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  1. City of White Rock - logo

    City of White Rock welcomes new Director of Finance

    The City of White Rock is pleased to announce the appointment of Candice Gartry as its new Director of Finance. Read on...
  2. White Rock City Hall Summer Day

    City Hall Closure – Victoria Day

    White Rock City Hall and facilities will be closed on Monday, May 23, 2022, for Victoria Day. Read on...
  3. woman doing yoga on the beach

    Summer Recreation in White Rock

    Whether you're interested in sports, arts, fitness, health and wellness, or personal development, there's a class for you! Read on...
  4. paddle board activity at white rock waterfront

    Applications are now open for stand-up paddleboard and/or kayak rental concession vendors

    The City of White Rock is seeking stand-up paddleboard and/or kayak rental concession vendors in designated areas along the White Rock Beach. Read on...
  5. Fire Truck, White Rock Fire Rescue

    White Rock Fire Rescue respond to an apartment fire – 1300 Block of Winter Street

    White Rock Fire Rescue responded to an apartment fire in the 1300 block of Winter Street shortly after 5:00 a.m. this morning. Read on...
  6. Semihamoo First Nation and members of White Rock City Council

    Grand Chief Bernard Robert Charles (Pa-Kwach-Tun) Memorial Plaza Name Confirmation Ceremony

    Descendants of Grand Chief Bernard Robert Charles, members of Semiahmoo First Nation, and community residents gathered to honour the memory and confirm the name of “Grand Chief Bernard Robert Charles (Pa-Kwach-Tun) Memorial Plaza”. Read on...
  7. Council Chamber City Hall - City of White Rock

    Council Meeting Summary – May 9, 2022

    Council Meeting Summary for the May 9, 2022 regular Council meeting. Read on...
  8. City of White Rock Coat of Arms

    Attend the regular Council Meeting on Monday, May 9 at 7 p.m.

    Find out what’s happening in your City by attending the upcoming Regular Council Meeting on Monday, May 9, 2022 at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers. Read on...
  9. Grand Chief Bernard Robert Charles Memorial Plaza

    Grand Chief Bernard Robert Charles (Pa-Kwach-Tun) Memorial Plaza official naming event May 11

    Please attend the official naming event of Grand Chief Bernard Robert Charles (Pa-Kwach-Tun) Memorial Plaza. Read on...
  10. Mayors&#39 Food Bank Challenge

    Support White Rock in the Mayors’ Food Bank Challenge

    For the month of May, Mayor Walker is joining forces with other Metro Vancouver mayors in the Mayors’ Food Bank Challenge to make sure that our local food banks can keep serving those who need it. Read on...
  11. sprinkler watering lawn

    New water restrictions in White Rock start May 1

    Lawn watering is now permitted one day per week for all White Rock properties. Read on...
  12. Council Chamber City Hall - City of White Rock
  13. White Rock City Council Meeting - April 25, 2022

    Stay up to date with your City by attending the Council Meeting on Monday April 25 at 7 p.m.

    Attend the upcoming Regular Council Meeting in-person or via livestream. Read on...
  14. Earth Day - Two girls holding a tree

    Make everyday Earth Day

    April 22 is Earth Day. It’s an opportunity to remind ourselves that everyday really should be Earth Day! Read on...
  15. busker singing and playing guitar

    The City of White Rock is re-starting the Busker Program!

    Keep a lookout this Spring for musicians and other entertainers animating our streets as the City of White Rock’s Busking Program is set to restart. Read on...
  16. Council Chamber City Hall - City of White Rock
  17. White Rock City Hall

    City Hall & Facilities Closure - Easter

    White Rock City Hall and Engineering and Operations will be closed on Good Friday (April 15) and Easter Monday (April 18). Read on...
  18. council-meeting-04-11-22

    Find out what’s happening in your City. Attend the Council Meeting on Monday April 11 at 7 p.m.

    Attend the upcoming Regular Council Meeting in-person or via livestream on Monday, April 11, 2022 at 7 p.m. Read on...
  19. green bin, recycling bin, garbage bin

    Notice of Waste Collection Change – week of April 11 to 15

    Garbage, recycling and green waste collection will change for the week of April 11 to 15, 2022. Read on...
  20. White Rock RCMP

    White Rock Victim Services Clothing Drive Takes Place April 4 - 22

    In recognition of “Prevention of Violence Against Women” week, White Rock RCMP Victim Services, the City of White Rock, and Sources Community Resource Centre, are hosting a new and gently used women’s clothing drive starting April 4 to 22, 2022. Read on...
  21. kids summer camp, boy holding soccer ball, 2022

    Summer Camps registration opens Friday, April 8

    Summer Camps return this July, including the City’s signature Land n’ Sea summer camp! Read on...
  22. Nominate an Outstanding Canadian on the Peninsula

    Call for nominations: Outstanding Canadians on the Peninsula Award

    Do you know an outstanding citizen who has contributed to the success, well-being and livability of White Rock? Read on...
  23. Council Chamber City Hall - City of White Rock

    Council Meeting Summary - March 28, 2022 Council Meeting

    Council meeting summary from the Monday, March 28, 2022 Regular Council Meeting. Read on...
  24. Performers on stage at Canada Day by the Bay - Call for Entertainers

    Call for entertainers: White Rock Sea Festival & Canada Day by the Bay

    The City of White Rock is now accepting applications for the 2022 Call for Entertainers. Read on...
  25. White Rock City Council Meeting - March 28, 2022

    Interested in what is happening in your City? Attend our Council Meeting on Monday March 28 at 7 p.m

    Attend our upcoming Regular Council Meeting in-person or via livestream on Monday, March 28, 2022 at 7 p.m. Read on...
  26. Tour de White Rock

    Tour de White Rock postponed until 2023

    The City of White Rock’s Tour de White Rock cycling event will be postponed this summer with plans to return in 2023. Read on...
  27. City of White Rock - logo
  28. Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries

    Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries

    White Rock Fire Rescue wishes to remind residents of the importance of changing and testing the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when setting the clocks forward for daylight saving time. Read on...
  29. Man taking off face mask.

    Updated COVID-19 Public Health Orders effective March 11, 2022

    Effective March 11, 2022, the Public Health Officer has lifted the indoor mask order. Read on...
  30. 2022 Spring Recreation Guide - man and woman hiking on an outdoor trail

    Spring Recreation in White Rock

    The Spring 2022 Recreation Guide is now available. Read on...
  31. Boy playing on zipline at Generations Playground at Ruth Johnson Park

    Stay Local this Spring Break

    Stay local with these free fun activities to enjoy during Spring Break in White Rock. Read on...
  32. City of White Rock - logo
  33. senior on phone holding credit card

    Citizen alert: reports of phone scam “spoofing” the City of White Rock

    If you are unsure if you are being scammed, before you give any information, call the White Rock RCMP. Read on...
  34. Ruth Johnson Park Reopening

    White Rock re-opens Ruth Johnson Park and Centennial Trails following 2020 landslide

    On Friday afternoon, Mayor Darryl Walker and members of Council officially re-opened the rehabilitated trails located in Ruth Johnson Park and Centennial Trails. Read on...
  35. city of white rock 2022 proposed financial plan

    Attend and Provide Feedback on the draft 2022 Financial Plan

    Council is currently in the midst of a comprehensive review process prior to finalizing and approving the financial plan. Read on...
  36. City Council Meeting on March 7, 2022 at 7 p.m.

    Regular Council Meeting takes place on Monday, March 7, 2022 at 7 p.m.

    Attend our upcoming Regular Council Meeting in-person or via livestream on Monday, March 7, 2022 at 7 p.m. Read on...
  37. Emerson Park under construction

    City breaks ground on Emerson Park Playground redesign

    The City of White Rock has begun construction to upgrade the playground at Emerson Park. Read on...
  38. City of White Rock - logo

    Council Meeting Summary – February 28, 2022 Council Meeting

    Council in Brief from the February 28, 2022 Council Meeting. Read on...
  39. City of White Rock - logo

    City of White Rock welcomes new Director of Planning and Development

    The City of White Rock is pleased to announce the appointment of Anne Berry as its new Director of Planning and Development Services beginning April 4. Read on...
  40. Council Chamber City Hall - City of White Rock

    Attend Proposed 2022 Financial Plan Presentations

    Council is currently in the midst of a comprehensive review process prior to finalizing and approving the financial plan by the legislated May 15 deadline. Read on...
  41. White Rock City Council Meeting - Feb. 28, 2022

    Regular Council Meeting takes place on Monday, February 28, 2022 at 7 p.m.

    Attend our upcoming Regular Council Meeting in-person or via livestream on Monday, February 28, 2022 at 7 p.m. Read on...
  42. City of White Rock - logo

    Statement from the City of White Rock on Ukraine

    Mayor Darryl Walker, on behalf of White Rock City Council, would like to offer his solidarity with those in the Ukraine. Read on...
  43. White Rock Promenade

    Apply to be a food vendor along the White Rock Promenade

    The City of White Rock is seeking food and beverage cart vendors in designated areas along the White Rock Promenade from April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023. Read on...
  44. Skate at Centennial Arena

    Pro-D-Day Skate in White Rock

    Lace up your skates and have some fun on the ice on Friday, February 25 at Centennial Arena Read on...
  45. White Rock City Hall

    City Facilities Closure - Family Day February 21

    White Rock City Hall will be closed on Monday, February 21, 2022, for Family Day. Read on...
  46. COVID-19 update from the City of White Rock

    Updated COVID-19 Public Health Orders effective February 16, 2022

    Effective February 16, 2022, the Public Health Officer has lifted several COVID-19 indoor and outdoor gathering restrictions. Read on...
  47. ice skating at Centennial Arena

    Family Day Activities in White Rock

    Celebrate Family Day on Monday, Feb. 21, 2022, by staying local with these free fun activities for the family in White Rock. Read on...
  48. Councillor Helen Fathers

    White Rock councillor and community advocate Helen Fathers passes away

    It is with very heavy hearts that the City of White Rock acknowledges the passing of Councillor Helen Fathers yesterday following a lengthy illness. Read on...
  49. regular Council Meeting - Feb. 7, 2022

    Attend the Regular Council Meeting on Monday, Feb. 7, 2022 at 7 p.m.

    Council and Committee meetings will continue to be livestreamed and available on the City website Read on...
  50. parking lot at White Rock waterfront

    Waterfront Pay Parking Returns Feb. 1

    The City of White Rock’s Waterfront lots return to pay parking starting Tuesday, Feb. 1. Read on...
  51. Salish Sea Gull - Enviroment Canada

    Salish Sea Gull research at White Rock waterfront

    This month, researchers from Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) will be at the White Rock waterfront studying local Glaucous-winged and California Gulls. Read on...
  52. warming centre - Centennial Arena parking lot

    White Rock readies daytime warming centre for extreme cold weather events

    Beginning February 1, an emergency daytime warming centre will be ready to operate on sub-zero temperature days in White Rock. Read on...
  53. city of white rock 2022 proposed financial plan

    Public review and comment invited on City of White Rock’s financial plan

    City of White Rock staff presented Council with a draft 2022 financial plan at a Finance & Audit Committee meeting on January 24, 2022. Read on...
  54. White Rock City Council Meeting - Jan. 24, 7 p.m.

    Regular Council Meeting takes place on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022 at 7 p.m.

