Posted by: cherylyoung | February 27, 2012

Day 56 For those of you old enough to remember “The Beachcomber”

Gibsons – famous for more than the Beachcombers

Perhaps one of Gibsons biggest claims to fame is as the

site where the long-running TV series

The Beachcombers was filmed.

Although the film crews are long gone, Molly’s Reach

restaurant and the pier (where much of the filming

was done) are still there, and several of the cast, notably

the late star of the series, Bruno Gerussi, chose to make

their homes here.

After all, they knew there was more to Gibsons than

The Beachcombers.

The Town of Gibsons is a thriving community known

as the ‘Gateway to the Sunshine Coast’.

Part of the mainland, Gibsons is accessed by a scenic

40 minute ferry trip from Horseshoe Bay through

beautiful Howe Sound.

Mountains, local islands, tug boats and kayakers 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 4,000 residents enjoy beaches, parks and cafés

while taking in the natural vistas.

The fresh air, small town ambience and casual lifestyle

have convinced many to move to Gibsons.

Residents enjoy a great natural living environment and

commute to Vancouver for work or open businesses

on the Sunshine Coast.

Forestry and fishing were once the Town’s economic

backbone but in the new millennium tourism and

retirement are emerging as growth sectors.

With an internet savvy population, use of this

technology has enabled local business people to

work world-wide while living in Gibsons.

Our scenic seaside village is located on the shores

of Howe Sound beneath stunning vistas of the coastal


Whether you stay for a day or a week, you’ll find

Gibsons Landing a vibrant place to visit and explore.

Historic Working Harbour…

Visit the Winegarden Waterfront Park and take a

panoramic picture of the harbour and scenic


A popular attraction is Molly’s Reach Restaurant, where

CBC filmed the internationally televised series

The Beachcombers for nearly two decades.

Discover Gibsons Block, a new and beautiful shopping

destination in the Landing where you can find specialty

fashion, gifts and art.

Take a stroll down Molly’s Lane, visit the Gibsons

Landing Trading Post or meander along Marine Drive

and discover a “wonderful” collection of fine galleries,

shops, book stores, clothing stores and giftware.

Continue your stroll past the views from Winegarden

Waterfront Park and visit the

Sunshine Coast Museum & Archives where you can

delve into our intriguing heritage.

Our Marine Playground…

Learn to sail, enjoy a fishing charter or relax on a

cruise through Howe Sound.

Kayakers of all levels can paddle in sheltered inlets

and bays while observing an array of wildlife.

Day trips to Gambier and Keats Islands are made easy

on the foot passenger service from the Langdale Ferry,

or by Gibsons Harbour Ferry or Sunshine Coast Water

Taxi from the Government dock in Gibsons Landing.

(For an update on the 2010 Salmon Festival and also

other attractions this year go to

Beachcomb, swim, rest and rejuvenate on one of our

quiet & sheltered beaches; Armours, Georgia, Hopkins

Landing, Soames, Granthams Landing or Secret Beach.

Fun and adventure for the active traveller…

Year round opportunities for mountain biking,

cycling, walking, hiking, scuba diving and golfing.

Arts and culture…

The coast is home to some 1000 resident artists,

whose work is inspired by the beauty of the environment

around them and the quality of life they enjoy.

Participate in a course or workshop, take an

art & studio tour or self-drive along the Purple Banner

route to discover local artists in their home studios.

A full range of health, wellness and professional services

are also available.

Dining & Accommodation…

When it’s time for a meal, the Landing’s wide array

of restaurants and cafés offer everything from

Mediterranean and seafood to sushi or vegetarian and

homemade Canadian cuisine.

You can also purchase groceries or today’s lunch

or dinner from our convenience markets or buy seafood

from fishermen on the public dock.

Sleep well in a local bed & breakfast or motel and enjoy

the delight of waking up with a view of the harbour

and the sounds of the village.

Camping and RV facilities are located within

5 kilometres.

We look forward to sharing Gibsons Landing with you!


Gibsons Landing Salmon Festival

The Salmon are starting to run in Gibsons Landing

once again.

Many downtown businesses are featuring salmon

by local artists.

More are arriving every day. Get ready for the must-see

hilarious art event of the year — the Gibsons Landing

Salmon Festival.

List of artists and salmon titles (PDF, 200 KB)


Gallery of some of the 2009 salmon entries

Gallery of the 2008 salmon entries

  Tell your friends not to book their holidays until they

see what we have for you in B.C.

I Promise that you will never find a better vacation

anywhere and keep the economy booming here in


How would you like to be the winner of a

 mystery basket of



All you have to do is come to our

Sidney Meet Up and fill out a ballot



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