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.


Visitor Centre

#6 - 480 North Road,
Gabriola BC V0R 1X0
Phone: 250-247-9332
Toll-free: 1-888-284-9332

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

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

FIRE BAN in effect
A fire ban is currently in effect on Gabriola Island.
(updated July 17, 2017)Fire Ban In Effect on Gabriola IslandPlease help keep our island safe. No fires!
Click the icon above for more information from the
Gabriola Volunteer Fire Department.

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
Visitor Guide

Click below for the
2017 Gabriola Map

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

Click HERE for our monthly Community Calendar

WORKSHOP: Spirit in The Song @ The Haven
Sep 24 @ 10:00 AM – Sep 29 @ 4:00 PM
WORKSHOP: Spirit in The Song @ The Haven | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

Cost: $975 for full week (meals & accommodations not included) | Register at |

Led by well-known singer/songwriter/guitarist Eric Bibb, a long-time friend of The Haven, this program offers an opportunity to meet new friends and share the joy of finding ‘the spirit in the song’ together. The program includes an opportunity to perform on stage with Eric Bibb and others.

A piano or keyboard will be available. Please bring your portable instruments. Experienced songwriters and newcomers welcome!

MOVIE: Gilda (1946) @ The Roxy
Sep 25 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
MOVIE: Gilda (1946) @ The Roxy | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

FREE for Roxy Members | $5 for Non-members at the door |

A small-time gambler hired to work in a Buenos Aires casino learns that his ex-lover is married to his employer. Doors open at 6:45pm

ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People @ Rollo Seniors Centre
Sep 26 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People @ Rollo Seniors Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

Drop-in: $2.00 for Members | $5 for Visitors | Please go to 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.


TRAINING: Tech Tuesdays @ Gabriola Library
Sep 26 @ 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
TRAINING: Tech Tuesdays @ Gabriola Library | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

FREE Event | Call 250-247-7878 to book your time slot |

Want to work on your computer skills or have an eBook question? Book a 30-minute appointment for free, one-on-one technology help from our librarian. All skill levels and questions welcome. Please contact the library at 250-247-7878 to register.

CHILDREN’S EVENT: Library Lego Club @ Gabriola Library
Sep 26 @ 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
CHILDREN'S EVENT: Library Lego Club @ Gabriola Library | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

FREE Children’s Event | Drop-in |

Make a LEGO creation using the library’s LEGO and your imagination! This is a free, drop in event best suited for children 6 – 12 years.

WORKSHOP: Estate Planning @ The Roxy
Sep 26 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
WORKSHOP: Estate Planning @ The Roxy | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

FREE Event | Pre-registration is required |

Presented by the Gabriola Island Community Fund. Estate planning is necessary to ensure that the people, charities and organizations you cherish most receive the benefit of your estate. Proper tax and estate planning helps reduce taxes, protect wealth, and secure the financial future of your loved ones. If you don’t have a will, you’re not alone. According to a 2014 report for BC Notaries, just 55% of British Columbians have a signed, legally valid and up-to-date will.

A panel of experts will provide free information and answers to your question on tax and estate planning:

Trina Brubaker, Wills & Estates Lawyer;

Colin Duncanson, Private Wealth Advisor;

Doug Johnston, Chartered Professional Accountant.

This workshop is free to attend, but registration is required.

For more information please contact Laurie Bienert at

250-667-4292 or

DANCING: Balkan Folk Dancing @ Community Hall
Sep 26 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
DANCING: Balkan Folk Dancing @ Community Hall | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

Cost: $3 per night; 1st night is FREE | Drop-in |

Every Tuesday night until Dec. 5th. Located at The Commons Upstairs, except the 1st Tuesday of the month will be at the Community Hall. Community spirit, amazing music! Line and circle dances – non-partner.  Dance and sing the cultures of Greece, Romania, Serbia, Armenia, etc. Beginners welcome.

CHILDREN’S EVENT: Family Storytime @ Gabriola Library
Sep 27 @ 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
CHILDREN'S EVENT: Family Storytime @ Gabriola Library | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

FREE Event | Drop-in |

Drop in with your little one for fun stories, songs, and rhymes. Stay after for visiting and duplo block play time! Best suited for ages 5 years and younger. Free at the Gabriola Library.

PRESENTATION: The Power of Planning @ Community Hall
Sep 27 @ 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Attendance is complementary, but seating is limited. Please RSVP to Caroline Moncrieff at 250-729-3207 or

Estate planning essentials everyone should know. Please join our education seminar to learn about estate planning and relevant strategies that will ensure your wishes are carried out.

Your host:

Noelle Bellomi, PFP, FMA, FCSI.
Investment Advistor & Financial Planner,
RBC Dominion Securities

COMMUNITY EVENT: Open House for Jacquie & Bart Jessup @ Gabriola Golf & Country Club
Sep 27 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

FREE Event |

An Open House recognizing and thanking Jacquie and Bart Jessup’s contribution to the Gabriola community will be held at the Golf Club on Wednesday, September 27th from 3-5  pm.

Contributions of finger food and baking will be appreciated. Coffee, tea and Punch supplied. Cash bar.  No gifts. A representative of each group will be asked to give a thank you.

For more information phone Anne Sims 250 247 8508 or Del McCarthy 250 247 9847

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