility features over 150 climbing routes and boulder challenges on a 7500 square foot wall.  There is even 750 square feet of roof climbing for the very brave at heart.  If you’re not an experienced climber, the centre offers lessons and guides to assist you in learning the sport of climbing.  This is a safe and fun activity for everyone in the family.


Workout at the South Surrey Recreation Centre

14601 - 20 Avenue

Located only a short drive from our hotel, the South Surrey Rec. Centre offers an enormous 8000 square foot air-conditioned fitness facility that is wheelchair accessible.  A wide selection of machines including cardio equipment and weight machines are available for use.  After your workout, enjoy a great coffee at the Connection Café, featuring a nice selection of sweet and savoury goods.

If you’re coming to Surrey for business of pleasure this fall, book a room at the Pacific Inn Resort & Conference Centre.  Our spacious hotel features a wide array of room types and great amenities like an indoor oasis swimming pool.  We look forward to being your hotel of choice in Surrey today! 

posted by: Pacific Inn Resort Hotel on: October 17, 2014 5:04:33 PM
Welcome to the Pacific Inn Resort & Conference Centre in beautiful Surrey, BC.  If you’re staying with us for a while, don’t miss a few of these upcoming acts at the nearby Surrey Arts Centre, located at 13750 88 Ave. 

Avenue Q: The Broadway Musical for Adults
: Oct. 15-25/2014 @ The Surrey Arts Centre

Head to the stunning Surrey Arts Centre to catch Avenue Q, a two act musical that both addresses and satirizes the issues associated with “becoming an adult.”  What makes this musical unique is its extensive use of puppets throughout the show, a feat not to be missed.  Warning: the show contains a healthy dose of adult humour and is appropriate for mature young adults.  Buy tickets online, by phone or in person at the Box Office.

Avenue Q


Bentall, Byrnes & Mann: Oct. 30/2014 @ the Surrey Arts Centre

An experience you won’t likely find anywhere else but Surrey, these local legends who have won Juno Awards and toured across the country, re-unite in Surrey for a one of a kind show that features folk, roots, blues-rock and pop sounds. Tickets are available online, by phone or in person at the Box Office. 

Bboyizm ‘Music Creates Opportunity’:  Oct. 28/2014 @ The Surrey Arts Centre

If you enjoy electrifying dance routines then you won’t want to miss Bboyizm  this fall in Surrey.  This troupe is renowned for bringing street dance styles like rocking, b-boying, house dancing and pantsula into their acts.  What you’re guaranteed is explosive movement, a festive spirit and a night to remember.  Buy tickets online , by phone or in person at the Box Office.


Surrey is an ever-growing multicultural city located in the buzzing metropolitan region of Vancouver Canada.  If you’re staying with us this fall at the Pacific Inn Resort & Conference Hotel, we want you to experience the best our city has to offer in live acts.  Book your room with us today!

posted by: Pacific Inn Resort Hotel on: September 17, 2014 11:11:51 AM
Welcome to the Pacific Inn Resort & Conference Centre in beautiful Surrey, British Columbia.  If you’re staying with us this fall, be sure to check out a few of these exciting events happening in our city.  Be sure to inquire amongst our staff if you have any questions about what’s going on in Surrey.

Art in the City Studio Tour
| September 20

If you’re staying in Surrey this fall, you won’t want to miss the inaugural year of the Art in the City Studio Tour.  From 11am-4pm on Saturday September 20, artists and craftspeople from all across Surrey will open their doors in a citywide arts open house.  At each location, artists will be on hand displaying their work and at times demonstrating their craft.   Don’t miss this great opportunity to check out the local burgeoning arts scene here in Surrey!  Click here for locations and further information.

Art in the City Studio Tour


Surrey Eagles Hockey Team Home Opener | September 26

On September 26th the pride of surrey will lace up their skates for an all-new season of exciting hockey action.  The Eagles will be taking on Chilliwack, one of their fiercest rivals.  This promises to be an entertaining and spirited match.  For tickets, call 604-531-GOAL.

Surrey Oktoberfest | September 27

Come on down to Alexander Neighbourhood House for Surrey’s first annual Oktoberfest this Saturday Sep. 27.  Visitors will experience Bavarian food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, great contests like sausage eating and fantastic musical entertainment.  Tickets can be obtained by calling 604-535-0015 and include a meal and drink. 

