This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Roberts Creek. To help you make friends with Roberts Creek before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Nestled along British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast, the picturesque community of Roberts Creek provides a perfect escape for both travelers looking to relax and unwind and adventurers seeking recreation opportunities.
With a varied landscape that includes dark, lush forests and beautiful, sunny beaches, Roberts Creek is a nature-lover’s paradise. This coastal town boasts 9km of shoreline for visitors to explore – and getting around is easy, thanks to a paved bike path along the highway. Summertime tourists can also enjoy hiking trails and a golf course. In the winter, visitors can visit Dakota Ridge – a recreation area with 12km of beautifully maintained cross-country ski and snowshoeing trails.
Accommodation in Roberts Creek ranges from hostels to hotels, but many visitors opt to stay at one of the many rental cottages or bed and breakfasts available. Roberts Creek Provincial Park is a great option for travelers on a budget who want to experience everything this outdoor paradise has to offer. The park provides easy access to some of the many beaches found in this area, including Henderson Beach, Stephens Beach, and Roberts Creek Beach.
Since the community is host to a thriving arts scene, hostels are a great option for tourists looking to explore the galleries and studios of Roberts Creek – full of pottery, paintings, and other types of art created by some of the community’s talented artists. The town hosts an annual festival each August, Creek Daze, which gives locals the chance to show off their handiwork. The yearly Art Crawl is also a perfect event for tourists to find out more about the talented artists that call Roberts Creek home.
The town is located on the Salish Sea, or the Strait of Georgia – between the towns of Gibsons and Sechelt. Only an hour and a half from the bustling city of Vancouver, any hotel or hostel in Roberts Creek is an easy ferry ride away from an international airport.
Written by local enthusiast for Roberts Creek hostelsJakob Lombardi