Trip 238 - April 27, 2022 (Wednesday)
Town of Gibsons BC Visit
BC Sunshine Coast Near Langdale Ferry Terminal
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Town of Gibsons Location:
BC Sunshine Coast, six kilometers from Langdale Ferry Terminal.|
Liked: Excellent harbour views, street art.
Of Note: Unsightly graffiti here and there, limited services due to a small town size, some retail prices appear higher than in the Lower Mainland.
Vancouver, Coast & Mountains Backroad Mapbook (5th edition) Gibsons Coordinates: Page 10 (Gibsons) C6.
Other BC Cities, Towns and Locations We Have Visited: Agassiz, Bella Coola, Bralorne, Chilliwack, Fort Nelson, Gold Bridge, Harrison Hot Springs, Hope, Horseshoe Bay, Merritt, Mission, Nanaimo (Old City Square), Port Alberni, Prince George, Prince Rupert, Smithers, Squamish, Telkwa, Tofino, Tumbler Ridge, Vancouver (Seawall), Vancouver (Stanley Park), West Vancouver (Ambleside Park).
The town of Gibsons with its 4,500+ residents is the first more-or-less "major" settlement (by Sunshine Coast standards) once you get off the ferry at Langdale Terminal. Six kilometers on Highway 101 (towards Sechelt, and, eventually, Powell River), and you are there. Several gas stations, a few grocery stores, a washer/dryer at the marina, and a shower at the Recreation Center is all an average traveller really needs, and Gibsons has it all. $1.50 for a washer and $1.50 for 20 minutes of using a dryer is quite generous, and $3 for a shower is not bad either. That said, gasoline appeared to be several cents per litre higher in Gibsons than in Vancouver, and some grocery store prices were quite high as well.
But we were in Gibsons for sightseeing, and that's a mighty impressive harbour that Gibson's got. On a sunny day like today the views were truly "picture-perfect", and the lack of crowds made the walk around Gibsons Landing, which is a tourist-oriented part of town, that much better.
1. Here is a Google Map of the Gibsons Landing area that we have explored.
2. We start on the corner of School Road and Marine Drive, where a George Gibson statue is located in Pioneer Park.
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