Gibsons Neighbourhood Info

July 12, 2012

A 40-minute ferry ride between Horseshoe Bay and Langdale separates Gibsons from West Vancouver and the rest of the Lower Mainland. And, though the distance is short, it's easy to experience a far greater shift in the pace of life.

The islands of Howe Sound are visible from Gibsons, with Keats Island in full view, but the traffic is lighter. Proximity to the mainland doesn't come at a price. However, Gibsons' average home prices tend to be more expensive than in the larger administrative centre of Sechelt, but the range of prices is smaller.

Gibsons average home prices are $455,000, but a half-acre waterfront lot recently sold for $995,000, and a developed property with a detached home sold for $1.9 million about half the price of the region's most expensive sale in Sechelt. View Gibsons MLS® listings

Given the proximity to Vancouver, a little more than an hour away including the ferry ride, it's as close as the Fraser Valley. And with rustic charm, neighbourhood restaurants to rival Kitsilano and lifestyle to match, many are finding the area a worthwhile investment for their families and the future. Between 2001 and 2006, the population rose 7.1 per cent.

Gibsons Amenities

Gibsons Shopping

Gibsons is home to a number of well-known chain retailers, including London Drugs and IGA, but there are also several local shops and artisans lending a local flavour to what’s on offer. A farmers’ market takes place on Saturdays from June through October, but local fare is also available at other venues in and around Gibsons.

Schools and Education in Gibsons

Primary schools

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Gibsons Cafés and Restaurants

Thanks to the Beachcombers television series, Molly’s Reach may be the best-known eatery in town. But there’s also the popular (and wonderfully named) Sita’s Spag Shack and Gramma’s Marine Pub with its views towards Keats Island.

Gibsons Sports and Recreation

Gibsons is filled with green space, but if the great outdoors isn’t enough, there’s the Gibsons and Area Community Centre with its squash and racquetball courts as well as ice arena, curling rink, and swimming pool and community programs to meet every wish.

Gibsons Transportation

The Sunshine Coast Highway connects Gibsons with the BC Ferries terminal a short distance away in Langdale. Regular ferries depart to and from Horseshoe Bay. Sunshine Coast Transit provides local Bus service.

Gibsons Property Statistics

Home prices*
Houses $455,128
Townhouses $272,397
Condos $218,712

* Average price for the past 12 months (March 2011) from Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver

Gibsons Demographics

Population* - 4,416 (as of 2010) *Source: BC Stats

60+ 33.6%
40 to 59 30.6%
20 to 39 16.9%
5 to 19 15.2%
0 to 4 3.7%

*Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census

Fully owned 72.7% ("Owners")
Rented 27.3%

*Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census

Detached 55.5% ("Houses")
Semi-detached 21.4%
Apartments 22.7%

*Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census

Suburbs surrounding Gibsons