The White Rock Pier, Canada’s Longest Pier, is Now Open.
The 470-metre-long White Rock Pier is a major attraction in White Rock, a picturesque city of 20,000 located on Semiahmoo Bay in southwest B.C.
The pier was battered and severed in half by a storm surge with winds of up to 91 kilometres an hour on Dec. 20, 2018. Working with Greystone Design Management Contractors, the City of White Rock restored and reopened the East Beach Promenade in July. Working with contractor PPM Civil Constructors, the City has now repaired the pier for public use.
The community, businesses and the Province of British Columbia contributed funds to help repair and reopen the pier, paying for costs not covered by insurance. Donations will be publicly recognized at the official reopening of the White Rock Pier scheduled to be held on Saturday, Sept. 21.
Official reopening for White Rock Pier, Sept. 21, features live music, ribbon-cutting
Come out and celebrate the reopening of Canada’s longest Pier. The White Rock Pier reopened to the public in August 2019. On Saturday, Sept. 21, from noon to 5 p.m., we invite everyone to join Mayor Darryl Walker, members of City Council, public officials and a host of performers for a free, family event near the Pier.
The action starts near the White Rock, 15000 section of Marine Drive.
Mayor Walker and members of City Council, invited public officials and guests will speak about the White Rock Pier reconstruction and lead the official reopening ceremony on the Pier. Watch for the ribbon-cutting on the Pier.
Madison Bell, a singer and songwriter from Cloverdale, performs original and cover tunes.
The Beaten Path, “a honky-tonk band for the 21st century” with two members from White Rock, belts out some country rock.
White Rock performer HAVYN takes the stage with her brand of R & B. HAVYN won the Urban Artist of the Year at the 2018 Western Canadian Music Awards.
Indie trio Ludic hails from South Surrey. Ayla Tesler-Mabe and brothers Max and Rhett Cunningham will perform their brand of funk, jazz and soul.
In between acts, the White Rock Museum and Archives will be providing fun facts and trivia about the White Rock Pier
Historic photos of the Pier from the “Our Pier” exhibit, recently featured in the Landmark Pop Uptown Gallery, will be on display.
**Arrive early and get a commemorative postcard. Limited edition postcards are available while supplies last.
- When was the White Rock Pier built?
- Why did the Pier close in December 2018?
- When did the Pier and Promenade reopen?
- What is the official date of the Pier reopening?
- What are the costs associated with repairing and upgrading the Pier?
- Will the Pier feature a marina again?
- Will the Pier undergo more upgrades?
- How long is the White Rock Pier?
- How can I help fundraise for the Pier?
- Who are the contractors that worked with the City of White Rock to rebuild the Pier?
Pier in the News:
- City of White Rock hosts official reopening of Canada’s longest pier on Sept. 21 - September 13, 2019
- City of White Rock reopens Canada’s longest pier on Aug. 27 - August 27, 2019
- Pier Re-Opening on Schedule - August 7, 2019
- Corporate Report "White Rock Pier Update" - July 22, 2019
- Corporate Report "Capital Projects Update" - June 24, 2019
- City of White Rock Receives $1-Millon Grant from Government of British Columbia - May 3, 2019
- White Rock Issues RFP for Reconstruction of Pier - March 1, 2019
Facts about the White Rock Pier:
- Originally constructed in 1914/15
- Extends north-south into Semiahmoo Bay
- Unique wood construction
- 470 metres long
- Underwent restoration in 1977
- Breakwater located at its southern end
- Significantly damaged during the severe storm of Dec. 20, 2018, with wind gusts exceeding 90/km hour, heavy rain and a heavy tide
- Damaged promenade was reconstructed and reopened in July 2019
- Official reopening takes place Sept. 21, 2019.