Located on the Sunshine Coast 10 km (6.3 miles) north of Gibsons,
Roberts Creek is situated about halfway to Sechelt.
Roberts Creek is a small community with a very relaxed atmosphere
generally made up of retired people, artists and some people who
commute to Vancouver for work.
Known locally as 'The Creek,' Roberts Creek is a small village situated
a short distance off Hwy 101 on Roberts Creek Road. Here you can
find a small neighbourhood community made up of a general store,
post office, arts centre and a very good bakery café called
'The Gumboot Garden Cafe.'
Definitely the meeting place in Roberts Creek, the Gumboot is a
great place to go hang out, relax and eat some freshly made baked
goods. The Gumboot has recently expanded to a large building next
door to the original café which includes a bigger restaurant
with a patio terrace and a large garden area.
Creek Regional Park
From the village it is just a short stroll down a hill to the ocean
water on Beach Ave. Here you can find Roberts Creek Regional Park
which includes the Roberts Creek Pier. The park is right next to
the creek after which the village of Roberts Creek is named.
There is a rocky beach here with a natural rocky pier and sand pathway
that jut out into the water. Once at the end of the pier, you can
find beautiful ocean vistas towards the west then, looking back,
nice views of the beach and waterfront residences.
Creek Provincial Park
Just a little north of the village is Roberts Creek Provincial Park.
The park is broken up in two halves with a campground situated on
Hwy 101 and the picnic beach area at the end of Flume Road and Beach
Located in the rear of the original Gumboot is The Creekside Salon
where you can sit down and enjoy a good book or meet and discuss
different topics with other people. Situated across the courtyard
is Inside Passage - School of Fine Woodworking where you can watch
future artisans in action through the big windows.
If you would like to stay in the area, there are a couple of B&B's
in Roberts Creek. Otherwise there is a better selection in Gibsons
and Sechelt. For RV Camping, there is the campground at Roberts
Creek Provincial Park or Creekside Campground which is only five
minutes north up Hwy 101 at Wilson Creek.
If you do happen to driving towards Gibsons from Roberts Creek along
the way you'll pass the Scout camp called Camp Byng. Many fond memories
were experienced by generations of kids enjoying the mile or so
of ocean foreshore at Camp Byng.
on Roberts Creek
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The Gumboot (Original
Provincial Park Beach