Port Kells

Port KellsFor residents of the Port Kells area, Tahiti Tan is a premium Tanning Salon located in the Clayton area of Surrey, offering superior tanning beds, tanning lotions and eyelash extensions.

Port Kells is located in northeastern Surrey, with the Fraser River to the north and Langley to the east. The Township of Port Kells was founded by two Irish pioneers, both named Henry Kells, though unrelated.

They chose a one square mile tract of waterfront straddling the Surrey-Langley municipal boundary. The land was subdivided in 1889 into town lots and laid out, in 1890, by the Royal Engineers. By this time, the younger Kells had established a store and post office by the wharf near the foot of present-day 192 Street. The elder Kells settled a quarter-mile east of the wharf, at the riverside. In 1891, the New Westminster and Southern Railway was completed through Port Kells, the Kells donating sixteen acres of land near the present 190 Street and Harvie Road to ensure location of a station there. The post office was moved to the train stop at this time and both the station and the post office took the name Port Kells.

In fact, the CNR failed to have the anticipated local impact and with the economic downturn after 1913 and onset of war, development again failed to materialize. The townsite gradually reverted

In the early 1960s, the freeway (Highway 1) was built through Port Kells and since the 1970s, it has become a major commercial and industrial area.

Be sure to visit the Goat Palace at Port Kells Nursery if you’re in the area!

About Tahiti Tan

Tahiti Tan is a premium tanning salon with a friendly, welcoming staff that has answers for all of your tanning-related questions. We take pride in our beautiful, well-maintained facility, specializing in tanning lotionstanning beds and eyelash extensions. Our clientele comes primarily from the CloverdaleFleetwoodClaytonSurreyLangleySullivanPort KellsWalnut Grove and Willowbrook–Willoughby areas, although we’ve also attracted clients from as far away as Abbotsford and Chiliwack. Come in and see for yourself why your tanning sessions here are “The Ultimate Tanning Experience”.