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.

 

Fire Ban In Effect

Seasonal Burning Ban is
NOW in Effect

Current Wildfire Hazard Rating is
EXTREME - Shutdown
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
SUMMER SEASON HOURS - Canada Day to Labour Day
Daily 10am - 6pm

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

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

Aug
7
Tue
2018
ART EXHIBIT: Morag Orr-Stevens – Kaleidoscope 2 @ The Centre Gallery (Professional Centre)
Aug 7 @ 9:00 AM – Sep 29 @ 4:00 PM
ART EXHIBIT: Morag Orr-Stevens - Kaleidoscope 2 @ The Centre Gallery (Professional Centre) | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

FREE EXHIBIT | Drop-in between 9am – 4pm, Tuesday – Saturday |

Morag Orr-Stevens has created a collection of Art Quilts and Collage Paintings.

Opening Reception on Sunday, August 12th, from 2pm – 4pm.

Artist in attendance on Fridays from 1pm – 3pm, or on request.

Sep
24
Mon
2018
MUSIC: Open Mic Mondays @ Gabriola Golf & Country Club
Sep 24 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
MUSIC: Open Mic Mondays @ Gabriola Golf & Country Club | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

FREE Admission |

Come out and play or just enjoy the music!

MUSIC: Las Divas @ Skol Pub
Sep 24 @ 8:00 PM – 11:59 PM
MUSIC: Las Divas @ Skol Pub | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

Admission: By Donation |

“While all members of Las Divas collectively grew up on music of countless genres covering all ends of the spectrum, the impression they leave as live performers is equally vast. From shimmery pop to gritty blues, Las Divas delivers impassioned, high energy renditions of these songs with interactive stage performances to back it up. The band’s popular Sunday Jam at the PressBox Pub is now in its third year, and in June, 2017 Las Divas came in first in the Battle of the Bands held at Donegal’s Irish House. Las Divas promises to offer something to music lovers of all tastes, from those who appreciate the twang of Patsy Cline, to those who have completely worn out their copy of Rumours or Abbey Road.”

Sep
25
Tue
2018
ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People @ Rollo Seniors Centre
Sep 25 @ 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 Recreation Office
Sep 25 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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 is safe and supportive for those who are managing chronic health conditions. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Suzette Delmage.

RECREATION: Badminton Drop-in (Ages 14+) @ Gabriola Elementary School - Gym
Sep 25 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
RECREATION: Badminton Drop-in (Ages 14+) @ Gabriola Elementary School - Gym | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

Cost: $5 Drop-in Fee |

Three courts available for recreational play. Singles or doubles, depending on turnout. Bring your own racquet.

All abilities welcome.

 

RECREATION: Full Moon Paddle @ Descanso Bay Regional Park - Day Use Area
Sep 25 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
RECREATION: Full Moon Paddle @ Descanso Bay Regional Park - Day Use Area | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

Cost: $20 Adults; $10 Kids | All Ages | Drop-ins Welcome |

Bring your friends and join the kayak guides for a special evening on the water.  Dress for the weather.

 

 

 

Sep
26
Wed
2018
RECREATION: Family Music and Movement (Babies to Age 4) @ Rollo McClay Park Portable
Sep 26 @ 9:15 AM – 10:00 AM

Cost: $30 for 6 sessions | Register online or at GRS Office | Suitable for Babies to Age 4 |

Music, instruments, songs and all kinds of movement to liven up your week. A great place to join in together, learn new music and new moves!

Instructor Jenny Ivany is a Level 2 gymnastics coach and physical literacy specialist.

 

CHILDREN’S EVENT: Family Storytime @ Gabriola Library
Sep 26 @ 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
CHILDREN'S EVENT: Family Storytime @ Gabriola Library | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

FREE Event | Drop-in |

Drop in to the Gabriola Library with your little ones for fun stories, songs, and rhymes. Stay after for visiting and duplo block play time! This free event is best suited for children 5 and under and their caregivers.

RECREATION: Peer Led Exercise Group @ HOPE Centre
Sep 26 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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 is safe and supportive for those who are managing chronic health conditions. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Suzette Delmage.

© 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