White Rock Info
A red brick promenade lines three miles of waterfront. The promenade has a great view of the sea on one side and is lined with lots of shops and restaurants on the other. This is rthe reason White Rock has become known as the "City by the Sea." [More White Promenade photos]
Take Crescent Road to Beecher Street and continue to the water.
Since after the turn of the last century, this was a vacation area at the west end of the Semiahmoo Peninsula, was centred around a pier at the foot of Beecher Street. The sandy beach, warm, protected waters, in the swimming areas, and tidal pools are wonderful for playing and building sand castles. The community features a variety of unique shops and restaurants make it a nice excursion. [More White Rock Pier photos]
White Rock Pier
The city's pier stretches 1,540 feet into the ocean. It was built in 1914 as a dock for coastal steamships. The pier was saved from destruction in 1976, and has since become a major visitor attraction. [More White Rock Pier photos]
Great White Rock
This is the great white boulder for which the city is named. Legends claim the son of a sea god tossed this 486.63 ton magical rock across the seas to prove his strength. It landed on the shores of Semiahmoo Bay and became known as the Great White Rock.
Peace Arch Park
At the Douglas Border Crossing, Highway 99.
The Peace Arch stands as a symbol of enduring friendship between Canada and the U.S.A. Completed in 1921 as the world's first peace arch. It is surrounded by grass and the well kept flower gardens of Peace Arch Park.
The 21 metre long whale mural was painted by Wyland, then a 28 year old California artist. The three life-size grey whales leaping through the blue sea is the fourth of 15 whale murals Wyland has planned to paint on buildings around the world, in order to help protect the whale.