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

Oct
5
Thu
2017
PHOTO EXHIBIT: Art of the Camera by Tom Gilligan @ The Centre Gallery (Professional Centre)
Oct 5 @ 10:00 AM – Dec 2 @ 5:00 PM
PHOTO EXHIBIT: Art of the Camera by Tom Gilligan @ The Centre Gallery (Professional Centre) | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

Tom Gilligan has a new photography exhibit at the Professional Centre. Over forty eclectic images, ranging from abstract to realistic, symbolizing and communicating aspects of the artist’s subjectivity.

I believe that art is symbolic in the sense that the artist creates a tangible representation of her/his inner emotional awareness; A purely subjective and personal awareness that is the origin and bedrock of all art whatever form it may take.

My photographs, whether one calls them realistic or abstract, all contain personal meaning and evoke for me an emotional subjective awareness of creative moments when I was moved by something I had seen in the world or become aware of during the editing of the original photographic image.

Each image selected for this gallery show, whether abstract or realistic in form, is an expression of my own inner awareness. To the degree that they evoke a personal emotional response from you then they serve to connect us at a deeper level than the merely symbolic and I believe that is the great value of all art, including art of the camera.

~Tom Gilligan

Nov
19
Sun
2017
ART SHOW & SALE: Gabriola Photography Club’s Fall Show & Sale @ Rollo Seniors Centre
Nov 19 @ 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
ART SHOW & SALE: Gabriola Photography Club's Fall Show & Sale @ Rollo Seniors Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

FREE Admission | Browse our framed and mounted prints and cards. Wildlife * Scenics * Abstracts & more. Slideshow and Draw Prizes.

FILM: What Would Jesus Buy? @ The Roxy
Nov 19 @ 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
FILM: What Would Jesus Buy? @ The Roxy | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

Tickets $5 | At the Door |

Rev. Billy, charismatic street preacher & self-appointed leader of the Church of Stop Shopping, urges us to reflect on consumerism, and return to a more authentic relationship to Christmas. He advocates economic justice, targeting unfair labour practices and exploitation of resources for profit.

COMMUNITY EVENT: Lifting our Spirits – Ceremony of Remembrance @ The Netloft
Nov 19 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

FREE Event | Everyone Welcome!

Come and share a Ceremony of Remembrance, in its second year – at the beautiful setting of the Netloft.

November is a month which seems to be especially set aside as a time of remembrance.

In the Spirit of Remembrance,  the Gabriola Ecumenical Society would like to offer an opportunity for all of us who have experienced the loss of those we have loved and cherished  to share in this special ceremony.

Family, friend or acquaintance  – in our grief we are left with the shadow of their memory, and memory reminds us of their presence in our lives.

In the candlelight, along with the cello music of Allanah Dow, participants can write down the names of persons they would like remembered. Their names will be read out as floating candles are lit and placed in a basin of water.

Allanah will play during this ceremony and will provide interludes for inspiring words of five presenters  –  as we listen and reflect on those we have lost and cared about deeply.

It can be a very moving experience and we hope that you will join us in helping to “Lift our Spirits” as we share this gathering together.

Nov
21
Tue
2017
ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People @ Rollo Seniors Centre
Nov 21 @ 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.

 

TRAINING: Tech Tuesdays @ Gabriola Library
Nov 21 @ 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
TRAINING: Tech Tuesdays @ Gabriola Library | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

FREE Event | Call 250-247-7878 to book your time slot |

Want to work on your computer skills or have an eBook question? Book a 30-minute appointment for free, one-on-one technology help from our librarian. All skill levels and questions welcome. Please contact the library at 250-247-7878 to register.

CHILDREN’S EVENT: Library Lego Club @ Gabriola Library
Nov 21 @ 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
CHILDREN'S EVENT: Library Lego Club @ Gabriola Library | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

FREE Children’s Event | Drop-in |

Make a LEGO creation using the library’s LEGO and your imagination! This is a free, drop in event best suited for children 6 – 12 years.

AGM: People for a Healthy Community on Gabriola @ The Commons (PHC Dining Room)
Nov 21 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
AGM: People for a Healthy Community on Gabriola @ The Commons (PHC Dining Room) | Coquitlam | British Columbia | Canada

Notice of Annual General Meeting – Agenda items will include reports from the Executive Director, Treasurer, and Staff, as well as an update on new program initiatives and emerging partnerships. New Board members will also be elected. The current list of nominees can be found at www.phcgabriola.org. Members wishing to make a nomination to the Board may contact the PHC secretary at info@phcgabriola.org up to 48 hours before the meeting.

DANCING: Balkan Folk Dancing @ Community Hall
Nov 21 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
DANCING: Balkan Folk Dancing @ Community Hall | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

Cost: $3 per night; 1st night is FREE | Drop-in |

Every Tuesday night until Dec. 5th. Located at The Commons Upstairs, except the 1st Tuesday of the month will be at the Community Hall. Community spirit, amazing music! Line and circle dances – non-partner.  Dance and sing the cultures of Greece, Romania, Serbia, Armenia, etc. Beginners welcome.

WORKSHOP: Level 1 Emergency Preparedness @ AGI Hall
Nov 21 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Cost: $10 | Pre-register by contacting Judy or Lisa at bereadygabriola@gmail.com |

Be Ready Gabriola Level 1 Preparedness class is being offered once more by popular demand to help you prepare for any disaster, human-made or natural. We will cover why you should prepare, different types of grab and go bags and best options for you and your family. We talk about what happens in different events and what to do during and after an event. We cover health, food storage, home preparation etc. Learn how to be prepared and not scared! We will have goody bags of items to help get your grab and go bag started. The class is $10 and you can pre-register by contacting Judy or Lisa at: bereadygabriola@gmail.com.

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