Gibsons has Mt. Elphinstone (and the Sprockids recreational mountain biking park) at its back and overlooks the Coastal mountain range and Howe Sound. This is also where Elphinstone Secondary school is located, along with Brothers Park recreation facilities and the Gibsons Pool and Curling Rink.
Gibsons is a great home-stay community for students looking for easy & quick access to the Lower Mainland, and those looking for activities relating to the mountains and/or waterfront. Elphinstone is also the home of an award-winning jazz ensemble that has competed nationally, and for the renowned Coast Cable Television Studio and media program.