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Vancouver And More 
 
by April Paddock August 09, 2005

White Rock

Only 35 miles south from Vancouver is the beach town of White Rock. Situated on beautiful Semiahmoo Bay, the city is named after a giant white rock, which sits on the beach. With a population of just over 18,000 White Rock has a quaint small town feel.

The recent completion of a 5-mile promenade, in addition to the 1500-foot pier provides plenty of opportunities for a stroll. If you’re in the mood for a little fishing, live crab can be caught from the pier. With the warmest waters on the west coast of Canada swimming is an option as well.

Marine Drive, which runs the length of the beach, is lined with tourist shops, galleries and restaurants. The Sandpiper Pub, in business for over 20 years, offers a wide selection of beer, as well as cider and wine. The menu is just as diverse with not only your typical pub fare but pastas, salads and stir frys. They’re located at 15595 Marine Drive.

Just The Beginning

This is only a very small sampling of all the things there are to see and do in Vancouver. If gardening and plants are your passion a trip to the Van Dusen Botanical Gardens is a must. Like history? Check out Gastown, where Vancouver was first born. How about a 2,000-acre park including a zoo, an aquarium and a miniature train? Then Stanley Park should be your destination. One thing is certain though. Once you’ve visited Vancouver, you’ll definitely want to go back.

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