The riding is 4,439 km from Parliament Hill, which would take about 45 hours to drive via the Trans-Canada-Highway.
Vancouver International Airport is about an hour away from the riding.
About 13% of the riding’s labour force uses public transportation, which is available through TransLink.
The riding is in the northeastern part of Surrey. The riding is largely urban and suburban, but Barnston Island, located in the Fraser River, contains mostly farmland.
The Surrey Bend Regional Park lies along the bank of the Fraser River and features floodplain forests, marshes, and thickets that provide a perfect habitat for many wetland animals.
About 49% of the riding’s population are immigrants, with some of the largest populations born in India, the Philippines, and China.
Punjabi, Mandarin, and Tagalog are the most common non-official mother tongues in the riding.
Approximately 2% of the riding’s population identify as Aboriginal.
Average individual income is $38,811.
Cyclists can enjoy the bike paths along the Tynehead Perimeter Trail at Tynehead Regional Park. Another great biking spot is Barnston Island. Cyclists can take a ferry over and then tour the island by bike.
Fleetwood Gardens, an all-year-round garden located in Fleetwood Park, features an award-winning border of perennials and a seven-circuit labyrinth.
There are no schools on Barnston Island, so kids take the ferry to the mainland.
The Fleetwood area was named after Lance Corporal Arthur Thomas Fleetwood, a soldier who died in the First World War. A statue of Fleetwood was erected in front of the Fleetwood Community Centre and Library in 2008.
Retail trade, health care and social assistance, and manufacturing are the riding’s top industries.
About 6.1% of the riding’s population was unemployed in 2011.
Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project is proposed to run adjacent to Surrey Bend Regional Park. The park was 20 years in the making and opened in 2016 as a greenspace for residents. It is also an important wetland habitat for many animals and there are fears that a pipeline would expose the area to potential oil spills.
The Port Kells neighbourhood was founded in 1889 by two Irish settlers. Both had the same name — Henry Kells — but were unrelated!
The township of Port Kells was originally intended to be a port along the Fraser River. The Kells also ensured the New Westminster and Southern Railway (a bid for further development in the area) would be in their new town by donating land to build the train station.