Elgin Chantrell


King George Highway west to 140th Street, South to 20th Avenue, West to 128th Street and North up to Crescent Road


In 1874 the Semiahmoo road opened establishing Elgin’s position as a stage stop and a hotel was built to provide rest for those on the road. Within the hotel there was a small country store and post office to serve the residents, but although the hotel was a success it diminished due to the opening of the New Westminster Southern railway in 1891.

By 1886 Elgin had been declared as Canada’s customs entry port, which meant that all traffic from the Nicomekl River and the Semiahmoo Road were supposed to report. Soon there were two more ports built within the area. The ports of White Rock and Douglas caused the success of the Elgin Port to fade.

Elgin was now home to a hotel with a barn and blacksmith, a local school, a community hall, a sawmill, and a Port of customs.


The Elgin neighbourhood is a place of history in the South Surrey region. In 1874, Semiahmoo Road was opened mainly for travel between Blaine and New Westminster. You could find a small stage shop and hotel located in Elgin for passing tourists. In 1886 the Elgin area had been declared as Canada’s customs entry port, with all traffic from the Semiahmoo Road and Nicomekl River being required to report. This lasted for a period of time until the ports of White Rock and Douglas were opened.

Elgin is a mature area of South Surrey that is heavily wooded in areas and contains some of South Surrey’s largest estate lots. The area is known to be a prestigious neighbourhood where some of South Surrey’s most expensive real estate and most preferred public schools are located. You can find a variety of housing options in the Elgin neighbourhood, ranging from private park like acreage lots with custom built mansions of all years, to the suburban half acre (GD) lots in Chantrell Park that was developed in the 1990s through the early 2000s.

There is no lack of parks and trails in the Elgin area if you aren’t taking advantage of the short trip to Crescent Beach or White Rock. Some of the most popular parks, many of which have groomed trails and spectacular bird watching in the area are Elgin Heritage Park, Victoria Memorial Park, Sunnyside Acres Urban Forest Park, Chantrell Creek Park and Crescent Park. There is also the South Surrey Athletic Park within close proximity, which is South Surrey’s destination for athletics and active recreation. It offers facilities for soccer, football, rugby, baseball, tennis and volleyball. There is a variety of pathways and walking loops for leisure walking or jogging, a bike park, waterpark, playground and picnic shelters. You can also find venues for indoor sports in the South Surrey Recreation Center and at the South Surrey Arena.

If you are looking for a neighbourhood with recreation and parks within close walking or driving distance and a property that has a generous sized lot, then Elgin Chantrell may be your future home.

Should you want to explore housing options in the South Surrey community, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team. We look forward to hearing from you!


Townhouse prices start at approximately $460,000 and can go up to $1 million.

Houses in this area range from approximately $595,000 to $3.7 million.

If you are thinking of selling, Sean would be more than happy to give you a current and complete market evaluation of your home.

Some of the main facilities and business in the area are:


Elgin Heritage Park, Victoria Memorial Park, Sunnyside Acres Urban Forest Park, South Surrey Athletic Park, Chantrell Creek Park, and Crescent Park.

High Schools:

Elgin Park Secondary School

Elementary Schools:

Crescent Park, Chantrell Park, Sunnyside, and Jessie Lee are all Elementary schools in or near the area.

Community Centers:

South Surrey Arena, Windsor Square, and South Surrey Youth Centre

Business Centers:

Riverside Golf Centre, Nico Wynd Golf Course

Recycling / Garbage:

There is a Wastech transfer station located in Surrey just north of the Trans Canada Highway.


2018/2019 School Year Boundary Map
Colour – With Property Lots ( PDF, 4.58 MB)

Elgin Park Secondary School

13484 – 24 Avenue, Surrey, BC, V4A 2G5, Tel: 604-538-6678

Crescent Park Elementary School

2440-128 Street, Surrey, BC, V4A 3W3, Tel: 604-535-9101.

Chantrell Creek Elementary School

2575 – 137 Street, Surrey, BC, V4P 2K5, Tel: 604-535-6708

Sunnyside Elementary School

15250 – 28 Avenue, Surrey, BC, V4P 1B9, Tel: 604-531-4826

Jessie Lee Elementary School

2064 – 154 Street, Surrey, BC, V4A 4S3, Tel: 604-531-8833


Sunnyside Acres

148th St& 24th Ave, Surrey

SS Athletic Park

148th St and 20th Ave, Surrey

Crescent Park

128 St& Crescent Rd, Surrey

South Surrey Arena

2199 – 148 Street, Surrey, BC, V4A 9P5, Tel: (604) 502-6200

South Surrey Youth Centre

14601 20th Avenue, Surrey, BC, V4A 9P5, Tel: 604-502-6200

Riverside Golf Centre

One of the toughest par three layouts in the province, the Riverside Golf Center’s 9 holes were laid down in 1969. 3600 King George Highway, Surrey, BC, V4P 1B5, Tel: (604) 531-3555

Nico Wynd Golf Course

Designed to be a walking course, our 5906-yard, par 70, nine holes, two-pin course provides an interesting challenge for any golfer.