When we came back to Canada one of the places I really wanted to move to was White Rock. Why White Rock? Two main reasons really 1) it was by the sea so I would get the fresh air from the water, and 2) it reminded me of a typical British seaside resort, therefore, I would feel it would be a little piece of home in Canada. Unfortunately, it wasn’t to be due to a number of reasons but pleased to live close by.
White Rock is a municipality of Metro Vancouver and is easily reached by car and public transport. Some of the draws to the city are its quaint shops, the beach, the pier and restaurants, especially those on the promenade. There is ongoing development in the area which is good for driving new business and new residents including those who can no longer afford to live in Vancouver.
Businesses and Restaurants
Following are some of the businesses, large and small, we have frequented and enjoyed, too many to provide a complete list:
- White Rock Framing
We have a lot of artwork that has required framing and re-framing, we have done business with this store many times in order to get this work done, they have done an amazing job. We still have more artwork to be framed as soon as we get it all catalogued and decide where we want to place it.
- The Boathouse
This is a regular haunt for us and the restaurant is part of a larger chain. However, this particular outlet has always been friendly to us and the food very good.
- Moby Dick’s Restaurant
This is a very well-known and much loved Fish and Chips shop along the seafront, during the summer there is always a long line. If the weather is good customers will take their food down to the seafront to eat.
Things to do
The most enjoyable things to do are basically strolling around enjoying the beach, walking along the promenade, the pier, and White Rock Museum. People in general just like to hang out when they are not enjoying the shops. Personally, I like to watch the BNSF train because in the UK I used to live near the major route into Liverpool Street Station, kind of makes me feel at home too. Unfortunately, the pier was damaged in a recent storm, but they managed to fix more complex ones in the UK so no doubt this will be fixed too.
You can find more things to do on the Explore White Rock website.
Following are some photos from our last trip to White Rock, which was to celebrate our birthdays.