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

Feb
20
Wed
2019
RECREATION: Peer Led Exercise Group @ HOPE Centre
Feb 20 @ 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.
PRESENTATION: The Framework for Reconciliation @ The Haven (Phoenix Auditorium)
Feb 20 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Cost: $20 | Available at North Road Sports or at the Door | Everyone Welcome!

SPEAKER: Craig Benjamin.

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) is a document that describes both the individual and collective rights of Indigenous peoples around the world. The declaration was adopted by resolution of the United Nations General Assembly on September 13, 2007. In 2010, Canada issued a Statement of Support endorsing the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. In 2015, the Prime Minister asked the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs to implement the declaration. In 2016, the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs announced Canada is now a full supporter, without qualification, of the declaration.

Amnesty International’s Indigenous Rights Campaigner Craig Benjamin will explore ongoing questions and issues surrounding Canadian governments’ responsibilities and actions regarding UNDRIP, which the Truth and Reconciliation Commission called the framework for reconciliation. They optimistically stated that UNDRIP represents a positive vision of a new relationship based on respect for rights and concrete action on the urgent priorities of Indigenous peoples.

Has Canada delivered?

Craig Benjamin
Craig Benjamin

Craig Benjamin is Amnesty International’s campaigner for the human rights of Indigenous peoples. Craig coordinates Amnesty’s campaigns in support of the rights of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada. A non-Indigenous person living in Mi’kmaw territory in Nova Scotia, Craig is honoured to have the opportunity to work alongside Indigenous activists from across Canada and around the world.

Wednesday February 20, 2019 | 7-9pm | Phoenix Auditorium @ The Haven | Tickets $20 at North Road Sports or at the door (space permitting)

CO-SPONSORED BY AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL & AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL-GROUP 79 — GABRIOLA

Want to learn more about UNDRIP before this event? Take the #NEXT150 Challenge: Understanding UNDRIP to start or continue your learning journey. And check out this online special report:  UNDRIP Implementation: Braiding International, Domestic, and Indigenous Laws.

 

Feb
21
Thu
2019
RECREATION: Peer Led Exercise Group @ Gabriola Recreation Office
Feb 21 @ 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.

RECREATION: Volleyball Drop-in (Ages 14+) @ Gabriola Elementary School - Gym
Feb 21 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
RECREATION: Volleyball Drop-in (Ages 14+) @ Gabriola Elementary School - Gym | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

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.

 

 

WORKSHOP: Changemaking – Making Change Happening @ The Roxy
Feb 21 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
WORKSHOP: Changemaking - Making Change Happening @ The Roxy | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

ADMISSION: By Donation | Everyone Welcome!

Community organizers Fay Weller and Mary Wilson present an interactive hands-on workshop based on their guidebook Changemakers: Embracing Hope, Taking Action, and Transforming the World. They explore the idea of how individuals can drive local changes that cascade into large-scale social transformation.

Drawing on examples from food, waste and the economy, Fay and Mary will lead participants in a hands-on exploration of some of the specific tools for building social change described in their book.

MUSIC: Open Mic and Jam @ Surf Pub
Feb 21 @ 9:00 PM – 11:59 PM
MUSIC: Open Mic and Jam @ Surf Pub | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

No Cover | Everyone Welcome!

Acoustic, electric and everything in between. All genres of music welcome. Dancing’s welcome too!

Every Thursday night. Hosted by John Gresham

Feb
22
Fri
2019
ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People @ Rollo Seniors Centre
Feb 22 @ 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.

 

RECREATION: Peer Led Exercise Group @ Gabriola Community Hall
Feb 22 @ 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
RECREATION: Peer Led Exercise Group @ Gabriola Community Hall | 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.

MUSIC: Gabriola Coffeehouse with Tim Hall @ The Roxy
Feb 22 @ 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Cost: $10 at the door (musicians + audience).

Doors open at 6:30pm.

Jam starts at 6:30pm.
Open Stage from 7:00pm.
Featured Performer at 8:30pm.

Tonight’s featured performer is Tim Hall (voice, banjo, concertina and ukulele).

 

ART: Squared – the Art Show Opening Night @ Gabriola Arts and Heritage Centre
Feb 22 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
ART: Squared - the Art Show Opening Night @ Gabriola Arts and Heritage Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

FREE Admission | Everyone Welcome!

Come see how these well rounded artists tri-every-angle to be squared with this fun challenge.

The challenge: everyone working on 12×12 inch canvases.

110 canvases – and more than 90 artists including 9 under 16 years – see list below (Youth names not listed).

All the canvases will sell for the same price: $225 (adult) or $85 (youth).

Show Opening is on Friday, Feb 22nd, from 7-9pm with wine & cheese.
Also open on Saturday 10am – 4pm and Sunday 11am – 3pm.

We have every kind of medium this year including fabric, metal, glass, mosaic, pa-ta-ti, paints of all description, mixed media & more. It’s going to be a spectacular show!!!

On the Saturday (Feb. 23rd), Gwen Spinks will be adding a link on her website on the “ART” page so you can see the whole show (if you can’t make it in person)!

To see the list of artists go to www.gwenspinks.com.

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