Rock, with more sunshine than any other spot in BC's Lower
Mainland, is almost picture-perfect, with beautiful beaches,
a promenade that runs for 2.5km along the beach-front and
a 1,500 ft. pier that is a favourite with visitors.
adjacent to the US/Canada border, White Rock is a short half
hour drive south of the City of Vancouver, BC.
community of White Rock is named for the very large white
rock on the beach. Legend has it, that a Sea Gods son
fell in love with a Cowichan Indian Maiden. The lovers after
being rejected by both fathers, vowed to make a new home.
Sea Gods son on seeing the big white rock, picking it
up, threw it across Georgia Strait and then with his Cowichan
princess, they followed the rock to begin a new life and a
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The White Rock area offers numerous bed and breakfasts,
hotels, motels and RV parks for campers.
dry and warm
Industries: A summer seaside resort.
White Rock, British Columbia, is located 45km (28 mi) southeast
of Vancouver, BC, on Hwy 99. Bordered
on the south by the US, north and east by the District of Surrey,
and west by Semiahmoo Bay. BC Bus Transit serves the area.
Facilities/Activities: Swimming; boating; beachcombing;
golfing; fishing and walkways. Dine at a quaint cafe or bistro;
enjoy Old English fish & chips by the seaside; browse the
art galleries; shop in the boutiques.
Attractions: White Rock Museum and Archives at Station
Centre; White Rock Pier: Sunnyside Road and Crescent Beach;
Tour de White Rock (June); Festival of the Arts (July); White
Rock Sea Festival (July/August).
White Rock Travel Infocentre
15150 Russell Avenue, White Rock, BC, V4B 2P5
Telephone: (604) 536-6844, Fax (604) 536-4994
Coast & Mountains Tourism Region
1651 Commercial Drive #270,
Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 3Y3
Tel: (604) 739-9011
Toll Free: 1-800-667-3306
Fax: (604) 739-0153