We offer weekly guided walking tours and self-guided tours.
Historical Walking Tours
Experience White Rock’s promenade in a unique way, with our Archives Manager, Hugh Ellenwood. This tour involves a stroll along the beach, where you’ll learn about the history of the beach, the pier, the train station, and more.
Tours are offered every Wednesday at 11:00 am, and no appointment is necessary. The tours run with a minimum of two people in attendance, and are 60 minutes in duration. There is a suggested donation of $2.00 per person.
Self-guided Tours along the Promenade
Find yourself in White Rock on a day that our guided tour is not available? Try our self-guided tour, by finding the five “Heritage Stones” along the promenade, and eleven “Pier Panels” along the pier. Watch for mounted placards, reaching from East Beach to West Beach, and reaching north to south along the Pier. You’ll learn about the different communities who lived in White Rock, including the European settler communities, the Se mi ah ma people, and the Japanese community that once lived near East Beach.
For those who are very keen and interested in learning more about White Rock’s “uptown”, we have a few additional stones for you. Find them in front of the United Church on Buena Vista Avenue, and the White Rock Community Centre on Russell Avenue.