    Attend our upcoming Regular Council Meeting in-person or via livestream on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022 at 7 p.m. Read on...
  55. COVID-19 update from the City of White Rock

    White Rock indoor fitness and sports activities resume Jan. 20

    The current Public Health Order has been updated and adult group and individual exercise programs and dance classes will return on Thursday, January 20, 2022. Read on...
  56. COVID-19 update from the City of White Rock

    New Public Health Orders effective Dec 22: Changes to White Rock programs and activities

    New Public Health orders to help slow the spread of COVID-19 have been put in place effective midnight December 22, 2021 until January 18, 2022. Read on...
  57. Hospital free parking ends

    Peace Arch Hospital on-street paid parking to be reinstated January 1

    Hospital visitor restrictions have now lifted, which together with area development has increased parking demand both for hospital and non-hospital related business. Read on...
  58. White Rock City Hall - Christmas Lights

    White Rock City Facilities - Holiday Closure

    Here is what’s open and closed at the City of White Rock for the holidays in December 2021 and January 2022. Read on...
  59. tree chipping event

    Tree Chipping for Charity on Jan. 2

    The White Rock Firefighters Charity Association will be hosting the annual tree chipping for charity event on Sunday, Jan. 2. Read on...
  60. City of White Rock - logo

    White Rock adopts bylaw to preserve and increase city tree canopy

    White Rock City Council adopted a Tree Protection Bylaw this week improving the effectiveness and outcomes of the previous bylaw and policy. Read on...
  61. Glass collection resumes

    Curbside collection of glass collection resumes December 13

    The City of White Rock will resume curbside glass (red bin) collection starting Monday, December 13. Read on...
  62. snow truck clearing snow on roadway

    White Rock is ready for snow, begins brining operations

    As weather forecasters predict below-zero temperatures for the Lower Mainland this week, the City of White Rock is ready for snow. Read on...
  63. woman walking under Christmas lights drinking hot chocolate

    Bright Walk in White Rock lights up the White Rock Waterfront on Dec. 10

    The City of White Rock presents an evening of festive, family fun on Friday, Dec. 10. Read on...
  64. 2022 Winter Recreation Guide

    Winter Recreation in White Rock

    The Winter 2022 Recreation Guide is now available. You won't believe all the things you can do! Read on...
  65. Holiday Events in White Rock

    Holiday Events in White Rock

    Check out these exciting free, or low cost activities taking place this holiday season around the community in White Rock. Read on...
  66. white rock coat of arms in council chamber

    2022 Council Meeting Schedule

    Mark your calendars - The 2022 Council meeting schedule has been established. Read on...
  67. 2021 Council Meeting - Nov. 22

    Regular Council Meeting takes place on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021 at 7 p.m.

    A Regular Council Meeting takes place on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021 at 7 p.m. Read on...
  68. glass collection suspended

    Glass Collection Temporarily Suspended

    The City of White Rock will be suspending the collection of Red Bin materials (glass bottles and jars) beginning Monday, Nov. 22 until further notice. Read on...
  69. White Rock Pier, lights in blue

    Bright Walk in White Rock! – A Winter Lights Display at the White Rock Waterfront starts Dec. 10

    Bright Walk in White Rock, a new winter light display will start at the White Rock Waterfront at Memorial Park this winter on Dec. 10, 2021. Read on...
  70. White Rock City Hall

    White Rock City Hall Closure Notice – Remembrance Day

    The City of White Rock will be observing Remembrance Day on Thursday, November 11. Read on...
  71. boy wearing face mask donating clothing to santa claus

    White Rock RCMP Clothing Drive-Through Event Takes Place Nov. 27

    The 4th Annual Children's Clothing Drive takes place Saturday, Nov. 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to support local children and youth in need. Read on...
  72. 2021 Council Meeting - Nov. 8

    Regular Council Meeting takes place on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021 at 7 p.m.

    A Regular Council Meeting takes place on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021 at 7 p.m. Read on...
  73. Remembrance Day wreaths and poppies

    Remembrance Day Ceremony in White Rock Returns to In-Person on Nov. 11

    The City of White Rock will be supporting the White Rock Legion Branch 8 for an in-person Remembrance Day Ceremony on Thursday, November 11, 2021. Read on...
  74. carbon monoxide awareness week, Nov. 1 - 7, 2021

    Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week: Prevent CO in Your Home

    British Columbia’s annual Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week runs from November 1 to 7. Read on...
  75. free-waterfront-parking-weekday

    Weekday Free Parking Returns to White Rock Waterfront

    The City of White Rock invites people to visit the Waterfront to support local businesses, enjoy restaurants and a variety of shops—all while parking for free during the week. Read on...
  76. parking lot with parked cars

    Pick up your Annual Pay Parking Decals and Permits

    The 2022 resident pay parking decals and resident parking permits are now available for purchase. Read on...
  77. COVID-19 update from the City of White Rock

    Double Vaccination Requirements for Recreation Programs starting October 24

    The City of White Rock, following Provincial Health Officer (PHO) orders, will require patrons 12 years and older to be fully vaccinated with two doses for access to certain activities and events starting October 24, 2021. Read on...
  78. two girls holding pumpkins, halloween decorations

    Stay Safe this Halloween from the City of White Rock

    Stay safe this Halloween by following the City of White Rock’s rules for fireworks, and practice the suggested COVID-19 safety tips for trick-or-treaters of all ages. Read on...
  79. red and yellow leaves on trees, Fall season

    Help Clear Leaves and Catch Basins this Fall

    The Fall season is underway, which means additional rain and fallen leaves. Read on...
  80. water main flushing in White Rock

    Water Main Flushing Program

    The City of White Rock’s annual Water Main Flushing Program takes place from Wednesday, Oct. 20 through to Tuesday, Nov. 30. Read on...
  81. 2021 Council Meeting Oct.25

    Regular Council Meeting takes place on Monday, Oct. 25, 2021 at 7 p.m.

    A Regular Council Meeting takes place on Monday, Oct. 25, 2021 at 7 p.m. Read on...
  82. 2021-state-of-the-city

    Mayoral addresses take place Nov. 16 in White Rock

    White Rock Mayor Darryl Walker, on behalf of City Council, will deliver the 2021 State of the City Address at a business brunch hosted by the South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 16. Read on...
  83. Crossing guard holding stop sign, parent walking across street with child

    Last Week to Provide Feedback on White Rock’s Draft Transportation Plan

    This is the last week to provide your feedback on White Rock’s draft Integrated Transportation and Infrastructure Master Plan (ITIMP). Read on...
  84. The City of White Rock Thanks Small Businesses this Small Business Week

    City of White Rock thanks small businesses during Small Business Week

    The City of White Rock is thanking small businesses during Small Business Week from Oct. 17 to 23 for the critical role they play in serving the White Rock community. Read on...
  85. ShakeOutBC Drop, Cover and Hold On

    Have you registered for the Great British Columbia ShakeOut?

    On Thursday, October 21 at 10:21 a.m., millions of people worldwide will practice how to “Drop, Cover and Hold On” during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills. Read on...
  86. White Rock City Hall

    City Hall Closure – Thanksgiving Day

    White Rock City Hall will be closed on Monday, October 11 for Thanksgiving Day. Read on...
  87. Zoning Bylaw Review

    City Seeking Input on Zoning Bylaw Review and Update

    The City of White Rock is currently reviewing its Zoning Bylaw and is seeking public input. The existing Zoning Bylaw, No. 2000, was last adopted in 2013. Read on...
  88. Fire Prevention Week 2021

    Fire Prevention Week – Oct. 3 – 9, 2021

    This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety” works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe. Read on...
  89. Regular Council Meeting on Mon. Oct. 4

    Regular Council Meeting takes place on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021 at 7 p.m.

    A Regular Council Meeting takes place on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021 at 7 p.m. Read on...
  90. National Day of Truth and Reconciliation

    National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - White Rock City Hall Closure

    On September 30, the City of White Rock will commemorate National Day of Truth and Reconciliation Day, known in recent years as Orange Shirt Day. Read on...
  91. Senior couple walking holding hands

    Celebrate National Seniors Day on October 1

    October 1 of each year is National Seniors Day. This is an occasion for Canadians to celebrate and recognize the contributions of seniors in our homes, communities and workplaces. Read on...
  92. Aerial Shoreline White Rock Beach

    Notice of Helicopter Flying at Low-Level over White Rock

    A low-level flying helicopter will fly over White Rock on Friday, Sept. 24 and Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021 (weather permitting) during daylight hours. Read on...
  93. Waste Collection change week of Sept. 27 to Oct. 1, 2021

    Waste Collection Change: Week of Sept. 27

    Garbage, recycling and green waste collection will be collected a day before regular schedule for the week of Sept. 27 to Oct. 1 due to the Truth and Reconciliation Day holiday. Read on...
  94. White Rock Council Chamber - Council Meeting Mon. Sept. 20 at 7 p.m.

    Regular Council Meeting takes place Monday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m.

    White Rock City Hall Council Chambers are now open for in-person meetings with limited capacity. Read on...
  95. 2021-09-ITIMP

    The City of White Rock wants your feedback on a 20-year transportation plan

    The City of White Rock is ready to share a draft of its Integrated Transportation and Infrastructure Master Plan to help address current transportation challenges and help shape the future of transportation in White Rock. Read on...
  96. COVID-19 update from the City of White Rock

    White Rock recreation users must show BC Vaccine Cards starting Sept. 13

    With the new BC Vaccine Card requirements as of Sept. 13 for some non-essential indoor public spaces, the City of White Rock has put new rules in place for visitors. Read on...
  97. City of White Rock - logo

    White Rock Arts Festival Postponed to 2022.

    The White Rock Arts Festival, scheduled for Sept. 24 to 26, 2021, has been postponed to September 2022 for the safety of residents and visitors. Read on...
  98. Search the Rock - City of White Rock scavenger hunt #searchtherock

    Think you know White Rock? Get ready to ‘Search the Rock’ and win

    Get ready to explore White Rock, a popular seaside destination, while having fun with friends and family and winning prizes. Read on...
  99. Uptown White Rock store fronts, pedestrian walking

    Residents, businesses invited to help shape White Rock’s post-pandemic economy

    The City of White Rock is hosting online workshops on Sept. 8 and 9 to invite residents and local businesses to provide input into a draft of the City’s post-pandemic Economic Development Strategic Plan. Read on...
  100. COVID-19 update from the City of White Rock

    Masks required in City buildings starting Aug. 25

    As of Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021, the City of White Rock requires visitors to City buildings to wear a mask. Read on...
  101. Whtie Rock RCMP shred-a-thon event

    White Rock Community Policing host successful shred-a-thon

    The event helped to promote fraud awareness by providing free shredding services for confidential and personal documents. Read on...
  102. 2021 Fall Recreation Guide - woman stretching at yoga

    Fall Recreation in White Rock: Guide Now Available

    The Fall 2021 Recreation Guide is now available, including health, fitness and wellness courses. Read on...
  103. West Beach Parkade

    West Beach Parkade closed Aug. 17 for repair work

    The West Beach Parkade at White Rock’s waterfront will be closed between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 17 for repair work. Read on...
  104. 2021-global-block-party

    Join the Virtual Global Block Party on Aug. 14

    Join the White Rock Multicultural Society and the City of White Rock, in celebrating the diversity of White Rock at the Virtual Global Block Party. Read on...
  105. cooling centre wave 2 copy

    Keep cool at the White Rock Community Centre

    With temperatures expected to top 30 C on Thursday and Friday, the City of White Rock is opening a cooling centre at the White Rock Community Centre on Thursday, Aug. 12 and Friday, Aug. 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Read on...
  106. Marine Drive One Way

    Have your say about the Marine Drive temporary lane closure

    The City of White Rock is looking for public input into the temporary closure of one lane of Marine Drive this season to expand patio space for restaurants during the pandemic. Read on...
  107. Welcome to White Rock, City by the Sea

    White Rock Council adopts new Official Community Plan height, density and housing policies

    The City of White Rock’s Official Community Plan review has concluded after a two-year process. Read on...
  108. city hall copy flash

    City of White Rock and CUPE 402-01 ratify two-year Collective Agreement

    The City of White Rock and members of CUPE 402-01, municipal workers, have ratified a two-year collective agreement. CUPE 402-01 ratified the agreement on July 15, 2021, followed by the City ratifying on July 26, 2021. Read on...
  109. Council Voting Dashboard

    Council voting records dashboard now available

    As part of its commitment to open government, the City of White Rock has introduced the interactive Council Voting Dashboard. Read on...
  110. 2021-07-26-Council-Meeting

    Regular Council Meeting takes place Monday, July 26 at 7 p.m.

