In 1937, the completion of the impressive Pattullo Bridge connected bustling New Westminster with relatively underdeveloped North Surrey. This made Whalley a prime location for growth and migration. Families, schools and businesses arrived, along with community facilities and commercial opportunities, inspiring a vital spirit and pride of place. The thriving neighbourhood that started humbly at Whalley’s Corner drew visitors and new residents from across the region, expanding into one of the most dynamic and diverse in the Lower Mainland. In 1976, Whalley was identified as a regional town centre, driving another chapter of revitalization that continues to this day.
With a proud history and an eye on the future, Whalley District continues to defy expectations. Whalley is home to a world-leading Little League program, rich arts and culture, and beautiful Holland Park. Stunning modern architecture of City Centre Library, Simon Fraser University and Surrey Memorial Hospital line the streets. You’ll find accessible transit stations, shops and restaurants alongside offices and public art throughout the lively and bustling streets. Whalley District has something for everyone, and it just keeps getting better at finding its own urban, cultural and artistic identity, a place to be remembered.