Town of Gibsons is a thriving community known as the
'Gateway to the Sunshine Coast'. Part of the mainland
of British Columbia, the community is accessed by a scenic
40 minute ferry trip from Horseshoe Bay through beautiful
local islands, tug boats and kayakers are all part of the
view along the way. Gibsons is a short hop from the ferry
terminal along the coast and sits right by the ocean. Residents
and visitors alike can enjoy beaches, parks and cafés
while taking in the natural vistas. Gibsons is a beautiful
town and we can show you - better yet you can see for yourself
from the top of Soames Hill. Hike up Soames, take in the view
of Gibsons, enjoy a picnic, and soar with the eagles!
The fresh air, small town ambience and casual lifestyle have
convinced many to visit, and move to Gibsons. Forestry and
fishing were once the Town's economic backbone but tourism
and retirement are emerging as growth sectors. Close to Vancouver,
yet a million miles away, Gibsons is the perfect place to
enjoy life to the fullest.
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Gibsons has a number of shopping malls, restaurants,
and services located on Gibsons Way and Lower Gibsons
is a quaint fishing village with bakeries, cafes, and
shops that surround the bustling fishing wharf, a seawalk
and the Gibsons Harbour.
Lower Gibsons, you'll find a new log wharfinger building
and boardwalk over the breakwater, along with the development
of the Winegarden Waterfront Park.
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Gibsons offers you a number of accommodations choices from
B&B's, Motels and Inns to Resorts, Lodges, Cottages
Come prepared for fun as you explore the scenic parks, beaches,
and trails. You can also kayak to Keats Island for a picnic,
swim in the clean ocean water, hike the trails, catch a play
at the Heritage Hall, buy fresh seafood on the docks for your
dinner, stargaze from the beach. Gibsons is full of friendly
people and super natural surroundings. The newest park is
located on the waterfront in Lower Gibsons and looks out to
the harbour, Keats Island, Gambier Island, Howe Sound and
the mountains. Relax and enjoy ponds, pathways, streams, woods
and beautiful plants and trees.
of George W. Gibsons. Photo by Chris Marshall
Gibsons enjoys a mild year-round climate with extremes moderated
by the maritime influence. Winter months may be frosty with
occasional snow, with days that are often cool, sunny and
bright. Summer is warm with generally sunny skies, and it's
rarely hot enough to be uncomfortable.
Make the trip from Vancouver or Whistler. Take Highway 1 from
Vancouver or Whistler to Horseshoe Bay and then board the
ferry for Langdale. After landing in Langdale, turn left and
drive along the coast to Gibsons. The Sunshine Coast is also
accessible by air and motorcoach service. Moorage for private
boats is available in Gibsons harbour on a first-come, first-served
basis. Gibsons Marina also has moorage.
Join us for the Jazz Festival in June, the Outrigger Canoe
Races in July, the Fibre Arts Festival in August and the Fall
Tune-Up Relay road race in October.