The White Rock Pier is an iconic and historic part of White Rock, just outside of Vancouver. The pier and its waterfront promenade that stretch alongside the beach are quite popular in the summer, but are completely underrated and nearly deserted at colder times of the year. On sunny days in the fall and early winter, you can enjoy some spectacular sunsets free of the big summer crowds: perfect for strolling along the pier in peace and quiet with a cup of local coffee in hand from one of the many small shops near the beach. There are also several great spots to eat with fresh seafood and great views year round.
One of my favourite things to do at the White Rock Pier is to walk down to the end, admire the boats, and watch as local fishermen reel in their crab traps and catches of the day. In the summertime, many people will pier jump off of the end. I’ve never had the nerve to try it, but it’s a fun way to cool down in the summer on a hot day.