Cloverdale is a fantastic area for raising a family while living in a small town atmosphere yet close to big city amenities. Located west of the City of Langley at the junction of Highway 10 and 15, Cloverdale is one of the fastest growing communities in British Columbia.
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.
Cloverdale Today …
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. It is a unique community in that Cloverdale has a genuine quaint “main street” where people still gather to shop and enjoy a cup of coffee in the cafes. Cloverdale’s seductive small town charm became backdrop for the popular T.V. series, Smallville.
There is entertainment and fun for the entire family such as the Fraser Downs Racetrack & Casino and Northview Golf & Country Club. 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.