White Rock, British Columbia, is a charming coastal city that offers an array of summer attractions perfect for residents of VRS Communities. From stunning beaches and scenic parks to engaging festivals and cultural sites, White Rock provides numerous opportunities for seniors and their families to enjoy quality time together. We want to highlight some of the top summer attractions in White Rock that are ideal for residents of Pacific Carlton and other VRS Communities. 

Summer Festivals and Events

band playing outdoors in park

TD Concerts for the Pier

Organized in partnership by the White Rock Business Improvement Association and the City of White Rock, this live music event is a summer highlight that seniors at Pacific Carlton won’t want to miss! The concerts are FREE (meaning there are no tickets or reservations required), featuring iconic Canadian artists, beloved local performers, and fantastic tribute bands. This year’s lineup promises to be one of the best yet! White Rock’s favourite concert series, Concerts at the Pier presented by TD, is back for 2024 with another sensational lineup. Set against the picturesque backdrop of White Rock beaches (East Beach and Memorial Park), this FREE outdoor concert series takes place over FIVE fabulous nights in July and August. Pacific Carlton residents are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair to enjoy the show comfortably.

The White Rock Sea Festival and Semiahmoo Days 

The White Rock Sea Festival and Semiahmoo Days is a beloved local favourite annual event that takes place in the summer during the BC Day long weekend. The festival brings in thousands of visitors to the White Rock area to celebrate, with a mix of live entertainment, food vendors, and various free family-friendly activities. It’s an exciting opportunity for seniors to immerse themselves in the community spirit at the 73 annual event, and enjoy a day of festivities with their friends and loved ones. There’s something for everyone at this festival.

Enjoying the Beautiful Beaches

White Rock Beach

White Rock Beach is the crown jewel of the city, renowned for its picturesque pier, soft sandy shores, and vibrant promenade. It’s an ideal spot for residents of the Retirement Home in White Rock to take leisurely strolls, enjoy the fresh ocean breeze, and soak up the sun. The beach is accessible and offers plenty of seating areas, making it perfect for seniors to relax and watch the waves.

Crescent Beach

Another excellent beach option is Crescent Beach, located just a short drive from Pacific Carlton. This quieter beach offers a serene environment with beautiful views, picnic areas, and walking trails. Seniors can enjoy a peaceful day by the water, have a picnic with family, or simply unwind while taking in the natural beauty.

Discovering Nature’s Beauty

Peace Arch Provincial Park

Peace Arch Provincial Park, located on the Canada-U.S. border, is a wonderful destination for nature lovers open from 8am-8pm year-round. The park features beautifully landscaped gardens, walking paths, and the iconic Peace Arch monument. This particular park is very senior friendly, providing ample paths to go on a leisurely walk, bird watch, photograph nature, and learn about the historical significance of the Peace Arch site.

Ruth Johnson Park

Ruth Johnson Park is another fantastic green space in White Rock. This park offers a variety of amenities, including walking trails, picnic areas, and shaded spots perfect for relaxation. Residents of the Pacific Carlton in White Rock can spend a pleasant afternoon here, enjoying the lush greenery and the peaceful atmosphere.

Senior Summer Dining Options in White Rock

Delicious Homestyle Meals at Pacific Carlton

At Pacific Carlton, residents can partake in a variety of delicious homestyle meals offered by our in-house chef. Our chefs take pride in the restaurant-quality meals they are able to offer for both lunch and dinner. We have a central dining area where residents can enjoy these meals, as well as afternoon tea with light snacks, and a continental breakfast. Our meals are nutritious and cater to a variety of dietary requirements, using locally sourced fresh ingredients whenever possible.

Local Dining Spots

fresh vibrant cooked food on plate
For those who wish to dine out, White Rock boasts a plethora of excellent dining options:
  • Tacofino: enjoy this brand new Tacofino location which opened up mid May this year. Slurp down a tasty margarita or a variety of tacos, with daily specials and a great happy hour menu. This new restaurant is one you’ll definitely want to visit this summer. 
  • Bánh Mì Très Bon: another new restaurant in the White Rock scene, this fresh and vibrant restaurant is sure to delight senior tastebuds this summer. 
  • Moby Dick Restaurant: a White Rock staple for fresh fish and chips right along the water. Share a platter with a friend or enjoy a piece of delicious halibut or cod with a squeeze of lemon, some malt vinegar, and plenty of tartar sauce. This nostalgic meal never disappoints. 

These dining options provide a great opportunity for seniors and their families to enjoy a meal out this summer while exploring the vibrant culinary scene in White Rock.

Summer Fitness Activities for Seniors in White Rock

senior woman in namaste yoga position

Staying active during the summer is essential for seniors’ health and well-being. White Rock offers a variety of outdoor fitness activities that are perfect for seniors living at Pacific Carlton.

Organized Fitness Classes at Pacific Carlton

Each month, Pacific Carlton puts out a collaboration calendar with a variety of activities to get you moving, including a variety of health and wellness classes, organized walks, and even dancing! You can see the calendar here, (under view calendar) or check our facebook page for more information. 

Recreation Centre Fitness Classes

There are a few local recreation centers close to Pacific Carlton, that offer a variety of organized fitness classes and activities catered specifically to seniors. In Surrey, there is even a special Seniors Services Membership Pass that encourages those involved in living a healthy and active lifestyle. 

Beach Walks and Tai Chi

White Rock’s beautiful beaches provide an ideal setting for morning walks or Tai Chi sessions. Walking along the beach not only offers stunning ocean views but also promotes cardiovascular health and mental well-being. Tai Chi, with its gentle, flowing movements, helps improve balance, flexibility and relaxation.

Aqua Aerobics

For a refreshing and low-impact workout, seniors can join aqua aerobics classes at local pools. The buoyancy of the water reduces stress on joints, making it an excellent option for those with arthritis or mobility issues. Aqua aerobics enhances cardiovascular health and muscle strength while providing a social and enjoyable environment.

By participating in these summer fitness activities, seniors at Pacific Carlton in White Rock can stay active, healthy, and socially engaged, making the most of the beautiful summer weather

White Rock offers an abundance of summer attractions and activities that are perfect for residents of Pacific Carlton. From enjoying the beautiful beaches and exploring nature parks to participating in cultural events and dining at local restaurants, there are countless ways for seniors to make the most of the summer season. By planning thoughtfully and considering the needs of senior loved ones, get togethers and outings can be enjoyable and memorable for everyone involved. Whether you’re spending the day at the beach, exploring a new walking trail, or enjoying a delicious meal, White Rock provides the perfect setting for making the most out of this summer.

If you’re considering a Retirement Home in White Rock, or want to learn more about the vibrant Senior Community in White Rock at Pacific Carlton, contact us today to book a tour. Discover how our community can offer a fulfilling and engaging lifestyle for you or your loved one.