Snow and Ice Removal

The Public Works Department is responsible for snow removal and ice control on streets and roads in accordance with the Snow and Ice Control Policy #4.11. This policy provides for the safe passage of vehicles and pedestrians within the Town of Gibsons by ensuring that snow and ice control operations are carried out in a timely manner.

To request snow removal in accordance with the policy, please fill in a Request for Service Form or call the Town Hall at 604-886-2274.


The Town is responsible for snow removal from sidewalks bordering municipally owned and operated property. All sidewalks will be cleared within 24 hours after it stops snowing.

Local residents and businesses also have a role to play in snowy weather. The Town’s Highway Traffic Bylaw requires owners or occupants of residential, industrial and commercial buildings to clear sidewalks next to their property of snow and ice as soon as possible after a snowfall, to ensure they are safe for pedestrians.

Other Snow-Smart Tips

  • keep children safe, don’t let them play in snow piles or roadside snow banks
  • parked vehicles hamper snowplows – if possible, don’t park on the street after it snows
  • when shoveling snow, pile it on your property, not on the sidewalk or street
  • clear snow and ice away from storm sewer catch basins to allow the melted snow to reach the storm sewer – when catch basins are blocked, street flooding can occur, turning the street into an ice rink when the temperature drops