Surrey encompasses land occupied by many Halqemeylem-speaking aboriginal groups. Settlers arrived first in Cloverdale and other parts of South Surrey first, and most of their activities were fishing, harvesting oysters, farming, or setting up small stores. When the Pattullo Bridge was created in 1937, Surrey open its doors more to people. In the post-war 50’s, North Surrey’s neighborhood was filled with single family homes which later became a “bedroom community" for many, even absorbing commuters who worked in Burnaby or Vancouver. In the 1980’s and 1990’s, the city’s population expanded tremendously due to many Asians who made it their home. Many people forecast that Surrey will surpass Vancouver City’s population by the year 2020.