What did you do for dad this Father’s Day?

For many, we send a card, a small gift or head over for a BBQ in the backyard, but isn’t it time we did something unexpected and awesome? If you’d still like to celebrate Dad, break up the predictability and give him a trip to Gibsons on the Sunshine Coast.

Gibsons is a quaint seaside town that welcomes all visitors to the Sunshine Coast. Located on hillside above Howe Sound, it is a short 45-minutes ferry ride from Vancouver and Whistler.

From craft breweries to farmers markets and bonfires to swimming, biking, kayaking and relaxing, you’ll find everything here the dad in your life needs for a weekend away.


Once you’re here, leave the car parked and take a stroll around this incredibly walkable town. Everything you need is found just outside your front door, helping to make your stay that much more relaxing. Without having to drive, you have access to Gibsons’ collection of top-rated merchants, from restaurants to small shops of every variety. Head to Beachcomber Coffee, where you can load up on a generous buzz of caffeine. There’s also eateries like Lunitas to grab a taco to go, Buono’s for a slice, Sandy’s Bake Shop and Smitty’s Oyster House to choose from, your taste buds will also be on vacation. Don’t forget our breweries though, from the 101 to Tapworks, Bruinwood Distillery and Brickers Cider.


Kayak or Canoe while you explore the waters off Gibsons Harbour, and adventure over to local islands like Keats and Gambier. Or take a drive and kayak up the Sechelt Inlet, watching out for dolphins and deer. There’s also our many beaches, which offer great summer swimming. Make sure dad brings his rod with you too, as there’s prime salmon fishing; coho, chinook, chum, pink, and sockeye. 


For dad’s who enjoy a great hike, you’ll find amazing views of the region around Gibsons from Soames Hill. And if he’s a mountain biker, check out Sprockids conveniently located right up the hill as you drive off the ferry, or take a stroll along the waterfront and public wharf with stunning views of Gibsons Harbour. If you’re not interested in walking around, then rent a few scooters from Scotty’s Scooters to explore the community and coastline. Our two world class golf courses, the Blue Ocean or the Sunshine Coast Golf & Country Club are also fully outfitted for Dad.



If you think the Coast sounds like a place your family would love, visit our website to see the variety of condos, townhomes, and single family home sites Touchstone offers.

Our Sales Team is always available for any questions you may have at 778.462.3888 or info@touchstonegibsons.com. You can also visit our Discovery Centre, which is operating from 1pm – 4pm Friday – Tuesday, closed Mondays. We will be following all social distancing and safety protocols to ensure our staff and visitors have an enjoyable visit.