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
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
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

May
25
Sat
2019
COMMUNITY EVENT: Gabriola Farmers Market @ AGI Hall
May 25 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
COMMUNITY EVENT: Gabriola Farmers Market @ AGI Hall | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

FREE Event | Everyone Welcome!

Fresh Produce, Art, Crafts, and more … Every Saturday Starting May 18 thru to Thanksgiving Weekend.
BOOK LAUNCH: Baggage by Wendy Phillips @ Gabriola Library
May 25 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
BOOK LAUNCH: Baggage by Wendy Phillips @ Gabriola Library | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

FREE Event | Drop-in | Everyone Welcome!

Join Governor-General’s award-winning author Wendy Phillips as she reads from her work, including her new young adult novel, Baggage. Copies will be available for purchase.

COMMUNITY EVENT: A Tree for Victor @ Gabriola Commons
May 25 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
COMMUNITY EVENT: A Tree for Victor @ Gabriola Commons | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

Everyone Welcome!

Friends and fans of Victor Anthony are invited to gather at the Gabriola Commons for a tree-planting ceremony in his honour. The Ken Capon Memorial Marching Band will lead the way to the Labyrinth, where the tree will be dug in.

Some of those who cherish memories of Victor’s many generous contributions to the Commons and community will speak, including Joelle Anthony and Cherryl Reed.

Refreshments to follow.

PRESENTATION: Mamahood – A New Frontier @ Gabriola Community Hall
May 25 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
PRESENTATION: Mamahood - A New Frontier @ Gabriola Community Hall | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

FREE Event | Drop-in with Free Childcare | Suitable for 18 years and older |

Because your first trip to motherhood can feel like you’re visiting another world.

A Keynote presentation by Nicolle Nattrass.

Actress/playwright Nicolle Nattrass is changing the conversation around maternal mental health issues and bringing awareness to all moms, dads, and helping professionals who provide care during pregnancy, birth, and post-partum.

Followed by a discussion panel with Nicolle, Dr. Tracey Thorne, and Doula April Duramoto.

Contains Adult Strong/Mature Language.

Doors open at 1:30pm.

Sponsored by the

FUNDRAISER: PHC’s Spring Extravaganza @ Surf Lodge
May 25 @ 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
FUNDRAISER: PHC's Spring Extravaganza @ Surf Lodge | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

TICKETS: $20 | Available at North Road Sports, Surf Lodge, PHC, Hive Emporium, Nature Spirit Earth Market, and Arbutus Home Building Centre |

This is the 5th Annual Beer’n Burger fundraiser for People for a Healthy Community (PHC). Come out and enjoy the food, beverages, silent auction and live music.

Your ticket includes:

choice of wine, beer, or juice;
choice of beef burger, veggie burger, or chicken strips;
choice of sides – green salad, or kale salad, or french fries.

A good time for a great cause!

THEATRE: Gabriola Players present “Old Love” @ Rollo Seniors Centre
May 25 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
THEATRE: Gabriola Players present "Old Love" @ Rollo Seniors Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

TICKETS: $15 | Available at North Road Sports or online |

They say old love is the best love, but in Norm Foster’s delightful comedy, divorced Bud is having a hard time convincing recently-widowed Molly of this. Bud’s been infatuated with Molly since the first time he met her – many years ago when he was still married to Kitty and she was married to his boss Arthur. Unfortunately for him, Molly has no interest whatsoever in renewing an acquaintance with a man she has no recollection of ever meeting before.

There will be four performances of Old Love, directed by Donna Deacon, at the Rollo Centre this month:
Thursday to Saturday, May 23 to 24 at 7pm and
Sunday, May 26 at 2pm.

May
26
Sun
2019
FUNDRAISER: Walk for Dog Guides @ Gabriola Sands Provincial Park (Twin Beaches)
May 26 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
FUNDRAISER: Walk for Dog Guides @ Gabriola Sands Provincial Park (Twin Beaches)

Fundraiser for Dog Guides | Everyone Welcome!

Come and join us with your dog, your friend or on your own!

Thanks to our sponsors, 100 per cent of the funds raised from the Walk go directly towards the raising, training and placement of Dog Guides for Canadians with medical or physical disabilities. Dog Guides Canada has already provided specially trained Dog Guides to more than 3,000 men, women and children, all without any government funding. With your help more people will experience the mobility, safety and independence a devoted Dog Guide brings.

Registration starts at 10:00 am and walk begins at 10:30.

For more information go to Gabriola Walk for Dog Guides.

WORKSHOP: Co-create Gabriola Talks Guiding Principles @ Gabriola Community Hall
May 26 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
WORKSHOP: Co-create Gabriola Talks Guiding Principles @ Gabriola Community Hall | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

FREE Event | Everyone Welcome!

Sustainable Gabriola invites everyone to a workshop to co-create guiding principles for a future discussion series.

Our aims are:

  1. To create a space for respectful, open-space dialogue that engages the broadest spectrum of islanders possible.
  2. To identify topics for future discussion.

Refreshments and childcare available.

 

GaLTT WORK PARTY: Central Island Trail @ Elgie Road Trail Head
May 26 @ 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
GaLTT WORK PARTY: Central Island Trail @ Elgie Road Trail Head | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

Meet at the Elgie Road Trailhead (off North Road).

Each year GaLTT organizes a 4-5 hour hike on Gabriola, and this year we’re gotrekking across the middle of the island (on June 2, starting 10am at Joyce Lockwood Park and ending at the Golf Club at 3pm).  Part of the route will follow the Central Island trail between Tait Rd. and the 707 Park, crossing Elgie Rd., so we need to trim this section of the trail.

Some of us will work towards Tait Rd. and the rest of us will work towards the 707.

Bring gloves. The GaLTT loppers, grass shears and hand clippers will be available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THEATRE: Gabriola Players present “Old Love” @ Rollo Seniors Centre
May 26 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
THEATRE: Gabriola Players present "Old Love" @ Rollo Seniors Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

TICKETS: $15 | Available at North Road Sports or online |

They say old love is the best love, but in Norm Foster’s delightful comedy, divorced Bud is having a hard time convincing recently-widowed Molly of this. Bud’s been infatuated with Molly since the first time he met her – many years ago when he was still married to Kitty and she was married to his boss Arthur. Unfortunately for him, Molly has no interest whatsoever in renewing an acquaintance with a man she has no recollection of ever meeting before.

There will be four performances of Old Love, directed by Donna Deacon, at the Rollo Centre this month:
Thursday to Saturday, May 23 to 24 at 7pm and
Sunday, May 26 at 2pm.

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