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Posted April 10th, 2010 - 5:30 am by from Bunbury, Australia (Permalink)

Hey everyone,

I'd like to introduce myself as I've just moved to the Surrey/White Rock area from NSW Australia. I've scored a job where I'll spend half the year here and half in Hawaii. This is my first visit to Canada so everything is new and exciting!

Looking forward to exploring the area and city over these months. Would especially love to meet up with locals so let me know if anyone is free and keen to hang out.

I love outdoors activities; hiking, running kayaking, fishing, skiing, paragliding, scuba diving, bear wrestling, whatever! Anyone who enjoys swimming or knows of a training squad I can join I'd love to hear from you ;)

Also really enjoy a social drink / live music so let me know if you have a posse with plans!

Thanks for any ideas on things i "must see", all recommendations are welcomed!

Hope to meet soon.

Mat

Posted April 10th, 2010 - 8:34 pm by from White Rock, Canada (Permalink)
Hi Mat, I'm Debbie. I am just starting to train for a triathlon, so I've got some information about what swimming resources are in the area. Right now I'm trying to go swimming 3 times a week at the South Surrey pool, so you're welcome to join me if you don't mind how ridiculously slow I am.

If you want a competitive master's swim club, there's the White Rock Wave (www.whiterockwave.com). If you want a drop-in master's swim club, then the South Surrey pool offers a master's class with the price of admission ($5) on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 7:30 till 9, as well as some other time I don't have memorized. The YMCA offers a master's swim session in May and June, although it's crazy early in the morning (M, W, or F, 5:45-7 am, $48 for 8 weeks). The Newton pool has a wave pool which is the biggest in the province or something. And of course, you can always swim in the Pacific!

Kayaking lessons are available through the surrey parks and rec (including advanced skills and tours). You can do paragliding and zip lines on Grouse Mountain. Sunnyside Park has some pretty good trails to hike or run, and I assume that it's bikeable, although I have yet to see anybody on a bike in there. Tofino on Vancouver Island is apparently a good place to surf, and it's not too far from here. I highly recommend taking a tiny little float plane across to Vancouver Island some time, it should cost you about $70 and the ferry back is $14 or so.

Good luck on your search for things to do!

Posted April 10th, 2010 - 11:08 pm by from De Lier, Netherlands (Permalink)
heey 'question the floatplains from whits point are they leaving and do you need to a resevation for it

Posted April 11th, 2010 - 9:41 am by from Vancouver, Canada (Permalink)
Im still livin in Surrey for the next 3 weeks! Msg me if you wanna meet up.

Posted April 12th, 2010 - 8:50 pm by from White Rock, Canada (Permalink)
The floatplanes take off from downtown Vancouver and also from Vancouver airport (YVR) in Richmond. The Richmond flights might require you take a shuttle down to the water or something.

You do need a reservation for them, for the simple reason that they are tiny planes and they fill up fast. Some of the carriers allow standby flights, but unless you have id saying that you currently go to school in BC or you're a senior, then it's the same cost to book your flight ahead of time and you're guaranteed to be on the plane.

Posted May 10th, 2010 - 5:18 am from Surrey, Canada
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Posted May 10th, 2010 - 9:12 am by from De Lier, Netherlands (Permalink)
I am in for whalewathing there and a lunch ofcourse why not same as for kayaking bud takes me a hour to gett there and i am locked by the times of the bus bud see when people have time than we can plan it

Posted May 10th, 2010 - 8:44 pm by from Surrey, Canada (Permalink)
I'd like to meet up. I'm new to the group, so if newcomers are welcome, then I'll try to come out.