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

Mar
24
Sun
2019
WORKSHOP: Up Cycle Your Cycle @ Gabriola Artisan Makers Space @ Hive Emporium
Mar 24 @ 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
WORKSHOP: Up Cycle Your Cycle @ Gabriola Artisan Makers Space @ Hive Emporium | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

COST: By Donation ($10 Suggested) | Book a spot or Drop-in | Please enter and leave your cycle @ back door |

Your workshop host, Ted mainahart is a Gabriolan seasoned bike mechanic and cycle lover. During these drop-in sessions Ted will offer you hands-on support and guide you through how to maintain your cycle and troubleshoot specific issues. BICYCLE MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP DATES: Sunday, March 17th: Lube/Air Fit; Sunday, March 24th: Brake Adjustments; Sunday, March 31st: Gear Adjustments. For more info and to book a spot, please contact Ted at ttm164@gmail.com.  
Mar
25
Mon
2019
CHILDREN’S EVENT: Radio Days Drop-in Media Sessions @ Private Residence (RSVP for address)
Mar 25 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
CHILDREN'S EVENT: Radio Days Drop-in Media Sessions @ Private Residence (RSVP for address)

COST: By Donation (Suggested $20 Per Session) | For Creative Kids from 8 to 15 |

A few days ago I posted an announcement about a Spring Break Filmmaking Workshop for kids. There seems to be a lot of interest, but filmmaking does take a commitment of the full 10 days as I know well from having done many workshops in a number of different settings. So I put on my thinking cap and decided to go with the obvious.

I do my radio show for CHLY from my little studio and thought it might be fun to offer drop in sessions for each of the 10 days of Spring Break. Kids can come one time or for the entire two weeks as creating radio is completely scalable and much better geared to individual or small group projects.

I also operate a little radio station of my own called Airstreaming that you can hear at TuneIn.com or on my website and I’ve been planning to have workshops to help people of every age learn to produce segments and host shows. This seems like the perfect time to get that project off the ground and on the air.

This is a great opportunity for kids to adapt and perform their favourite story, to create music, to record an event, to interview interesting people- including their own friends and family or to create an ad from scratch. Each of the projects can be produced and added to the playlist or aired live throughout Spring Break. Friends and family can tune in to listen to these productions from anywhere around the world.

Although I have to make a living, I’ve also raised six kids and know how difficult it can be to manage the basics, let alone the extra costs involved in out of school activities. I’m going to throw the doors wide open and allow kids to participate by donation. The donations can come from the parents themselves or from those who might have a few extra dollars to offset the costs and help me pay for my overhead. I’m suggesting a donation of $20 per day which works out to $4 per hour, but even at that please don’t let money stand in the way of participating. If you have a child that’s interested just donate what you can at www.tipsokay.com. Follow this link https://bit.ly/2XSzfRk or use the QR code on the poster. You’ll simply need to register on the site and let me know what day(s) you’ll be coming.

 

 

RECREATION: Peer Led Exercise Group @ HOPE Centre
Mar 25 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
RECREATION: Peer Led Exercise Group @ HOPE Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

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 supports those people who are managing chronic health conditions including bone and joint conditions, diabetes, heart and respirator conditions, cancer, obesity, and mental health issues.

Participants work at their own level and pace, core and stretching can be done from a chair, and exercises have increasing levels of difficulty that will challenge you to increase strength, balance, flexibility and joint mobility.

Bonus benefits: have fun and meet new people!

Winter/Spring Schedule for 2019.

Monday and Wednesday 11am – 12pm @ Hope Centre.
Tuesday and Thursday 11am – 12pm @ Gabriola Recreation Society Office.
Friday 10:45am – 11:45am @ Community Hall.

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Suzette Delmage.

Monday Night Dinner Promo 55+ @ Robert's Place Restaurant
Mar 25 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Monday Night Dinner Promo 55+ @ Robert's Place Restaurant | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

Senior’s Specials: Pork Schnitzel, Liver & Onions, or Veggie Stirfry.

Every Monday evening from 4pm until 6pm.

Limited time only, ends April 29th.

MUSIC: Open Mic Mondays @ Gabriola Golf & Country Club
Mar 25 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
MUSIC: Open Mic Mondays @ Gabriola Golf & Country Club | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

FREE Admission | Everyone Welcome!

Gary Holmes will be the host for the first Open Mic night of 2019. Come out and enjoy the local musicians.

Mar
26
Tue
2019
ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People @ Rollo Seniors Centre
Mar 26 @ 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.

 

CHILDREN’S EVENT: Radio Days Drop-in Media Sessions @ Private Residence (RSVP for address)
Mar 26 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
CHILDREN'S EVENT: Radio Days Drop-in Media Sessions @ Private Residence (RSVP for address)

COST: By Donation (Suggested $20 Per Session) | For Creative Kids from 8 to 15 |

A few days ago I posted an announcement about a Spring Break Filmmaking Workshop for kids. There seems to be a lot of interest, but filmmaking does take a commitment of the full 10 days as I know well from having done many workshops in a number of different settings. So I put on my thinking cap and decided to go with the obvious.

