This riding is accessible from Highways 1A and 10 and is a short distance from Boundary Bay Regional Airport. This allows for local flights and helicopter trips. Surrey–Newton is 4,445km from Parliament Hill, a 43-hour drive.
Located south of the Fraser River, north of Boundary Bay, and east of the Boundary Bay Airport, this riding is home to several streams and creeks including Hyland Creek.
About 51% of the riding’s population are immigrants, with some of the largest populations born in India, the Philippines, and Pakistan.
Hindi, Tagalog, and Urdu 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 $33,045.
Part of the city of Surrey, this riding offers a wealth of recreational activities ranging from swimming to hockey to tennis and baseball. The Newton Recreation Centre and Wave Pool offers the only seniors’ centre in the city. There are also more than 200 municipal parks that residents can enjoy year-round.
The Surrey Arts Centre offers a variety of exhibitions, public art, dance and performances. It also offers art and performance art classes and other activities for the public. The Newton Cultural Centre offers another option for the community to engage in arts and culture.
The riding’s largest employers include transportation and warehousing, retail trade, manufacturing, and construction. Around 43% of the riding has a postsecondary education of some sort, and in 2011 the unemployment rate was 9.5%.
Hidden in a web of power lines and buildings, Ingledow Substation is British Columbia’s biggest electrical substation, creating power for British Columbia and the United States alike. Conceived in the 1960s, the substation is nestled in the heart of the riding and sold $1.4 billion worth of electricity through BC Hydro in 2008.
Kwantlen Polytechnic University was founded in 1981 by the government of British Columbia as a college but has since evolved into a university with four satellite campuses in the Metro Vancouver area. The name comes from a First Nations term for “tireless runner” according to the university. It offers courses ranging from business to arts, science, and trades.