News

Sep 07
2021 Annual Report

The White Rock BIA is pleased to share our 2021 Annual Report, covering the Fiscal Year of April 1 2020 to March 31 2021. In this report, we have included our most important activities and promotions, highlighted some of our successes, and analysed ways that we can continue to adapt to the unexpected changes brought about the pandemic - and to help our members do the same.

Sep 02
The End of Summer in White Rock

The final days of summer are upon us: kids are getting ready to go back to school, leaves are changing, and soon we’ll get to enjoy another cozy White Rock autumn. There’s still time to get through your summer to-do list though! With a ton of activities and good food, White Rock is the perfect spot to create some final summer 2021 memories. Here are a few suggestions on what to do:

Aug 24
White Rock Parks to Explore

White Rock is known for picturesque ocean views, seaside fish and chips, and the longest pier in Canada, but what you may not know is that there is an abundance of beautiful parks located right in the city. So today, we are going to jump into some of the best parks in White Rock.

Jul 20
Ice Cream on East Beach!

There is just something about the beach and ice cream that pairs so perfectly together. So, it's no surprise that White Rock has its fair share of some amazing ice cream places all over including in East Beach. Although further down and away from the action around the pier, East Beach still offers the same seaside atmosphere in a more laid back style, meaning fewer lines and more ice cream to choose from. Here are some of our favourite ice cream shops in East Beach!

Jul 13
East Beach Fish and Chips!

White Rock is renowned for great dining- including delicious fish & chips. What’s a day by the sea without fish and chips? Today we are going to dive into some of the best fish and chips spots on East Beach. On the more laid-back side of White Rock, East Beach is further down from the bustling action at the pier and is perfect if you are looking for a more relaxed time enjoying the surf. Here are some of the best fish and chips spots to check out on East Beach:…

Jul 06
Instagrammable White Rock

White Rock is filled with picturesque views, from the tranquil ocean to charming storefronts, creating plenty of opportunities to take pictures worthy to go up on your Instagram. Whether you’re exploring the city for the day, or have been a local for years, this fun video with the White Rock BIA’s own Emma Simons will show you around and give you some tips on enjoying the most Instagrammable spots in White Rock! There are wonderful photo locations all over town - sea views, murals, and of course Canada's longest pier -…

Jun 22
Patios to Check Out

With the weather getting warmer and the days getting longer, we get to once again enjoy one of the best parts of summertime: relaxing on a patio, gorging on delicious food, and catching up with friends and family. We have missed summer, and no one does patios quite like White Rock. 

May 28
Patio Expansion- Still Vital Under Current Restrictions

We’re very excited that BC is on the restart path by partially reopening indoor dining. It’s an important step in getting back to enjoying pre-COVID life. That said, expanded patio seating is still vital for businesses- even with partially reopened dining. The summer months are when Marine Drive restaurants need to maximize their revenues, to get through the winter. They need to have maximum seating capacity to ensure that make as much money as possible. The current Public Health Order has restrictions on seating- including a minimum 2 metre (6 foot)…

May 20
Take Your Tastebuds on a Global Adventure

Food is a delightful way into the hearts, homes, and histories of places you visit and people you meet. Given that about 40 percent of people living in metropolitan Vancouver speak English as a second language, there are many places to dine to enjoy cuisines from other cultures. We’re so fortunate to live in a diverse community of 20,000, with all the benefits that come with that diversity - including great cuisine choices.

Apr 29
Report on How to Attract White Rock Residents to Marine Drive Businesses

On April 28, 2021, in response to a request from The City of White Rock, we released a Report on How to Attract White Rock Residents to Marine Drive Businesses. We were very concerned by some of the statements made at a recent Council meeting, as it appeared that at least some members of Council believe that White Rock’s waterfront should be shut down for the safety of White Rock residents and that we simply need to attract White Rock residents for Marine Drive businesses to have sufficient support. There also…