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. Review the lighting schedule below before requesting a lighting date. If an event or cause is already scheduled, consider requesting a different date. Requesting one day of lighting is preferred. Review the White Rock Pier lighting policy for more information.

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 2023

Date Reason Colour
January 1 New Years Day Multi-coloured
February 1-6
Black History Month Orange and Yellow
February 11 211 Day  Red
February 17 Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Week Green
February 20
Family Day
White and Blue
February 22 Pink Shirt Day Pink
February 25 Coldest Night of the Year Walk Blue and Yellow
March 8 International Women’s Day Purple
March 17 St. Patrick's Day Green
March 26 Purple Day for Epilepsy Purple
April 7 Green Shirt Day - Promoting Organ and Tissue Donation Green
April 9 Easter Purple, Yellow, and Pink
April 11 World Parkinson’s Day  Turquoise & Magenta
April 19 Porphyria Awareness Day Purple
April 24 - 28 National Volunteer Week Blue and Pink
April 29 World Wish Day  Blue
May 1 - 8 Huntington Disease Awareness Month Blue and Purple
May 12 Fibromyalgia Awareness Day  Purple
May 16 Celiac Awareness Month  Green
May 17-19 Shine a Light on NF (Neurofibromatosis) Blue and Green
May 28 Menstrual Health Day Red
June 1 National Deafblind Awareness Month  Blue
June 21 National Indigenous Peoples Day Green
July 1 Canada Day Red and White
July 21 - 29 Pride Week Rainbow
August 7 BC Day Blue, White, Red, Green, and Gold
August 31 International Overdose Day Purple
September 30 National Day of Truth and Reconciliation Orange
October 1-9 Breast Cancer Awareness Pink
Nov 1 Lung Cancer Awareness Month White
November 12 Diwali Blue, Red, Green, and Orange
November 11 Remembrance Day Red
December 10 International Day of Human Rights Blue
December 7-15 Hanukkah Blue and White
December 11-18  Christmas Red and Green
December 25 Christmas Day Red and Green
December 31 - Jan 1 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