For residents of the Sullivan area, Tahiti Tan is a premium Tanning Salon located in the Clayton area of Surrey, offering superior tanning beds, tanning lotions and eyelash extensions.
James Johnston was the first person of European descent known to settle in the general area of Surrey that is now Sullivan. Johnston and his five sons claimed 960 acres of land along the Johnston Road (named for the family) that stretched from New McLellan Road (Highway #10) to the Old Yale Road (Fraser Highway).
In 1906, Johnston Road School was located on 152 Street a half-mile north of the old Sullivan Store on land donated by the Johnston family. It was initially a one-room school, with another classroom added in 1913. The school was destroyed by fire in 1950, at which time there were 81 students. A new Johnston Road School was built at 152 Street and 60 Avenue in 1953. It was renamed Sullivan Elementary in 1975.
In 1910 the B.C. Electric Railway completed tracks from Vancouver to Chilliwack. For more than forty years the interurban rail connection provided a vital transit link for Sullivan residents and businesses. The station was situated near what is now 64 Avenue and 152 Street. This site is now operated by the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society whose mission is to “restore and to operate heritage interurban cars on the original BC Electric Railway Route through Surrey and the Fraser Valley to link heritage tourism destinations.”
The Sullivan Community Hall was built in 1928 by volunteers to accommodate the needs of a growing community. Over the years it has served many important functions, including accommodating students following the destruction of the original Johnston Road School. The hall is maintained by the Sullivan Community Association, and is still used for community functions. In 1998, the hall was added to the City of Surrey’s Heritage Register.
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 lotions, tanning beds and eyelash extensions. Our clientele comes primarily from the Cloverdale, Fleetwood, Clayton, Surrey, Langley, Sullivan, Port Kells, Walnut 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”.