    Regular Council Meeting takes place Monday, July 26 at 7 p.m. Read on...
  111. White Rock City Hall

    City Hall Closure – B.C. Day

    White Rock City Hall will be closed on Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, for B.C. Day. Read on...
  112. Marine Drive oceanfront

    Marine Drive returns to two-way traffic on Aug. 12 following temporary lane closure

    The City of White Rock will reopen two-way traffic on Marine Drive on Aug. 12, more than two months after temporarily closing the westbound lane of traffic to help restaurants by expanding patio space. Read on...
  113. pride flag blue sky

    Celebrate Pride in White Rock

    Let’s all celebrate our community’s diversity for Pride 2021. Read on...
  114. 2021-mobile-vaccine-bus

    Fraser Health and TransLink roll into White Rock with the Mobile Vaccine Bus

    This Wednesday, Fraser Health, TransLink and the City of White Rock are joining forces to help increase vaccine coverage in our communities. Read on...
  115. Marine Drive One Way

    Marine Drive returns to two-way traffic as soon as Aug. 7 following temporary closure

    The City of White Rock will reopen two-way traffic on Marine Drive as early as Aug. 7 after closing the westbound lane of traffic to help restaurants by expanding patio space. Read on...
  116. emergency prepardness

    The City of White Rock to receive $25,000 in Emergency Preparedness Funding

    The City of White Rock has been approved to receive $25,000 in provincial emergency preparedness funding from the Province of B.C. to support the work of emergency operations centres. Read on...
  117. Special and Regular Council Meeting on Mon. July 12

    Special Council Meeting and Regular Council Meeting takes place Monday, July 12

    A Special Council Meeting has been called to begin at 4 p.m. on Monday, July 12, 2021, pursuant to the Community Charter. Read on...
  118. sprinkler on lawn

    The City Reminds Residents Stage 1 Water Restrictions are in Effect.

    The City of White Rock is experiencing record water consumption with the ongoing warm weather and would like to remind residents that Stage 1 outdoor water restrictions are in effect. Read on...
  119. 2021-07-City-Hall

    City of White Rock buildings to reopen July 19

    The City of White Rock will reopen City buildings to the public on July 19 following direction from the Provincial Health Officer that encourages a transition to normal beginning July 1. Read on...
  120. Special Council Meeting - July-5, 2021 at 4 p.m.

    Special Council Meeting takes place Mon. July 5 at 4 p.m.

    A Special Council Meeting has been called to begin at 4 p.m. on Monday, July 5, 2021, pursuant to the Community Charter. Read on...
  121. White Rock City Hall

    City Hall Closure - Canada Day

    White Rock City Hall will be closed on Thursday, July 1, 2021, for Canada Day. We will reopen on Friday, July 2. Read on...
  122. 2021 Virtual Canada Day by the Bay

    Wear orange on Canada Day in White Rock

    The City of White Rock is encouraging people to wear orange on July 1 to remember the victims of residential schools across the country. Read on...
  123. cooling centre wave 2 copy

    Cooling Station at White Rock Community Centre this weekend

    In response to Environment Canada’s heat warning issued for June 25 to 29, the City of White Rock will open the White Rock Community Centre as a cooling station on Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Read on...
  124. Garbage, waste, recycling bins - notice of collection change - Canada Day

    Waste Collection Changes – Canada Day

    Garbage, recycling and green waste collection will change for the week of June 28 to July 2 due to the Canada Day holiday. Read on...
  125. National Indigenous Peoples Day - June 21, 2021

    National Indigenous Peoples Day: Recognizing Semiahmoo First Nation

    The City of White Rock and the Semiahmoo First Nation continue to build trust and forge a strong relationship, acknowledging their progress as they approach June 21, National Indigenous Peoples Day. Read on...
  126. parking lot at White Rock waterfront

    The City wants the community's thoughts on parking in White Rock

    The City of White Rock is looking for public input to include in a citywide parking strategy that is being developed to improve parking management across the city. Read on...
  127. 2021 City of White Rock Annual Report

    City of White Rock’s 2020 Annual Report meeting on June 28

    The City of White Rock’s 2020 Annual Report is now available for public review on the City’s website or in print in the community. Read on...
  128. 2021 COVID19 Townhall

    Residents invited to share their pandemic stories at COVID-19 Town Hall

    MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay, MLA Trevor Halford and White Rock Mayor Darryl Walker are co-hosting White Rock’s COVID-19 Town Hall for residents on June 18 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Read on...
  129. 2021 Virtual Canada Day by the Bay July 1 at 1pm and 7pm

    White Rock’s Virtual Canada Day by the Bay brings music and laughs

    The City of White Rock presents the second White Rock Virtual Canada Day by the Bay celebration on July 1. Read on...
  130. townhouses with blue skies in White Rock - Property Taxes due July 2

    Property Taxes Are Due July 2, 2021

    The 2021 due date for property taxes is Friday, July 2, 2021. The 2021 property tax notices have now been mailed to all registered property owners. Read on...
  131. Marine Drive in White Rock on sunny day

    Temporary Marine Drive lane closure to expand patio space begins June 7

    The City of White Rock will temporarily close one lane of Marine Drive starting June 7, extending patio space to help Waterfront restaurants impacted by the pandemic. Read on...
  132. Are you a renter? The City of White Rock wants to hear from you! Vector illustration of White Rock

    Are you a renter? White Rock wants to hear from you on June 10

    The City of White Rock wants to hear from renters or potential renters who can share their experiences about renting in White Rock during an online forum on June 10. Read on...
  133. Every Child Matters

    City of White Rock honours the 215 children lost at a Kamloops residential school

    The City of White Rock is flying all City flags at half-mast for 215 hours to remember the 215 children whose remains were found at a former Kamloops residential school. Read on...
  134. White Rock City Hall

    City Hall Closure - Victoria Day

    White Rock City Hall will be closed on Monday, May 24, 2021, for Victoria Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, May 25. Read on...
  135. 2021 Summer Recreation Guide

    The Summer 2021 Recreation Guide is now available

    The City of White Rock is proud to support and facilitate the active, healthy lifestyles of our residents and guests by offering classes for all-ages. Read on...
  136. Beach fires are banned in White Rock.

    Open-air burning, beach fires, not permitted in White Rock

    White Rock Fire Rescue is reminding visitors to the beach at the city’s Waterfront that beach fires put people at risk and can earn you a fine of $150 or more. Read on...
  137. Committee Volunteers at table

    City of White Rock Committee Volunteer Opportunities

    Volunteering is a great way for residents to get involved, provide input and expertise on important issues and make a positive contribution to our community. Read on...
  138. marine news flash

    White Rock to close one lane of Marine Drive to extend restaurant patio space

    The City of White Rock will close one lane of Marine Drive this season to extend patio space for restaurants, which are financially struggling during the pandemic. Read on...
  139. White Rock Council Chambers, 2021 Council Meeting May 10, 2021 at 7 p.m.

    Regular Council Meeting takes place Mon. May 10 at 7 p.m.

    A Regular Council Meeting takes place on Mon. May 10, 2021 at 7 p.m. Read on...
  140. Stay Local. COVID-19 Travel Restrictions from the Province of B.C.

    White Rock welcomes local visitors, encourages others to enjoy being close to home

    The City of White Rock is welcoming visitors from White Rock and South Surrey, encouraging others to stay close to home in line with the current Provincial travel restrictions. Read on...
  141. paddle board activity at white rock waterfront

    Vendor Applications Now Open for Stand-Up Paddleboard and/or Kayak Rental at White Rock Waterfront

    The City of White Rock is seeking stand-up paddleboard and/or kayak rental concession vendors in designated areas along the White Rock Waterfront. Read on...
  142. Construction on White Rock Pier

    Engineer wins design award for 2019 repair of White Rock Pier

    Westmar Advisors has won an award of merit from the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies of B.C. for its design work in repairing the White Rock Pier in 2019. Read on...
  143. Alertable Emergency Notification App

    White Rock launches notification app during Emergency Preparedness Week

    During the week of May 2 to 8, National Emergency Preparedness Week, the City of White Rock is launching the use of a new app residents and visitors can use to get important notices in real time. Read on...
  144. 2021 Special Council Meeting on May3, 2021

    Special Council Meeting takes place Mon. May 3 at 4 p.m.

    A Special Council Meeting has been called to begin at 4 p.m. on Monday, May 3, 2021, pursuant to the Community Charter. Read on...
  145. sprinkler on lawn

    Stage 1 Water Restrictions begin May 1

    To support and promote sustainable water practices, outdoor watering restrictions will be in effect from May 1 to October 15. Read on...
  146. 2021 City Council Meeting on April 26

    Regular Council Meeting takes place Mon. April 26 at 7 p.m.

    A Special Council Meeting takes place Wed. April 21 at 5 p.m. to Discuss Impacts/ Considerations due to COVID-19 Pandemic. Read on...
  147. Playground slide - Emerson Park

    City of White Rock asks youngest residents to choose park playground equipment

    The City of White Rock is asking the city’s youngest residents to choose new playground equipment for Emerson Park, a small park in southeast White Rock. Read on...
  148. City of White Rock Coat of Arms - Special Counci Meeting on April21, 2021.

    Special Council Meeting takes place Wed. April 21 at 5 p.m.

    A Special Council Meeting takes place Wed. April 21 at 5 p.m. to Discuss Impacts/ Considerations due to COVID-19 Pandemic. Read on...
  149. Mayor-and-Council-2018-2022

    National Volunteer Week - A Message from Mayor and Council

    April 18 to 24, 2021 marks National Volunteer Week, Celebrating the Value of One, the Power of Many. Read on...
  150. White Rock City Hall

    City Hall remains open, many services offered online, as pandemic continues

    The City of White Rock remains open by appointment, with essential services continuing and many services offered online, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Read on...
  151. notice of work - sewer maintenance

    2021 Sanitary and Storm Sewer Inspection Program

    The City of White Rock will be conducting inspections and maintenance of the Sanitary and Storm Sewer Infrastructure from April 12 to August 1, 2021. Read on...
  152. City of White Rock - logo

    City of White Rock mourns the loss of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

    The City of White Rock joins countries and people from across the globe in mourning the loss of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who has passed at the age of 99. Read on...
  153. parking lot with parked cars

    Pay Parking Changes to Summer Season Rates on April 1

    Pay parking in White Rock changes to summer season rates at all Waterfront parking locations starting April 1. Read on...
  154. White Rock City Hall Summer Day

    City Hall & Facilities Closure and Waste Collection Schedule - Easter

    White Rock City Hall and Engineering and Operations will be closed on April 2, 2021 for Good Friday and April 5, 2021 for Easter Monday. Read on...
  155. female senior sitting on yoga mat stretching - recreation classes cancelled due to COVID-19

    White Rock Recreation and Culture Spring Classes Paused

    In light of the updated public health order in effect March 29 at midnight to April 19, 2021, at midnight, White Rock Recreation and Culture has paused all indoor group fitness, dance, and yoga classes. Read on...
  156. gargabe waste recycle on curbside for pick-up

    Waste collection changes: March 29 to April 2

    ?Garbage, recycling and green waste collection has changed for the week of March 30 to April 2 due to the Easter holiday. Read on...
  157. Dog on leash walking on the waterfront Promenade

