Roberts Creek, British Columbia, Canada
Sunshine Coast, BC
Roberts Creek, BC, Canada, also known as the "Gumboot Capital of the World", is located on the lower Sunshine Coast section, just south of Sechelt and north of Gibsons, BC. The centre of activity of the village is found at the main junction in town where Roberts Creek Road meets Lower Road. The 8 km (5mi.) Lower Road is a treat for a scenic drive along the coastline shores.
Located on this main corner is the historical Roberts Creek General Store. A multi purpose, all serving, one-stop-shop with shelves loaded with what seems like everything. Down the street from the store is a boardwalk pier built up off of the old Union Steamship posts for when Roberts Creek was a supply stop in the old pioneer days.
Today the Roberts Creek pier is used for walks and sightseeing, no moorage. The beach coastline, sandy at low tides, is great for walks, lounging and collecting your thoughts while gazing out over the water. Where there is a pier there is a beach to explore.
The Roberts Creek oceanside community is a popular destination for many artists back in the 1960s. Some took to Roberts Creek so much, they picked the area as their home and never left. There is a healthy population of many talented artists here. The many local galleries and home studios in the area proudly display the works of painters, carvers, potters and other forms of artwork.
The Roberts Creek community is close to many outdoor activity areas which attract the hiking, mountain biking, birdwatching, sightseeing and kayaking enthusiasts. The backcountry region of Roberts Creek has some impressive mountain biking bike loops and hiking trails like the Mount Elphinstone Park and Trails and Brodie Trail.