Gibsons, BC is World's Most Liveable City of Under 20,000

Gibsons, BC (pop 4,200) has earned a Gold award from the International Awards for Liveable Cities.

Gibsons - the ocean at its feet, mountains at its back, located on the famous "Sunshine Coast" north of Vancouver - won in the under 20,000 category for a full city.

Gibsons beat out the following cities in the same size category:

  • Carlyle, Saskatchewan, Canada

  • Jaromer, Bolatice, and Ricany, all in the Czech Republic

  • Southwell, England
  • Tulln An Der Donau, Austria     

Previous winners in this category include:

  • Clonakility, Ireland - 2007
  • Dungannon, Ireland - 2006
  • Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia - 2004

Ucluelet, Vancouver Island won Silver in 2006, and Whistler, BC won Silver in 2005.

Craig Rushton is a sales representative with Century 21 In Town Realty in Vancouver, BC.

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