Investing in Gibsons, British Columbia



Region:  Lower Mainland/Southwest

Regional District:  Sunshine Coast

Gibsons is a coastal community located in southwestern British Columbia, Canada on the Strait of Georgia, approx. 40 km northwest of Vancouver. The Town's compact boundaries encompass only 4,400 residents, but it is the retail and services hub for a population of approx. 13,000. In October 2009, the town was declared the "Most Liveable Community in the World" (under 20,000 population) at the international Livcom Awards. Endorsed by the United Nations Environment Programme, the LivCom competition focuses on Best Practices for management of the local environment. In 2009 Gibsons also won an Energy & Climate Action Award for Community Planning and Development from the Community Energy Association, in part for its publicly owned geoexchange system. Like many coastal communities, Gibsons is transitioning from a forestry and fishing base to a more diverse economy with construction trades, business services, retail and tourism becoming prominent. Nonetheless, the scenic working harbour is still at the heart of the town. A popular retirement destination, Gibsons attracts many artists and musicians, as well as professionals who commute by ferry into nearby Vancouver, or are able to work globally from home, thanks to the availability of top speed fibre optic service.


Community Size: 5.43 km²

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West Wood Organic Grocery

2307 47th Ave, Vancouver, BC
The store is located in an affluent area, Kerrisdale in Vancouver where young Chinese family population is growing, yet not enough businesses to service them. Currently the store features unique specialty organic produce items and local culinary products. Its floor space can easily display multiple ... continue

The Dog's Ear is a business for sale in BC.

The Dog's Ear

39 900 Gibsons Way, Gibsons, BC
The Dog's Ear is a well established business operating in Sunnycrest Mall for 17 years. This turnkey operation includes inventory, supplies and equipment, everything you need for success. Your business of custom embroidery, photo gift ware, t-shirt transfers, clothing and souvenirs has a solid base ... continue

1873 Cosyan Pl is a commercial real estate opportunity in BC.

1873 Cosyan Pl

1873 Cosyan Pl, Sechelt, BC, V0N 3A1
Brand new industrial building on Cosyan Place, Wilson Creek. Permits in hand and construction underway. With 20’ ceilings, large bay doors and 3 Phase power. Building to be built similar to exterior photo above. Opportunity to configure your space to suit. Occupancy planned for April 2018. Offered a... continue

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B.C. Company Sows Seeds of Success in South Korea

South Koreans are feeling the love for B.C. hemp hearts. In 2016, Gibsons, B.C.-based, Canada Hemp Foods Ltd. saw demand spike for its products in South Korea – accounting for 95% of the company’s sales ($18.4 million CAD). Fifty-pound bags and 2000lb totes of its nutritious hemp... continue

Ecosign Mountain Resort Planners Goes for Gold in Beijing

Whistler, British Columbia is known as a world–class ski resort and one of the host cities for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games, but it is also now being recognized as home to one of the world’s preeminent resort planners.Ecosign Mountain Resort Planners has designed resorts and... continue

Windset Farms Brings B.C. Freshness to Asian Markets

Having made a name for themselves locally as fresh, quality producers of British Columbia-grown produce, Windset Farms is now setting its sights on key markets in Asia. Windset Farms has been delivering fresh produce for more than two decades, growing into one of North America’s most... continue