Surrey Oktoberfest

There are plenty of great events happening in Surrey this fall and here at the Pacific Inn Resort & Conference Centre we are happy to assist you in experiencing the best of our city.  If you’re looking for superbly comfortable accommodations in Surrey, look no further than the Pacific Inn Resort & Conference Centre.  

Surrey is a medium size city near Vancouver that offers both an entirely urban experience as well as an impressive number of green spaces perfect for everyone in your party.  This fall, get outside and breathe a bit of fresh air in one of Surrey’s great regional parks.

Bear Creek Park

Fall is the perfect time to visit Bear Creek Park because of the return of the salmon to two streams within the park.  Don’t miss a chance to witness this annual Pacific Northwest ritual take place!  Each year, millions of salmon return to freshwater to spawn then die in one of nature’s most spectacular journeys.  Check out Bear Creek and King Creek to witness this unique spectacle of nature this fall.  The park also offers the chance to take beautiful walks amongst dense stands of coniferous trees and best of all many of the park’s pathways are wheelchair accessible.  If you’ve got kids, the park also has a sports field, picnic area and outdoor swimming pool.

Bear Creek Park


Blackie Spit Park

Located only a few minutes drive from Pacific Inn, Blackie Spit is one of the best bird watching opportunities in the Vancouver region.  Located on Boundary Bay this rugged park is a great place to take the dog for a run or swim.  Be sure to check out the many trails that follow the shoreline and wind through nearby meadows at Blackie Spit Park. 

Blackie Spit Park

Redwood Park

Redwood Park is one of the more unique park experiences in Surrey because it features over 30 species of non-native trees planted by the region’s early residents.  As the name suggests, the park contains a large stand of Giant Redwoods imported from California.  This park is a great place to take a nature walk through an ever-changing kaleidoscope of rarely seen tree species. 

Surrey is a young city that has done an excellent job preserving its green space.  If you’re staying with us this fall, take a step back into nature in one of the city’s well-maintained parks.  Afterwards, enjoy a great meal at our superb on-site restaurant, Manyana’s Restaurant and Lounge.  We look forward to welcoming you at Pacific Inn Resort & Conference Centre today!

posted by: Pacific Inn Resort Hotel on: August 26, 2014 11:18:58 AM
Surrey is home to many families and thus has a great number of attractions to keep the kids entertained.  If you’re staying with us this summer, be sure to check out a few of these local favourites.  The kids will just love it.

Bear Creek Park Train & Mini Golf

Hop aboard the miniature train at this family friendly attraction in Bear Creek Floral Garden.  Eddy the Engine (as the miniature locomotive is known) takes children on a ten-minute excursion through the forest, Bear Creek Gardens and a themed tunnel display.  Kids even have the chance to toot the whistle. 

After the train the whole family will enjoy a great round of mini golf at this exceptional course considered “natural” because the greenways meander amongst conifer trees and were landscaped with native plants.  Great fun in a beautiful setting.

Bear Creek Park Train & Mini Golf


Honeybee Centre

The Honeybee Centre houses an extensive collection of hives and aims to educate people about the mysterious and incredible world of the honeybee.  A great place to bring the kids, the centre offers a tonne of amazing hands on workshops at The Bees and Bugs Lab.  Programs include “Arachnids”, “None of Your Beeswax” and the “Beekeeper Experience.”  Click here for a full schedule of programs. 

Honeybee Centre

Art Knapp Plantland

Over eight acres of plant nursery awaits you at the Art Knapp Plantland.  There’s a bit of everything here: an aviary, a miniature train and a miniature golf course.  Part attraction part working nursery, the Art Knapp Plantland is a truly unique shopping and entertainment experience. 

If you’re looking for a great hotel in Surrey look no further than the Pacific Inn Resort & Conference Centre.  Our on-site restaurant makes it easy to feed the whole family whether breakfast, lunch or dinner.  Book your stay with us today!

Surrey is one of Metro Vancouver’s largest cities and as such hosts a great number of events every summer drawing people in from around the region.  Whether you’re looking to sample some of the city’s diverse food or have a relaxing evening in the park, you’ll be sure to find a great summer activity in Surrey.  Check out a few of these quintessential summer events this August.   

