Don’t let a little rain get you down! If you find yourself in White Rock on a rainy day, there is still lots to see and do. Here are 8 ideas for a fun-filled rainy (or any) day.
Go the Beach
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Just because it’s raining doesn’t mean you can’t visit the beach! After all, a rainy day at the beach is always better than a sunny day in the office. Rainy days at White Rocks beaches are often the most fun, and definitely less crowded. So slip on those rain boots and a waterproof jacket, grab an umbrella and hit the sand. Keep your eyes peeled for marine birds, seals and the occasional whale!
Visit an art gallery
Take advantage of the rain and take in a little culture at an art gallery. White Rock’s galleries showcase local talent as well as pieces from Canadian and international artisans. For a young, edgy aesthetic and monthly exhibitions ranging from solo to group shows, head to Nomad Gallery, while the White Rock Gallery, one of the largest in Metro Vancouver, is home to an elegant collection of artwork from Canadian artists. Also in uptown White Rock, the Landmark Pop-UpTown Gallery hosts monthly rotating art shows, featuring visual and functional arts. Along White Rock’s waterfront, check out the Golden Cactus Studio and Gallery, home to artists Chris MacClure and Marilyn Hurst.
Landmark Pop-UpTown Gallery – 15140 North Bluff Road
White Rock Gallery – 1247 Johnston Road
Nomad Gallery – 1377 Johnston Road
Art Couture Gallery – 14819 Marine Drive
Golden Cactus Studio & Gallery – 14833 Marine Drive
Quiet (and dry) time at the library
Photo: City of White Rock
The White Rock Library has something for everyone in the family. The library’s storytime and baby time sessions are perfect for families with young kids. Join a game of scrabble, chess, or bridge, make some new friends at a Knit and Stitch or crafting workshop, or just browse their selection of books, find a quiet spot and catch up on some reading.
White Rock Library – 15342 Buena Vista Avenue
Explore the White Rock Museum
Ever wondered how White Rock came to be? Stop by the White Rock Museum and learn all about the history of White Rock and our iconic landmarks. Pop in and check out the current exhibit, they change throughout the year, and don’t forget to check out the museum’s gift shop while you’re there! Admission is by donation.
White Rock Museum – 14970 Marine Drive
Catch a play
White Rock is home to a thriving live theatre scene. Head to the Coast Capital Playhouse and take in a play put on by the White Rock Players’ Club or Peninsula Productions. These much-loved community theatre groups produce multiple shows a year, including comedies, thrillers, dramas and the ever-popular Christmas Pantomime.
Check out their websites or pop into the box office for more information on shows and tickets.
Go to a Concert
Photo: Blue Frog Studios
Leave the kids at home and head out for a night of live music at one of the amazing concerts at Blue Frog Studios. Known as Canada’s hottest live recording studio, its small size makes for a unique and intimate experience. Be sure to check out their website to see what acts are coming up.
Blue Frog Studios – 1328 Johnston Road
Watch the storm from a heated patio
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One of the things we love about being near the ocean is the excitement of a good storm. When rain, fierce winds and the Pacific Ocean combine the results can be truly spectacular. White Rock’s waterfront restaurants are keeping patio season alive with heaters, cozy blankets and awnings so you can cozy up, enjoy a fabulous meal and watch Mother Nature at her best.
White Rock is a fabulous place to score some fresh, new finds! Discover an eclectic mix of locally-owned shops filled with uniquely beautiful home décor items, clothing, jewellery and retro-style White Rock souvenirs. From divine-smelling candles, flower arrangements, crystals and healing gemstones, and gorgeous kids’ clothing to stylish masks, collectable books and the best board games, there’s something for everyone, and you’ll probably find a few things that you didn’t even think you needed!