VISITING GABRIOLA

VISITING GABRIOLA

Welcome to
Gabriola Island

Isle of the Arts: Our regular ferry and float plane services provide easy access to Gabriola from Nanaimo and Vancouver. With one of the best climates in Canada, plus beaches, parks, ocean views and sunsets, Gabriola is one of BC's top destinations to visit and live.

Unwind, do some beachcombing, play on the water, visit the local galleries and shops, hike, bike, enjoy the Gabriola culture and create memories with friends and family.

 

Current Wildfire Hazard Rating is
LOW
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Gabriola Visitor Centre

#6 - 480 North Road,
Gabriola BC V0R 1X0
Phone: 250-247-9332
Toll-free: 1-888-284-9332
OFF-SEASON HOURS - Labour Day to Victoria Day
Thur & Fri 10am - 12pm
Sat 10am - 2pm

SPRING SEASON HOURS - Victoria Day to June 30
Fri, Sat & Sun 10am - 2pm

SUMMER SEASON HOURS - Canada Day to Labour Day
Daily 10am - 6pm

Click below for the
2018 Gabriola Map

Gabriola Island Distances:

  • Length of the island = 14.5 km (9 mi)
  • Width of the island = 4.5 km (2.8 mi)

Road Distances from the Gabriola Ferry Dock

  • To Visitor Centre & Village core = 1 km (.6 mi)
  • To Orlebar Point = 5.3 km (3.3 mi)
  • To Silva Bay via North Rd = 12.7 km (7.9 mi)
  • To Silva Bay via South Rd = 15.4 km (9.6 mi)
  • Full circle via North/South Rds = 28.1 km (17.5 mi)

Check out our
2018
Gabriola
Visitor Guide

LOOK What's coming up on Gabriola Island ...

Click HERE for our monthly Community Calendar

Dec
19
Wed
2018
RECREATION: Peer Led Exercise Group @ HOPE Centre
Dec 19 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Cost: $2 Drop-in Fee | New participants should pre-register with Suzette Delmage 250-325-1675 or s.delmage@shaw.ca |

This circuit-style exercise program is safe and supportive for those who are managing chronic health conditions. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Suzette Delmage.

WORKSHOP: Advent Bible Study @ Christ Church Gabriola
Dec 19 @ 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
WORKSHOP: Advent Bible Study @ Christ Church Gabriola | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

FREE Workshop | 4 Wednesdays beginning Nov. 28th @ 1pm |

We will explore the weekly themes of Advent (Hope, Peace, Joy, & Love) through scripture, video, prayer, personal engagement and group sharing.

Gatherings will be approx. 90 min,

Led by Karen.

COMMUNITY EVENT: Singing Bus – GERTIE @ Folklife Village Bus Stop
Dec 19 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
COMMUNITY EVENT: Singing Bus - GERTIE @ Folklife Village Bus Stop | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

TICKETS: $10 Adults; $5 Youth (16 and under) | Available at North Road Sports |

GERTIE, the Singing Bus, will be travelling around the island once again this year looking at all the holiday lights while you sing carols. Refreshments afterwards at the GAC hall.

Leave from the village bus stop at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, December 19, 2018.

Tickets: $10 adults; $5:00 youth (16 and under), available at North Road Sports.

MUSIC: Rally Round the Roxy @ The Roxy
Dec 19 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
MUSIC: Rally Round the Roxy @ The Roxy | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

Tickets: $20 at the Door | Available at North Road Sports | Everyone Welcome!

Join us for an evening of song and celebration for the benefit of our beloved Roxy, which is in danger of closing due to a huge rent increase for next year’s lease. Paul will be joined by Brad Shipley on guitar, mandolin and vocals, with some other special guests to be announced.

We will also welcome a preview performance of a few tunes from the upcoming music of Bob Dylan concert planned for mid-January, which will feature Jake Galbraith, Fraser Gabbot, Scott Durant and Paul Gellman. It will be a night to remember, so bring your partners, family and friends and let’s support Stevie B and the wonderful Roxy Theatre!

 

Dec
20
Thu
2018
SENIORS’ EVENT: Seniors’ Christmas Luncheon @ Rollo Seniors Centre
Dec 20 @ 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
SENIORS' EVENT: Seniors' Christmas Luncheon @ Rollo Seniors Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

FREE Event | Drop-in | All Seniors Welcome!

Enjoy a delicious luncheon, connect with old friends & meet some new.

The beautiful voices of Leah Hokanson and her Choir will be singing the songs of the season!

Thanks to Lunch Bunch volunteers, Island Meat & Deli, Village Food Market, and Red Roaster Coffee for their generous support!

RECREATION: Peer Led Exercise Group @ Gabriola Recreation Office
Dec 20 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Cost: $2 Drop-in Fee | New participants should pre-register with Suzette Delmage 250-325-1675 or s.delmage@shaw.ca |

This circuit-style exercise program is safe and supportive for those who are managing chronic health conditions. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Suzette Delmage.

ADULT PROGRAM: French Conversation Circle @ Gabriola Library
Dec 20 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
ADULT PROGRAM: French Conversation Circle @ Gabriola Library | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

FREE Drop-in | Everyone Welcome!

Do you want to practice your French in an informal, friendly environment? Our French conversation circle meets every Thursday. This is a free, drop in event designed for those who want to keep up their French language skills.

MUSIC: Illumine: An Intimate Solstice Celebration in Poetry and Song @ Gabriola Arts and Heritage Centre
Dec 20 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
MUSIC: Illumine: An Intimate Solstice Celebration in Poetry and Song @ Gabriola Arts and Heritage Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

Tickets: $10 – $20 Sliding Scale | Available at North Road Sports and at the Door |

Featuring pianist and vocalist Leah Hokanson, Illumine is an intimate solstice celebration of poetry and song.

MUSIC: Open Mic and Jam @ Surf Pub
Dec 20 @ 9:00 PM – 11:59 PM
MUSIC: Open Mic and Jam @ Surf Pub | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

No Cover | Everyone Welcome!

Acoustic, electric and everything in between. All genres of music welcome. Dancing’s welcome too!

Every Thursday night. Hosted by John Gresham

Dec
21
Fri
2018
ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People @ Rollo Seniors Centre
Dec 21 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People @ Rollo Seniors Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

Drop-in: $2 for Members | $5 for Visitors |

Please go to palettepeople.blogspot.ca for more information about Membership & Art Sessions.

Art sessions are held on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9 to 12 pm. Members may paint on Tuesday and Friday afternoons until 4 pm provided the Gabriola Senior Citizens’ Association does not require use of the Rollo Centre. Members may use oil paints either day provided that the oil paints are water-soluble or odorless solvents are used.

 

© 2017 Gabriola Island Chamber of Commerce - PO Box 249, Gabriola BC V0R 1X0 - Ph: 250-247-9332 - Toll-free: 1-888-284-9332 - Email: info@gabriolaisland.org