Surrey Food Cart Fest | August 9,16,23,30 in Holland Park, 12-5pm

In recent years the Vancouver region has seen an explosion in the popularity of food carts.  The city’s streets are now dotted with superb vendors serving up everything from salmon burgers to delectable and hearty breakfast food.  This summer, the Vancouver street food scene will migrate to Surrey’s Holland Park.  Join Surreyites as they sample some of the region’s finest fare (much of which is local and organic) and enjoy live music and DJs.  And the best part of it all?  Admission to this event is entirely free!

Surrey Night Market | Every Saturday and Sunday in August from 6-11pm

For a few years now, night markets have been springing up in nearby Richmond B.C, reflecting that city’s large population of people with roots in southern China where night markets are common.  Nowadays, the night market is becoming a veritable lower mainland tradition with its own twists on the original.  Surrey’s night market is a celebration of multiculturalism, showcasing some of the community’s finest talent and promoting a spirit of inclusion and diversity.  Market-goers can sample a great variety of foods and wares from around the world and appreciate the rich cultural diversity that makes Surrey such an exciting place to visit.

Movies Under the Stars  | Aug 9, 16, 23 beginning at 5pm in Holland Park

We are fortunate in the Vancouver region to have a few great outdoor movie watching venues at Stanley Park in the heart of the city and now in Surrey.  Catch a few great flicks with the entire family this summer on a giant inflatable screen in Holland Park. 

Surrey Movie Under the Stars

Here at the Pacific Inn Resort & Conference Centre, we do everything possible to ensure your stay is one of supreme comfort and relaxation.  Our hotel features Eclipse Esthetics, an on site beauty bar, where you can relax with a hot stone massage, facials and more.  Book your stay with us today!

posted by: Pacific Inn Resort Hotel on: July 30, 2014 1:43:57 PM

Summertime means a lot of things in Surrey, BC – but nothing helps beat the summer heat like a prefect glass of your favourite beer or wine.  Why not learn about the rich beer & wine making happening right here in town?  Delight your taste buds with some of the region’s finest beverages, or better yet – take a tour to learn the tricks of the trade!


Big Ridge Brewing Company

As Surrey’s “original brewpub”, Big Ridge produces a fine selection of beers on site to accompany their lunch and dinner menus.  With a wide selection of lagers, ales, wheat beers, reds, porter, and seasonal taps you’ll be sure to find a brew that fits your tastes.  Couple that with housemade pizzas, sandwiches, burgers, and pub favorites and Big Ridge is your one-stop shop for a delicious evening. 


Central City Brewing

What began in 2003 as a craft brewery has bloomed into the success story behind the Red Racer line of beers popular in British Columbia’s liquor stores and bars.  Currently available in almost all BCL and private beer stores in BC, Red Racer has recently begun selling in select LCBO stores in Ontario and has plans to ship to Alberta as well.  If you’re not familiar you’ll want to try the IPA, Pale, and Pilsner beers available.  While in Surrey, come by for  brewery tour (Sat/Sun 1pm, 2pm, 5pm) and try some of the newest flavours, including the recently launched Maple Bacon Breakfast Ale!


Rivers Bend Winery

Located on over 30 acres of riverside farmland, the Rivers Bend Winery is Surrey’s only winery.  Family owned and operated since 2005, the owner still lives on site and can be often spotted in the field with the winery’s mascot – a horse named Black.  The winery features a selection of award winning reds, whites, and speciality wines.



posted by: Pacific Inn Resort Hotel on: July 17, 2014 10:17:36 PM
 Someone once said, “it is almost impossible to remember how tragic a place this world is when one is playing golf.”  In the spirit of this aphorism escape from the wider world this summer to some of Surrey’s best golf courses.  Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned pro, there’s a course for every skill level in Surrey.

Morgan Creek Golf Club

Morgan Creek has been ranked amongst the top fifty golf courses in Canada by SCOREGolf Magazine and was named by Golf Digest as one of the “Best Places to Play.”  Lightning fast greens and well manicured hilly fairways makes this course an equal delight and challenge to play.  Surrey’s temperate climate means that golfers can enjoy Morgan Creek all year round. 

