GIBSONS, town, pop 4,758 (2021), climbs the hillside overlooking the northern entrance to HOWE SOUND, a short ferry ride north of VANCOUVER. Part of the traditional territory of the SQUAMISH Nation, it was named for its original white settler, George Gibson, a retired British naval officer who arrived in 1886. The community was known as Gibson's Landing but in 1892, when it was time to name a post office, many residents preferred Elphinstone. Gibson, the first postmaster, liked Georgetown. The...

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