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About nine kilometers (5.6 miles) northwest of Gibsons Landing you’ll find the small artistic community of Roberts Creek (take the lower road off Highway 101), where arts and crafts appreciators can often snatch up a bargain. In an old-growth forest, Roberts Creek Provincial Park, 14 kilometers (8.7 miles) northwest of Gibsons, has hiking trails, waterfalls, a picnic ground, and a pebbly beach. Campsites are $15 per night.
The relaxed atmosphere at Up the Creek Backpacker’s B&B (1261 Roberts Creek Rd., 604/885-0384 or 877/885-8100, www.upthecreek.ca, $25 dorms, $75 s or d) is reason enough to rest your head here overnight. Throw in well-priced beds, modern amenities such as a full kitchen and Internet access, and friendly owners, and you’ll want to stay longer. Accommodations are in bright dorms, a private room, or a double cabin, with a self-serve breakfast for extra $5 per person.
© Andrew Hempstead, from Moon Western Canada, 3rd Edition