    Dogs on White Rock’s Promenade season ends April 1, returns in October

    The City of White Rock reminds people to find alternative locations other than the waterfront walkway between April 1 and Sept. 30 to walk their dogs. Read on...
  158. Semiahmoo First Nation and City of White Rock sign three utility service agreements

    Semiahmoo First Nation, City of White Rock sign three utility service agreements

    The Semiahmoo First Nation and the City of White Rock are pleased to announce that they have signed three utility service agreements, two for water supply and one for sewer services. Read on...
  159. White Rock RCMP detachment

    New phone numbers for RCMP’s White Rock detachment

    The RCMP’s White Rock detachment has changed its key phone numbers starting today (March 16) following a technology upgrade. Read on...
  160. Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries

    Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries

    On Sunday, March 14, daylight saving time returns at 2 a.m., so get ready to put your clocks forward. Read on...
  161. 2021 Virtual Canada Day by the Bay

    City of White Rock is planning the 2021 Virtual Canada Day by the Bay

    The City of White Rock is planning the 2021 Virtual Canada Day by the Bay and inviting the community to share ideas using an online guestbook. Read on...
  162. 2021 Spring Recreation in White Rock

    Spring Recreation in White Rock

    The Spring 2021 Recreation Guide is now available. You won't believe all the things you can do! Read on...
  163. White Rock Promenade Cyspress Street entrance - Notice of Work

    Notice of Work at Cypress Street entrance on Promenade

    Recent storms at the Waterfront have damaged the shoreline and partially undermined the Promenade south of Cypress Crossing at East Beach. Read on...
  164. Liberty Rose

    Poppy-like rose honouring military service will grow in White Rock

    The Liberty Rose, created to honour those who have served, will brighten some White Rock streets starting this spring. Read on...
  165. City of White Rock Budget 2021

    Residents encouraged to share comments on White Rock’s draft Financial Plan

    The City of White Rock invites residents to review the City’s draft financial plan and provide comments as the City prepares for a budget public meeting on March 8. Read on...
  166. White Rock Promenade with White Rock Museum in background.

    Apply to be a food vendor along the White Rock Promenade

    The City of White Rock is seeking food and beverage cart vendors to operate in designated areas along the White Rock Promenade from April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022. Read on...
  167. Committee Volunteers

    Committee Volunteer Opportunity for the City of White Rock

    Volunteering is a great way for residents to get involved, provide input and expertise on important issues and make a positive contribution to our community. Read on...
  168. Young boy playing with LEGO

    Spring Break Camps open for registration

    The City of White Rock’s Spring Break Camps Guide is now available, including soccer camps, tennis camps, LEGO camps, and more, offering choices for kids aged 5 to 12 starting on March 15, 2021. Read on...
  169. Person using laptop to fill out survey - have your say!

    Survey responses will help shape White Rock’s future economic plan

    The City of White Rock is updating its Economic Development Strategic Plan with a new vision, objectives and strategies based on current conditions and long-term trends affecting White Rock’s economic strength. Read on...
  170. Mother, Father and Child sitting on floor with laptop

    Happy Family Day: Stay Connected

    Celebrate this Family Day on Monday, Feb. 15, 2021 by staying local, practising physical distancing and connecting virtually this year. Read on...
  171. City of White Rock - logo

    Recognizing Black History Month - A Message from White Rock City Council

    The City of White Rock recognizes the important contributions Black Canadians have made to Canada. Read on...
  172. parking lot with parked cars

    Waterfront Pay Parking Returns Feb. 1

    The City of White Rock’s Waterfront lots, which provided free parking in November, December and January to help local businesses and encourage outdoor activity, return to pay parking starting Monday, Feb. 1. Read on...
  173. City of White Rock - logo

    White Rock weathers pandemic storm with refined Strategic Priorities

    ?In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the City of White Rock has refined Council’s Strategic Priorities, releasing the City’s top priorities for 2021 to 2022. Read on...
  174. snow truck clearing snow on roadway

    White Rock is ready for snow, begins brining operations

    The City of White Rock is ready for below-freezing temperatures and snow falls this winter. Read on...
  175. paint brushes and tools - civic grant applications

    Call for Civic Grant Applications

    The City of White Rock is accepting applications for the 2021 Civic Grants-in-Aid. Read on...
  176. Marine Drive Retaining Wall Stabilization Project - White Rock Waterfront

    Marine Drive stabilization construction finishes in January

    Construction to stabilize Marine Drive at White Rock’s Waterfront will be finished at the end of January, weather permitting, with the closed portion of the eastbound lane at “the hump” reopening for traffic. Read on...
  177. parking lot with parked cars

    2021 Parking Decals and Pay Parking Update

    Information regarding Resident Parking Permit Hang Tags, Parking Decals and Waterfront Parking. Read on...
  178. Person using laptop to fill out survey - have your say!

    The City of White Rock wants to hear from you

    Whether it’s housing needs, transportation issues and opportunities or building heights outside of the Town Centre, your opinion can help shape the future of our city. Read on...
  179. motorcycle and truck driving down hill towards waterfront - transportation survey

    Have ideas about the future of transportation in White Rock? Tell the City

    White Rock residents are invited to begin giving input into the City of White Rock’s Integrated Transportation and Infrastructure Master Plan. Read on...
  180. Council Christmas 2020 22

    Merry Christmas from White Rock City Council

    Merry Christmas - Stay safe and healthy this holiday season. Warmest Wishes from White Rock City Council. Read on...
  181. snow truck clearing snow on roadway

    White Rock is ready for snow, begins brining operations

    The City of White Rock is ready for below-freezing temperatures and snow falls this winter. Read on...
  182. Polar bear plunging into water - Polar Plunge 2021

    Polar Bear Plunge goes virtual for Jan. 1, 2021

    The annual tradition of jumping into the cold waters of Semiahmoo Bay on New Year’s Day is taking a different turn during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read on...
  183. city-hall-holiday-closure

    What’s Open and Closed for the Holidays

    Here is what’s open and closed at the City of White Rock for the holidays in December 2020 and January 2021. Read on...
  184. Holiday Events in White Rock

    COVID-19 Safe Holiday Events in White Rock

    Check out these exciting activities taking place online, or in limited numbers with safe protocols in place, this holiday season. Read on...
  185. White Rock City Hall

    2021 Council Meeting Schedule

    Mark your calendars for the City of White Rock’s 2021 City Council meeting schedule. Read on...
  186. Happy Hanukkah from White Rock City Council

    Happy Hanukkah from White Rock City Council

    Warmest wishes from White Rock City Council. Read on...
  187. Shop the Rock with shopping bag

    City launches ‘Shop the Rock’ to encourage buying local in White Rock

    As more people are shopping online or having items delivered during the COVID-19 pandemic, White Rock City Council wants to encourage residents and visitors to buy from local businesses and “Shop the Rock.” Read on...
  188. City of White Rock - logo

    City of White Rock approves policy against racism and anti-racist discrimination

    The City of White Rock has approved a Human Resources policy that publicly acknowledges the existence of racism and commits to taking action to ensure an inclusive, respectful and welcoming environment. Read on...
  189. Marine Drive Retaining Wall Stabilization Project - White Rock Waterfront

    Update for the Marine Drive Stabilization Project

    The City of White Rock’s Marine Drive Stabilization Project is ahead of schedule. Read on...
  190. Stay 2 metres apart and please wear a mask.

    New ‘Please wear a mask’ signs pop up around White Rock

    The City of White Rock is encouraging people to wear masks in outdoor spaces during the global pandemic when it’s hard to stay two metres apart from others. Read on...
  191. sink faucet running water

    Response from City of White Rock: Sales agents testing water in homes

    The City of White Rock has received calls from residents who have been approached by sales agents who ask to come into their homes to test their water. Read on...
  192. Committee Volunteers

    Committee Volunteer Opportunities for the City of White Rock

    Volunteering is a great way for residents to get involved, provide input and expertise on important issues and make a positive contribution to our community. Read on...
  193. white rock museum news flash

    The White Rock Museum & Archives presents: The White Rock History Quiz Episode 2

    Episode two is now here! The White Rock Museum & Archives is proud to present the second episode of a series of video quizzes being developed. Read on...
  194. COVID-19 update from the City of White Rock

    Cancellation of fitness, yoga and dance classes continues until further notice.

    Following the Provincial public health order issued on Nov. 19, the City of White Rock’s indoor group fitness, yoga and dance classes will remain cancelled until further notice. Read on...
  195. Wind impacts in White Rock - Nov. 17, 2020

    November 17 Wind Impacts in White Rock

    The City of White Rock is keeping an eye on extreme windy conditions today. Read on...
  196. Housing Needs Survey

    City of White Rock launches housing survey aimed at future housing needs

    The City of White Rock is asking all current and potential residents to complete a brief housing survey to help the City better understand housing needs. Read on...
  197. COVID-19 update from the City of White Rock

    White Rock indoor fitness and sports activities affected by new Provincial Health Orders

    The City of White Rock is responding to Provincial health orders issued today for the Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal Health regions. Read on...
  198. clothes drive donation

    White Rock RCMP Clothing Drive a Drive-Through Event

    White Rock Community Policing and White Rock RCMP are hosting this year’s Annual Children's Clothing Drive at the White Rock RCMP Detachment on Saturday, Nov. 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Read on...
  199. City of White Rock waterfront and the White Rock

    City of White Rock welcomes $3.8 million in funding for COVID-19 restart

    The City of White Rock will receive a grant under the Provincial government’s COVID-19 Safe Restart Grant for Local Governments. Read on...
  200. water main flushing in White Rock

    Water Main Flushing Program

    The City of White Rock’s annual Water Main Flushing Program takes place from Wednesday, Oct. 28 through to Friday, Dec. 11. Read on...
  201. Free Parking at the White Rock Waterfront Nov. 1 - Jan. 31

    Park for free at White Rock’s Waterfront from Nov. 1 to Jan. 31

    The City of White Rock invites people to visit the Waterfront for breathtaking sunsets, fabulous restaurants and a variety of shops—all while parking for free. Read on...
  202. Boy and girl carving pumpkins for Halloween

    Stay Safe this Halloween

    Follow the City of White Rock rules for fireworks, the COVID-19 safety tips from the BC Centre for Disease Control and safety tips for drivers, pedestrians and homeowners from White Rock Fire Rescue. Read on...
  203. 2020 Remembrance Day

    Remembrance Day in White Rock goes virtual on Nov. 11

    The traditional Remembrance Day ceremony that takes place at the Cenotaph at White Rock’s City Hall is going virtual this year due to COVID-19. Read on...
  204. Councillor Johanson and members of Kent Street Activity Centre holding table tennis paddle boards

    Outdoor table tennis a partnership with the City and Kent Street seniors

    The City of White Rock, the Kent Street Seniors Society and the Kent Street Table Tennis Activity Group have partnered to offer outdoor table tennis outside of the Kent Street Activity Centre. Read on...
  205. City of White Rock waterfront and the White Rock

    City of White Rock thanks small businesses during Small Business Week

    The City of White Rock is thanking small businesses during Small Business Week from Oct. 19 to 23 for the critical role they play in serving the White Rock community. Read on...
  206. orange construction work sign and flag

    Traffic Disruption at Thrift Avenue and Johnston Road

    The City of White Rock is aware of the traffic disruption caused by construction at Thrift Avenue and Johnston Road. Read on...
  207. Fire Prevention Week Banner in-front of White Rock Fire Rescue

    Fire Prevention Week – Oct. 4 – 10, 2020

    This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!” works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe. Read on...
  208. City of White Rock Construction Sign

    Businesses, parking lots open during City of White Rock construction on Marine Drive

    The City of White Rock will begin work to stabilize Marine Drive retaining walls at “the hump” starting Oct. 5, with businesses and parking lots remaining open during the construction. Read on...
  209. City of White Rock - logo

    City of White Rock’s first Economic Development Officer starts Sept. 28

    The City of White Rock has hired its first Economic Development Officer. Read on...
  210. Fall Recreation Guide 2020

    The Fall 2020 Recreation Guide is now available online and registration starts Sept. 22

    The City of White Rock’s Fall Recreation Guide is now available online. Read on...
  211. Man walking a dog on a leash along the White Rock promenade

    Dogs on leashes allowed on White Rock’s Promenade from October to March

    The City of White Rock will allow dogs on two-metre leashes on White Rock’s Promenade between Oct. 1 and March 31. Read on...
  212. City of White Rock - logo

    Video of White Rock’s Strategic Priorities discussion available online

    The City of White Rock held Governance and Legislation Committee meetings on Sept. 3 and 4 to begin the process of updating Council’s 2018-2022 Strategic Priorities. Read on...
  213. 2019 Annual Report

    City of White Rock 2019 Annual Report available for review

    The City of White Rock’s 2019 Annual Report is available for public review, giving the public 14 days to provide submissions and comments or ask questions in time for the City Council meeting on Sept. 14. Read on...
  214. Blue heron sign at White Rock Waterfront reminding visitors to stay 2 metres apart.

