White Rock Pier Lights

White Rock Pier at sunset

Lighting the White Rock Pier 

At 470 metres, the White Rock Pier is Canada’s longest pier. The White Rock Pier, built in 1914, is a popular destination for people from the Lower Mainland and beyond. People come to the Waterfront and the Pier to enjoy breathtaking sunsets and the beauty of Semiahmoo Bay. 

To add to the enjoyment of the Pier, the City of White Rock added accent lights in 2018, featuring an array of colours. Lights were also added to other Waterfront features, including the White Rock Museum and Archives, the puck lights at the seating area in Memorial Park and the Coastal Cradle artwork overlooking Memorial Park.

The Pier lights have been lit to recognize holidays. Community and non-profit groups can now make requests to light the White Rock Pier specific colours. The Memorial Park features and Museum building will be lit as technology allows. 

Lighting Request for the White Rock Pier

Thank you for your interest in lighting the White Rock Pier on behalf of your organization. Please review the schedule below. If an event or cause is already scheduled, please consider requesting a different date. Requesting one day of lighting is preferred. Please review the White Rock Pier lighting policy for more information.

Click here to complete the Lighting Requests Form. Please book eight weeks in advance of the event. You can request the Pier be lit for a maximum of one week, although one day is suggested. You will receive a confirmation from the City of White Rock regarding the status of your request.

Pier Lighting Schedule 2022

DATE REASON COLOUR
January 1 New Years Day Multi-coloured
January 31 Jessie's Legacy - Eating Disordered Awareness Purple
February 1-6
Black History Month Orange and Yellow
February 21
Family Day
White and Blue
February 22 Girl Guides Blue
February 23 Pink Shirt Day Pink
March 8 International Women’s Day Purple
March 17 St. Patrick's Day Green
March 26 International Epilepsy Day Purple
April 7
Organ Donor Awareness Green
April 11
Parkinson Society BC
Magenta and Teal
April 17 Easter Purple, Yellow, and Pink
April 24 - 30 National Volunteer Week Blue and Pink
May 1
Cystic Fibrosis Month
Blue and Green
May 3 Lyme Disease Day Green
May 17
World National Neurofibromatosis Day Blue and Green
May 24 World Schizophrenia Day Purple
May 28 Menstrual Hygiene Day Red
May 29 Huntington Awareness Month Blue and Purple
June 1 National Deafblind Awareness Month Blue
June 21 National Indigenous Peoples Day Green
July 1 Canada Day Red and White
July 15 - 23 Pride Week Rainbow
August 1 BC Day Blue, White, Red, Green, and Gold
August 31 International Overdose Day Purple
September 24 Light Up For Mito - World Mitochondrial Disease Week Green
September 26 Prostate Cancer Day Blue
September 30 National Day of Truth and Reconciliation Orange
October 1-9 Breast Cancer Awareness Pink
Nov 1 Lung Cancer Awareness Month White
November 4 Diwali Blue, Red, Green, and Orange
November 11 Remembrance Day Red
December 10 International Human Rights Day Blue
December 18-24 Hanukkah Blue and White
December 11-18  Christmas Red and Green
December 25 Christmas Day Red and Green
December 31,2021 - Jan 1,2022 New years Eve/New Years Day Multi-coloured

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White Rock Pier with rainbow lights

White Rock Pier with red and white lights