Sometimes you just need a little getaway when you live in the big city of Vancouver. This little beach town feels like a world away — even though it's a 45-minute drive from Vancouver — and it has one of the most unique attractions in the province.
I happened to be driving through White Rock, B.C., when I discovered that it's home to Canada's Longest Pier. Of course, I had to make a stop to check it out.
Even though it was pretty cold — and pouring rain — I walked the long (very long) way to the end of the pier.
With lights on either side of you, it's pretty magical, and if you're lucky enough to catch it on a clear night, the sunset looks stunning.
There's also a big sign at the start to commemorate the landmark, which makes for a good photo opp.
At the end, you're so far away from shore that you feel like you're out in the middle of the ocean.
After you take a stroll on the pier, you can grab a bite to eat at one of the restaurants that line the oceanside street.
I went straight to the first place I saw with fish 'n' chips on the menu, called Charlie Don't Surf.
It served amazing fish and had a super cool atmosphere inside. Plus you get a view of the ocean while you eat.
It made for the perfect date night, and it's less than an hour away from Vancouver!