ROBERTS CREEK: THE GUMBOOT NATION

A visit to the Sunshine Coast wouldn't be complete without a stop in Roberts Creek, stretching from Gower Point to Wilson Creek. Small and peaceful, this little corner of the Coast prides itself on being a safe, family-oriented community. The Community Hall is in regular use for rockin' dances, community meetings and bingo nights. Children, dogs and bicycles take priority over vehicles, even on the main Roberts Creek Road. Glorious gardens bloom year round, and the natural vegetation and trees are carefully tended by local landowners.

The iconic Gumboot Cafe and MELOmania music store behind

Roberts Creek History | Roberts Creek Community Tour

HOW TO GET TO ROBERTS CREEK

About 4 km out of Gibsons, you can take the scenic route to Roberts Creek by turning left off the highway at the Lower Road junction (go slowly on this road - there are lots of pedestrians and bicycles). Follow the curves to the corner of Roberts Creek Road. Or continue along Highway 101 for about 10 km out of Gibsons until you come to the top of Roberts Creek Road, and turn left down the hill to the corner of Lower Road.

Or, if you're coming from Powell River, take the ferry from Saltery Bay to Earls Cove at the north end of the Sunshine Coast. Drive south along Highway 101 through Garden Bay and Madeira Park and, farther south, Secret Cove and Halfmoon Bay. Continue on Highway 101 right through Sechelt, Davis Bay and Wilson Creek. About 8 km south of Wilson Creek, you'll come to Roberts Creek Road - turn right.

Roberts Creek Mandala

ROBERTS CREEK FACTS

POPULATION of Sechelt (29.5% of the total Sunshine Coast)

2011
3244 people
Growth rate 7% (2001 Census)
Dwellings 1,356 occupied private dwellings
Area 143.6 sq. km.

Sunshine Coast Regional District
1975 Field Road
Sechelt BC V0N 3A1
Email: info@scrd.ca
Phone 604.885.6800
Twitter: SunshineCoastRD
Toll Free 1.800.687.5753
SCRD Area D Director for Roberts Creek: Donna Shugar, www.CreekDirector.ca

School District #46
494 S. Fletcher, Gibsons
604-886-8811

Neighborhoods: Heart of the Creek, Beach Esplanade, Lower Road, Upper Roberts Creek.

Roberts Creek Community School Office:
604-885-3481
Coordinator: Stacia Leech

IMPORTANT CREEK NUMBERS

EMERGENCY: 911

Police (non-emergency):
604-885-2266

Roberts Creek Fire Department (non-emergency):
604-885-6871

Roberts Creek Community Association
PO Box 261
Roberts Creek BC V0N 2W0
604-885-2715

Community Services:
5638 Inlet Avenue
Sechelt
604-885-5881

Upstream Family Medicine
Wilson Creek Plaza
604-885-6400

St. Mary's Hospital
Sunshine Coast Highway
604-885-2224

 

WHAT THE LOCALS SAY

The residents of the Creek are a peculiar bunch, loyal to their community in a way mostly outdated in today's society. The Roberts Creek Community Association has a large and active membership whose voice is strong in matters concerning community events, planning and development. An Official Community Plan (OCP) is a bylaw of a local government. The Roberts Creek OCP was developed by the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) and was adopted in Oct 2012 as a bylaw of the SCRD, and received a high degree of input from residents. Review the Roberts Creek Official Community Plan here.

In a survey generated to assess public opinion concerning the OCP, a series of questions was posed. The following is a partial list of answers from local "Creekers" to the question: "What is it you like about Roberts Creek?"

What locals say about Roberts Creek

ROBERTS CREEK IN PHOTOS