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.
Address: #5 - 377 Berry Point Rd, PO Box 249, Gabriola, BC, V0R1X0
Effective May 17 - June 30: Friday - Sunday 10am - 2pm
July and August: Daily from 10am - 6pm
Sept 1 - October 12: Friday and Saturday 10am - 2pm
Long weekends may have extended hours and the office may be open by chance.
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.
On October 11–12–13, the studios of sixty artists are open for visiting and viewing from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Highlight the must-see stops on your map and look for the distinctive flags and road signs to guide you to each destination. Maps available at the Gabriola Visitor Centre.