Bring your curiosity, your hobbies, your sense of adventure. Bring your love of orange sunsets, invigorating salt air, and sweet summer berries grown in the wild. Bring your love of family, crackling camp fires and morning birdsong. Bring all of you back to nature and see how rewarding a life at Touchstone can be.
Located in the heart of the Touchstone Village Centre, the Bistro will be a lively location to savour a morning latte while enjoying the activities in the plaza next to the Touchstone Inn.
The cultural and social centre of the community, Touchstone Plaza welcomes visitors to the Village, providing landscaped grounds for community events, live music and art.
Bordering the Touchstone Plaza, opposite the Inn will be four live / work studio residences with the opportunity to offer retail arts and crafts, and other professional services residents will appreciate
Left virtually untouched due it’s an unparalleled natural beauty, this cherished meadowland offers Touchstone’s two signature ocean viewpoints known as Little Africa and Cross Rock.
Mention Cross Rock to any Gibsons local, and their excited reaction will speak volumes as to how beloved this viewpoint is. Spectacular ocean vistas from Bowen Island all to way to the western sunset views, Cross Rock is your front-row seat to one of the best views on the Sunshine Coast.
Don’t let the name fool you – there’ nothing little about the views from this hidden little gem. If you’re a morning person, this is where you’ll want to sip your coffee while watching the sun rise over Pasley Island as you take in incredible views of the Langdale ferry, Plumber Cove on Keats Island and the Pasley Islands.
Dominated by iconic West Coast trees, this meditative wooded area provides a strong connection to nature in the form of walking trails and rest areas along pathways that lead to Gospel Rock and Secret Beach.
Connecting Forest Park to the Gospel Rock lookout, a cantilevered boardwalk and lookout structure is planned to provide breathtaking views of the coastline.
For decades, this area has been famously photographed, fought for, and beloved. In many ways Gospel Rock represents the area’s touchstone — a living symbol of a genuine, meaningful way of life. Gospel Rock is pure, unspoiled oceanfront drama, with low down views of Howe Sound and the Salish Sea. Keep your eyes and ears at the ready for sea lions, eagles and herons.
Maybe one of the most scenic oceanfront drives on the West Coast, Gower Point Road, connects lower Gospel Rock to the new Touchstone at Gospel Rock Village. For years a narrow, winding seaside road with no proper sidewalk, the improved road will have a dedicated pedestrian and bike path for you and the community to safely peddle along while taking in the jaw-dropping views on your way to nearby Lower Gibsons harbour and amenities.
If Gospel Rock is the soul of Touchstone, the Village can only be described as the heart. With traffic-calmed streets that are laid out for jaw-dropping views and enhanced sun exposure, the Village with its Hotel and Plaza was designed to promote community spirit and create a welcoming experience for all visitors.
At the foundation of the Touchstone community plan is the Greenlane, a nature-inspired pedestrian thoroughfare that allows home owners and visitors to walk the historic trail from the top of the property down to the spectacular viewpoints of Cross Rock and Little Africa. Harmonizing home and habitat, the Greenlane preserves the experience of walking the land and watching the magnificent views unfold.
Preserved Lands & Parks
When designing a seaside community on the pristine lands surrounding Gospel Rock, developing an intelligent preservation plan was paramount. Touchstone will be a site-sensitive community, incorporating generous greenspaces into the design and raising the bar for future conservation initiatives in the region. In total, nearly 50% of precious natural habitat is protected as parks and conservation areas in perpetuity by a legal covenant. This includes 23 acres of preserved maritime forest, waterfront shoreline, walking trails, viewpoints, picnic spots, and of course, Gospel Rock itself, which remains untouched. All residential zones are nestled in the upper bench lands, allowing residents and the public to experience this amazing land together.
Touchstone Inn Boutique Hotel
The Touchstone Inn is at the heart of the Village and designed to celebrate its spectacular surroundings with an array of amenities. Savour a glass of wine at the lounge while watching the sun set with friends, host an anniversary dinner in the restaurant, or book yourself into the spa for some R&R.
The cultural and social centre of the community, Touchstone Plaza welcomes visitors to the Village, providing landscaped grounds for community events, live music and art. Take an art stroll, sit on the café patio savouring a cappuccino or drop by the local general store to pick up few key ingredients for dinner. Everything at Touchstone is conveniently accessible on foot.