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.

 

Fire Ban In Effect

Seasonal Burning Ban is
NOW in Effect

Current Wildfire Hazard Rating is
EXTREME - Early Shift
Click rating above for more info.

 

Gabriola
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

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

Jun
12
Tue
2018
ART EXHIBIT: Photography Show @ The Centre Gallery (Professional Centre)
Jun 12 @ 9:00 AM – Aug 4 @ 4:00 PM

FREE Event | Everyone Welcome!

A new show by the Gabriola Photography Club, featuring works from 11 club members. At the Centre Gallery (590 North Rd.), open Tuesdays through Fridays, 9 am to noon and 1 to 4 pm, and most Saturdays.

Jul
20
Fri
2018
ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People @ Rollo Seniors Centre
Jul 20 @ 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.

 

WORKSHOP: Energy Medicine Chi Gong @ Sandwell Provincial Park
Jul 20 @ 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
WORKSHOP: Energy Medicine Chi Gong @ Sandwell Provincial Park

Cost: By Donation |

For more info, please call Leita at 250-325-9893.

RECREATION: Kayaking for Kids @ Descanso Bay Regional Park - Day Use Area
Jul 20 @ 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM
RECREATION: Kayaking for Kids @ Descanso Bay Regional Park - Day Use Area

Cost: $130 for week; or $30 per day | Online booking available or register at GRS Office | Drop-ins ok, space permitting | Ages 7 – 15 |

Sea kayak paddling skills, marine safety, tides, weather, natural history, outdoor leadership, experiential games and activities. Learning made fun and memorable! BYO lunch, sunscreen, hat, swimsuit, water shoes, towel.

Silva Bay Kayak Adventures, GRS and Descanso Bay Regional Park have teamed up! Kids camps and guided tours will be offered out of the campground’s day use area. Kids camps are for all ages/abilities. Tours are family friendly, informative and fun!  Kayaks, lifejackets provided.

  • No experience necessary! Guides will teach you all you need to know.
  • Drop-ins ok, space permitting. Must arrive 15 minutes in advance to register.
  • Cancelled if wind is +20 knots. Confirm programs are on: 250-247-8939; text 250-714-9878.

To ensure a spot for your child, register in advance at the Gabriola Recreation Society website, or in person at the GRS office, by the previous Friday at 4 p.m.

RECREATION: Guided Kayak Tour @ Descanso Bay Regional Park - Day Use Area
Jul 20 @ 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
RECREATION: Guided Kayak Tour @ Descanso Bay Regional Park - Day Use Area

Cost: $60 per adult; $30 per child | Online booking available or register at GRS Office | Drop-ins ok, space permitting | All Ages |

Daily Guided Tours.  Explore the shoreline and sandstone rock formations; learn about sea creatures, plants and the intertidal zone. Each tour is individual and you can sign up for as many or few as you like.  Just pick your preferred date and time and register.

Silva Bay Kayak Adventures, GRS and Descanso Bay Regional Park have teamed up! Kids camps and guided tours will be offered out of the campground’s day use area. Kids camps are for all ages/abilities. Tours are family friendly, informative and fun!  Kayaks, lifejackets provided.

  • No experience necessary! Guides will teach you all you need to know.
  • Drop-ins ok, space permitting. Must arrive 15 minutes in advance to register.
  • Cancelled if wind is +20 knots. Confirm programs are on: 250- 247-8939; text 250-714-9878.

To ensure your spot, register in advance at the Gabriola Recreation Society website, or in person at the GRS office, by the previous Friday at 4 p.m.

RECREATION: Sunset Kayak Tour @ Descanso Bay Regional Park - Day Use Area
Jul 20 @ 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
RECREATION: Sunset Kayak Tour @ Descanso Bay Regional Park - Day Use Area

Cost: $35 per person | Online booking available or register at GRS Office | Drop-ins ok, space permitting | All Ages |

Daily Guided Tours.  With it’s western exposure, paddling in the golden evening light at Descanso Bay is an ideal place to catch the sunset. Each tour is individual and you can sign up for as many or few as you like.  Just pick your preferred date and time and register.

Silva Bay Kayak Adventures, GRS and Descanso Bay Regional Park have teamed up! Kids camps and guided tours will be offered out of the campground’s day use area. Kids camps are for all ages/abilities. Tours are family friendly, informative and fun!  Kayaks, lifejackets provided.

  • No experience necessary! Guides will teach you all you need to know.
  • Drop-ins ok, space permitting. Must arrive 15 minutes in advance to register.
  • Cancelled if wind is +20 knots. Confirm programs are on: 250- 247-8939; text 250-714-9878.

To ensure your spot, register in advance at the Gabriola Recreation Society website, or in person at the GRS office, by the previous Friday at 4 p.m.

Jul
21
Sat
2018
RECREATION: 30th Annual Gabriola Men’s Amateur Golf Tournament @ Gabriola Golf & Country Club
Jul 21 @ 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
RECREATION: 30th Annual Gabriola Men's Amateur Golf Tournament @ Gabriola Golf & Country Club | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

Cost: $140 per person | Register at the Gabriola Golf & Country Club |

Fees includes 2-days of golfing, plus dinner Friday (July 20th) and breakfast, lunch & dinner on Saturday and Sunday.

Deadline for registration is midnight July 18th, 2018.

COMMUNITY EVENT: Gabriola Farmers Market @ AGI Hall
Jul 21 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
COMMUNITY EVENT: Gabriola Farmers Market @ AGI Hall | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

FREE Event | EXTENDED SUMMER HOURS | Everyone Welcome!

Fresh Produce, Art, Crafts, and more … Every Saturday Starting May 20 thru to Thanksgiving Weekend.

RECREATION: GaLTT Guided Summer Walk @ Descanso Regional & Cox Community Park
Jul 21 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
RECREATION: GaLTT Guided Summer Walk @ Descanso Regional & Cox Community Park | Cobble Hill | British Columbia | Canada

FREE Event | Meet at Descanso Bay Campground Day-use Parking |

Remember to wear appropriate footwear and outerwear for the weather of the day.

For trail maps, go to GaLTT’s Online Trail Maps & Walks, or purchase a GaLTT Trail Map at the Gabriola Visitor Centre for $5. All proceeds go to support GaLTT’s work on Gabriola.

RECREATION: Guided Kayak Tour @ Descanso Bay Regional Park - Day Use Area
Jul 21 @ 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
RECREATION: Guided Kayak Tour @ Descanso Bay Regional Park - Day Use Area

Cost: $60 per adult; $30 per child | Online booking available or register at GRS Office | Drop-ins ok, space permitting | All Ages |

Daily Guided Tours.  Explore the shoreline and sandstone rock formations; learn about sea creatures, plants and the intertidal zone. Each tour is individual and you can sign up for as many or few as you like.  Just pick your preferred date and time and register.

Silva Bay Kayak Adventures, GRS and Descanso Bay Regional Park have teamed up! Kids camps and guided tours will be offered out of the campground’s day use area. Kids camps are for all ages/abilities. Tours are family friendly, informative and fun!  Kayaks, lifejackets provided.

  • No experience necessary! Guides will teach you all you need to know.
  • Drop-ins ok, space permitting. Must arrive 15 minutes in advance to register.
  • Cancelled if wind is +20 knots. Confirm programs are on: 250- 247-8939; text 250-714-9878.

To ensure your spot, register in advance at the Gabriola Recreation Society website, or in person at the GRS office, by the previous Friday at 4 p.m.

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