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, both as the location for the longtime hit TV show “The Beachcombers”, which first aired in 1972 and ran until 1990, and for its leadership role in pioneering a natural asset management strategy that has been adopted by other governments around the world.
Gibsons is ideal for residents seeking a 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.
Stay and discover our seaside paradise! We know you’ll enjoy your visit when you …
DISCOVER Historic Gibsons Landing; take a stroll along the seawalk to the public wharf, along the boardwalk to the gazebo to observe our working harbour, kayakers, sailboats, tugboats, float planes and marine life. Purchase fresh seafood right off the side of a fish boat and stop at the world-famous Molly’s Reach restaurant, site of the Beachcombers TV series.
EXPLORE art galleries featuring talented local artists and artisans, then browse quaint shops for unique treasures, baked goods, clothing, and jewelry. Our brand new Gibsons Public Market also offers a variety of activities, vendor stalls and a licensed bistro, as well as the wondrous Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education Centre.
RELAX and enjoy the quiet of a small town park or public beach – we have so many for you to choose from! Enjoy a romantic meal at one of our restaurants offering spectacular harbour views and delicious food. Walk or cycle our many forested trails.
LEARN about our local history by visiting the Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives featuring the area’s maritime history and discover the historical connection between land, sea & human experience or take a walking tour of historic buildings.
PARTICIPATE in a variety of special events, including art workshops and cultural festivals like the Jazz Festival, Sea Cavalcade and Outrigger Canoe Races, or weekly summer Music in the Landing series. There’s sure to be an event that matches your interests!
While it’s actually part of BC’s Lower Mainland, Gibsons is accessed by a scenic 40 minute ferry trip from Horseshoe Bay through beautiful Howe Sound. Mountains, local islands, boats and, often, ocean wildlife are all part of the view along the way.
The Town of Gibsons is a short hop from the ferry terminal along the coast and sits right by the ocean. Its 4,300 residents enjoy beaches, parks and cafés while taking in the natural vistas.