    Sea creatures remind White Rock visitors to stay 2 metres apart

    Pacific harbour seals, blue herons and sea stars (starfish) are featured on signage that reminds visitors to stay two metres apart from others while enjoying the natural beauty of White Rock’s Waterfront. Read on...
  215. white rock museum news flash

    The White Rock Museum & Archives presents: The White Rock History Quiz

    The White Rock Museum & Archives is proud to present to the community and beyond the first of a series of video quizzes that are in development. Read on...
  216. 2020 Fall Recreation Guide

    Fall Recreation in White Rock

    The Fall 2020 Recreation Guide is now available. Read on...
  217. City of White Rock - logo

    White Rock revisits Strategic Priorities to meet community needs after COVID-19

    The City of White Rock will revisit Council’s Strategic Priorities to ensure the future needs of the community are met during and after the COVID-19 global pandemic. Read on...
  218. city-hall-appointment-only

    Scheduled appointments available at City Hall

    White Rock City Hall has reopened for scheduled appointments, with safety and cleaning measures in place to protect employees and visitors from the spread of COVID-19. Read on...
  219. pride flag

    Let's Celebrate Pride Week

    The City of White Rock encourages the community to celebrate Pride Week with the White Rock Pride Society. Read on...
  220. public meeting cancelled

    Tonight’s public hearing regarding a cannabis store proposal is cancelled

    The public hearing regarding an application for a temporary use permit to operate a cannabis store at 1550 Johnston Rd. has been cancelled. Read on...
  221. White Rock Promenade

    Waterfront food carts return to White Rock beach with safety measures in place

    The City of White Rock is carefully and gradually reopening its Waterfront to residents and visitors, with five food cart vendors approved to begin selling food and drinks at the Waterfront starting July 15. Read on...
  222. White Rock Fire Rescue

    City of White Rock announces new Deputy Fire Chief

    The City of White Rock has announced that Acting Deputy Fire Chief Ken Molland is the successful candidate for the full-time position of Deputy Fire Chief with White Rock Fire Rescue. Read on...
  223. Street banners against sunny blue sky.

    City of White Rock seeking local artists for decorative street banners

    The City of White Rock invites artists from the Peninsula and Semiahmoo First Nation to submit designs for the 2020/2021 street banners program with the theme “My City by the Sea.” Read on...
  224. Virtual Canada Day by the Bay 2020

    Get ready for White Rock’s Virtual Canada Day by the Bay, July 1

    It’s time to get ready for White Rock’s Virtual Canada Day by the Bay celebration now with community activities and ways to livestream the event on July 1. Read on...
  225. Summer 2020 Recreation Guide - Kid eating watermelon, senior woman playing tennis

    Outdoor Fitness and Summer Camps available for Registration

    The City of White Rock Recreation and Culture is offering outdoor recreation opportunities with modifications to accommodate the need for physical distancing and other measures to ensure community safety this summer. Read on...
  226. National Indigenous Peoples Day - June 21

    Semiahmoo First Nation and the City of White Rock Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day

    The Semiahmoo First Nation and City of White Rock, which is recognized as being located on the traditional unceded territory of the Nation, are joining to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day. Read on...
  227. White Rock Pier reopening after COVID-19.

    City reopens White Rock Pier on June 17, then all Waterfront parking lots

    The City of White Rock is reopening the White Rock Pier the morning of June 17 after a nearly three-month closure in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Read on...
  228. COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall

    June 12 South Surrey and White Rock Chamber Town Hall on Diversity and Inclusion

    White Rock Mayor Darryl Walker and Councillor Scott Kristjanson were featured in a special South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce virtual Town Hall. Read on...
  229. Lacrosse facility at Centennial Park in White Rock, B.C.

    City of White Rock reopening some outdoor facilities and summer camps

    The City of White Rock is taking a phased-in approach to reopening outdoor facilities. Read on...
  230. Virtual Canada Day by the Bay 2020

    The Washboard Union will headline White Rock’s Virtual Canada Day by the Bay

    The City of White Rock is excited to announce that country music favourite The Washboard Union will headline the Virtual Canada Day by the Bay celebration on July 1. Read on...
  231. Memorial Park Plaza at the waterfront in White Rock, B.C.

    City of White Rock will add picnic tables to expand outdoor dining

    The City of White Rock, with help from the White Rock BIA, is adding outdoor picnic tables in three popular public locations. Read on...
  232. City of White Rock - logo

    Regional coordination of re-opening dates

    Inter Municipal COVID-19 Update - JOINT MEDIA RELEASE Read on...
  233. Streetview of Houses in White Rock, BC - 2020 Property Tax

    Property Taxes Are Due July 2, 2020

    The 2020 property tax notices have now been mailed to all registered property owners. Read on...
  234. East beach at White Rock with ocean waterfront.

    City responds to growing parking needs during White Rock’s restart

    The City of continues to modify its Waterfront parking to meet the needs of residents and visitors as businesses reopen or expand their services in Phase Two of BC’s Restart Plan. Read on...
  235. Virtual Canada Day by the Bay 2020

    Ludic, Mr. O Canada, part of the Canada Day celebration in White Rock

    The City of White Rock is hosting a Virtual Canada Day by the Bay celebration on July 1 between 7 and 9 p.m. Read on...
  236. Generations Playground at Ruth Johnson Park

    Playgrounds Reopening on Monday, June 1

    Four playgrounds in the City of White Rock will be reopening on Monday, June 1. Read on...
  237. City of White Rock - logo

    City of White Rock places staff in essential roles during COVID-19 pandemic

    The City of White Rock is ensuring that employees are placed in essential roles during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read on...
  238. waterfront promenade and beach waterfront at White Rock, BC

    City of White Rock reopens Waterfront Promenade and more parking

    The City of White Rock will reopen City facilities carefully during Phase Two of BC’s Restart Plan. Read on...
  239. White Rock Fire Rescue

    City of White Rock welcomes new Deputy Fire Chief

    The City of White Rock today welcomed Norman MacLeod, former Assistant Fire Chief with the District of Mission, to serve as one of White Rock Fire Rescue’s two Deputy Fire Chiefs. Read on...
  240. Water Swirl

    Water flushing recommendations for safely reopening businesses and buildings closed due to COVID-19

    Recommendations for water flushing for safely reopening businesses and buildings closed due to COVID-19. Read on...
  241. Resources for vulnerable available during COVID-19 pandemic

    Resources for vulnerable available during COVID-19 pandemic

    The City of White Rock is committed to supporting all members of our community through the COVID-19 pandemic with the help of our community partners. Read on...
  242. East beach at White Rock with ocean waterfront.

    White Rock approves parking changes as Phase Two of BC’s Restart Plan begins

    The City of White Rock is converting the temporary 30-minute pay parking at White Rock’s Waterfront to two-hour pay parking to support local businesses. Read on...
  243. Flags at White Rock City Hall at half mast in memory of fallen snow birds pilot.

    City flags at half-hast to honour Snowbirds

    City of White Rock flags are lowered to half-mast following the tragic crash on May 17. Read on...
  244. tennis-court

    City reopens tennis and pickleball at Centennial Park with safe guidelines

    As we enter Phase Two as defined by the BC Restart Plan, the City has reopened the courts at Centennial Park at 14600 North Bluff Rd. for tennis and pickleball play. Read on...
  245. woman in orange yoga pants practicing ab crunches on a excersice mat.

    City of White Rock launches online recreation videos

    The Recreation and Culture Department is pleased to offer a selection of favourite fitness classes online for residents to access safely from home. Read on...
  246. East beach waterfront at White Rock with tide out and blue skies.

    City of White Rock discourages visits to seaside city during May long weekend

    The City of White Rock is encouraging people not to visit White Rock on the May long weekend, and instead to stay in their own communities, as directed by the Province during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read on...
  247. City of White Rock - logo

    City holds tax increase to 3.11 % despite expected loss of $1.8 million due to COVID-19

    The City of White Rock has approved a Financial Plan Amendment to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic that includes a projected net loss of $1.8 million to be funded from City reserves. Read on...
  248. Business in White Rock with outdoor patio and spring time flowers in bloom

    City of White Rock is taking action to help businesses affected by COVID-19

    The City of White Rock is taking action to help businesses affected by COVID-19, approving a number of measures at a special COVID-19 Council meeting on April 27. Read on...
  249. Water Sprinkler on a green Lawn

    Stage 1 Water Restrictions begin May 1

    In order to support and promote sustainable water practices, outdoor watering restrictions will be in effect from May 1 to October 15. Read on...
  250. city-hall-summer

    White Rock Council prepares for COVID-19 impact with proposed Financial Plan amendment

    White Rock City Council is seeking public input into an amendment to its Financial Plan to address impacts to the City as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, including an expected net loss of $1.8 million. Read on...
  251. Parking lot at White Rock waterfront overlooking the White Rock Pier

    White Rock parking changes respond to community needs during COVID-19 crisis

    The City of White Rock is making changes to parking at the Waterfront to respond to changing community needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read on...
  252. What&#39s Open in White Rock - local business store front

    What’s Open in White Rock

    Our local businesses still need your support during these uncertain times, and many businesses now offer delivery or online shopping. Read on...
  253. White Rock Fire Rescue

    City of White Rock announces new Chief of White Rock Fire Rescue

    The City of White Rock today announced that Edward Wolfe, Deputy Chief of White Rock Fire Rescue, will become the City’s new Fire Chief starting May 30. Read on...
  254. yellow daffodil - service adjustments during COVID-19 pandemic

    City of White Rock makes service adjustments during COVID-19 pandemic

    The City of White Rock is making service adjustments during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure physical distancing and to manage costs. Read on...
  255. Do not have bonfires on beaches.

    White Rock Fire Rescue to parents: Don’t let your teens have fires on the beach!

