The White Rock Pier was built in 1914.
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The Pier was closed for major repairs following a devastating storm on Dec. 20, 2018. The Pier was battered and severed in half, hit by a very high tide and winds of up to 91 kilometres an hour. The storm also affected the Promenade, which had to be restored.
The City of White Rock opened the Pier and the Promenade as soon as possible following the storm of December 2018.
The City restored and reopened the East Beach Promenade in July 2019 and the Pier on Aug. 27, 2019.
The official Pier reopening is set for Saturday, Sept. 21 at noon on the West Beach near the White Rock. All are welcomed to attend. There will be invited guests, public officials and a ribbon-cutting on the Pier.
The cost to reconstruct the damaged section of the Pier is $4.3 million.
Preliminary cost estimates for the reconstruction of the remaining sections of the Pier—including design, archaeological permitting, environmental permitting, seismic improvements, construction and contingency—are estimated to be $11.6 million.
FundingThe total Pier repair and reconstruction is planned to be paid for through a variety of sources, including:
As plans for the Pier’s continued restoration move forward, City Council will discuss and decide on future details for the White Rock Pier.
More upgrades are planned for the White Rock Pier. Those details will be shared as they become available.
At 470 metres, the White Rock Pier is Canada’s longest pier. A specially cut wood plank at the foot of the Pier helps to celebrate that fact.
There are many events and activities to help raise money for the Pier. Visit friendsofthepier.com to find out more.
The project’s contractors are: