Located at the south end of the Sunshine Coast, just north of Vancouver, Gibsons is a quaint town of artists, entrepreneurs and fishing boats.
Perched on a hillside, it overlooks a harbour and faces nearby islands in Howe Sound. As the crow flies, the “Gateway to the Sunshine Coast” is 16km from Vancouver. To get to Gibsons, it’s a scenic 40-minute ferry ride from West Vancouver, followed by a 5km drive from the Langdale ferry terminal.
Gibsons has earned international recognition: it was named the “Most Liveable Community under 20,000” (2009) in a world-wide competition by the UN-backed International Awards for Liveable Communities. But, it’s perhaps most famously known as the location for the longtime hit TV show The Beachcombers, which first aired in 1972 and ran until 1990.
Gibsons is ideal for residents seeking its chilled-out blend of water and land activities, suitable for all ages and ability levels. Go kayaking, canoeing, or fishing. Enjoy hiking, relax while visiting farmers markets, dining at diverse restaurants, browsing through museums and art galleries, or checking out local festivals and events.
For more information about activities, events, and attractions in Gibsons, stop by the Gibsons Visitor Centre (417 Marine Dr).