    White Rock Fire Rescue has a message for parents: Don’t let your teens have fires on the beach! Read on...
  256. City of White Rock closes waterfront Promenade to help fight COVID-19

    City of White Rock closes waterfront Promenade to help fight COVID-19

    The City of White Rock is closing its Waterfront Promenade starting April 10 to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 by reducing the number of visitors to the seaside waterfront. Read on...
  257. City of White Rock - logo

    City of White Rock mourns the loss of a person who passed in morning fire

    The City of White Rock is sending its thoughts and prayers to a family who lost a loved one today in a fire in the 1400 block of Foster Street. Read on...
  258. City of White Rock turns off public water drinking fountains to prevent the spread of COVID-19

    White Rock turns off water fountains to stop the spread of COVID-19

    The City of White Rock will delay turning on drinking water fountains at parks and public spaces until the risk of COVID-19 has passed. Read on...
  259. City of White Rock - logo

    New City of White Rock CAO, current CAO at Town of Ladysmith, begins May 19

    The City of White Rock is pleased to announce that Guillermo Ferrero, currently the CAO of the Town of Ladysmith, will join the City of White Rock as CAO May 19. Read on...
  260. Parking changes in White Rock due to COVID-19 Pandemic

    City of White Rock making temporary changes to parking during COVID-19 pandemic

    The City of White Rock is responding to the changing demands for parking during the COVID-19 pandemic, including residents’ parking, parking at the Waterfront and parking near Peace Arch Hospital. Read on...
  261. City of White Rock - logo

    Supreme Court of B.C. supports City of White Rock building height decision

    The Supreme Court of British Columbia has ruled in favour of the City of White Rock with regard to a proposed 12-storey development in the Lower Town Centre, limiting the height of that project to six storeys. Read on...
  262. White Rock CIty Council - a message regardining COVID-19

    A message from White Rock City Council on the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Nowhere in our history has there been a time when it is so critical that we stand together to protect our community. Read on...
  263. COVID-19 update from the City of White Rock

    Province reports local case of COVID-19 in seniors’ home

    White Rock Mayor Darryl Walker urges people to be more vigilant than ever in following public health directions. Read on...
  264. COVID-19 update from the City of White Rock

    City of White Rock ensures seamless leadership during COVID-19 despite staff changes

    The City of White Rock has made proactive decisions to ensure seamless leadership during the COVID-19 emergency. Read on...
  265. COVID19 Update - City Council votes to close Pier

    City of White Rock closes Pier in battle against COVID-19

    White Rock City Council voted March 23 to temporarily close the White Rock Pier to help flatten the curve in the growing number of COVID-19 cases. Read on...
  266. covid19 update - waste collection changes

    IMPORTANT: Changes to City of White Rock solid waste collection

    The City of White Rock continues to provide solid waste collection during the COVID-19 global pandemic. Read on...
  267. COVID-19 - Waterfront parking lots closed

    City of White Rock closes Waterfront parking lots March 23 to help with social distancing

    The City of White Rock is temporarily closing Waterfront parking lots starting March 23 to help with social distancing by reducing the number of people visiting the White Rock Pier and Promenade. Read on...
  268. COVID-19 update from the City of White Rock

    City closes four playgrounds to stop spread of COVID-19

    The playgrounds at Goggs Park, Emerson Park, Barge Park and Generations Playground in Ruth Johnson Park are temporarily closed. Read on...
  269. White Rock Fire Hall with Fire Truck parked outfront - City Preparations for COVID-19

    White Rock’s Fire Chief shares City’s preparation for COVID-19

    White Rock Fire Chief Phil Lemire presented the report City Preparations for COVID-19 at the March 17, 2020, Governance and Legislation Committee meeting. Read on...
  270. COVID-19 update from the City of White Rock

    City of White Rock closes City-run buildings, offers services by phone, email and web

    To keep the community safe and to help slow down the spread of COVID-19, the City of White Rock is temporarily closing City Hall as of 4:30 p.m. today and will be offering services by phone, email and online. Read on...
  271. City of White Rock - logo

    White Rock cancels Committee meetings due to COVID-19 pandemic

    The City of White Rock is cancelling all Committee meetings until the end of May 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read on...
  272. Man walking a dog on a leash along the White Rock promenade

    City asks for public feedback as Dogs on the Promenade pilot project ends March 31

    The City of White Rock is seeking the public’s feedback on the Dogs on the Promenade pilot project. Residents, visitors to White Rock and local businesses can complete a survey by April 30 at talkwhiterock.ca/dogs. Read on...
  273. Danger - Park closure due to unstable slope

    City reopens West side of Ruth Johnson Park, asks visitors to stay out of East side

    After repairing storm damage to the west area of Ruth Johnson Park, the City of White Rock has reopened the west portion of the park to the public starting March 17, 2020. Read on...
  274. COVID-19 update from the City of White Rock

    Additional City building closures due to COVID-19

    The City of White Rock continues to look at building closures to help keep the community and employees safe and to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Read on...
  275. covid19

    City of White Rock temporarily closes facilities, cancels programs starting March 16

    To keep the community safe and to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the City of White Rock is temporarily closing City-operated facilities and cancelling recreation programs starting end of day Monday, March 16 until further notice. Read on...
  276. covid19

    COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

    Members of our community are concerned about COVID-19 (a coronavirus) and as a City, we want to ensure they stay healthy and informed. Read on...
  277. covid19

    Where to get information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

    Many people in White Rock are concerned about COVID-19 (a coronavirus) and want to ensure they stay healthy. Read on...
  278. Polar Plunge

    White Rock’s Mayor invites Metro Vancouver leaders to the Polar Plunge March 7

    White Rock Mayor Darryl Walker is inviting other Metro Vancouver leaders to ‘take the plunge’ and participate in the Vancouver Polar Plunge for Special Olympics B.C. Read on...
  279. 2020 Spring/Summer Recreation Guide - girl in a kayak

    White Rock Recreation and Culture registration starts March 3 and 4

    The City of White Rock’s Spring/Summer Recreation Guide is now available. Read on...
  280. Danger - Park closure due to unstable slope

    Damage to Ruth Johnson Park from rainfall estimated at $4.2 million

    Ruth Johnson Park experienced significant damage to its slopes, walkways and trees following extreme rainfall in late January, resulting in an estimated $4.2 million in repair work and triggering a request for help from the Province. Read on...
  281. Online survey - Solid waste management &#34What&#39s in your can&#34

    City seeks input on solid waste collection with online survey

    The City of White Rock continues to seek input from homeowners, renters and businesses into the collection of garbage, green waste and recycling in the City with an online survey. Read on...
  282. City-of-White-Rock-receives-cheque-donation-from-Friends-of-the-Pier

    City of White Rock thankful for $400,000 donation from Friends of the Pier

    The City of White Rock is grateful to receive a donation of $400,000 from the community-based Friends of the Pier toward upgrading Canada’s Longest Pier for future generations. Read on...
  283. Hey, White Rock! How would you spend $13 million?

    City continues asking residents ‘How would you spend $13 million on your city?’ with online survey.

    The City of White Rock is continuing its community engagement, reaching out to residents for input through an online survey, on how to spend up to $13 million in community amenity contributions (CACs), once they are collected. Read on...
  284. Centennial-Park-Temporarily-Closed, Closure, Park, Trail

    City of White Rock closes ravine, sections of park, to keep public safe

    The City of White Rock has closed areas of Ruth Johnson Park and extended the closure of Coldicutt Ravine following record rainfall in the past week that caused damage and slope failures that threaten public safety. Read on...
  285. 2020-24-Financial-Budget

    Community invited to give input into budget on Feb. 10

    The City of White Rock’s Finance and Audit Committee will be meeting at City Hall, 15322 Buena Vista Ave., at 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 10. Read on...
  286. Centennial-Park-Temporarily-Closed, Closure, Park, Trail

    City closes pathway at Duprez Street, Coldicutt Ravine, following rainfall

    The City of White Rock has closed the pathway at the south end of Duprez Street until further notice following the extreme rainfall on Jan. 31 Read on...
  287. Hey, White Rock! How would you spend $13 million?

    City continues asking residents ‘How would you spend $13 million on your city?’

    The City of White Rock is continuing its community engagement, reaching out to residents for input at White Rock Community Centre on Feb. 4 and Centennial Arena on Feb. 9. Read on...
  288. waste collection can

    City of White reschedules solid waste collection open house to Feb. 19

    The City of White Rock has rescheduled an open house where the City will provide information to homeowners, renters and businesses about the collection of garbage, green waste and recycling in the city. Read on...
  289. train on the railway along the beach waterfront

    Whistle cessation begins Jan. 29 on trains through White Rock

    The City of White Rock is pleased to announce that starting Jan. 29, trains passing through the city will no longer be blowing their horns at each of the eight entrances to the Promenade to alert people of passing trains. Read on...
  290. Sidewalk cleared of snow.

    Working Together During Winter Conditions

    The City of White Rock and the community together can keep our roads and sidewalks safe. Read on...
  291. White Rock Recreation Centres closed

    City of White Rock recreation and leisure cancellations for Jan. 15

    Please note these closures and cancellations at City of White Rock centres due to today’s severe weather. Read on...
  292. waste collection can

    City of White Rock cancels solid waste collection open house due to weather

    The City of White Rock is cancelling tonight’s solid waste collection open house due to the winter storm and will be rescheduling in the near future. Read on...
  293. snow truck clearing snow on roadway

    City of White Rock prepares for more snow as cold weather continues

    With colder temperatures expected in Metro Vancouver starting Sunday, the City of White Rock is getting ready for more snow. Read on...
  294. Snow Salt Dome at the City of White Rock Public Works Yard.

    City of White Rock applies brine to roads to get ready for snow

    With a weather forecast predicting possible snow this week in the Lower Mainland, the City of White Rock is getting ready by applying brine, a salt mixture, to city roads. Read on...
  295. City Council Community Forum - Community Amenity Contributions - White Rock Pier

    Hey White Rock! How would you spend $13 million on your city?

    The City of White Rock is hosting a public information session and workshop on Jan. 20 to gather input on how to spend up to $13 million in community amenity contributions (CACs), once they are collected. Read on...
  296. waste collection can

    City of White Rock hosts solid waste collection open house on Jan. 15

    The City of White Rock is seeking input from homeowners, renters and businesses into the collection of garbage, green waste and recycling in the city. Read on...
  297. paint brushes and tools - civic grant applications

    Call for Civic Grant Applications

    The City of White Rock is accepting applications for the 2020 Civic Grants-in-Aid. Read on...
  298. Christmas tree blue sky

    Tree Chipping for Charity

    With the new year fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about how to properly dispose of your live Christmas tree. Read on...
  299. 2021 Winter Guide

    Registration for Winter Recreation in White Rock starts Jan. 4

    The Winter 2021 Recreation Guide is now available. You won’t believe all the things you can do! Read on...
  300. Merry Christmas - A Message from Council

    Merry Christmas

    A message from White Rock City Council. Read on...
  301. city-hall-summer

    Council Meetings in 2020

    Mark your calendars - the regular Council meeting schedule for 2020 is now available. Read on...
  302. Happy Hanukkah from White Rock City Council

    Happy Hanukkah

    A message from White Rock Mayor and Council. Read on...
  303. Pay Station

    City installing new pay stations near Peace Arch Hospital

    The City of White Rock is installing new pay stations around Peace Arch Hospital, replacing the single-space, coin-operated meters at the on-street City pay parking stalls. Read on...
  304. White Rock City Hall with Christmas lights

    What’s Open and Closed for the Holidays

    Here is what’s open and closed at the City of White Rock for the holidays in December 2019 and January 2020. Read on...
  305. White Rock snow clearing and priority routes

    White Rock is ready for snow, begins brining operations

    As weather forecasters predict below-zero temperatures for the Lower Mainland this week, the City of White Rock is ready for snow. Read on...
  306. 2019-20 Holiday Break Skates - Boy skating wtih helmet and gloves

    Face-painting, Santa and crafts make White Rock holiday skates special

    Skate with Santa, clown around or wear your hockey jersey. It’s all part of the City of White Rock’s Holiday Break Skates from Dec. 21 to Jan. 5 at Centennial Arena. Read on...
  307. Jingle Bell White Rock

    Jingle Bell White Rock brings Santa Claus, lights up the night, Dec. 7

    The White Rock BIA, The South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce, the White Rock Museum and Archives and the City of White Rock are presenting an afternoon of festive, family fun. Read on...
  308. City of White Rock - logo

