Cloverdale is growing fast. With a more affordable selection of housing supply, it has been made home to many young families looking to raise a family in a safe and quiet neighborhood. The town is the eastern portion of Surrey, and west of Langley at the junction of Hwy 10 & 15.
History goes back over 125 years when Cloverdale was once a small farm town known for its fertile land and moderate climate. Cloverdale was first settled by the Shannon brothers, who named the town “Clover Valley” after the wild clover that grew everywhere at that time. The town began to boom into what we know of Cloverdale today when the New Westminster-Southern Railway, linking Bellingham to New Westminster, ran through the valley in 1891. This made Cloverdale into a major transportation center.
Today, the town has become enveloped by suburban sprawl from Surrey and is famous for the annual rodeo, second largest in Canada next to Calgary Stampede. The town is unique for keeping its quaint “main street” where people still gather to shop and people watch at the local coffee shop. Cloverdale was once the backdrop for the popular T.V. series, Smallville.
Every year, Cloverdale hosts the popular Cloverdale Rodeo and the Cloverdale Blueberry Festival. You can learn more about the town’s rich history at the Surrey Museum and the Surrey Archives.