|White Rock British Columbia,
Canada, is a bedroom
community within the
British Columbia, Canada region.
White Rock is well known for its drier climate, beaches, ocean
views, retirement living, and overall high quality lifestyle.
Out of the approx. 20 cities and municipalities that make up the
Greater Vancouver region, White Rock uniquely has one of the driest
climates in the region... this is due to White Rock's unique sea-side
location that sits furthest south and away from the north-shore
mountains of Greater Vancouver, the north-shore mountains tend to act as collectors of
rain clouds coming in from the Pacific Ocean and often dump generous
amounts of rain onto Vancouver. White Rock uniquely receives only
approx. 1/2 the annual amount of rainfall that North Vancouver
receives, primarily due to White Rock's unique location.
The city of White Rock is also unique in that it is a true sea-side
community, featuring sandy beaches that stretch for approx. 8
kilometers along the waters of Semiahmoo Bay (the majority east-west length of
The waterfront area of White Rock also features a high quality walking promenade
that is approx. 2.5 kilometers in length, which is fully accessible to
the disabled and parents with strollers. The waterfront area also
features the massive 500 ton "white rock" from which the City of White
Rock gets it's name... there are also many cafes, restaurants, and
shops, the pier, a heritage building which houses the old train
station & a museum.
The White Rock Pier happens to be the longest public pier in Greater
Vancouver, jutting out over a 1/4 mile straight into the Pacific
Ocean. Originally built in 1914/15, the pier offers a public swimming
area, access to fishing & crabbing, as well as a sheltered mooring
facility for boats. The end of the Pier also offers a unique
perspective/view of White Rock City, which looks back onto the hillside
homes and beachfront area of the city.
White Rock is also conveniently located approx. 5 minutes from the
Canada/US border, and approx. a 45 minute drive from Vancouver, making
White Rock a convenient place to live or visit.
The city of White Rock is often ranked as "one of the most livable
cities in Canada"... which is reflected in the fact that White Rock
has one of the most stable real estate markets in all of Canada. The
highly stable White Rock real estate market indicates that
once people move to White Rock, they generally have very little desire
The White Rock Pier.
The Totem Poles on East Beach.
The White Rock Beach Promenade.
Semiahmoo Bay as viewed from Ocean Park.
Semiahmoo Bay at Sunset.
Cafes & shopping along Marine Drive.
The West Beach area of White Rock.