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.

 

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

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
2017
Gabriola
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

Dec
14
Thu
2017
ADULT PROGRAM: French Conversation Circle @ Gabriola Library
Dec 14 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
ADULT PROGRAM: French Conversation Circle @ Gabriola Library | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

FREE Drop-in | Join our French conversation circle at the Gabriola Island library. This is a free event designed especially for those who want to keep up their French language skills.

ADULT PROGRAM: Spanish Conversation Circle @ Gabriola Library
Dec 14 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

FREE Drop-in | Join our weekly Spanish conversation circle at the Gabriola Island branch library. This is a free event designed especially for those who want to keep up their Spanish language skills.

WORKSHOP: Tonic Herbal Drinks & Elixirs @ Nature Spirit Earth Market
Dec 14 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
WORKSHOP: Tonic Herbal Drinks & Elixirs @ Nature Spirit Earth Market | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

FREE Event | RSVP in-store or by phone at 250-247-0210 to reserve your spot |

Yarrow Willard presents an entertaining and interactive intensive workshop. We will learn how to easily make our own great tasting hot and cold herbal tonic beverages. This class will include creating and sampling a variety of recipes, which include a broad spectrum of herbs, super foods, and functional nutrition.
MUSIC: Open Mic & Jam @ Surf Pub
Dec 14 @ 9:00 PM – 11:45 PM
MUSIC: Open Mic & Jam @ Surf Pub | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

FREE Event | Drop-ins Welcome!

Acoustic, electric and everything in between. Every Thursday 9pm-midnight. All genres of music welcome & dancing’s welcome too! Hosted by John Gresham.

Dec
15
Fri
2017
ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People @ Rollo Seniors Centre
Dec 15 @ 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 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.

 

Dec
16
Sat
2017
OPEN HOUSE: Tiny Home, House and Studio Christmas @ Velsen Homes & La Belle Vie Wellness Studio
Dec 16 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
OPEN HOUSE: Tiny Home, House and Studio Christmas @ Velsen Homes & La Belle Vie Wellness Studio | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

FREE Event | Everyone Welcome!

Join Adam and Josee along with guest artists. Come see the Tiny Home and do some last minute Christmas shopping. Remember to say “Hi” to our Alpacas, Noel and Albert, as you come down the driveway.

COMMUNITY EVENT: A Gabriola Island Library Christmas @ Gabriola Library
Dec 16 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
COMMUNITY EVENT: A Gabriola Island Library Christmas @ Gabriola Library | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

FREE Event | Everyone is Welcome!

Join us for a festive celebration at the library, with refreshments and singing with the Gabriola Island Singers. Everyone welcome.

1-3 pm – Hot apple cider & cookies.
1:30 pm – Carols with the Gabriola Island Singers.

This event is generously supported by our amazing Friends of the Library. Thank you!

Xmas Comedy Show @ Skol Pub
Dec 16 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

$5 or non-perishable donation |

Fa la la la la la Comedy! Your hostess Angel Strangel Woodhams presents a gift of merriment to you and yours this holiday season.

**Local Gabriola island comedians and performers.

**Special guests from Nanaimo: Blake Covert & John Tait.

*UGLY SWEATER CONTEST*
*DOOR PRIZES*

Deck the halls with lots of laughter!! Hope to see you there!

MUSIC: Patrick Olmsted @ The Kitchen
Dec 16 @ 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
MUSIC: Patrick Olmsted @ The Kitchen | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

No Cover Charge |

Gabriolan guitar sage and master luthier Patrick Olmsted performs Salish Sea inspired island songs on a variety of unique handmade instrument.

Dec
17
Sun
2017
COMMUNITY EVENT: Advent III @ Christ Church Gabriola
Dec 17 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
COMMUNITY EVENT: Advent III @ Christ Church Gabriola | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

FREE Event | Worship with Communion |

Everyone Welcome!

A collaborative Anglican-United Church. OPEN TO ALL!

© 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