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.


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
Visitor Guide

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Click HERE for our monthly Community Calendar

RECREATION: Essentials Class @ Gabriola Fitness Centre
Apr 19 @ 12:30 PM – 1:25 PM

Cost: 10 pass card – $100; Drop-ins $12 |

Learn muscle balance and alignment; strengthen your core and surrounding muscles with non-cardio exercises, mat work, use of free weights/bands and standing exercises.

Instructor: Mara Brenner

WORKSHOP: Chronic Conditions Self-Management Program @ Gabriola Fire Hall Number 1
Apr 19 @ 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

FREE 6-week Workshop | Pre-registration is preferred |

By phone (1-866-902-3767 Toll Free) or online. You can also register at the Firehall on April 19th or April 26th |

The program is offered as a fun, practical workshop which can help people with chronic conditions overcome these daily challenges and maintain an active, fulfilling life. Participants learn about healthier ways to live, gain confidence and motivation to manage their health and feel more positive about their lives. They are provided with information strategies and techniques, so they will have the tools they need to help themselves.

Adults of all ages, who are experiencing chronic conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, asthma, fibromyalgia, hypertension, depression or any other ongoing or long-term health condition(s) can attend. Their family members, friends and caregivers are also welcome, as they will benefit from the information personally and develop a better understanding of living with a chronic condition.

This program will run for 6-weeks on Thursdays from April 19th to May 24th.

For more information please download the pdf document below or contact:

University of Victoria,
Institute on Aging & Lifelong Health,
Self-Management Programs.
Email: |
Phone: 1-866-902-3767 Toll Free.

2018-04-19 Chronic-Pain-Self-Management-Program-Information-Sheet

PRESENTATION: Socially Responsible Investing – Make Money, Make a Difference @ Surf Lodge
Apr 19 @ 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
PRESENTATION: Socially Responsible Investing - Make Money, Make a Difference @ Surf Lodge | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

FREE Event | Sponsored by RBC Dominion Securities | Please pre-register by April 16 |

Luxury Gift Basket Door Prize!

It’s more than just money. It’s about who you are, your values and how you see the world today. The wealth you’ve grown is your legacy. Please join us to learn more about ways to invest in things you care about.

Attendance at this presentation is complimentary. As seating is limited, please RSVP to Karolyn Manning at or 250-729-3207 by Monday, April 16.

RECREATION: Drop-in Volleyball @ Gabriola Elementary School - Gym
Apr 19 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Cost: $4 | Drop-in |

Fun, recreational play; 1 court/2 teams; Friendly competition; lots of playing time.

PRESENTATION: Cuba Si – Island Time Latin Style @ The Roxy
Apr 19 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
PRESENTATION: Cuba Si - Island Time Latin Style @ The Roxy | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

Admission: By Donation | Drop-in |

Presented by Alison Douglas and Steve Struthers.

Sponsored by the Gabriola Historical and Museum Society

MUSIC: Open Mic and Jam @ Surf Pub
Apr 19 @ 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

ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People @ Rollo Seniors Centre
Apr 20 @ 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 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.


WORKSHOP: Introduction to Cob Building @ Private Residence - upon reserving, address will be forwarded
Apr 20 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
WORKSHOP: Introduction to Cob Building @ Private Residence - upon reserving, address will be forwarded

Cost: $150-$200 Sliding Scale for 3 days | Friday April 20 to Sunday April 22 | Pre-registration Required |

Rooted in Nature and Hidden Pond Permaculture Farm present “An Intro to Cob Building.”

Contribution is a sliding scale of $150-$200.
Basic meals & snacks provided.
Accommodations available at the Gabriola Campground and possible onsite.

This hands on workshop led by Rose Dickson of the Mudgirls Collective will introduce the use of Cob in the landscape. Participants will build a pizza oven, benches, and add detail pieces, creatively recycled and set into the cob design.

Please email Stephen Levesque @ to register. Registration is complete by an transfer of the course cost to Stephen Levesque.

RECREATION: Zumba Class @ Gabriola Fitness Centre
Apr 21 @ 9:00 AM – 9:55 AM

Cost: 10 pass card – $100; Drop-ins $12 |

Dance based fitness set to contemporary and international rhythms. A fun and effective aerobic workout.

Instructor: Veronique Rioux

RECREATION: Full Body Toning @ Gabriola Fitness Centre
Apr 21 @ 10:00 AM – 10:55 AM

Cost: Drop-ins $12; 10 pass card – $100 |

Interval training plus low impact exercises using stability balls, mats, weights, body and ballet barres.  Wednesdays & Saturdays.

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