White Rock Pier Lights

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Lighting the White Rock Pier 

The White Rock Pier, built in 1914, is a popular destination for people from the Lower Mainland and beyond. People come to the waterfront and the pier to enjoy breathtaking sunsets and beauty of Semiahmoo Bay. 

The City installed accent lights to the pier in 2018 to add to the beauty and enjoyment of the Pier experience and to celebrate annual occasions and/or build awareness for registered not-for profit causes that are important to the White Rock community and its visitors. 

Lighting Requests

Please note: Pier lighting requests are now closed for 2023.

Community non-profit groups can request to light the White Rock Pier to recognize not-for-profit causes that are important to White Rock community and its visitors. Requests must meet the White Rock Pier lighting policy

Lighting requests may be submitted from October 1 - November 30 for the following year. Applicants will be notified by the end of the year if their application has been approved at which time the new schedule will be updated on the City website. 

Please check back between October 1 - November 30, 2023 to submit your request for 2024. 

Pier Lighting Schedule 2023

Date Reason Colour
January 1 New Years Day Multi-coloured
February 1-6
Black History Month Orange and Yellow
February 11 211 Day  Red
February 17 Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Week Green
February 20
Family Day
White and Blue
February 22 Pink Shirt Day Pink
February 25 Coldest Night of the Year Walk Blue and Yellow
March 8 International Women’s Day Purple
March 17 St. Patrick's Day Green
March 26 Purple Day for Epilepsy Purple
April 7 Green Shirt Day - Promoting Organ and Tissue Donation Green
April 9 Easter Purple, Yellow, and Pink
April 11 World Parkinson’s Day  Turquoise & Magenta
April 19 Porphyria Awareness Day Purple
April 24 - 28 National Volunteer Week Blue and Pink
April 29 World Wish Day  Blue
May 2 - 8 Huntington Disease Awareness Month Blue and Purple
May 12 Fibromyalgia Awareness Day  Purple
May 16 Celiac Awareness Month  Green
May 17-19 Shine a Light on NF (Neurofibromatosis) Blue and Green
May 24 World Schizophrenia and Psychosis Awareness Day  Purple
May 28 Menstrual Health Day Red
May 30 World MS Day  Red
June 1 International Pride Month Rainbow
June 2 National Deafblind Awareness Month  Blue
June 21 National Indigenous Peoples Day Green
July 1 Canada Day Red and White
July 21 - 29 Pride Week Rainbow
August 7 BC Day Blue, White, Red, Green, and Gold
August 10 Picnic on the Pier Fundraiser for the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation White
August 31 International Overdose Day Purple
September 15 - 18 Prostate Cancer Awareness Month  Blue
September 23 World Mitochondrial Disease Week  Green
September 28 National British Home Child Day  Yellow or Red, White and Blue
September 30 National Day of Truth and Reconciliation Orange
October 1-8 Breast Cancer Awareness Pink
Nov 1 Lung Cancer Awareness Month White
November 12 Diwali Blue, Red, Green, and Orange
November 11 Remembrance Day Red
December 10 International Day of Human Rights Blue
December 7-15 Hanukkah Blue and White
December 11-18  Christmas Red and Green
December 25 Christmas Day Red and Green
December 31 - Jan 1 New years Eve/New Years Day Multi-coloured

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White Rock Pier with rainbow lights

White Rock Pier with red and white lights