This year, Canada is celebrating its 150th birthday! From coast to coast, from the largest cities to the rural villages, Canadians embrace this time of year by celebrating their patriotic roots in more ways than you can imagine.

Right here at home, White Rock is proud to host Canada Day by the Bay, where thousands of families from all over BC will come together at White Rock Beach and enjoy family-friendly festivities! Whether you’re strolling along our pier, sitting by the big white rock along East Beach, or checking out the White Rock Museum (be sure to stop by the visitor centre next door!) on West Beach, you will be sure to find plenty of stories, memories, and people that reflect the values Canadians hold.

While you’re here, why not take advantage of everything White Rock has to offer? With a multitude of spots for fresh seafood, homemade ice cream, creamy gelato, perfectly cooked fish and chips, and eclectic shops, you’re sure to find something for everyone along the shores of White Rock!

Here is what you can expect throughout the Canada Day by the Bay festivities:


West Beach: (Oxford Street – White Rock Pier) 

10:00am – 5:00pm: Vendors along the promenade between the railway crossing by the pier and Oxford Street.

10:00am – 10:00pm: Food trucks featuring Taco Fino, Lil’ Bits Mini Doughnuts, Melt City Grilled Cheese, and Aussie Pie Guy

1:15pm: Official ceremony & Reaffirmation of Canadian Citizenship Ceremony

1:45pm: Cake cutting at the White Rock Museum plaza


East Beach: (Totem Park – Feral Boardsports) 

10:00am – 4:00pm: Half Moon Dentistry Kids Zone – featuring face painting, sand art, photo booth, balloon twisting with Korki, and a Canada 150 “Why I Love Canada” mural

10:00am – 4:00pm: Vendors along the promenade between Totem Park and Feral Boardsports

10:00am – 12:00pm: Family sand-sculpting sign-up

11:00am – 3:00pm: White Rock Fire Department charity barbecue

12:00pm: Family sand-sculpting

2:00pm: Canada Day cupcakes


Live Performances at the RE/MAX Sea Stage (by the White Rock Museum) : 

11:00am – David Fretter

11:45am – Alexis Lynn

12:30pm – The Seabillys

2:00pm – Jade

2:45pm – Dominik Heins Trio

3:30pm – Richard Tichelman

4:30pm – Pat Chessell Band

5:30pm – Big City Soul

6:45pm – Hawking

8:00pm – City Walls


Kids Zone Sea Stage (East Beach): 

10:30am – Will Street & The Backyard Band

12:15pm – Rockin’ Robin & The Magical Tree

1:00pm – Cameron & Logan “Us”

1:45pm – Magician Gary Savard

2:30pm – McKayla Carse

3:15pm – Michael Mitchell “Canada is for Kids”

Click here for more information about Canada Day by the Bay.