Investing in White Rock, British Columbia



Region:  Lower Mainland/Southwest

Regional District:  Greater Vancouver

Few places are finer for watching a west coast sunset than White Rock’s splendid oceanfront promenade. But if you plan to arrive in White Rock just before sundown, you’ll miss the chance to discover a dynamic seaside community that deserves at least a weekend of exploring, if not a full week. Flush with boutique shops, waterfront restaurants and vibrant crowds, White Rock is one of BC’s gems and should be a highlight of any visit to Metro Vancouver.

The city is clustered around an 8 km (5 mi) sandy beach and is lined by an oceanfront promenade that’s perfect year-round for strolling, shopping or people watching. It’s also bursting with dining options, from award-wining fine dining to local favourites, cafes and bistros. The city is famous for its pier that stretches 457 m (1,500 ft) into the shallow, warm waters of Semiahmoo Bay. White Rock is also easily identified by the large white rock that sits on the beach, a glacial deposit left behind when the glaciers receded thousands of years ago. The city may be named after a white rock, but it’s commendably green with plenty of open spaces.


Community Size: 14.35 km²

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A small business manufacturing opportunity in Cross Laminated Timber or “CLT”, a cost-competitive, strong, light, multi-layer, wood building panel system, the preferable sustainable building material of the 21st century. CLT demand is estimated to grow to 1.2 to 3.6 million m3/yr. at 5 to 15% market... continue

Bakery-Cafe is a business for sale in BC.


White Rock, White Rock, BC
Profitable and fast-growing bakery (est. 2010) in White Rock. Owner is a mom of a special needs baby, so she is highly motivated to sell, but heartbroken to part with this fast-growing business. An amazing opportunity for any skilled baker/decorator to take over and start earning money right away.1... continue

Centre for Active Living is a commercial real estate opportunity in BC.

101 - Centre for Active Living

1475 Anderson Street, White Rock, BC, V4B
Office or Clinic space for sublease within the City of White Rock's Horst & Emmy Werner Centre for Active Living at Centennial Park. Tenant must be a health-related, not-for-profit organization.... continue

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