Spring has Sprung in White Rock!

Spring in White Rock

Time to shake off the winter blues and spruce up your energy for a new season in White Rock by checking out some of the hidden local gems! With a plethora of nature-oriented, family-friendly, and youthful activities for you to do, you certainly do not need to rely on screens to provide entertainment.

Need some inspirations for spring activity in the White Rock area? Here are some ideas from the White Rock BIA:

Here Comes Patio Season

Some may say that winter is the most wonderful time of the year, but patio season is almost upon us. So, make sure you are ready for your meals with a view. For all the vitamin D deficient patrons coming out of your delivery-only winter hibernation, here’s your time to shine (literally, by soaking up some sun and sipping on a drink – or a few) on one of our local patios. The sun is out, and you should be too. To get some of the most delicious food in town while sitting at the best beachfront spot for people-watching on the strip, visit the following Marine Drive locations:

– Uli’s Restaurant: for your pitcher of sangria

– Primo’s Mexican Grill: for an enchanting tapas menu with a variety of delicious snacks and drinks

– Charlie Don’t Surf: nachos, tacos, local beer, wings, you got it all

– The Ocean Beach: craft cocktail, share platters

– The Boathouse: ground-level AND rooftop patios? Say no more.

– Cosmos Greek Restaurant: authentic Greek food, sunshine, what else do you need?

– Zapoteca Mexican Grill: traditional culinary works of Oaxaca, endless taco options, and exquisite drinks menu

– Moby Dick: you’re by the sea, so you gotta have the freshest fish and chips, and homemade sauce (for a list of other fish and chips locations, check it out here).

Spring Haul

Spring has sprung, and a little retail therapy will undoubtedly help dust out the winter cobwebs. White Rock offers an eclectic mix of locally-owned shops for all of your retail needs. For a tasteful curation of home goods and decor, visit The Mason Jar or The Handpicked Home. To complete your new closet transformation, visit Madison Five for a carefully curated modern fashion collection. You can also reinvent your wardrobe by visiting our local thrift stores: The Salvation Army Thrift StoreThe World Serve Thrift Store, Hillcrest Boutique, Project Aftershock Thrift StoreThe Living Room Store, or The Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary Superfluity Thrift Store.

Mani-Pedi Spa Pampering

Coming back from your winter hiatus, it’s time to get a layback and get a mani/pedi treatment and one of the many fancy nail salons in White Rock. Be sure to check whether the salon of your choice offers walk-in service or requires an appointment, and enjoy the professional and friendly services for your perfect set of nails. Here’s a list of our favourite local nail salons:

– Artistic nails

– Diamante Nail Lounge

– The Base Coat Nails

– CT Forever Nails

– White Rock Nail Spa

– Envy Nails

– Bonjour Nail Bar

Invigorate Your Health and Wellness

White Rock has a variety of destinations available to get your body moving and help you achieve your fitness goals. Whether you are looking to get a quick workout in the morning before you head to work, or want to sign up for some weekend fitness classes, there are great places for you.

– Pilates: West Beach Pilates Studio, Interfit Studio PilatesLOOP Fitness & PilatesThe Daily Method

– Martial Arts: TMD Martial ArtsSeung-ri Academy

– Yoga: Live YogaWestcoast Hot YogaThe Yoga BarNourish Hot Yoga

– Massage and Physio-Therapy: Maclean Chiropractic and MassageRenewal Massage TherapyWhite Oaks Massage and WellnessBuena Vista Massage TherapySusy Tucker Massage Therapy

Stroll down the promenade

With the temperature warming up, you may be missing the fresh sea breeze and the sandy, salty beach experience. Spring is the perfect time to revisit the White Rock beach with a good ol’ stroll down the promenade. Catch a low tide to view the far stretches of flat sand and tidal pools. It may not be warm enough to jump into the water, but you can complement your beach experience with a hot drink from our local cafes or ice cream shops along the beach.