The 9 Best Things to Do in Gibsons, Canada

February 14, 2018 Nicolette Lion

Gibsons is a seaside village on the Sunshine Coast accessed by a 40 minute ferry from the Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal. With a working fishing port, quaint shops, restaurants and beautiful vistas, it makes for a perfect day trip from Vancouver.
Restaurants in Gibsons

1. Sunshine Coast Olive Oil Co.

305-287 Gower Pt. Rd | BC, Canada, Gibsons, British Columbia V0N 1V0, Canada +1 778-462-3088
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5 based on 108 reviews

Sunshine Coast Olive Oil Co.

Artisan Olive Oils, Balsamics and more..Come savour the delicious flavours while soaking up the ocean view. Try the European tradition of olive oil and balsamic tasting in an idyllic West Coast setting. Sample and explore the endless pairing combinations of gourmet oils and balsamic vinegars before you buy. Tastings are alwayscomplimentary.

Reviewed By BarbaraElizabeth - Gibsons, B.C.

A summer highlight is always a local greens salad simply tossed with good olive oil & vinegar. I really like the citrus (lemon, grapefruit) vinegar. And come Christmas time, the gift packs make wonderful stocking stuffers for the adults in your family (something they will actually love and use). Staff are very helpful & by sampling different combinations you will always be very happy with your purchases. They have great ideas for using the balsamics in cooking.

2. Persephone Brewing Company

1053 Stewart Rd, Gibsons, British Columbia V0N 1V7, Canada +1 778-462-3007
Excellent
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4.5 based on 57 reviews

Persephone Brewing Company

Reviewed By Franklin N - Seattle, Washington, United States

We finally made our way to Persephone Brewing, one day after their recent fourth anniversary. Conveniently located on highway 101, near the Langdale ferry terminal Persephone is a favourite stop for cyclists, travelers and locals. Parking is available on the property, in several locations, so drive slowly and don't worry if it looks like the parking is full up front, there is more in the back. In addition to the brewery, Persephone is a real farm, producing Hops for the beer, and fresh vegetables.
Cozy Seating inside, and much more outside Seating. A wood fired pizza oven is outside, and the pizza is superb, goes well with the beer. The Persephone pale ale is my favourite, but all the selections are good.

3. Soames Hill (aka Knob Hill)

Soames Rd, Gibsons, British Columbia, Canada
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4.5 based on 46 reviews

Soames Hill (aka Knob Hill)

Reviewed By TGB40 - Calgary, Canada

Decided before we left home that after driving for hours and crossing from Horseshoe Bay that a hike would be the best thing to do. Headed to the visitor information centre and got great directions to the trailhead. Parking was easy but not plentiful. The trail was well marked and easy to follow. Took us 30 minutes to get to the second lookout and less time to get back. People of all ages on the trail but a certain level of fitness is helpful. Great views.

4. Gibsons Public Market

473 Gower Point Road, Gibsons, British Columbia V0N 1V0, Canada +1 604-886-8814
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4.5 based on 35 reviews

Gibsons Public Market

Reviewed By djangoGibsons - Gibsons

Gibsons Public Market lives in the heart of Gibsons Landing, on the banks of Gibsons Marina and glorious views across Howe Sound to the North Shore Mountains. The indoor market brims with local food vendors selling fresh meat, fish, cheeses, chocolates and flowers. It offers cooking classes on weekends, and the Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education Centre delights local school children with abundant local marine life. Artisans set up their stalls at Christmastime creating a merry atmosphere with pretty wreaths, trees, decorations. The on-site Cafe offers delicious snacks and mulled wine at advent. A must see for visitors to the Sunshine Coast!

5. Gibsons Tapworks

537 Cruice Lane | Just a stones throw from the ocean and Marine Drive, Gibsons, British Columbia V0N 1V9, Canada +1 778-462-2337
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5 based on 27 reviews

Gibsons Tapworks

We are Gibsons Tapworks: a microbrewery that aims to build a reflection of our coastal community, in the beer we serve and the company we keep. We inspire a social connection by sharing our passion for unique, high quality craft beer. Our space is a place for the community to gather. We promise to provide genuine products that are easy to drink and embrace our coastal lifestyle.

Reviewed By Brad V - West Kelowna, Canada

Wonderful little spot, bright taproom with tasty craft beer. I had a flight the Brown Ale being my favorite, unfortunately the IPA tap had just run out, but that gave me a reason to return later that day to try it and fill my growler. We were there on a non food truck day, a bite with flight would have made it a complete experience. If your visiting lower Gibsons I recommend a stop here.

6. Gibsons Visitor Centre

417 Marine Drive | Gibsons Landing, Gibsons, British Columbia V0N 1V0, Canada +1 604-886-2374
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4.5 based on 20 reviews

Gibsons Visitor Centre

Located at the south end of the Sunshine Coast, the Gibsons Landing is a quaint seaside village perched on a hillside overlooking the harbour and faces nearby Islands in Howe Sound. As the crow flies, the "Gateway to the Sunshine Coast" is 16km/10mi from Vancouver. To get to Gibsons, it's a 40-minute ferry ride from West Vancouver, followed by a 5km/3mi drive from the Langdale ferry terminal. Gibsons has earned international recognition: it was recently 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, Molly's Reach for the longtime hit TV show The Beachcombers, which first aired in 1972 and ran until 1990.

Reviewed By twistedtippy - Toronto, Canada

I was only in Gibsons briefly between Horseshoe Bay and heading to Roberts Creek, but it is a very quaint area. Locals are very helpful, my bus driver was super friendly and informative. For myself, there wasn't much to do activity wise, but it's a nice place to look around and see the boats in the marina on a sunny day.

7. Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives

716 Winn Road, Gibsons, British Columbia, Canada +1 604-886-8232
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4.5 based on 26 reviews

Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives

Reviewed By Brian S - Meaford, Canada

A delightful place to spend a few hours on a rainy April day. We enjoyed the presentation of a small part of Aboriginal history along with the fascinating maritime and pioneer history of this very beautiful part of the west coast. This museum deserves to...MoreI`m glad that you enjoyed your visit. Come again to check out our changing temporary exhibits.

8. Plumper Cove Marine Provincial Park

Walkabout Road, Gibsons, British Columbia V0N 1V0, Canada +1 604-986-9371
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4.5 based on 12 reviews

Plumper Cove Marine Provincial Park

Reviewed By Paul K - Whistler, Canada

Incredibly beautiful park is breathtaking with great facilities and feels remote but so close to Gibsons and the coast. Only an hours cruising from Vancouver. There is plenty if mirage on buoys and good dock space on a first come basis. Busy during August! We love having family days out here.

431 Marine Drive, Gibsons, British Columbia V0N 1V0, Canada +1 604-886-0531
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4 based on 1 reviews

Gibsons Public Art Gallery

Reviewed By MisterPG - Vancouver BC

Been there many times; for Exhibitions, openings, and community meetings. Dedicated volunteers, a nice little gift shop, and an excellent asset for the town of Gibsons. Well worth taking in if you're in Lower Gibsons.

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