73. Beautiful British Columbia: White Rock

Last week’s traditional Saturday trip took me to the south of Vancouver. I have been to north and east of Vancouver, I was curious to see what lies south of our great city.

My attention was attracted by small waterfront town of White Rock. It lies on a shore of Semiahmoo Bay, has a beautiful beach and a promenade with long pier. The city got its name from 486-tonne granite rock that was brought to the area during last glacial period. It has distinct bright white color, and it was even used byt 19-th centure sailors as a beacon.

The city is a popular toursist destination during summer, and it is famous as a place where many movies were filmed, including many scenes from the X-Files.

Heavy wind and rain did not stop me from exploring it, and I must say that I liked it a lot. It must be a very nice place to live, and it is indeed a nive place to visit. I will be back in spring, when it will be warm and sunny!

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City’s history is tied closely with railroad line. Now tracks are owned by BNSF
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Stormy waters of Semiahmoo Bay
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Old railroad station with a monument to passenger
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The passenger has a nice view!
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Beautiful Rolls Royce parked at waterfront.
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The famous pier and USA on horizon.
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The grass is bright green despite cold November weather

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There are countless birds, and they are not really afraid of people. I took this picture being about 30 cm (1 feet) away from the bird!
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Sometimes it was really gloomy
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Cold weather is nothing for real fisherman!

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The famous rock that gave name to town

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