There's no doubt about it – White Rock (pop. 18,755) exudes a carefree whimsy that only comes with seaside communities.
And because of its proximity to Vancouver, there's also an artsy sophistication here that puts beaches and swimming, fine dining, festivals and cultural fun at the top of the list. It's also a pretty place for walking around and browsing art galleries.
White Rock's Location
Located 48km/30mi south of Vancouver, and only a two-hour drive north of Seattle, White Rock's sunny disposition by the sea has made it a year round vacation spot, especially for day-trippers. With the Canada/USA border only 10 minutes away, it's also a popular destination for cross-border travelers, many of whom come for the golf – neighboring Surrey boasting some 15 golf courses – as much as they do White Rock's picturesque charm and family appeal.