Destination guide

Kick back and relax in White Rock

Located less than an hour by car from downtown Vancouver, White Rock is a much-loved getaway for inhabitants of British Columbia’s liveliest city. Named after the ancient, dazzling-white glacial deposit which takes pride of place on its expansive, sandy beach, this beguiling coastal town has all the right ingredients for a rejuvenating vacation. There’s an enticing selection of White Rock vacation rentals to consider, from slick studio apartments to spacious family houses. Once you’ve settled into your new home-away-from-home, it’s time to enjoy everything White Rock has to offer – the charming wooden pier, the bustling farmers’ markets, the friendly independent restaurants, and the spectacular sea views.

Things to do

A trip down memory lane in White Rock

You’ll find no end of attractions within easy reach of your White Rock vacation rental. For a fascinating primer in local history, take a look around the White Rock Museum, a veritable treasure trove of beautifully preserved artifacts and photos, housed in an immaculate white clapboard building. Meanwhile, fans of live music must check out Blue Frog Studios, a state-of-the-art live broadcast and recording theater that plays host to all manner of visiting and local performers. Tickets sell out fast though, so be sure to check the program and book in advance.


Aquatic adventures and fine feasting in White Rock

White Rock’s crystal-clear waters and gentle waves are great for swimming, kayaking, and body boarding, while the iconic pier is the ideal spot for fishing and crabbing. If you can bear to tear yourself away from the beach, the nearby Fraser River offers opportunities for thrilling white-water rafting. Or, maybe you’d prefer an altogether more leisurely day, soaking in one of British Colombia’s sensational natural hot springs? When hunger strikes, it’s time to peruse White Rock’s array of irresistible eateries. Take your pick from seaside classics like freshly battered fish and thick-cut chips, sushi made with fresh, locally caught seafood, or perhaps an indulgent afternoon tea in an elegant café.


Sunny summer days in White Rock

White Rock enjoys a mild year-round climate, and its geographical location ensures that conditions are generally more favorable than in nearby Vancouver. The most popular time to visit is the peak summer season of June to August, when you can expect warm weather, plenty of sunshine, and less rainfall than any other time of year. White Rock vacation rentals are naturally in high demand, so plan your trip as far in advance as possible. The shoulder months of May and September are also lovely times to visit, with pleasant temperatures and fewer out-of-town visitors.

Natural features

Mesmerizing marine life in White Rock

The gloriously unspoiled stretch of coastline is undoubtedly White Rock’s star natural attraction. With around 5 miles of soft, golden sand, you’re sure to find an idyllic spot for yourself, even at the height of summer. Its clear waters are teeming with mesmerizing marine life – be sure to join a boat expedition and head off in search of majestic killer whales, humpbacks, graceful porpoises, and adorable sea lions.

How to get there

Traveling to and around White Rock

Fly into Abbotsford, BC (YXX-Abbotsford Intl.), the closest airport, located 19 mi (30.5 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Bellingham, WA (BLI-Bellingham Intl.), which is 19.7 mi (31.7 km) away.

Where to stay around White Rock?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 82 vacation rentals near White Rock. From 46 Houses to 14 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near White Rock for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to White Rock?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in White Rock:

  • City Centre: 366 vacation rentals
  • West Side: 742 vacation rentals
  • East Side: 669 vacation rentals
  • Yaletown: 342 vacation rentals
  • Coal Harbour: 254 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to White Rock?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in White Rock. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • White Rock Beach: 420 vacation rentals
  • White Rock Pier: 429 vacation rentals
  • Canada Place: 1,322 vacation rentals
  • Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club: 285 vacation rentals
  • Vancouver Convention Centre: 1,338 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around White Rock listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in White Rock?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 46 Houses in White Rock. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in White Rock include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 14 rentals available
  • Cabins: 2 rentals available
  • Cottages: 2 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in White Rock?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 20 vacation rentals with pool available in White Rock. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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