Today, a look at some of the neighbourhoods in Gibsons, and their individual charms.
Geographically, North Fletcher is one of the smallest neighbourhoods in Gibsons. Located between Upper and Lower Gibsons, North Fletcher is comprised mainly of residential properties with some commercial development towards the top of School Road and down along Gibsons Way.
North Fletcher is also home to branch 109 of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Christian Life Assembly. Walking north to south through North Fletcher rewards you with stunning views of Georgia Strait and Vancouver Island. To the east is Shoal Channel and Gibsons Harbour.
Because of its hillside location and fabulous views, North Fletcher is a prime location for either renovating an existing home or building infill housing.
While it has no parks of its own, North Fletcher’s central location means you can walk to nearby amenities in both Upper Gibsons and Gibsons Landing.
Heritage Hill is a small neighbourhood, but what it lacks in size, it more than makes up for in location.
If you live in Heritage Hill, you’re always just a short walk to the ocean. This is where you find the newly-improved Armours Beach as well as the starting point of the Gibsons seawalk. You’re also easy walking distance to the shops and restaurants along Marine Drive and Gower Point Road.
To the north is Gibsons Creek, a natural treed area directly next door to Heritage Hill that’s fun to explore all year round.
The aforementioned Marine Drive is a major thoroughfare which provides easy access to transit as well as a direct route to the Langdale Ferry Terminal.
Bay Area/Georgia View
Bay Area/Georgia View stretches from Gibsons Marina around to the bluff and over to Franklin Road. The marina boasts 380 slips and can accommodate vessels up to 85 feet long.
Overlooking the marina is the bluff. Depending on which side of the bluff a home is located, residents will have spectacular views of Gibsons, Howe Sound, or Georgia Strait.
Bring your swimsuit and hit the beach. Along the southern edge of the neighbourhood are Pebbles and Atlee Beach which are favourite destinations to cool off during hot summer days.
Arrowhead, Breakwater, and Georgia Park are three of the parks in Bay Area/Georgia View. Breakwater and Georgia parks both provide ocean access while Arrowhead Park offers a short walk through the forest as well as a small open grassy area.
Located half-way up School Road, O’Shea-Oceanmount separates Gibsons Landing from Upper Gibsons. Primarily residential, the neighbourhood is home to Gibsons Elementary which teaches students from kindergarten all the way up to grade 7.
Along Shaw Road, you’ll find Good Samaritan Christenson Village, a seniors’ care centre that provides multiple levels of support to its residents.
A walking path passes through O’Shea-Oceanmount and rewards pedestrians with incredible ocean views as they travel this well-maintained trail.
Neighbourhood residents have incredible views in nearly every direction. To the east are views of Shoal Channel, Keats Island, and the North Shore Mountains. Looking to the north is Mount Elphinstone.
This neighbourhood is also home to Eagle View Heights, a condo and townhome development where most units will have their own stunning views.
Four of the nine neighborhoods of Gibsons were included in this article. Upper Gibsons, Shaw/Gospel Rock, Creekside/Hillcrest, Gibsons Landing, and North/Park Road will be covered in future articles.
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