White Rock Pier

Canada’s Longest Pier

The 470-metre-long White Rock Pier is a major attraction in White Rock, and is a destination filled with family memories, walks on the beach and fish and chips.

This unique wood construction was built in 1914 and underwent restoration in 1977. In December 2018, it was torn in half during a winter storm and was repaired in time for a summer reopening in 2019.

Dogs are not allowed on the pier at any time. Dogs on leashes are allowed on the Promenade between Oct. 1 and March 31. Visit whiterockcity.ca/dogs for more information.

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 took place Sept. 21, 2019.

The Pier from your Chair

Want to know what’s happening at the White Rock Pier right now?

Take a peek at the Pier Camera.

Pier Camera White Rock, BC

Engineering Company Wins Award for Repair of White Rock Pier

Westmar Advisors has won an award of merit from the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies of B.C. for the company’s work on the White Rock Pier after it was severely damaged in 2018. 

Westmar created an innovative design for the new section of the Pier that was strong, economical, quick to install, and had minimal impacts to the sensitive inter-tidal areas surrounding the Pier. The design also provided a simple and efficient method to raise the Pier in the future. Effective strategies were put in place to ensure permitting and construction were completed quickly so the City’s primary tourist attraction could be opened to the public as planned on Aug. 27, 2019, in time for the Labour Day Long Weekend.

White Rock Pier repair - cement piles

White Rock Pier Repair - pile driving