The White Rock Pier, Canada’s Longest Pier, is Now Open.
The 470-metre-long White Rock Pier is a major attraction in White Rock, a picturesque city of 20,000 located on Semiahmoo Bay in southwest B.C.
The pier was battered and severed in half by a storm surge with winds of up to 91 kilometres an hour on Dec. 20, 2018. Working with Greystone Design Management Contractors, the City of White Rock restored and reopened the East Beach Promenade in July. Working with contractor PPM Civil Constructors, the City has now repaired the pier for public use.
The community, businesses and the Province of British Columbia contributed funds to help repair and reopen the pier, paying for costs not covered by insurance. Donations were publicly recognized at the official reopening of the White Rock Pier on Sept. 21, 2019.
- When was the White Rock Pier built?
- Why did the Pier close in December 2018?
- When did the Pier and Promenade reopen?
- What is the official date of the Pier reopening?
- What are the costs associated with repairing and upgrading the Pier?
- Will the Pier feature a marina again?
- Will the Pier undergo more upgrades?
- How long is the White Rock Pier?
- How can I help fundraise for the Pier?
- Who are the contractors that worked with the City of White Rock to rebuild the Pier?
Pier in the News:
- City of White Rock hosts official reopening of Canada’s longest pier on Sept. 21 - September 13, 2019
- City of White Rock reopens Canada’s longest pier on Aug. 27 - August 27, 2019
- Pier Re-Opening on Schedule - August 7, 2019
- Corporate Report "White Rock Pier Update" - July 22, 2019
- Corporate Report "Capital Projects Update" - June 24, 2019
- City of White Rock Receives $1-Millon Grant from Government of British Columbia - May 3, 2019
- White Rock Issues RFP for Reconstruction of Pier - March 1, 2019
Facts about the White Rock Pier:
- Originally constructed in 1914/15
- Extends north-south into Semiahmoo Bay
- Unique wood construction
- 470 metres long
- Underwent restoration in 1977
- Breakwater located at its southern end
- Significantly damaged during the severe storm of Dec. 20, 2018, with wind gusts exceeding 90/km hour, heavy rain and a heavy tide
- Damaged promenade was reconstructed and reopened in July 2019
- Official reopening took place Sept. 21, 2019.