White Rock Things to Do

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    The Pier

    by Karlie85 Updated May 26, 2009

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    The pier is one of the things people think of when they think of White Rock. There are always people walking up and down the pier, some for a romantic hand-in-hand stroll, lovers young and old, some for their evening jog, some friends enjoying a laugh and families with little kids. I liked walking to the end and seeing the few boats docked, the fishermen catching crabs and the starfish on the rocks. My husband lived in White Rock when he was very young, and his mom would always tell me about how her and her husband would stroll along the pier at night and then sneak a bottle of wine onto the beach and watch the sunset. It’s one of her favorite places anywhere, and now I can understand why. It’s especially magical at dusk.

    The pier from the beach
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    White Rock Museum and Archives

    by Karlie85 Written May 26, 2009

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    This small museum and archives is located in the old White Rock train station on Marine Drive, right on the beach, which gives it a very cool old atmosphere. It offers a peek at the history of the railroad in White Rock, as well as some really good information on the sea life, birds and nature of the area. I didn’t see the archives area, but the building is much bigger than just the part you’ll see while you’re in the museum. The museum is run by a mix of paid staff and volunteers. There’s a good gift shop with great local souvenirs like paintings and photo prints, and regular stuff like postcards and magnets.
    Admission is by donation.
    Hours: January to March open 10am – 5pm Tuesday to Sunday, April to December, open daily 10am – 5pm

    The museum Inside the museum
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    Check out THE white rock!

    by Karlie85 Written May 26, 2009

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    One of the legends of the 486 ton white rock on the beach is that it is the landing spot of a stone that was hurled across the Strait of Georgia by a young Indian chief. It was said that he and his bride moved there from Vancouver Island to make a home together. Another, less charming reason, is that it was covered in white bird poop. Either way, these days it is kept white by applications of white paint to keep it fresh and cover up graffiti. As you’re walking along the beach, stop at the white rock and take a few pictures with it. That’s about all there is to do around it, but you have to visit the town’s namesake while you’re there.

    THE white rock

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    Head down to the beach!

    by duanestorey Written Mar 23, 2003

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    White Rock beach is very nice, and it holds fond memories for me.. There's a bench I once sat at with a very old girlfriend looking out over the ocean, and it's always been a great memory to look back on..

    There's a very long pier that people walk along in the summer, usually with an ice-cream cone in hand.. young teens jump from the end, doing back-flips, and landing in the water below!

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    Take a walk on the Promenade

    by Karlie85 Written May 26, 2009

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    The Promenade is another main focal point of White Rock. Running directly parallel to the beach, it is a 7200 ft long walkway with benches and points of interest along the way, as well as public bathrooms. I personally think walking along the Promenade is a bit more romantic than a stroll on the pier, because the further you go in either direction from the centre (the pier), the less people there are, and you get to see the entire East Beach and West Beach. It’s nice to slowly wander along the promenade and stop to sit on a bench or a log, gazing out into the ocean and watching the seagulls strutting around. There’s something about the silence and stillness in the air that I quite enjoy.

    Walking on the Promenade
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    Get Some Shots Of Mt. Baker

    by briantravelman Written Aug 5, 2014

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    White Rock is the best place in Vancouver, to see Mt. Baker. From here, the mountain is just 40 miles away, closer than anywhere else in the city, though it looks more like just 10 miles away. On a clear day, you can walk out onto the pier, or beach, and get some really beautiful shots, of the mountain, especially in the evening.

    Mt. Baker View Of Mt. Baker
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    Well... White Rock Of Course

    by briantravelman Updated Aug 5, 2014

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    White Rock’s main attraction is, well...it’s White Rock.

    Local legend says, that the stone was hurled across the Gulf of Georgia, by a young Indian chief.
    In reality, it is a glacial erratic, which is a rock that is completely different from the local rocks. The 486 ton, granite boulder, migrated here, during the last glaciation.
    Because it stood out so much, 19th century sailors, actually used the rock, as a beacon.
    The reason the rock was white, was because the local sea birds, decided to use it as a bathroom. These days, the birds have found another place to take a crap, but the city of White Rock still keeps the rock white, by painting it once a month.
    The rock is a popular spot for families with kids, and the occasional graffiti artist.

    This local girl was warning everyone not to climb the rock, because the cops had given some people tickets earlier. Despite this, us an several other people, mostly kids, climbed it anyways. The cops were too distracted with the Canada Day celebration, to see us. I have no idea how much the fine is. Climb the rock, at your own risk.
    I honestly don’t think it’s fair that they fine people, since there isn’t a single sign that says, you can’t climb it.

    The Famous White Rock White Rock The White Rock
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    WHITE MOUNTAIN COFFEE & ICE CREAM

    by Minka007 Written Sep 1, 2006

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    Oh, it was great! Home made Ice-cream...
    Generally I love Ice-cream and that's my and Rob's weakness.
    So when we cam there I asked for the most chocolate ice-cream ever and they suggested to try Chocolate by the Death :) it was so good!

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    Make sure you see that White Rock

    by CdnJane Written Aug 13, 2004

    You don't have to walk right over to it to see the White Rock - with that brilliant white paint, you can see it quite well from the Pier. And of course, it is always great to frame it between yourself and a friend for the picture, so you know that you were there!

    CdnJane and friend with White Rock inbetween

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    Canada Day Celebration

    by elmendorfs Written Feb 9, 2007

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    All day / evening party! Complete with bellydancers and fireworks! This was our first time to White Rock, but it was awesome! Perfect timing, perfect weather, lots of fun!

    Bellydancers, part of the all day party! Fireworks over the water... awesome!
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    Long walk promenade

    by Minka007 Written Sep 1, 2006

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    When you come there I would suggest to find parcking spot, which is not that easy...and have a walk along the beach...nothing can be better...

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