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This Idyllic Seaside Escape Is Only 2 Hours Away From Vancouver

Gibsons

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Only a 40 minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay, Gibsons is a breathtaking seaside town greets visitors with its quiet charm.

Nestled in the Sunshine Coast, Gibsons offers stunning ocean views as well as lush forests. In addition, its harbour is filled with beautiful boats, and there’s even fresh seafood available right off of some the fishing boats.

Visitors enjoy strolling along the boardwalk, as well as viewing the picturesque scene from the gazebo. What’s more, the area’s most famous eatery, Molly’s Reach restaurant, was the site of CBC’s popular Beachcombers TV series.

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Gibsons

The area has a plethora of charming stores, art galleries, restaurants and cafés. There’s even a beautiful park along the water that is perfect for suntanning, picnics or simply relaxing.

Last year, the town opened a Marine Education Centre, which offers provides a thrilling underwater perspective. Guests may view 30 underwater world exhibits, as well as interactive displays, without having to brave the water!

The community is also known for having the perfect blend of water and land activities. From bikes to scooters, kayaks to sailboats, there are many ways to explore. In addition, the Sunshine Coast is a fisherman’s paradise, with fishing charters and equipment available for rent.

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Looking for other incredible holidays in BC? Check out this incredible floating lodge that allows you to view grizzlies up close and personal! Also, be sure to check out this luxury cabana resort in the wilderness.

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