    City and Museum apologize to Semiahmoo First Nation for 1990s’ incident

    In a private ceremony on Nov. 21, 2019, the City of White Rock and the White Rock Museum and Archives apologized to the Semiahmoo First Nation for an incident that took place in the 1990s. Read on...
  309. OCP-waterfront-enhancement

    Have ideas for White Rock’s Waterfront? Attend an open house Nov. 24 or 26

    The City of White Rock is hosting two open houses to provide an update about White Rock’s Waterfront Enhancement Strategy and to get community input into the draft strategy. Read on...
  310. parking lot with parked cars

    Pick up your 2020 Pay Parking Decals and Resident Parking Permits

    The 2020 pay parking decals and resident parking permits are now available for purchase. Read on...
  311. White Rock RCMP detachment

    White Rock Detachment of the RCMP welcomes new Commander

    The City of White Rock is pleased to welcome Staff Sgt. Kale Pauls as the new commander of the White Rock detachment of the RCMP effective Nov. 18. Read on...
  312. christmas tree

    Get ready for some holiday magic by decorating your own living tree

    You can support this event by buying one of the 100 “Living Trees” on display at Memorial Park throughout December. Read on...
  313. City of White Rock - logo

    New management direction for the City of White Rock

    White Rock City Council wishes to advise that it has decided to embark on a new direction for the management of its organization. Read on...
  314. pouring water into a glass from a sink faucet to drink

    The City of White Rock is keeping drinking water safe and clean

    The City of White Rock is committed to providing safe, clean drinking water to its 20,000 residents and to providing residents with water quality updates. Read on...
  315. 2019-State-of-the-City

    City seeks public input to spend $7.78 million-plus on capital projects

    The announcement was part of White Rock Mayor Darryl Walker’s State of the City Address. Read on...
  316. Remembrance day

    Remembrance Day - A Message from White Rock Mayor and Council

    On behalf of the City of White Rock, thank you to our veterans and to those currently serving. Your sacrifice makes it possible for Canadians to have the freedoms we enjoy. Read on...
  317. free-waterfront-parking-weekday

    White Rock in November: Come for the free parking. Stay for the sunsets.

    The City of White Rock is waiving the cost of parking in November weekdays, Monday through Friday. Read on...
  318. change-the-clocks-check-your-smoke-alarms

    Change Your Clock, Change Your Smoke Alarm Batteries

    On Nov. 3, your professional firefighters recommend that a good time to change your fire alarm batteries is when you set your clocks back for daylight time. Read on...
  319. translink

    City encourages TransLink to consider feedback from Oct. 28 forum on Route 351

    More than 200 people attended the TransLink Forum on Route 351 presented by TransLink on Oct. 28 following an invitation by White Rock City Council. Read on...
  320. Water Swirl

    Water Main Flushing Program: Fall 2019

    The annual Water Main Flushing Program takes place on Oct. 29 through to Nov. 29. Read on...
  321. Boy and girl carving pumpkins for Halloween

    Stay Safe this Halloween

    Stay safe this Halloween by following the City of White Rock rules for fireworks, and follow the suggested safety tips for drivers, pedestrians, and homeowners from the White Rock Fire Department and the BC RCMP. Read on...
  322. Halloween Skate - Boy dressed as a pirate holding a jack-o-lantern

    Halloween Skate in White Rock

    You're invited - Join us for a fun-filled Halloween family skate on Sunday, Oct. 27 at Centennial Arena. Read on...
  323. translink

    TransLink Forum on Route 351 takes place Oct. 28 in White Rock

    TransLink will present an update on the proposal and amendments made in response to public feedback during consultation. TransLink engaged with riders and the community about Route 351 in April 2019. Read on...
  324. Dogs eApply - a new online service

    Apply for your dog licence online with Dogs eApply

    Should your dog ever get lost or stolen, the licence on your dog’s collar is the fastest way to contact you to reunite you with your dog. Read on...
  325. The Lower Mainland Green Team - Volunteer removing invasive plants

    City of White Rock Plants Over 250 New Trees

    The City of White Rock and the Lower Mainland Green Team will be working together to plant 250 - 300 trees on Thursday, Oct. 17 in Ruth Johnson Park. Read on...
  326. The Great BC ShakeOut 2019

    Have you registered for the Great British Columbia ShakeOut?

    On Oct. 17 at 10:17 a.m., millions of people worldwide will practice how to “Drop, Cover and Hold On” during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills. Read on...
  327. Wifi in White Rock

    Wifi in White Rock

    Free WIFI is now available at Memorial Park at the White Rock waterfront. Read on...
  328. Save the Date - 2019 State of the City and Mayoral Address to the Community

    Save the Date - State of the City and Mayoral Address to the Community

    Join Mayor Darryl Walker for the State of the City address and Mayoral Address to the Community. Read on...
  329. Oct. 6 to 12, 2019 is Fire Prevention Week

    It’s Fire Prevention Week – Oct. 6-12, 2019

    This year's campaign, Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan & Practise Your Escape!™ works to educate everyone about the small but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe from fire. Read on...
  330. Happy Thanksgiving - A message from White Rock City Council

    Happy Thanksgiving – A Message from White Rock Mayor and Council

    Thanksgiving wishes from Mayor and Council, City Hall and Facilities closure notice for Monday, waste collection information, and a message from Metro Vancouver. Read on...
  331. Stande

    City of White Rock celebrates newest public art: Stande

    On Oct. 2, the City of White Rock celebrated its newest piece of public art called “Stande” to honour the contribution of the Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary to the Peace Arch Hospital over 70 years. Read on...
  332. Dogs on the Promenade - brown and white dog with collar, dog tag, and leash.

    Dogs on leash allowed on White Rock’s promenade from Oct. 1 to March 31, 2020

    The City of White Rock is allowing dogs that are on a leash on White Rock’s promenade as part of a pilot project from Oct. 1 to March 31, 2020. Read on...
  333. National Seniors Day is October 1

    Celebrate National Seniors Day

    Our seniors contribute to our communities and workplaces with volunteer work, caregiving and more. Celebrate National Seniors Day (Oct.1) in White Rock with a variety of events. Read on...
  334. 5 Corners Buskers and Comedy Festival - Saturday, Sept. 28

    5 Corners Buskers & Comedy Festival takes place Saturday, Sept. 28

    The 5 Corners Buskers and Comedy Festival brings fun and laughter to White Rock on Sept. 28 starting at noon. Read on...
  335. Official Pier Reopening Event

    City of White Rock hosts official reopening of Canada’s longest pier on Sept. 21

    You’re invited! Join the community at the official reopening of the iconic White Rock Pier, Canada’s Longest Pier. Read on...
  336. White Rock City Hall Summer Day

    City Hall & Facilities Closure – Labour Day

    White Rock City Hall and Engineering and Municipal Operations will be closed on Monday, September 2, 2019 for Labour Day. Read on...
  337. Pier-Reopening

    City of White Rock reopens Canada’s longest pier on Aug. 27

    The City of White Rock is pleased to announce the reopening of its iconic pier, the longest pier in Canada, after it was closed for major repairs following a devastating storm in December 2018. Read on...
  338. 2019 Fall Recreation Guide

    Fall 2019 Recreation Guide Now Available!

    The Fall 2019 Recreation Guide is now available online. You won't believe all the things you can do! Read on...
  339. White Rock Pier Reconstruction

    Pier Re-Opening on Schedule.

    The White Rock Pier reconstruction is on schedule to reopen by August 31, 2019. Read on...
  340. Message from White Rock City Council - Happy BC Day

    Happy BC Day – A Message from White Rock Mayor and Council

    On behalf of White Rock City Council, we wish you and your families a Happy British Columbia Day. Read on...
  341. White Rock City Hall Summer Day

    Council Meetings Break for Summer.

    The next regular Council meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 9, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. Read on...
  342. 2018-08-29-CityConnects-Enewsletter-Newsflash

    City Connects E-Newsletter - July 26, 2019

    The City Connects E-Newsletter is here! Read on...
  343. White Rock Sea Festival and Semiahmoo Days

    White Rock Sea Festival and Semiahmoo Days returns Aug 2-4, 2019

    Join us August 2- 4, for Semiahmoo Days and the 70th Annual White Rock Sea Festival! Enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities throughout the weekend. Read on...
  344. West Beach Parkade now open.

    Smart Parking – City of White Rock Goes Live with a Modern Multi-Level Parkade

    The City of White Rock is working towards being a smart city, and connected parking solutions brings us one step closer to that goal with the new West Beach Parkade. Read on...
  345. Official Community Plan Review - Waterfront Workshop

    City Seeks Input at the Waterfront Design Workshop

    This workshop-style event is a chance to roll up your sleeves and use your creative ideas to shape the future of the City's Waterfront / Marine Drive area. Read on...
  346. City Council Community Forum - Affordable Housing

    City Council Community Forum - Affordable Housing

    Join White Rock City Council as they host a Community Forum regarding Affordable Housing in White Rock. Read on...
  347. Reminder - Be aware of scams and frauds.

    Reminder – Be Aware of Scams and Frauds

    The White Rock RCMP want to remind residents of the City of White Rock, to be aware of scams and frauds. Read on...
  348. Free Waterfront Parking February 1 - March 31, 2019.

    City of White Rock Introduces New Waterfront Parking Rate Schedule

    Starting Tuesday, July 9, there will be two new parking rate zones, seven days a week, during the summer months of April to September. Read on...
  349. Official Community Plan (OCP) workshops

    City Seeks Input on Town Centre Design Workshops

    Want to share your ideas for White Rock’s Town Centre? Participate in the two Town Centre Design Workshops. Read on...
  350. Canada Day message from Mayor and Council

    Happy Canada Day – A Message from White Rock City Council

    This July 1st, people across the Nation will gather to celebrate Canada’s 152nd Birthday. Read on...
  351. Generations Playground is now reopened

    Generations Playground Reopens

    The Generations Playground is now reopened - Enjoy the fun and play outside at the City’s first all ages and all abilities playground! Read on...
  352. East Beach Promenade Now Open

    East Beach Promenade Now Open

    The East Beach promenade is now open to the public. Read on...
  353. White Rock Water Treatment Plant

    City of White Rock Announces Water Treatment Plant is Now Fully Operational

    The City of White Rock’s Water Treatment Plant has completed construction and is now fully operational and is producing excellent water quality results. Read on...
  354. City Council Community Forum

    City Council Community Forum

    Join White Rock City Council as they host a Community Forum to discuss Council’s accomplishments-to-date and their goals for their term in office. Read on...
  355. Message from White Rock City Council - National Indigenous Peoples Day

    National Indigenous Peoples Day

    Please join White Rock City Council for a respect for history and relationship- building ceremony this National Indigenous Peoples Day. Read on...
  356. Kids Camps for the City of White Rock

    Summer Camps for Kids!

    Join the fun and stay active over the summer break with White Rock Summer Camps for Kids. Read on...
  357. Official Community Plan (OCP) Review

    The City of White Rock launches an Official Community Plan Review

    The City is starting the review with a community survey to collect data to help staff design our public outreach in a way that supports informed participation from all members of the community. Read on...
  358. Canada Day by the Bay 2019

    Celebrate Canada Day by the Bay 2019

    Join the City of White Rock for our annual Canada Day by the Bay celebration presented by Amica White Rock. Read on...
  359. 2018-08-29-CityConnects-Enewsletter-Newsflash

    City Connects E-Newsletter - June 13, 2019

    The City Connects E-Newsletter is here! Highlights include Property Taxes are due July 2, 2019, the 2018 Annual Report is now available, the Official Community Plan (OCP) review survey is now live, Highlights from Council, and more! Read on...
  360. Memorial Park, White Rock, B.C.

