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.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, visitors are encouraged to wear a mask, keep to the right side of the pier and do not gather.
Dogs are not allowed on the pier at any time. Dogs on leashes are allowed on the Promenade between Nov. 1 and March 31. Visit whiterockcity.ca/dogs for more information.
Facts about the 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.