Build more than an event. Create an enduring experience just north of the border in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. From the moment you connect with the Sport Surrey team to the instant the bat hits the ball, or the first swimmer meets the water, Surrey will provide the perfect destination to build a truly remarkable event.
Known for its spectacular natural scenery, global dining scene and charming mix of urban and rural spaces, the city offers an array of facilities, attractions and accommodations. As BC’s fastest-growing city, Surrey is the premier place for hosting sporting events and is the Tournament Capital of Metro Vancouver. 30 minutes from three international airports and just over the border from Washington, Surrey is the perfect Canadian destination to set your tournament apart.
The Sport Surrey team knows that hosting encapsulates more than just the sporting event or tournament. It’s about the pre-event warm-up, the final score and the athletes' experiences as a whole, both on and off the field. The experiences that attendees have in between games, matches or heats are just as important.
Surrey offers athletes and spectators the opportunity to experience something exceptional. With a team of passionate local staff providing information on things to see and do beyond the competition, you can trust that everyone will be inspired to go explore more. From recommending incredible urban rainforest walking trails and bird-watching locations to insider tips on the best dining in the area or to providing ideas for activities the whole team can enjoy together, Surrey’s local experts are enthusiastic ambassadors. Their top priority is that each athlete leaves with a smile on their face, knowing they had an unforgettable time.
The Metro Vancouver region welcomes 20 million visitors a year. As a result, the city is an experienced host and offers the quantity and quality of accommodation options needed for athletes and spectators alike. Many hotels are located close to sporting venues and offer a variety of prices and service levels, ranging from simple and inexpensive to exceptional and luxurious, fit for athletes of all calibers.
Surrey offers modern, world-class facilities, including aquatic centers, soccer fields, baseball diamonds, ice hockey rinks, tennis and pickleball courts. These have been home to countless successful tournaments and sporting events, from the annual Canada Cup International Championships, which welcomed 125 teams from around the world in 2023, to the FINA Artistic Swimming World Series, the Water Polo Western Nationals and the Provincial Diving Championships.
The fields in Surrey have seen action ranging from the U18 National Field Hockey Championships to the Canada Soccer Toyota National Championships, and every winter, 1,500 young girls and their families make their way to the city to participate in WickFest, the annual Wickenheiser Female World Hockey Festival.
As an award-winning, year-round sporting destination, Surrey takes pride in its dedication to sustainability, inclusivity and accessibility. The city is designed to ensure that everyone, regardless of ability, can fully participate in and enjoy the sporting events hosted here. From accessible facilities to municipal commitment to creating an inclusive environment, Surrey goes the extra mile to accommodate the needs of all athletes and attendees. The city firmly believes that sports have the power to unite people from all walks of life.
To make this incredible experience happen, the Sport Surrey team is here to support you. We know that organizing a sporting event is a complex endeavor, but when you choose Surrey, you're not alone. Our dedicated team of sport hosts and volunteers are here to provide expert guidance and support at every step of the planning process. From initial consultations and opportunities for local and provincial funding grants, logistical assistance and securing accommodation to communications and marketing support, we aim to make your event a resounding success and help you deliver an unforgettable sporting event. The Sport Surrey team takes care of you so your athletes can take care of the competition.
Take the first step in planning a sporting event in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada and visit SportSurrey.com.