WHITE ROCK & SOUTH SURREY

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The City of White Rock is named after a distinctive large, white granite boulder located on the beach by the popular White Rock ocean front promenade. White Rock is a pretty beach side community less than a one hour drive south of downtown Vancouver, close to the Peace Arch border crossing to the US. White Rock/South Surrey is a popular destination with beautiful coastlines, beaches, the well known, long White Rock pier, an array of trendy cafes and restaurants, galleries, golf courses, nature trails and more. 

Sheltered Semiahmoo Bay, with a magnificent beach front draws local residents and visitors to walk the pier and promenade, have a picnic on the beach, dine at one of the many waterfront restaurants and to enjoy spectacular sunsets.The climate is mild with less rain and more recorded hours of sunshine than Vancouver.

The city offers year-round activities and events for all ages, including:
⦁ White Rock Sea Festival
⦁ Tour de White Rock - bike races
⦁ White Rock Farmers Market
⦁ Concert Series by the Pier
Golfers will find excellent golf courses and Surrey, “The City of Parks” has more than 400 parks with a wide range of activities.

There are first class public schools and private high schools on the peninsula. ‘Semiahmoo High School’ in central White Rock offers the ‘International Baccalaureate’ academic program.

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⦁ Located in the extreme southwest corner of the Lower Mainland
⦁ 55 minutes from downtown Vancouver
⦁ 5 minutes from Washington State, USA
⦁ 3 miles of accessible beach front on beautiful Semiahmoo Bay

Population

White Rock: 19,952
South Surrey: 104,051

Area
White Rock: 5 Square Miles (8 Sq. km.)
South Surrey: 43 Square Miles (110 Sq. km.)

Length of Historic Pier
1,559 Feet (.29 Miles/.46 Km.)

Length of Oceanside Promenade
1.36 Miles (2.17 Km.)

Weight of the Legendary White Rock
486.63 Tons

Financial/Banks
All major financial institutions are represented in the White Rock/South Surrey area.

Educational Facilities
⦁ 16 Elementary Schools
⦁ 3 High Schools
⦁ 5 Private Schools
⦁ Special Needs Classes

Newspapers  
⦁ The Peace Arch News (Local Bi-Weekly)
⦁ The Now (Local Bi-Weekly)
⦁ The Vancouver Sun & The Province (Provincial Dailies)

Climate
Average summer temperature:    72 degrees F. (22°C)
Average winter temperature: 42 degrees F. (5°C)
Average annual rainfall: 41" (1050 mm)
(Lowest in the Lower Mainland)

Accommodations
There are several types of accommodations available:

⦁ Hotels/Motels
⦁ Bed & Breakfasts
⦁ Campgrounds & RV Parks

Churches
There are approximately 20 denominations represented in the White Rock/South Surrey area.

Medical Facilities
⦁ Peace Arch Hospital - Emergency, Diagnostic & Outpatient Services (Approx. 177 acute care beds 225 extended care beds + 1200 member Health Care Team)
⦁ Comprehensive elder care program
⦁ Walk-in Medical Clinics
⦁ Family dental and medical practices

Libraries
⦁ White Rock
⦁ South Surrey
(Both Libraries have a children's department and a broad reference section.)

Recreation & Facilities
White Rock & South Surrey offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities through public and private facilities, clubs, and retail sport centres. (ie. South Surrey Swimming Pool, Centennial Arena, South Surrey Arena, Softball City…)

Senior Citizen Facilities
There are many activities and community services available for senior citizens. (ie. Senior Citizens Activity Centre, Seniors Drop-In Centre…)

Transportation
White Rock & South Surrey has an excellent bus service for local travel and to neighbouring areas and Vancouver. There are also taxi services and an airport service. Car and truck rentals are also available.

Local Government
White Rock is a city governed by an elected Mayor and six Councillors. South Surrey is part of Surrey City and has an elected Mayor and eight Councillors.

Shopping
There are several shopping centres in White Rock and South Surrey, as well as many unique shops and boutiques along Marine Drive and in Crescent Beach.