Gibsons Attractions

Gibsons might be small, but when it comes to culture and heritage, our city offers much for visitors of all ages and interests. Here’s a list of some of our favourite local attractions in Gibsons. For activities and things do so around the greater Sunshine Coast area, visit our Sunshine Coast Activities Page.



Tapworks Brewing Company



101 Brewhouse + Distillery

 The 101 is all about quality products and the belief that they can be fashioned in your own backyard. Originally an automotive mechanic’s, The 101 workshop of today honours its blue collar roots, with an entirely new form of craftsmanship. The first establishment in the area to merge craft beer, small batch spirits and locally inspired dishes. Check them out just a few doors down the road!


Persephone Brewing Company

Producing the finest quality craft beer,  their “farmhouse” approach integrates onsite farming in support of local food security, regenerative agriculture and amazing beer (i.e. “farm to table AND farm to barrel”). Amazing place and people!



Scotty's Scooters

While walking, busing, or driving are good ways to get around. Nothing compares to the experience you will get exploring the coast while riding on two wheels.  360-degree view of our coastline.  Stop and start whenever and wherever you want. No motorcycle license required.  Just a standard driver license and the road becomes your own personal adventure. If you can ride a bicycle you can ride a scooter!


Elphinstone Cycles

Elphi Cycles carries the best brands including Santa Cruz, Specialized, Rocky Mountain, Cannondale, and Kona. They service all makes and models from mountain bikes to kids bikes and road bikes as well as e-bikes. Visit them if you’re looking to rent a bike to explore the world-class biking trails on the Sunshine Coast! 



Molly's Reach Restaurant

One of the chief locations in the CBC’s longest running Canadian drama “The Beachcombers.” Molly’s Reach is an iconic stop for visitors and locals alike. Head down and taste a little fame with a trip to Molly’s Reach Restaurant!


Sunshine Kayaking

Located in Molly's Lane, the water adventures are endless with us with Kayak & Paddle Board Rentals, Lessons, and guided tours. Enjoy paddling over to the surrounding islands, suntan on the beaches, hike the islands, camp at local campsites or just have a picnic on the shorelines! 



Gibsons Public Art Gallery

Located in the heart of Gibsons Landing, GPAG is the Coast’s liveliest public art gallery, showing both juried exhibitions and invitationals, with a new opening each month!


Gibsons Public Market


Fishermans Market:

-Exceptional quality fresh and frozen seafood

-Ocean Wise & sustainable


Fromagerie De Baie:

-Top quality cheese, olives, crackers and more from around the world

-Beautiful & customer cheeseboards available for any occasion


Goodacre Market:

A farm-to-table grocery and bulk food store displaying the best the Sunshine Coast has to offer in fresh produce and foods in a package-free shopping environment.


The Gibsons Butcher:

-Local, award-winning artisan butcher shop

-Got a special occasion? Custom orders, custom cuts, charcuterie boards & catering are available


Wholesome Market Eats:

-Freshly made from scratch soups, sandwiches, wraps, salads and so much more!

-Healthy lunch options for the whole family to enjoy.

-Homemade desserts, pastries, cookies, ice cream and, of course, chocolate!



Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education Centre

Gibsons Marine Education Centre Society was formed to advance education and to protect the environment for the benefit of the public by undertaking projects that sustain the marine ecosystem of Howe Sound, British Columbia and beyond. Fast forward and The Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education was established and is located inside the Gibsons Public Market. Great for kids!



Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives

The Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives is an innovative and community-driven 
heritage destination located on the beautiful Sunshine Coast of British Columbia. 



Soames Hill

Soames Hill is a steep hike that is located in Gibsons near Shirley Macey Park and has incredible views that look across towards Keats Island and out towards the Strait of Georgia. The hike follows a steep set of stairs, offering a good workout that is rewarded with several beautiful views.


Inglis Trail

 This forested trail connects upper and lower Gibsons and is located behind the hotel. The tree canopy varies from open and airy deciduous trees to that of a classic west coast rainforest—Douglas fir and cedar. These well-maintained trails are great for walking, running and biking.


Local Events

There’s always something fun and exciting happening in Gibsons and the Sunshine Coast area. Here are some annual and upcoming events we are looking forward to. For more events upcoming events, click here.




Annual Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts

Join Canada’s longest running summer gathering of Canadian writers and readers, featuring established literary stars and exciting, new voices.


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