White Rock may be small but we definitely have mighty spots for taking the ultimate Instagram photo. And winter in White Rock is where it’s at! Bundle up, pull on a pair of gumboots, grab an umbrella and follow our tips for where to find the best places to take Instagram photos in White Rock … in winter.
Who says the beach is just for summer? Rain or shine, there’s so much to discover at White Rock beaches. The tide is often way out, so set up your shot with the horizon in the background or turn it around and frame the city.
The pier might just be White Rock’s most photographed spot thanks to it’s timeless good looks! White Rock’s historic pier is almost a ½-kilometre long and dates back to 1914. Walk out to the end, there are lots of spots along the way to strike a pose or capture that perfect moment.
The White Rock
There really is a white rock in White Rock, and what better way to document your visit to our seaside community than a shot in front of, or on top of this iconic landmark.
Grab a cup of coffee from one of White Rock’s awesome coffee shops and take a stroll along the 2.2-kilometre promenade. There are lots of photo opportunities, from seaside vistas to public art and, of course, the historic pier!
The Mosaic Steps
The mosaic steps, located at Terry Parr Plaza on Marine Drive, are actually a public art installation entitled ‘Walking on Sunshine’ by artist Matt Todd. Each step has been decorated using pieces of colourful tile and placed in the pattern of sunshine. What better backdrop for your feed?
Your Favourite Restaurant
If there’s one thing that Instagram is known for, it’s artful photos of beautiful meals, and White Rock certainly deosn’t dissapoint for opportunities to “foodstagram”. Choose a restaurant and settle in for a delicious and photo-worthy meal.
The Whale Wall
We love a good Instagram backdrop, and the Whale Wall mural in White Rock doesn’t disappoint. Painted by world-renowned artist, Robert Wyland, the whale wall, located on Russell Avenue, is a huge mural depicting a gray whale family.
Bright and cheery, Leieve Tea on Marine Drive, was seemingly designed for the perfect Instagram photo. Order from their menu of unique hot and cold teas, and bubble teas, and don’t forget to snap a pic against their stylish art wall.
Rainworks Art Installations
A little rain never hurt anyone! When it rains, special invisible paint, reveals lively pictures and messages which come alive to brighten a rainy day! There are 10 secret messages hidden around the community … can you find them all?
Just outside the White Rock Museum is a tall, dark & handsome stranger who leans against a bench as if waiting for something. This is the “Passenger”, a bronze sculpture depicting a train passenger waiting for the train that used to transport visitors between Vancouver and White Rock and Seattle. This friendly guy is always ready to pose for a photo.