Morgan Creek Golf Club

Hazelmere Golf Course

Hazelmere is an astounding course featuring an award winning clubhouse and extensive practice facility with a 35,000 square foot real grass tee deck and five target greens.  After your round, enjoy great food and drinks at the award winning Garden Room Restaurant.  Hazelmere is a great place to golf and dine this summer.

Peace Portal Golf Course

Peace Portal is one of British Columbia’s first golf courses and has been a local and international destination for over eighty years.  The course challenges players to improve their accuracy due to its relatively small greens and short driving distances.  Set amongst old growth forest and lush postcard-like B.C. scenery, Peace Portal is a local golfer’s hidden treasure.

Peace Portal Golf Course 

 Welcome to the Pacific Inn Resort & Conference Centre in beautiful British Columbia, Canada.   If you’re coming to Surrey to experience all of the superb golfing destinations the city has to offer, we are an ideal choice for your accommodation needs.  After a long day on the fairways, you can relax at our courtyard oasis featuring a pool, hot tubs and waterfall features.  Book your stay with us today!

For over 65 years, the Spirit of the Sea Festival in nearby White Rock has been thrilling residents and visitors alike every summer.  This year, the festival will feature the chance to demo all kinds of beach board sports (like skim-boarding), a children’s sandcastle competition, a wacky sand golf course, a torchlight parade, street hockey games, a market and great live musical entertainment.  This August 1-3, head to nearby White Rock to get in on all the summer fun!

A great activity for kids and families at this festival is the sandcastle-building competition.  On August 2 from 11:30-3pm at East Beach, participants will face off in an artistic showdown to create the most majestic sand castle.  Sandcastle competitions never fail to demonstrate just how creatively talented some young people are.  Participants are advised to arrive no later than 10:30 am for orientation.  Remember to bring your cameras – these creations will sadly be swept away by the afternoon tide.

A perennial highlight of this festival is the torchlight parade, a tradition that began in 1987.  This year, the official float will be “under the sea” themed.  The parade will be held on Sunday August 3 beginning at 9pm.  The route begins at Marine Drive and Oxford Street and moves east to Stayte Road.  Participation in the parade is welcomed!  Click here to find out more.

And what would a summer festival be without great outdoor music?  This year’s festival is being headlined by local hard rock legends Trooper.  You’ll also want to catch great performances by the Star Captains, The Sumner Brothers, and Jason Buie.  True to the community spirit of the festival, several local arts organizations and high school bands will also be performing on the main stage.

If you’re looking for great accommodations in Surrey this summer, come and stay with us at the Pacific Inn Resort & Conference Centre.  Hidden in the interior of our hotel is a tropical oasis, where you can idly pass your afternoons in complete seclusion from the outside world.  Book your room today!

Nothing says summer like a lively farmers market, bursting with bountiful produce and abuzz with conversation, laughter and live music. If you’re visiting Surrey this summer, don’t pass up the chance to stock up on fresh fruits, veggies and prepared goodies from local farmers and artisans at the Surrey Urban Farmers Market every Wednesday from 12pm to 5pm at the Surrey City Hall Plaza.

The City Hall Plaza is a new location for the market and it promises to be better than ever with more space and more vendors. The market has also changed their time slot, hoping that Wednesday afternoons will allow people to wander through on their lunch break or stroll through to pick up ingredients for an dinner.  

Also new for 2014 are some additional attractions including live cooking demos, art exhibits, local vendor showcases and more.

Another great reason to support the Surrey Urban Farmers Market is their involvement with the local community, including programs to make fresh vegetables, fruit, nuts, meat and dairy available to Surrey residents in need.

In cooperation with Healthy Families BC and the BC Association of Farmers Markets, the SUFM works with Umoja Operation Compassion Society and Oak Avenue Neighbourhood Hub to provide 60 families and 20 seniors with Farmers Market Nutrition Coupons. 

The market is a treat for your ears as much as your taste buds, hosting a variety of local musicians every week, who play both original songs and old favorites, inviting you to dance and make merry!

For anyone staying with us here at the Pacific Inn Resort & Conference Centre this summer, we wholeheartedly recommend a visit to the Surrey Urban Famers Market. We look forward to welcoming you and your family to this beautiful part of the world!

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