Welcome to Gibsons Landing! This quaint, waterfront harbour area of Gibsons—centred around Marine Drive and Gower Point Road—is the cultural heartbeat of this coastal community. Here you can shop, stroll, and dine all against a stunning backdrop featuring views of Howe Sound, soaring coastal mountains, Keats Island, and the lively Gibsons Harbour.
Gibsons Landing comes with a storied history: the area is best known as the location behind CBC's famed show The Beachcombers, which holds claim as the network's longest-running (and arguably most popular) show. Gibsons Landing is our very own piece of nostalgic television history—and fans of the show can snap a photo of the iconic yellow-and-blue Molly's Reach restaurant sign, and visit the local museum to check out the "Beachcomber Relics" exhibit.
Easily walkable with plenty of paths, shops, restaurants, galleries, and museums, Gibsons Landing is the perfect place to spend a leisurely afternoon.
Shops, Galleries, and Museums
Charming shops, art galleries, and museums line the Landing. On Marine Avenue, you can shop for home goods at a chic design store, grab Asian pantry staples at a beloved local market, or take in rotating works of art at the Gibsons Public Art Gallery. Further along, on Gower Point Road, you'll find shop-after-shop selling clothes, housewares, art, specialty food items like olive oil, chocolates, and more. Don't forget to pop into the Sunshine Coast Museum & Archives, where you can delve into the history of the area. In summer, events like the Artisan Market and Music in the Landing take over public spaces—turning Gibsons Landing into one large and lively community space.
The Landing is Gibsons’ restaurant row. You'll find just as many restaurants as shops in the Landing, and hungry diners can sample everything from hyper-local small plates, freshly-shucked oysters, Mexican comfort food, burgers, sandwiches, Neapolitan-inspired pizza, smoked BBQ, and more. Many restaurants come with an epic view, whether that's from a two-storey brewery patio or outdoor seating right at water's edge.
Coffee shops and bakeries make for lively places to rest and refuel for the next leg of your Gibsons Landing adventure, with several options for a quick meal or treat to go alongside your coffee, espresso, or tea. And speaking of treats, no visit to Gibsons Landing is complete without a scoop (or two!) of locally-made gelato.
Fresh seafood can be purchased right off the public dock. Gibsons Harbour is a working marina, and you can often find fishers selling BC spot prawns in-season, shellfish, and fish. Or you can wander over to Gibsons Public Market and shop for local produce and fare for a picnic in the park or on the beach.
The Gibsons Public Market
Gibsons Public Market is equal parts community market, restaurant, and marine education centre. On the top floor of this two-storey building is a lofty annex with soaring ceilings, home to the popular Emelle's Bistro and the Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education Centre, a catch-and-release aquarium which features over 30 habitats of local marine life collected from the nearby harbours and bays of Howe Sound. On the bustling lower level you'll find the market merchants selling everything from local seafood to specialty cheeses. The public market also hosts regular events, including cooking classes, art shows, beer festivals, food demos, live music, and more.
Parks and Beaches
When visiting Gibsons Landing, you’ll find several nearby parks and public beaches. Armours Beach is a favourite of locals and visitors, especially in summer when you can wade into the cool waters of Howe Sound via a designated swimming zone—or jump off the public dock. There are also plenty of other beaches where you can beachcomb, swim, rest, and rejuvenate as well, including Georgia, Franklin, Hopkins Landing, and many others close by.
Stretch your legs along the seawall path, a short one-kilometre compact gravel walkway that connects Armours Beach to the Gibsons Public Market. Stop by Winegarden Waterfront Park, the perfect place to sit in the sun or soak in the harbour views. Don't miss music in the park, which happens every summer. And Dougall Park offers a large grassy area that's perfect for a picnic, along with a playground and outdoor basketball court.
Love the water? Marine operators in Gibsons Landing offer the chance to explore the area's waterways. Learn to sail or enjoy a fishing charter. Kayakers of all levels can paddle in sheltered inlets and bays while observing an array of wildlife. Day trips to Gambier and Keats Island are made easy with foot passenger service from the Langdale Ferry, or via water taxi from Gibsons Harbour.
Prefer to stay on land? Rent a scooter or e-bike for the day and discover the Sunshine Coast on two wheels!
How to Get to Gibsons Landing
From the Langdale Ferry Terminal, head along Marine Avenue and follow the signs. From Upper Gibsons, head down School Road or Gibsons Way. Don't forget to swing by the Visitor Centre, right in the heart of Gibsons Landing, where you can buy Sunshine Coast souvenirs and get friendly advice and help.