White Rock Vancouver, BC Meeting Planning Overview
A seaside residential suburb with a laid-back feel, White Rock is located 28 miles southeast of Vancouver and 25 miles southeast of the Vancouver International Airport (a one-hour drive from either location). While convention venues in White Rock are limited to the 72-room Ocean Promenade Hotel (located near White Rock's five-mile beach and with a conference room that can accommodate 60 people), the area is distinguished by an oceanfront promenade and charming cafe and restaurant district. The fact that White Rock is also only minutes from the U.S. border along Highway 99 makes it a convenient diversion from the ordinary.
Dining venues in White Rock that welcome groups include the waterfront Boathouse Restaurant, which specializes in seafood and has an upstairs lounge suitable for 20 people. The entire restaurant can also be bought out for groups of up to 100 people. Nearby, the Washington Avenue Grill offers upscale dining on the White Rock waterfront with room for 160 guests. Located on White Rock's East Beach, Deluxe Restaurant offers fine dining in a casual atmosphere, with a private room seating up to 50. The Pearl Urban Bistro, which serves local food and in-house wines from the Okanagan Valley, can accommodate seated parties of up to 72 (or 85 for receptions).
For team building or just relaxing, groups can assemble in the early morning at ABC Country Restaurant for a hearty breakfast, then head out with Natural West Coast Adventures Tours and Instruction for a day on the water.