    Memorial Park is Now Open

    The City of White Rock is pleased to share that the Memorial Park revitalization project is now complete! Read on...
  361. 2018 Annual Report

    The 2018 Annual Report is Now Available!

    The 2018 Annual Report includes audited financial statements, a schedule of 2018 tax exemptions, information on services, previous Council’s Strategic Goals/Priorities/Activities and the 2018 – 2022 Council Strategic Priorities. Read on...
  362. 2019 Property Taxes are due July 2, 2019.

    2019 Property Tax Due Tuesday, July 2, 2019

    The 2019 property tax notices have now been mailed to all registered property owners. Read on...
  363. 2018-08-29-CityConnects-Enewsletter-Newsflash

    City Connects E-Newsletter - June 5, 2019

    The City Connects E-Newsletter is here! Highlights include the Official Community Plan (OCP) review survey, Call for Committee Volunteers, Highlights from Council, and more! Read on...
  364. Generations Playground

    Generations Playground Closed for Upgrades

    The City is upgrading the Generations Playground by installing rubberized pathways to make the playground more user-friendly. Read on...
  365. Council Strategic Priorities 2018-2022

    Council Strategic Priorities 2018 – 2022

    At the beginning of each Term in Office, White Rock City Council establishes a long-term vision and strategic plan for the duration of their term, through the Council Strategic Priorities Plan. Read on...
  366. 2018-08-29-CityConnects-Enewsletter-Newsflash

    City Connects E-Newsletter - May 17, 2019

    The City Connects E-Newsletter is here! Highlights include the West Beach Parkade, Council Strategic Priorities, work on the Pier, and more! Read on...
  367. White Rock City Hall

    City Hall Closure - Victoria Day

    White Rock City Hall and City facilities will be closed on Monday, May 20, 2019, for Victoria Day. Read on...
  368. West Beach Parkade now open.

    West Beach Parkade Now Open

    The four-level parkade is now open at Victoria Avenue and Vidal Street to provide more parking options near the waterfront for residents and visitors. Read on...
  369. MLA Ravi Khalon and Mayor Darryl Walker

    City of White Rock receives $1-millon grant from Government of British Columbia

    The Government of British Columbia, through the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, awarded the City of White Rock with a $1-million grant that will help repair waterfront infrastructure from storm damage along the promenade and White Rock Pier. Read on...
  370. 2018-08-29-CityConnects-Enewsletter-Newsflash

    City Connects E-Newsletter - May 2, 2019

    The City Connects E-Newsletter is here! Highlights include updates on the Water Treatment Plant, information on water restrictions, community events and more! Read on...
  371. Water Sprinkler on a green Lawn

    Stage 1 Water Restrictions begin May 1

    In order to support and promote sustainable water practices throughout the hotter months of the year, outdoor watering restrictions will be in effect from May 1 to October 15. Read on...
  372. Water Swirl

    Update on Water Testing

    The City of White Rock’s Water Treatment Plant is operational and will be fully commissioned by the beginning of May. The operational test period is now completed. Read on...
  373. Notice of Work

    Notice of Parking Stall Painting at the Waterfront

    Starting on Monday, April 29, the pay parking stall lines and numbers are being re-painted at the waterfront. The contractor will begin the work from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Monday, April 29 and will continue until Thursday, May 2, 2019. Read on...
  374. Mayor-and-Council-2018-2022

    Happy Easter - A Message from Mayor and Council.

    On behalf of White Rock City Council, we wish you, your family and friends a very Happy Easter. Read on...
  375. White Rock City Hall

    City Hall & Facilities Closure and Waste Collection Schedule - Easter

    White Rock City Hall and Facilities will be closed for Good Friday and Easter Monday. Read more for the schedule change for waste collection on Friday, April 19. Read on...
  376. 2018-08-29-CityConnects-Enewsletter-Newsflash

    City Connects E-Newsletter - April 12, 2019

    The City Connects E-Newsletter is here! Highlights include updates on the Pier restoration and reopening, a call for volunteers for this year's Canada Day by the Bay and more! Read on...
  377. Mayor-and-Council-2018-2022

    National Volunteer Week - A Message from Mayor and Council.

    April 7-13, 2019 marks National Volunteer Week. White Rock City Council would like to recognize and express our gratitude to the many volunteers in our City by the Sea. Read on...
  378. eBilling now available on myWhiteRock

    e-Billing now available on myWhiteRock

    The City of White Rock’s online service myWhiteRock now offers e-Billing for business licences. Read on...
  379. Free Waterfront Parking February 1 - March 31, 2019.

    Summer Parking Rates Now Applicable at the Waterfront.

    Summer parking rates are now applicable at the waterfront parking lots and street parking. Read on...
  380. Committee Volunteers

    Committee Volunteer Opportunities for the City of White Rock

    Volunteering is a great way for residents to get involved, provide input and expertise on important issues and make a positive contribution to our community. The City is currently accepting applications to fill vacancies on seven (7) Committees. Read on...
  381. Water Swirl

    UPDATE - Notice of Water Testing until April 15, 2019.

    Update - The City of White Rock’s Water Treatment Plant is ready to be fully operational. The Water Department started operational testing on Monday, March 18 and continues to April 15, 2019. Read on...
  382. White Rock Spring Recreation Guide cover with girl holding tennis raquet

    The Spring/ Summer 2019 Recreation Guide is now available!

    The Spring/ Summer 2019 Recreation Guide is now available - You won't believe all the things you can do! Read on...
  383. People walking along the Promenade

    Run a Food Cart on the Promenade!

    The City of White Rock is seeking food and beverage cart vendors in designated areas along the White Rock Promenade. Read on...
  384. Special Council Meeting for March 13, 2019 at 5:00 P.M.

    Special Council Meeting on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 5:00 P.M.

    A Special Council meeting has been called for 5:00 P.M. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 in order to consider the majority of business that was deferred from the Monday, March 11, 2019 Regular Council meeting. Read on...
  385. Parking Lot East of Memorial Park

    Parking Lot East of Memorial Park Now Open on Weekends and Weeknights

    The parking lot East of Memorial Park is now open on weekends and weeknights for the public to use. Between 5:00 PM and 5:00 AM Monday through Friday and all day on weekends, the parking lot will be open. Read on...
  386. Mayor-and-Council-2018-2022

    International Women’s Day - A Message from White Rock Mayor and Council.

    Today is International Women’s Day. For generations, women have played, and continue to play, a significant role in helping shape our policies that impact all our lives. Read on...
  387. Statement from the Mayor of White Rock

    Statement from the Mayor of White Rock Regarding the Passing of Cliff Annable

    The Mayor of White Rock, Darryl Walker, issued the statement below following the unexpected passing of former White Rock City Councillor, Cliff Annable. Read on...
  388. Dog on leash walking with owner

    Starting October 1, 2019, Dogs are allowed on the promenade.

    A trial program will allow dogs on the White Rock promenade starting October 1, 2019 until March 31, 2020. Until then, dogs are NOT ALLOWED on White Rock’s waterfront promenade. Read on...
  389. 2018-08-29-CityConnects-Enewsletter-Newsflash

    City Connects E-Newsletter - February 28, 2019

    The City Connects E-Newsletter is here! Highlights include info on Spring Break camps for kids, the art exhibit "Our Pier: A Retrospective", highlights from Council, and more! Read on...
  390. Mayor-and-Council-2018-2022

    Happy Family Day - A message from White Rock Mayor and Council.

    We wish you and your family a healthy and happy Family Day! We hope you have the opportunity to reconnect with your family, to re-energize, refocus and share some quality time together...perhaps at Centennial Area for the City’s free Family Day skate! Read on...
  391. City of White Rock Construction Sign

    Notice of Work - Water Main Leak

    Please note that a major water main leak is affecting residents from Foster Street to Dolphin Street and Marine Drive to Victoria Aveune. Read on...
  392. 2018-08-29-CityConnects-Enewsletter-Newsflash

    City Connects E-Newsletter - February 14, 2019

    The City Connects E-Newsletter is here! Highlights include information about how the City prepares for snowfalls, invitation to Our Pier: A Retrospective exhibit, Family Day message from Mayor and Council, and so much more! Read on...
  393. White Rock snow clearing and priority routes

    Snow Clearing & Priority Routes

    Winter wonderlands can be beautiful, but they also pose safety hazards due to the slippery conditions brought on by snow and ice. Environment Canada has issued snowfall warnings. Find out how the City prepares for such weather events, and more. Read on...
  394. Latest-News-from-City-of-White-Rock

    Promenade West of the White Rock to Re-Open on February 7, 2019

    The City of White Rock is pleased to inform residents, businesses, and visitors that the Promenade, West of the White Rock (referred to by First Nations as P’Quals) will be open to the public by 12:00pm on Thursday, February 7, 2019. Read on...
  395. Message from Mayor and Council - Lunar New Year

    Happy Lunar New Year - A message from White Rock Mayor and Council.

    Wishing you and your loved ones a prosperous Lunar New Year. Read on...
  396. Aligning Our Priorities 2018-2022

    Council Strategic Priorities - Aligning Our Priorities

    On Friday, February 8, 2019, Council will be meeting to review the feedback provided by residents and business owners and discuss their strategic priorities for their 2018 - 2022 term. Read on...
  397. 2018-08-29-CityConnects-Enewsletter-Newsflash

    City Connects E-Newsletter - February 4, 2019

    The City Connects E-Newsletter is here! Highlights include FREE PARKING at the waterfront, Lunar New Year message from Council, and more! Read on...
  398. Committee Volunteers

    Committee Volunteer Opportunities

    Volunteering is a great way for residents to get involved, provide input and expertise on important issues and make a positive contribution to our community. Read on...
  399. Mayor-and-Council-2018-2022

    Black History Month - A message from White Rock Mayor and Council.

    As we head into February, let us take some time to learn about the important contributions of Black Canadians who have played, and continue to play, a huge role in enhancing the cultural and economic fabric of our city, our province and our country. Read on...
  400. Free Waterfront Parking February 1 - March 31, 2019.

    Free Parking at the Waterfront

    From February 1 - March 31, 2019, parking will be free at East and West Beach along the waterfront. Read on...
  401. Special Council Meeting - January 30, 2019

    Notice of Special Council Meeting: Community Forum | Dogs on the Promenade

    A Special Council Meeting has been called by White Rock Council for January 30, 2019 which is a community forum regarding Dogs on the Promenade. Unable to attend the Dogs on the Promenade public forum? Have your say by filling out a short survey. Read on...
  402. 2018-08-29-CityConnects-Enewsletter-Newsflash

    City Connects E-Newsletter - January 18, 2019

    The latest edition of the City of White Rock's e-newsletter is out. Connect with us so we can connect with you! Read on...
  403. Survey - Aligning our priorities

    Council's Strategic Priorities Survey - Aligning Our Priorities

    White Rock City Council held public consultation forums on January 9, 2019 and January 10, 2019 to get the community's input into Council’s Strategic Planning process. Weren't able to attend? Have your say by filling out the survey! Read on...
  404. Latest-News-from-City-of-White-Rock

    Latest Update Regarding East and West Beach, the Waterfront, and Pier.

    This update includes a video message from Mayor Walker that may help answer some of your questions and give you some insight into the work the City undertook during the storm and the work that needs to take place as we recover and rebuild. Read on...
  405. Updates-On-Waterfront-Projects

    Updates on Waterfront Projects

    Thursday, January 3, 2019 marks two weeks since the devastating windstorm swept through the City that resulted in extensive damage to the Pier, waterfront and boats along the marina. Read on...
  406. Request-for-Service

    Request for Service

    If you notice problems like street flooding, fallen trees, or burnt streetlights, notify the City with Request for Service, our online platform for reporting non-emergency issues. Read on...