Summer is universally known for longer days and warmer nights. To help you make the best out of your evenings, we’ve highlighted our top outdoor summer night activities to do in White Rock and South Surrey.
Watch the Sunset
Sunsets are a staple in most summer night plans. The gold, pink and purple blend in the sky is the perfect way to end your day or start your evening. Lucky for you, White Rock and South Surrey have their fair share of sunset spots littered across the beach. The famous White Rock pier is a classic and is recognized as the most photographed landmark in the city. Once the sun goes down, the lights along the pier illuminate the path stretching 1,500 ft into the ocean. These lights make for the perfect picture before, during and after the sunset. Totem Park on East Beach and Crescent Beach also offer great views, providing a more secluded option.
White Rock Sea Tours also offers a sunset cruise to bring you into the middle of the action. Providing a sunset view from the ocean itself, this cruise will bring your summer night to life. In addition to the views, this cruise provides passengers with the potential to glimpse the neighbouring wildlife. Sightings may include harbour seals, porpoises, eagles, and other creatures.
The bright and loud nature of fireworks is something everyone can find joy in. White Rock will be showcasing a fireworks display during two major events this summer. Canada Day by the Bay takes place on July 1 and features a variety of activities leading up to the colourful finale. White Rock’s Sea Festival taking place on August 4-5 is another event you can’t miss. This festival concludes on August 5 with a Torchlight parade and fireworks extravaganza. These fireworks can be enjoyed anywhere along the waterfront. However, our personal recommendation would be to find a spot on the wide grassy area on East Beach. Make sure to get there early enough to find a good spot!
In addition to hosting fireworks in the evening, these events have a variety of activities scheduled during the day. Be sure to stay updated on our events calendar for an in-depth look at what you can expect.
Attend a Concert
Summer concerts are a great place to enjoy live music and meet new people, all while relishing in the crisp air. TD Concerts at the Pier is returning to White Rock to enliven the community’s summer evenings. These free concerts will be held at two locations this year. Four concerts will take place at the Main Stage located to the east of Totem Park. The remaining two concerts on July 14 and August 11 will take place at Five Corners and will include beer gardens.
Featuring top national and international recording artists, this summer concert series has no shortage of talent. From hard rock ensembles to dynamic tributes, these performances will have something for everyone.
Watch an Outdoor Movie
Whether you’re looking for something to do with your friends, family or significant other, outdoor movies provide a new and nostalgic dimension to the classic movie night. South Surrey Smiles will be hosting three drive-in nights at Semiahmoo Park this year for you to enjoy. To make the best out of these showings, we encourage you to bring blankets, lawn chairs and all the movietime snacks you can eat. For more information about dates and showtimes, check out our Summer Drive-In event listing. Chandler Group of Companies will also be hosting Celestial Cinema, a series of free outdoor movies at Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre.
Stargazing is a great late night option for individuals looking to relax and enjoy the summer air. On a clear night, the White Rock and South Surrey area hosts a spectacular view of the stars. Bakerview Park and the White Rock Promenade are a few of the locations offering a fantastic view of the night sky. However, nothing quite says relaxing summer nights more than stargazing in your own backyard.
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