Business

A lifestyle that means business…a friendly, small-town ambiance…an endless array of cultural, historical and recreational treasures…and just far enough from downtown Vancouver to enjoy the perfect balance between lively commerce and pastoral tranquility. This is life in Gibsons!

Winner – Open for Business Award

In 2019, the Town of Gibsons was named the winner of the “Open for Business” category at the 16th Annual Small Business Awards Gala. The Open for Business category celebrates communities that have created a business-friendly environment, allowing small businesses to flourish. 

Read the related Press Release here.

Watch the Town of Gibsons video vignette here. 

Resources:

BizPaL – an online tool that generates a personalized list of permits and licenses that may be required from three levels of government – local, provincial and federal – to start up your business. If your business is up and running, BizPal can help verify that you have the correct permits and licences.

For current information about doing business in this region, such as detailed statistics, demographic data, land use maps, community information and more, contact the Sunshine Coast Regional Economic  Development Organization (or SCREDO).

The Gibsons & District Chamber of Commerce is another excellent resource for finding information on the Sunshine Coast economy, particularly as it pertains to the Town of Gibsons and surrounding areas in the Sunshine Coast Regional District. Working in close collaboration with local government and business partners, the Chamber provides assistance to site selectors and potential investors. They assist new and existing businesses by providing strategic information, forming connections and advocating for policies and procedures that are business friendly. 

Considering a move to the Gibsons area?

Check out This is the Coast a website created specifically for people who are curious about what life on the Sunshine Coast is really like. (Spoiler alert: it’s awesome!)

Take a look around – online or, even better, in person. We think you’ll want to stay.