I do my radio show for CHLY from my little studio and thought it might be fun to offer drop in sessions for each of the 10 days of Spring Break. Kids can come one time or for the entire two weeks as creating radio is completely scalable and much better geared to individual or small group projects.

I also operate a little radio station of my own called Airstreaming that you can hear at TuneIn.com or on my website and I’ve been planning to have workshops to help people of every age learn to produce segments and host shows. This seems like the perfect time to get that project off the ground and on the air.

This is a great opportunity for kids to adapt and perform their favourite story, to create music, to record an event, to interview interesting people- including their own friends and family or to create an ad from scratch. Each of the projects can be produced and added to the playlist or aired live throughout Spring Break. Friends and family can tune in to listen to these productions from anywhere around the world.

Although I have to make a living, I’ve also raised six kids and know how difficult it can be to manage the basics, let alone the extra costs involved in out of school activities. I’m going to throw the doors wide open and allow kids to participate by donation. The donations can come from the parents themselves or from those who might have a few extra dollars to offset the costs and help me pay for my overhead. I’m suggesting a donation of $20 per day which works out to $4 per hour, but even at that please don’t let money stand in the way of participating. If you have a child that’s interested just donate what you can at www.tipsokay.com. Follow this link https://bit.ly/2XSzfRk or use the QR code on the poster. You’ll simply need to register on the site and let me know what day(s) you’ll be coming.

 

 

RECREATION: Peer Led Exercise Group @ Gabriola Recreation Office
Mar 26 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
RECREATION: Peer Led Exercise Group @ Gabriola Recreation Office | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

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 supports those people who are managing chronic health conditions including bone and joint conditions, diabetes, heart and respirator conditions, cancer, obesity, and mental health issues.

Participants work at their own level and pace, core and stretching can be done from a chair, and exercises have increasing levels of difficulty that will challenge you to increase strength, balance, flexibility and joint mobility.

Bonus benefits: have fun and meet new people!

Winter/Spring Schedule for 2019.

Monday and Wednesday 11am – 12pm @ Hope Centre.
Tuesday and Thursday 11am – 12pm @ Gabriola Recreation Society Office.
Friday 10:45am – 11:45am @ Community Hall.

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Suzette Delmage.

Family Pasta Dinner Night @ Robert's Place Restaurant
Mar 26 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Family Pasta Dinner Night @ Robert's Place Restaurant | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

Pasta Specials: Spaghetti & Meat Sauce, Pesto Fettuccine Primavera, or Chicken and Mushroom Fettuccine Alfredo.

Every Tuesday evening from 5pm until 8pm.

Limited time only, ends April 30th.

Mar
27
Wed
2019
CHILDREN’S EVENT: Radio Days Drop-in Media Sessions @ Private Residence (RSVP for address)
Mar 27 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
CHILDREN'S EVENT: Radio Days Drop-in Media Sessions @ Private Residence (RSVP for address)

COST: By Donation (Suggested $20 Per Session) | For Creative Kids from 8 to 15 |

A few days ago I posted an announcement about a Spring Break Filmmaking Workshop for kids. There seems to be a lot of interest, but filmmaking does take a commitment of the full 10 days as I know well from having done many workshops in a number of different settings. So I put on my thinking cap and decided to go with the obvious.

I do my radio show for CHLY from my little studio and thought it might be fun to offer drop in sessions for each of the 10 days of Spring Break. Kids can come one time or for the entire two weeks as creating radio is completely scalable and much better geared to individual or small group projects.

I also operate a little radio station of my own called Airstreaming that you can hear at TuneIn.com or on my website and I’ve been planning to have workshops to help people of every age learn to produce segments and host shows. This seems like the perfect time to get that project off the ground and on the air.

This is a great opportunity for kids to adapt and perform their favourite story, to create music, to record an event, to interview interesting people- including their own friends and family or to create an ad from scratch. Each of the projects can be produced and added to the playlist or aired live throughout Spring Break. Friends and family can tune in to listen to these productions from anywhere around the world.

Although I have to make a living, I’ve also raised six kids and know how difficult it can be to manage the basics, let alone the extra costs involved in out of school activities. I’m going to throw the doors wide open and allow kids to participate by donation. The donations can come from the parents themselves or from those who might have a few extra dollars to offset the costs and help me pay for my overhead. I’m suggesting a donation of $20 per day which works out to $4 per hour, but even at that please don’t let money stand in the way of participating. If you have a child that’s interested just donate what you can at www.tipsokay.com. Follow this link https://bit.ly/2XSzfRk or use the QR code on the poster. You’ll simply need to register on the site and let me know what day(s) you’ll be coming.

 

 

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