New Gibsons project speaks to town’s roots

July 29, 2016

A new residential and hotel development with a familiar name is coming to the Gibsons waterfront on the Sunshine Coast.

George Gibsons Marine Resort and Residences takes its name from George Gibson, a former British naval officer who landed on Gibsons’ shores in 1886 and never left.

The town named after him, now home to more than 4,000 of the 30,000 or so people who live on the Sunshine Coast, is no doubt best known as the setting for the iconic Canadian television show The Beachcombers. Molly’s Reach, the café featured in the series, is still the most prominent landmark in town.

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