The South Surrey / White Rock area features a number of attractions including the White Rock, the Promenade, the Pier, the White Rock Museum & Archives, Blackie Spit, Historic Stewart Farm, the Peace Arch, and more.
This seaside community is clustered around an eight kilometer sandy beach and the warm shallow waters of Semiahmoo Bay, and is flanked on the south by the Canada/US border and Blaine, Washington. White Rock Beach is famous for its 1,500 ft. long pier, its 2.5 km beach promenade, and the large white rock which weighs in at 486 tons and is a glacial deposit from the coastal range.
The White Rock Promenade
One of White Rock's finest attractions, the promenade is 7,200 feet long and provides a walkway between east beach & west beach, complete with memorials and information stops along the way.
The White Rock Pier
The pier is a historic landmark dating back to the 1920's and one of White Rock's finest tourist attractions boasting over 1,559 feet of boardwalk. Featuring a boat launch for sea faring visitors, the pier attracts a multitude of strollers, sea gulls, crab fishers and pier jumpers in the hot summer months.
The White Rock
White Rock's namesake, is located at west beach, just to the left of the pier, and the result of a glacial erratic that migrated south during the last glaciation. The 486-ton granite boulder was kept white by shellfish-eating seabirds, whose guano covered the rock, so much so that sailors in the 19th century used it as a beacon. However, it now remains white through frequent applications of white paint by the city parks department. It has been a popular graffiti target for over thirty years and is enjoyed by children throughout the year.
The White Rock Museum & Archives
A community association dedicated to preserving and promoting local history and culture in White Rock, BC. The Museum is located in the historic White Rock Train Station building on Marine Drive.
Two totem poles located at east beach commemorate the RCMP's 125th Anniversary and represent the bridging of the two cultures of the Semiahmoo First Nations and the RCMP.
The Grizz-lee sculpture, located at east beach was donated by Frank Slavin, in memory of Lee Slavin.
Located in Crescent Beach, this naturalist locale is a fond favorite of bird watchers, featuring trails and views of both Boundary and Mud Bays.
Located at King George Hwy and 44th Avenue, the Fen is a natural habitat for wildlife, waterfowl & birds, complete with viewing towers for bird watchers.
Historic Stewart Farm
Located in the Elgin Heritage Park on the banks of the Nicomekl River near Crescent Beach, the Historic Stewart Farm was settled in the 1880s and operated for six decades as a thriving hay farm and represents what life was like at the turn of the century.
White Rock Waterfront Concert Series
The White Rock Waterfront Concert Series features musical groups (acoustic) and musicians who perform on White Rock's waterfront plaza, in front of the Station Arts Center on Marine Drive, on weekends during July and August.
The Peace Arch
The monument is built on the exact United States - Canada boundary, between Interstate 5 and Highway 99, in the grass median between the northbound and southbound lanes. Peace Arch Park consists of Peace Arch Provincial Park on the Canadian side and Peace Arch State Park on the American side of the border. Within the park is a major border crossing which has never closed, symbolizing a long history of peace between the two nations.