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A 490 ton white rock first spotted by Spanish explorers has given its name to this beach side city. Just 60 minutes away from downtown Vancouver on Highway 99, close to the US/Canada border, White Rock's almost 5 km (3 miles) of sandy beaches on Semiahmoo Bay are a popular summer attraction. The sand, stretching out into the Bay at low tide, is moist and perfect for creating sand castles.
Marine Drive, running parallel to the beach, is where you'll have fun looking through the stores and galleries that showcase local artists. There is a museum in the former train station and the famous pier where you can cast a line or crab trap with local fishermen. Along the same street you'll soon discover that seafood is the specialty of many restaurants and cafes here. Nearby Crescent Beach, in Surrey, is equally charming and popular with families for day trips. The area truly has the feel of a resort.
Restless after all the eating and casual strolling? Why not swing through one of 16 golf courses in nearby Surrey.
For further information contact:
White Rock/South Surrey Chamber of Commerce - Year Round
15150 Russell Avenue
White Rock, BC V4B 2P5