Sidewalk, Street Sign and Streetlight Repairs - Town of Gibsons

Roads and Sidewalks

If a road or sidewalk is in need of repair please email or call the Town Hall at 604-886-2274 and we will investigate the request and make the necessary repairs.

Street Signs

Requests for new (e.g. hazard, stop, or any warning), missing or broken street signs  must be submitted in writing to

Street Lights – Repair

Requests for maintenance on street lights (i.e., burned out bulbs, flickering lights, damaged light standards, etc.) within the Town of Gibsons should be submitted to Town Hall. Call 604-886-2274 and speak with our receptionist. The Town is responsible for replacing lights on the ornamental (metal) poles and BC Hydro is responsible for those mounted on wooden poles. Our staff will ensure your request is forwarded to the correct area for response.

If you have concerns about the brightness of new LED bulbs in BC Hydro streetlights, please see below.

BC Hydro Street Light Replacement Project

Between 2019 and 2022, BC Hydro replaced high pressure sodium (HPS) street lights in communities across the province with energy-efficient LEDs. This was an important project to meet federal regulations that require all light ballasts containing Poly-Chlorinated Bephenyls (PCBs) be removed by the end of 2025.

Across Canada, many communities are switching to LED street lights for much the same reason people are using them in their homes: they use far less energy, are more reliable, last longer and are more sustainable. LED street lights also help improve public safety by increasing the visibility of sidewalks and roads at night, as well as help reduce light pollution.

In Gibsons, BC Hydro converted about 300 streetlights. The Town chose 39W/3000K lights as our replacement LED lighting in residential areas. This is the lowest wattage available and is designed to provide a warm white (vs. a cool white).

If you have any concerns about the BC Hydro lights in your area, please contact BC Hydro directly, at:

If emailing, please include photos taken at night to illustrate your concerns.