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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

  • An Example of the Time Lapse Tool in Operation
  • City of Surrey Archives

Surrey's Time Lapse Tool from the Surrey Archives


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This activity runs the duration of Culture Days.


Online and at Home

Surrey, BC



Offered in English.


This tool connects the Surrey Archives’ historic images to modern day locations. Divided by city centres, this tool provides a then and now experience. This tool is a result of a City of Surrey partnership between the Engineering Department's GIS team and the Surrey Archives.

With quite a few historical images of Surrey, organized by town centre - Cloverdale, Fleetwood, Guildford, Newton, and South Surrey - historic images give perspective on modern life. To access the Time Lapse Tool click on the orange button below, make sure to give it time to load!

Take a screenshot of your favourite place and share it with us @HeritageSurrey on Facebook.


City of Surrey, Surrey Archives

The City of Surrey Heritage Services Department runs various parts of Heritage within the City of Surrey including Heritage Collections, Surrey Archives, Re-enactors, and Historic Stewart Farm. The mandate of our division is to share the diverse history of the Municipality of Surrey with our community. Our vision is to create a better community that reflects on the past.

As part of our shift towards online programming these institutions have begun to focus on digital and remote programming, instead of in person interpretation. This tool is created from gathering together over 200 historical images of Surrey from the Surrey Archives permanent photography collection.


Jerrilin Spence

This event is part of a hub:

City of Surrey Culture Division

City of Surrey Surrey, BC

Six sections in the City of Surrey Culture division are participating in this year's Culture Days event. Surrey Civic Theatres, The Surrey Art Gallery, The Historic Stewart Farm, The Museum of Surrey, The Surrey Archives, and Special Event...