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Grant's Bed & Breakfast is a spacious (800 sq ft) suite which comfortably accommodates four to six people.
Every morning, a delicious hot breakfast is served in the suite or on the patio.
Central location in Gibsons - walking distance to stores and sports events.
We are wheelchair friendly.
Relax in the jacuzzi-style tub, or spend sunny hours in the private, south facing, fully fenced garden. There's a barbecue and the patio has comfortable furniture. Lounge in the muskoka chairs near the pond, or in the hammock underneath the cherry tree. There is a peekaboo view of the ocean.
In season, your children will love picking blueberries and raspberries from the abundant bushes at the back of the garden.
The suite has its own computer (Windows 7) plus free Wifi and cable access for laptops.
Guests enjoy the private entrance; parking is convenient and off-street. You are our only guests.
There is daily housekeeping.
Grant's Bed & Breakfast is at a central location in Gibsons. We are within walking distance of Gibsons Landing, Upper Gibsons and lovely Armours Beach.
You'll enjoy your stay with us!
See over 160 reviews in our guestbook
This is what the Ministry of Tourism BC wrote after an unannounced inspection in July 28, 2011:
'A perfectly comfortable property with pleasant décor and a very friendly host! Congratulations! On a perfect score for cleanliness and state of repair.'
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Grant's Bed & Breakfast has a great breakfast. See what other guests say in the guestbook.
We cater to people with allergies or dietary needs. A gluten free breakfast is one of our options.
Breakfast is served in the suite or on the patio at a time of your choosing.
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. . . But what is so great about the Sunshine Coast?
Well, let's start in Gibsons, the 'Gateway to the Sunshine Coast'.
The United Nations actually think Gibsons is the best place in the world to live - or stay in a Bed and Breakfast, of course. . . In October, 2009, Gibsons received the Gold Award for the Most Liveable Community in the World. The United Nations-endorsed International Awards for Liveable Communities gave Gibsons (4,200 inhabitants) the gold medal in the category 'Towns with a population of less than 20,000'.
Grant's Bed & Breakfast happens to be in Gibsons, and in a central location: right between Lower and Upper Gibsons. Almost everything is within walking distance.
Let's go to picturesque Lower Gibsons (or Gibsons Landing, as it's also called), the famous location of The Beachcomers. Molly's Reach is still there, right behind the Persephone which has found a final resting place on the corner of the boulevard and the way to the pier. The pier affords fabulous views of Howe Sound and the marina; seagulls fly over as we stroll by the flower boat and the ship selling seafood. There is no shortage of small restaurants and quaint shops. Local art is sold at the artists' co-op gallery, the Gibsons Public Art Gallery and several other galleries.
Have some good coffee or a fish taco and gaze at the scenery. The boardwalk takes visitors to Armour's Beach, and there are trails to several other beaches, all within Gibsons and all with a different view of the ocean and the mountains.
Or climb Soames Hill, where stairs will take you up 250 metres to several lookouts with stunning views. The Pioneer Cemetary is certainly worth a visit, and so is Gospel Rock and Little Africa. And. . . too much to mention. But let's not forget the two malls in Upper Gibsons, which has almost every amenity.
But it's not just Gibsons that's wonderful; the whole Sunshine Coast is beautiful. The New York Times actually named the Sunshine Coast one of the 31 Best Places to Visit.
The Wall Street Journal has also recommended the Sunshine Coast as a great destination. In all, over 100 travel writers have raved about the Sunshine Coast in the past two years alone.
Recently, the Vancouver Sun published a story about the Sunshine Coast as a great destination for families with young children.
What is so special about the Sunshine Coast? It is just 1.5 hours from downtown Vancouver, but can only be reached by ferry or air. Step off the ferry or the plane and you're in a different world.
The 40 minute ferry ride with BC Ferries through Howe Sound is like a mini cruise. The pace of life slows, relaxation sets in.
