A trip to the village of Gibsons, just down the road from Soames Point B&B, offered us a
first glimpse of the easy days to follow. Distances were never far. One
destination might be a village wharf, another a drift-wood rimmed beach,
another an overlook of a grand bay. Every July day was pristine... this
west coast area is known as the "Sunshine Coast" for good reason... it
statistically offers more hours of sunshine than any other portion of the
Early mornings were beautiful. July sunrise seemed to be about 4:45 a.m. It was
always a spectacular awakening as rosy morning sun gradually crept along
the tops of the mountainous islands west of the coastline. Foggy mornings
would slowly clear in the sounds. The sun didn’t set until about 10 or
The public wharf in Gibsons presented an exuberant riot of boats of
all types… fishing boats, private yachts and humorous “house boats”… in
one case a 3 story clapboard, another more of a shed boat, while yet
another appeared to be disguised as a floating flower garden!
We planned to enjoy fresh halibut or cod every day on
the docks. Boutiques are plentiful along the waterfronts, as are
restaurants. We found food presentations throughout western Canada to be
as satisfying to SEE as it was to taste.
Waterfront Restaurant and Molly's Reach
Restaurant both overlook the harbor at Gibsons Landing.
Houseboats at Gibsons wharf ... is this a boat or a
A nice clapboard on the water?
How about a fixer-upper?
Halfmoon Bay and Wildflowers Bed and Breakfast
Map of the Sunshine Coast of
Waterway Cruises Directory OR