There is nothing like watching a west coast sunset at White Rock’s famous pier stretching out 1,500 feet long into the Semiahmoo Bay. White Rock Beach attracts tourists from United States and other parts of Metro Vancouver, and has gotten its very name from the noticeable large white rock on the beach that was supposedly left behind thousands of years ago with the melting of the glaciers. The city is also famous for its sunny weather, beating Vancouver's temperature by at least two degrees. It's bordered by 136 Street to the east, 16 Avenue to the south, Marine Drive to the north, and 160 Street to the west.
Starting off as a small cottage community of oceanfront properties, White Rock has been through a fair share of makeovers, one recently being the upgrade of White Rock Beach Promenade and the shift to developing high rises with spectacular unobstructed views of the ocean. Population has grown to almost 20,000 residents since The City of White Rock became official in 1957.
With plenty of green spaces and spots for artists and musicians to show off their talents, White Rock is an exciting place to hang. There's a selection of great eateries and coffee-shops to choose from.
There are two elementary schools in White Rock, White Rock Elementary and Peace Arch Elementary School. There are four secondary schools located in the neighboring South Surrey that are available to the residents of White Rock.