Upon arrival, mountains and forests with hundreds of kilometers of trails await the visitor, together with beautiful beaches, lakes, stunning ocean views and the Skookumchuk Narrows , the second largest salt water rapids in North America. The Pender Harbour area is known as the Venice of the North.
Despite the publicity, the Sunshine Coast has retained its charm. So much to see, do and enjoy, and no crowds. At many of the lakes, you may be the only visitor. The sounds of birds and the gentle crashing of the waves are everywhere.
Local people are friendly and relaxed. Browse around in antique shops and quaint little stores with collectibles, or dine in waterfront restaurants, bistro-style cafes and other picturesque local eateries for a variety of flavors and budgets.
For outdoor enthusiasts, the Sunshine Coast is a great place to visit. Hiking, kayaking, sailing, canoeing, golf, fresh and saltwater fishing, beachcombing, swimming, wakeboarding, snowshoeing and cross country skiing.
A boat trip to Princess Louisa Inlet with the famous Chatterbox Falls is unforgettable.
The Coast Cultural Alliance has information about literally hundreds of artists, events and gallery exhibits on the Sunshine Coast. Many artists will welcome you in their studios. Their information is listed in the Purple Banner Guide which we keep in our B & B. Don't miss the Arts Crawl which is hugely succesful, and bigger every year.
Music lovers will be happy on the Sunshine Coast, too. On weekends, there is always something going on. The Coast boasts many musicians, with styles ranging from jazz to rhythm ‘n blues to eclectic, to classical.
How sunny is the Sunshine Coast? Well, it lies nicely sheltered behind Vancouver Island, so the climate is mild. In fact, the Sunshine Coast is the second warmest region in Canada. A section of Roberts Creek on the Lower Coast is even officially designated as subtropical. With an annual total of between 1,400 to 2,400 hours of sunshine – that’s an average of four to six hours a day, depending on where the measurements are taken – bright days outnumber gloomy ones by a wide margin. At higher elevations, there is snow in winter for snowshoeing, cross country skiing and sledding amidst spectacular scenery. Dakota Ridge is a popular location for winter sports.
Scenic Ferry Rides and sailing
There are actually two Sunshine Coasts: the Lower and the Upper. To reach the Upper Sunshine Coast, one needs to drive 77 kilometers along the Sunshine Coast Highway to Earl’s Cove, where a ferry leaves for the Upper Sunshine Coast. A relaxing 50-minute trip among breathtaking scenery.
The Upper Sunshine Coast, with Powell River, is an area with pristine beauty and a vibrant cultural life.
For those who enjoy scenic ferry trips, there is the Circle Tour: a ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver takes you to the Lower Sunshine Coast, a drive, and another ferry trip to the Upper Sunshine Coast. In Powell River you board another ferry to Comox on Vancouver Island. The fourth ferry ride is either from Victoria (Schwartz Bay) in the South of Vancouver Island to Tsawassen, just South of Vancouver, or alternatively, from Departure Bay in Nanaimo, back to Horseshoe Bay.
You can also go sailing with our friends John Roper and Pam Proctor: www.sailcruise.net
For more details about how to get to the Sunshine Coast, visit the maps section of Bigpacific.
Come and see if the United Nations are right. Take a trip to the Sunshine Coast, just minutes away from the busy Lower Mainland, and enjoy our hospitality!
The award winning photos in the Sunshine Coast Album on this site are by Tella Sametz and Jack Stein. You can reach Tella at 604-885-1091 or www.tellaphoto.com
We are one of the most dog-friendly B & B's on the Sunshine Coast. The yard is fully fenced, so your dog can play. There is a constant supply of yummy dog treats, and visiting dogs of course have their own bowls.
We can make your dog a healthy breakfast, too, if you want.
If your dog is used to being on the couch, we supply you with good covers so he/she will feel right at home. We also have doggie towels for that dry feeling after playing fetch on the ocean shore.
We have a list of dog-friendly parks and beaches, and we know good pet sitters, grooming services and more on the Sunshine Coast.
The Sunshine Coast is very dog friendly and has the most dogs per capita in Canada!