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Visitor Information Park

May 22, 2014

Background

During summer, traffic counts on the "Bypass" near the Langdale ferry rise to almost 17,000 vehicles per day. This area is the gateway to the entire Sunshine Coast (from Port Mellon to Lund), and had long been identified as a missed opportunity to welcome and orient visitors. In 2010, a wayfinding map erected by the Chamber in 2006, blew down in a wind storm, bringing new urgency to the situation.
 
The GDCC launched a campaign for a Visitor Information Park in October 2010, and began raising funds. Government sponsors included the Island Coastal Economic Trust, District of Sechelt, Sunshine Coast Regional District, Powell River Regional District, Town of Gibsons, and Sechelt Indian Band. Community volunteers contributed approximately 650 hours of work, and 52 businesses donated money or goods and services in kind. Total project costs were over $260,000, of which approx. $110,000 was donated.
 
The GDCC is grateful to all the VIP Sponsors who made this project possible.
 
 

VIP Facilities

The Visitor Information Park opened officially in September, 2011. Visitors can now pull in to view large maps of the Sunshine Coast and learn about local attractions, events and businesses. The park includes landscaping, solar lights, and public toilets. The pull-out was designed to be accessible for the mobility impaired.
 

VIP Promotional Opportunities

The GDCC offers panels at the VIP. For more information, see our Promotions page or contact Stephanie Taylor, the Chamber's VIP representative at (604) 740-7647 or VIPsponsors@gibsonschamber.com.
 

VIP Park Rentals

The grassy area on the north side of the signs is available for rental to groups wishing to promote a product, event or activity. Please note that this site does not have electrical or water services. You can download a rental agreement here, or call the Chamber at 886-3235.
 

VIP Sponsors

The GDCC is grateful to all the VIP Sponsors who made this project possible.
 
 
 
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