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

Oct
2
Tue
2018
ART SHOW: Fine Art by Alois @ The Centre Gallery (Professional Centre)
Oct 2 @ 10:00 AM – Nov 30 @ 4:00 PM

FREE Admission during regular office hours 10am – 4pm | Everyone Welcome!

At the age of 10, Alois Verlinden started drawing using graphite pencil. He immigrated to Canada from Belgium in 1962. In his new country, he was busy adapting to a different way of life, raising 4 children, and learning about photography. Upon retirement he focused on painting with oil, acrylic, water colour, and pastel. For the last 6 years he has concentrated on India Inc., coloured pencil, and scratch art.

Scratch art is similar to etching. It starts with a white board coated with several layers of India Inc. The subject is scratched mostly with an X-Acto knife. Almost any subject can be drawn (scratched) on the board in this way.

See Alois’ exhibit at the Professional Centre starting on October 2 and running until November 30, 2018.

Nov
14
Wed
2018
CHILDREN’S EVENT: Family Storytime @ Gabriola Library
Nov 14 @ 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
CHILDREN'S EVENT: Family Storytime @ Gabriola Library | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

FREE Event | Drop-in |

Drop in to the Gabriola Library with your little ones for fun stories, songs, and rhymes. Stay after for visiting and duplo block play time! This free event is best suited for children 5 and under and their caregivers.

WORKSHOP: Hard-Pressed Cheeses & Paneer @ Madd Acres
Nov 14 @ 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
WORKSHOP: Hard-Pressed Cheeses & Paneer @ Madd Acres | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

Cost: $100 | To register call 250-247-8635 or email paula@makecheesewithpaula.ca |

Extend your basic knowledge of cheese making and explore all the varieties of cultures used in making hard-pressed cheeses. Choose to make one of the following: Colby, Gruyère, Jarlsberg, Asiago, Havarti, or Gouda. We will also be making a paneer.

Instructions and cultures are included.

 

 

 

RECREATION: Peer Led Exercise Group @ HOPE Centre
Nov 14 @ 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.

RECREATION: Sports Sampler for Adults @ Gabriola Elementary School - Gym
Nov 14 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Cost: $6 Drop-in Fee; $45 Full Program | Register online or at GRS Office |

A facilitated program with leader Jenny Ivany. Join in this non-competitive, inclusive program and have fun while moving all parts of you! Try a variety of gym activities – kickball, throwing games, indoor soccer, dodgeball and more.

October 3 – December 5; cancelled Oct 31.

Please fill out a medical information form if you plan to attend as a drop-in attendee and have not filled out a form since August 2017.

 

 

RECREATION: Gabriola Chess Club @ Rollo Seniors Centre
Nov 14 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
RECREATION: Gabriola Chess Club @ Rollo Seniors Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

Cost: $5 Drop-in fee covers rental costs | All ages, all levels welcome!

Instruction for beginners. Bring your chess sets (extras available).

For more info contact Kaamran Hafeez at 250-247-8269 or hafeezk1@yahoo.ca.

Nov
15
Thu
2018
RECREATION: Peer Led Exercise Group @ Gabriola Recreation Office
Nov 15 @ 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
Nov 15 @ 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.

PRESENTATION: Canada’s Opioid Crisis + Homemade Supper @ Gabriola Fellowship Church
Nov 15 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PRESENTATION: Canada's Opioid Crisis + Homemade Supper @ Gabriola Fellowship Church | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

FREE Event | All Welcome! | Please RSVP to Angela.Pounds@viha.ca |

The Gabriola Health and Wellness Collaborative warmly invites interested Gabriolans to explore Canada’s opioid crisis and the topic of substance and its affects on our community.

Homemade supper by Sas Selfjord.

Guest Speaker: Claire Dineen (Education with AIDS Vancouver Island)

Sponsored by the B.C. Centre for Addictions Research, UVIC.

RECREATION: Volleyball Drop-in (Ages 14+) @ Gabriola Elementary School - Gym
Nov 15 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Cost: $4 Drop-in Fee |

Fun, recreational team play. Volunteer run; 1 court. Spares sub in.

September 20 – December 13; re-starts January 3.

Please fill out a medical information form if you plan to attend and have not filled out a form since August 2017.

 

 

© 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