Located south of Greater Vancouver and within minutes to the American border, White Rock is a pristine seaside community that stretches along 8 kilometres of sandy beachfront. Home to approximately 20,000 residents, White Rock features an oceanfront promenade, boutique shopping, specialty bars and restaurants, and a thriving arts scene. White Rock was aptly named after a local landmark: a large white rock perched on the beach, thought to be an ancient glacial deposit from millenia past. White Rock features diverse real estate from stunning waterfront homes to single family style homes to brand new high-rise condominiums. White Rock’s vibrant culture and natural beauty attract new residents every year, resulting in it becoming one of the fastest growing and evolving communities in the Lower Mainland.
White Rock is part of the Surrey School District and offers some of the most coveted private and public schools in the province. Choose from elementary schools such White Rock Elementary, Peace Arch Elementary, and Semiahmoo Trail Elementary. For secondary schools, there are White Rock Christian Academy (K-12), Southridge (K-12) and Semiahmoo Secondary School which offers an officially accredited International Baccalaureate program.
White Rock hosts numerous award-winning eateries. As a seafood hub, diners are spoiled for choice with options like the Boathouse Restaurant, Five Kitchen and Oyster Bar, the Seafood Bar, Cosmos and Charlie Don’t Surf. White Rock’s wide variety of restaurants includes steakhouses, Italian cuisine, French style bistros, South Asian delights, tapas, plant-based cafes, deserteries and more.
White Rock is the ideal home for those who love the outdoors. With hiking trails, a picturesque beachside, multiple family-friendly parks and golf courses within city limits, White Rock is BC living at its finest. Residents can go for a swim off the famous White Rock pier or take a boat or kayak out to sea. Hiking trails include Lions Lookout Park, Ruth Johnson Trail, and Bayview Park. Avid golfers can enjoy some of the highest ranking courses in the Greater Vancouver Area, including Morgan Creek Golf Course and Meridian Golf Par 3.
Stroll through White Rock’s famous oceanfront promenade and enjoy a leisurely shopping experience with many locally-owned boutiques and speciality stores to choose from. Head into downtown White Rock for even more independent and national retailers. With the Ocean Park and Semiahmoo Shopping Centres centrally located among grocers, cafes and pharmacies, White Rock offers something for everyone. White Rock is just a few minutes’ drive to the Shops at Morgan Crossing, which features over 60 retailers.
The city of White Rock has a growing arts and culture scene. Numerous indoor and outdoor spaces serve as hubs for creativity to flourish and be widely shared among the community. The White Rock Museum and Archives is a long-standing centre for local and historical art.
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