The “white rock”, for which the community is named, is located along West Beach. The rock maintains its pristine white colour with help from staff from the City of White Rock and is a favourite spot for photographs. Standing more than 4 metres high and weighing a reported 486 tonnes, the rock is likely a glacial deposit left behind when the glaciers receded thousands of years ago. A more romantic theory is based on a First Nations legend that tells of a time of a forbidden love between a Sea God’s son and a Cowichan Princess. When their wish to become married was refused, the Sea God’s son hurled a rock over the Gulf of Georgia promising to his Princess that wherever the rock landed they would establish their own tribe.