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Translation – Explanation and Caution

The electronic translation service on Surrey Libraries' website is hosted by Google Translate. The quality of the translation may vary in some of the languages offered by Google. The goal of the basic translation is to capture the general intention of the original English material.

Surrey Libraries cannot guarantee the quality, accuracy, or completeness of any translated information.  Before you act on translated information, we encourage you to confirm any facts that are important to you and the decisions you make.

The City of Surrey offers interpretation services at all its facilities. If you have a question about the material you read on the Surrey Libraries website, we encourage you to contact Surrey Libraries to discuss it.  You can also contact the City of Surrey at 604-591-4011 to receive interpretation support.

Chinese, Korean, Punjabi, Tagalog, Hindi

Geography & Travel

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Databases (Library card required)

Global Road Warrior — Contains current coverage of travel, communications and cultural issues for students, travelers, or international business people. Includes high-resolution maps and photos.

Mango Languages — Are you traveling abroad or interested in learning a new language? Mango has many foreign language training modules available. Click 'Start Learning' to begin or create a profile to track your progress.



Country studies/area handbooks Information about developed and developing nations, from the Library of Congress.

World FactBook Country information including maps, supplied by the CIA of the U.S.

Find more on governments of the world in our Law, Government & Statistics category.


Tides, Currents and Water Levels From Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

GVRD Regional Parks Includes maps and facilities information for Regional Parks in the Greater Vancouver Regional District, including Surrey.

Parks Canada National parks, historic sites, marine conservation areas.


COSMOS From the City of Surrey, this database provides access to the City's spatial information, allowing users to find specific addresses, amenties such as parks, libraries, and schools, as well as data on infrastructure, high resolution aerial photographs, and more.

Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection Map collection, including historical and thematic maps.

Search engines — Search engines such as Google and Yahoo Canada also have links to maps and directions.


British Columbia Outdoor Guide From the British Columbia Adventure Network, this website has information on enjoying BC's outdoors, including outdoor recreation, trails, parks, and natural history.

BC Travel Information on camping, accommodations, transportation.

Canadian Tourism Commission Information for international visitors.

Discover Camping Online reservation service for BC campgrounds.

DriveBC! Road Reporting System BC road reports in map and list format.

Fodors This site provides information on everything from packing techniques to world-wide tipping practices.

Lonely Planet Online Known worldwide for publishing practical, reliable and no-nonsense travel information.

Super Natural British Columbia  Official travel planning site of Tourism BC. 

Travel health for Canadians travelling abroad From Public Health Agency of Canada.