Town of Gibsons
Population: 4,605 (2016 Census)
Growth rate: 3.8% (2011 Census)
Dwellings: 2,320 occupied private dwellings
Area: 4.33 sq. km.
A short 10-minute drive from the Langdale ferry terminal, Gibsons was carved out of the hilly forest terrain of the Sunshine Coast. Known across the world as the home of the popular CBC Television series, The Beachcombers, the Town of Gibsons has two main commercial areas: Upper Gibsons which has shopping malls, restaurants, services and a light industrial area, and Lower Gibsons.
The main street in Lower Gibsons is filled with people visiting the bakeries, cafes, and shops, or strolling along the bustling fishing wharf and a seaside walk that link Gibsons Harbour, with its log wharfinger’s building and boardwalk over the breakwater to Winegarden Waterfront Park.
Director David Croal
David Croal was appointed to the SCRD Board on December 5, 2018. David Croal moved to Gibsons in 1979 to work on “the Beachcombers” and never left. Between tenures with the CBC, David has worked in property management and the freelance film and commercial industry both here and in the Lower Mainland.
David has volunteered with the Sunshine Coast Hospice Society in the past, and currently volunteers with the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station 14, Gibsons and holds a seat on the board of the Gibsons Marine Rescue Society.
Over the years, he has also worked in retail sales and marketing, publishing, the hospitality industry, and large-scale construction with a general contractor in their engineering unit. This diverse background offers a wide range of insight and experience.