White Rock Pier. Photo by derekp
With a population of 18,250, White Rock is located in the southwest corner of the Lower Mainland, forty-five kilometres from Vancouver and only five minutes to the Canada/US border. We are an exciting seaside community clustered around an eight kilometre sandy beach and the warm shallow waters of Semiahmoo Bay.
Because of our moderate climate, White Rock is a preferred retirement spot. Average summer temperature is twenty-three degrees Celsius while the winter average temperature is Six degrees Celsius.
The waterfront includes a promenade that is two and a half kilometres, fully accessible to the disabled and parents with strollers. The heritage pier, train station, large beached "white rock" and colourful sidewalk cafes create a special ambience throughout the area.
Commercial meets residential along the waterfront as well as in the Town Centre where you will find a number of apartment buildings with retail stores on the ground level. A variety of specialty shops dot White Rock.
From single-family homes on small lots, to estate lots and multiple family homes, White Rock has a wide selection of housing. Ocean views from some sites are breathtaking.
Commuting to Vancouver takes about one hour. Dedicated bus and high-occupancy vehicle lanes make public transportation and car or vanpooling appealing.
White Rock has two primary schools and in association with neighbouring South Surrey, there are four secondary schools.
Recreation facilities and programs are excellent. Some include the Promenade and Centennial Park, with its ice arena, curling rink and ravine trails.
The cities property values have steadily increased due to White Rock's attractive setting and amenities.
Get better acquainted with the city of Surrey and White: learn more about our emergency services, transportation, libraries, and business opportunities.
From elementary through to post secondary, Surrey provides residents with a wealth of education options.
Surrey has a wide variety of shopping options, from large malls to a farmers market featuring local products and food.
There's lots to keep you busy and active in and around the city of Surrey BC and White Rock, including both indoor and outdoor options for all seasons. These are just a few of the recreational facilities in the area: there are lots more where these come from!
The city of Surrey has over 6,000 acres of parkland, and is close to great regional and provincial parks.
From museums and heritage sites to art galleries and live theatre, Surrey's culture scene is as diverse as its residents.
The city of Surrey is well known throughout the region for having fantastic local festivals, including the country's second largest rodeo, and the largest Canada Day festival in Western Canada.