Tuesday, September 13, 2011

the sunshine coast ~ gibsons

Gibsons...so near and yet so far! 

A short ferry ride from the Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal (just north of Vancouver)...
preferably on a beautiful warm September day...

...will get you to historic Gibsons Landing in no time at all.

It's all about boats over there...
and strolling the seawalk.

Our first stop was Molly's Reach...
the site of the Beachcombers TV series which ran for several decades.

We shared fish and chips, of course. 
And we sat at Bruno Gerussi's table with a view.

And when the feast was over...
we walked along the pier and took note of how the locals live.

It seems they prefer to eat, play and sleep on the water! 
Some even have amazing gardens on their houseboats.

And if you happen to live on one of the nearby islands and need your van for tonight...
you take it over on a barge.
They say it's a simple life...
but having vehicles can get a little complicated.

We strolled Molly's Lane...
and saw Relic's boat...
and passed through the Waterfront Park before bidding farewell to Gibson's.

Not far from Gibsons...
we stopped at Robert's Creek... 
where a cruise ship passed through Georgia Strait.

And we left an inukshuk behind, of course.

And so ended our first day of travels on the Sunshine Coast.

Next stop...Smuggler's Cove.


  1. Those gardens are amazing! Beautiful day :)

  2. Now I've always had a romantical vision of living on a houseboat. This post has nothing to dissuade me. You make a superb tour guide and a wonderful spokesperson for your corner of the globe!

  3. I have such fond memories of a trip to the Sunshine Coast and Gibsons. I believe we ate at that same table!

  4. That really looks like a great destination in the sunshine! Love those houseboat gardens!!

  5. We have not been there in years! You have me dreaming with your last trip.

  6. What a beautiful place to visit. I'm keeping a list of all the gorgeous locations you post about. Someday when we travel to Canada I plan to visit some of them! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Beautiful Inukshuk. I loved it there. .thanks for taking me along with your trip there. I think it might be time to go back.

  8. Ah...the Sunshine Coast - one of my favorite places. Powell River looks like it would be a fabulous place to live - if not for the ferries LOL!

  9. Thanks for the tour of Gibson's. All the islands and coastal towns of BC are on my list of places I'd love to visit. The houseboats have certainly all got character as their occupants must have as well. Sunshine always - glad you had such a sunny day!

  10. Your photos are spectacular, Judy. I can see why the locals prefer to do everything on the water. It is gorgeous!! I am amazed at the houseboat garden.

  11. Oh, wouldn't the little kids enjoy observing that van on the barge! I love the pretty garden cubes on the water (front).

  12. Oh, I see.. they are houseboats! Does that not up the levela tad?

  13. This area reminds me of California..we saw so many houseboat communities in the bays along the coast.
    There is a small houseboat commuity near where I live. I iamgine it is less expensive to pay dock fees than rent!

  14. Some perfect days for R&R amongst our beautiful province of BC..and so you just left your signature...I love it!

  15. very nice pictures ......... thanks


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