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White Rock Travel Guide, British Columbia

White Rock is a small city in British Columbia, Canada. It is bordered by the United Sates, Semiahmoo Bay and the District of Surrey. White Rock is a magnificent beachfront area having average climate with the maximum temperature of 17 C in summer and 4 C in winter.  It is an ideal place for sailing, windsurfing and swimming.

It is a popular tourism spot in British Columbia, Canada. Historically, this region was inhabited by Coast Salish native peoples. The Salish native people dominated the region for many years.

White Rock was homesteaded by a family called Smith in 1886. The British Columbia Directory predicted that it would become a popular resort one day.

The development of the Deas Island Tunnel and Highway #99 created a boom in White Rock.

The Oregon boundary dispute was settled between Great Britain and the United States. The Semiahmoo Trail still exists in White Rock, which runs from the site of Semiahmoo Trail to the Mud Bay.

There is a modern and sophisticated transportation system in White Rock including metro buses, private taxis, cars, cruise ships and railway.  The railway line links Washington and British Columbia. The rail runs alongside the shore of Semiahmoo Bay.

There are many tourisms spots including cultural centers, historical places, a zoo, theaters, restaurants and natural landscapes. There are a number of parks that provide the full range of entertainment activities to the tourists.

Tennis courts, nature trails, hiking and fishing entertain people of all ages. White Rock is also home to the great restaurants, resorts and hotels. The hotels and resorts in White Rock offer a full range of amenities to suit visitors’ style and budget.

Every year, White Rock hosts a variety of events and festivals including Tour de White Rock and Spirit of the Sea Festival. These events include fireworks, beach related activities, sandcastle competition and a lot of games. The sandcastle competition is an international completion, which is organized by Chip Barrett and Tom Kirstein.

During the 1970s, the real estate market got a boom and many settlers from the nearby areas moved to White Rock. In the recent years, a homogenous community development has been seen in this area.

White Rock has earned a great reputation for being a cultural and recreational center in British Columbia.

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