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The Gibsons Public Market is open, six days a week, year-round, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Emelle’s Catering Market Bistro opens at 9 a.m. for brunch and offers “appy hour” special features everyday from 4-6 p.m.
The public market merchants opened for business on March 3, 2017. The official opening took place on April 29, 2017 with a blessing of the building by the Squamish Nation, the awakening of the posts at our main entrance (eagle and salmon carvings donated by Ghaslas [Richie] Baker, a Squamish Nation artist) and ribbon cutting.
Next is the phased opening of the Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education Centre (click here for details).
The public market is quickly becoming a regular destination for residents and visitors of the Sunshine Coast and neighbouring islands. The hub host community gatherings for food, entertainment, education and events. There is something here for everyone to enjoy.
Key ingredient to the success of the hub is its diverse offerings—from community kitchen activities, to the marine education centre, facilities for public meetings and entertainment, and on-site food market dedicated to featuring the best of our Coast.
The public market has three levels.
Lower Level
  • CIBC Community Kitchen
  • Sally’s Commercial Kitchen
  • Local merchants with fresh produce: Art meets Chocolate, Bowen Island Roasting Company and Public Market Bakery, The Gibsons Butcher, Fromagerie De Baie, RainFlorist, G.G.Greens, and Fisherman’s Market.
Main Level
  • Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education Centre — The Sunshine Coast’s first aquarium, opening Summer 2017
  • Community amenity space suitable for events and meetings
  • Emelle’s Catering Market Bistro (licensed) with indoor and outdoor seating
Upper level
  • Public market offices and rentable space for social enterprise businesses and non-profit organizations that share a vision and values compatible with the overall theme or the community hub.
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