Romance is alive and well in White Rock. Maybe it’s the allure of the ocean, the promise of walks on the beach, or the spectacular sunsets. With February upon us and Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about romancing the ones you love. Read on for some suggestions on how to make this Valentine’s Day a memorable one.


Enjoy a romantic getaway with walks on the beach and ocean views at the waterfront Ocean Promenade Hotel. This boutique hotel (incidentally, White Rock’s only hotel) is located directly across the street from the sandy shores of East Beach. Book a room at the Ocean Promenade and enjoy spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, Gulf Islands and the San Juan Islands. And you are just steps from fantastic dining, a stroll along the promenade and those spectacular White Rock sunsets!


What could be more romantic than a gorgeous sunset with your love? At 1,500 feet long, the White Rock pier stretches into Semiahmoo Bay for a 360-degree view of the sunset, the ocean and the city. Pick up a hot chocolate, bring a blanket to wrap around your shoulders and get cosy! Sunset takes place at approximately 5:30 pm on February 14 this year.

How about dinner and a show? Experience the mystical fusion of East and West with “Mysticssippi” blues man Harry Manx in concert this Valentine’s Day week at Blue Frog Studios on Thursday, February 15.  Or enjoy the live presentation of ‘Pride & Prejudice’ by the White Rock Players Club. Adapted for the stage by Kate Hamill and based on the beloved novel by Jane Austen, this playful adaptation of Pride & Prejudice gives the story we know and love an unconventional update.

And, who doesn’t like a romantic dinner out? Make a reservation at one of White Rock’s restaurants. Many of them have Valentine’s specials and whether it’s an intimate table for two or a bustling eatery for a group of friends, you’re sure to find a spot perfect for your night out.


It might be cliche but we don’t know anyone who doesn’t love receiving a beautiful arrangement of flowers!

Flowers & Company – 1446 Johnston Road

Ashberry & Logan – 1231 Johnston Road

Choco Flowers – 14973 Marine Drive


White Rock is home to some of the best boutiques and gift shops in the area, making it the perfect one-stop spot to scoop up heartfelt gifts and trinkets for loved ones.

The Handpicked Home – 1406 Johnston Road

The Mason Jar Home Decor & Gift Shop – 15254 Thrift Avenue

The Shop Next Door –  1187 Johnston Road

Happy People by Bella’s Miracle Shop – 14877 Marine Drive

Moon in Pisces – 1229 Johnston Road

Bare Refillery – 991 Stayte Road

Devine Consign – 15569 Marine Drive


Who doesn’t love a sweet treat? From handcrafted chocolates, candy and home-baked cookies to charcuterie bouquets and gift boxes, these shops will satisfy all your sweet

Hillcrest Bakery & Deli – 15231 Thrift Avenue

Chez Christophe – 1558 Johnston Road

Ricardo’s Kandy Korner – 14909 Marine Drive