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Visiting Gabriola


Visiting Gabriola

Known as the “Isle of the Arts”, home to dozens of world renowned and emerging artists

The Art of West Coast Living

Our 2015 Official Visitor Guide is now available.

Our 2015 Official Visitor Guide is now available.

Blessed with one of the best climates in Canada, diverse beaches, nature parks, stunning ocean views and incredible sunsets, Gabriola is home to 4,200 residents which almost doubles in summer. 

Our regular commuter ferry service means easy access to and from Nanaimo. But even with the city so close, Gabriola has maintained its laid-back, Gulf Island lifestyle set in a blend of forested and rural landscapes.

We hope you will come to unwind, do some beach combing, play on the water, visit the many local galleries and shops, hike, bike, take in some of the Gabriola culture and make some perfect memories with friends and family.

Enjoy! You’re on island time now.

Photo credit Darrell St. Germain.



a Weekend Getaway to Gabriola Island

To win you must LIKE our FB Page, SHARE this Getaway & COMMENT on this post. Winner will be announced April 17th.

2 Nights Accommodation - Ferry Pass - Dinning - Shopping - Recreation and MORE!!

The Gabriola Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the following sponsors who made this amazing Gabriola Getaway possible.

Please visit and LIKE the FB pages of our sponsors.

Your prize includes the following:

Arbutus Bluff Bed & Breakfast
Hasta Mañana Charters
Silva Bay Kayak Adventures
Page's Resort and Marina

Coupons to discover great dining on Gabriola:
Roberts Place
The Old Crow Cafe
Woodfire Restaurant
Mad Rona's Coffee Bar

Coupons to discover some of our great Artists and Shopping:
Tied Up & Dyed
Indian Summer Leather Design
Melinda Wilde,
North Road Sports and Clothing Co.
Morag Orr-Stevens

Welcome Gift Basket:
The McMahon Group - Coast Realty Group Gabriola Village Ltd.

Other Great Gifts from Gabriola:
Red Roaster Coffee
The Lynch Group - Gabriola Island Real Estate
ABC Liquor Store Gabriola
LaBelle Vie Studio
Gabriola Historical and Museum Society

Visitor Centre

Address: PO Box 249, Gabriola Island, V0R1X1

Ph: 250-247-9332

Email: giccmanager@shaw.ca

Visitor Centre Hours

Our physical office is now closed and will re-locate to the Madrona Marketplace Phase 2 - June 1, 2015.

For any information on Gabriola please call 250-247-9332


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Gabriola Events


Gabriola Events

Gabriola Annual Events - a great reason to visit.

April 2 - April 12

Welcome to Gabriola’s 6th Annual Isle of the Arts Festival
in Canadian Craft Year 2015

Time to get artsy with these 50 incredible workshops over 10 days, each one crafted to bring out your artist within. Readings and writing workshops from award-winning authors; hands-on workshops by professional artists and artisans; movie screenings; a night market; live music; parties; and so much more!

You’ve seen what these artists can do—now learn how they do it!

We’ve got workshops  for the young, the old, the beginners, the veterans and everyone in between. We’re opening minds to new ways of thinking, creating,  working and living in our beautiful world, on our beautiful island. Make Canadian Craft Year 2015 one to celebrate and remember!

This Festival embodies the Gabriola Arts Council’s mission to ACTIVATE, ENHANCE and INSPIRE our community’s cultural vitality through collaboration, leadership and service.


Gabriola Chamber of Commerce supports the Gabriola Growers.


Pick up your Community Card today

GABRIOLA GROWS -- SHOP LOCAL! Promoting our island’s food producers.

This year, Village Food Market is partnering with the Gabriola Chamber to raise money to support our marketing program and projects spotlighting Gabriola’s local food producers, helping them improve their farm-gate sales, and increasing our marketing efforts to islanders and visitors to shop local.

And you could help without it costing you a penny! The next time you're buying groceries at Village Foods, ask the friendly cashier to load up your GABRIOLA GROWS -- SHOP LOCAL! VFM COMMUNITY CARD.

It doesn’t cost you anything extra because for every $100 you spend on your Gabriola Grows Community Card, Village Foods contributes  $5 (i.e. 5%) to our local food marketing efforts. And when you have one of these cards, you can just zip through that checkout like it was nothing! Please support our work and reload your card often.





Click on our Event Calendar to see all the entertainment choices you have while visiting Gabriola.


Whatever the reason, and wherever the venue, when the community of Gabriola gets together it's always a celebration of the lifestyle, the environment and most of all, the people who live here.

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Business Directory


Business Directory

Join Us          

The Chamber welcomes new members, both profit and non-profit, and appreciates the contributions of the many volunteers who help the Chamber achieve its goals.

For more information on joining our chamber and the opportunities available to you in promoting your business "click here"

Contact Us

Address: P.O BOX 279 - 377 Berry Point Rd, Gabriola, BC, V0R1X1

Ph: 250-247-9332

Email: giccmanager@shaw.ca

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