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.
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A small business manufacturing opportunity in Cross Laminated Timber or “CLT”, a cost-competitive, strong, light, multi-layer, wood building panel system, the preferable sustainable building material of the 21st century. CLT demand is estimated to grow to 1.2 to 3.6 million m3/yr. at 5 to 15% market...
656 Henry Rd., Gibsons, BC
Well established Industrial, Commercial @ Residential Sandblasting @ Painting Company on the beautiful Sunshine Coast. Services are mobile or in an Industrial Sandblasting yard.@ Extensive customer list and well kept job records.@ Excellent WCB and safety record.@ Owner is ready to retire and is wil...
624 Farnham Rd, Gibsons, BC, V0N 1V8
624 Farnham Rd is centrally located in upper Gibsons next to Gibsons Elementary and just off Gibsons Way. This C-1 zoned, property has many updates including newer lighting, windows, flooring, baseboard heating and plumbing. Nearly half an acre with ample parking and wheel chair access. The building...
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