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

Oct
2
Tue
2018
ART SHOW: Fine Art by Alois @ The Centre Gallery (Professional Centre)
Oct 2 @ 10:00 AM – Nov 30 @ 4:00 PM

FREE Admission during regular office hours 10am – 4pm | Everyone Welcome!

At the age of 10, Alois Verlinden started drawing using graphite pencil. He immigrated to Canada from Belgium in 1962. In his new country, he was busy adapting to a different way of life, raising 4 children, and learning about photography. Upon retirement he focused on painting with oil, acrylic, water colour, and pastel. For the last 6 years he has concentrated on India Inc., coloured pencil, and scratch art.

Scratch art is similar to etching. It starts with a white board coated with several layers of India Inc. The subject is scratched mostly with an X-Acto knife. Almost any subject can be drawn (scratched) on the board in this way.

See Alois’ exhibit at the Professional Centre starting on October 2 and running until November 30, 2018.

Nov
20
Tue
2018
RECREATION: Badminton Drop-in (Ages 14+) @ Gabriola Elementary School - Gym
Nov 20 @ 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.

 

Nov
21
Wed
2018
CHILDREN’S EVENT: Family Storytime @ Gabriola Library
Nov 21 @ 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.

WORKSHOP: Learn to Make Brie and Fromage Blanc (Neufchatel) @ Madd Acres
Nov 21 @ 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
WORKSHOP: Learn to Make Brie and Fromage Blanc (Neufchatel) @ Madd Acres | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

Cost: $100 | To register call 250-247-8635 or email paula@makecheesewithpaula.ca |

Explore the wonderful world of Brie and bloomy rind cheeses! This class delves into the science behind the bloomy rind cheeses. Students will also work with a pre-made fromage blanc curd that they will take home as an appetizer.

Cultures and instructions are included.

 

 

 

 

RECREATION: Peer Led Exercise Group @ HOPE Centre
Nov 21 @ 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: Sports Sampler for Adults @ Gabriola Elementary School - Gym
Nov 21 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Cost: $6 Drop-in Fee; $45 Full Program | Register online or at GRS Office |

A facilitated program with leader Jenny Ivany. Join in this non-competitive, inclusive program and have fun while moving all parts of you! Try a variety of gym activities – kickball, throwing games, indoor soccer, dodgeball and more.

October 3 – December 5; cancelled Oct 31.

Please fill out a medical information form if you plan to attend as a drop-in attendee and have not filled out a form since August 2017.

 

 

FILM: Taylor Camp (Hawai’i – 2010) @ The Roxy
Nov 21 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
FILM: Taylor Camp (Hawai’i – 2010) @ The Roxy | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

By Donation to SAGA |

ONE OF THE BEST-EVER FILMS ABOUT THE HIPPIE EXPERIENCE.

In 1969, Howard Taylor, brother of actress Elizabeth Taylor, bails out a rag-tag band of young Mainlanders jailed for vagrancy and invites them to live on his oceanfront land. Soon, waves of hippies, surfers, and troubled Vietnam Vets find their way to this clothing-optional, pot-friendly, treehouse village at the end of the road on Kaua’i’s North Shore.

Through interviews 30 years later, we relive the good and the bad with stories of order within anarchy, “sex, drugs and rock n’ roll, as well as deeply spiritual awakenings, while neighbors talk about this invasion’s impact on local culture. Condemned for a park, officials torched the village in 1977 before the last residents left. Now, all that remains are memories of “the best days of our lives”.

WARNING: NUDITY.

Genre: Documentary.

Doors open at 6:45pm.

RECREATION: Gabriola Chess Club @ Rollo Seniors Centre
Nov 21 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
RECREATION: Gabriola Chess Club @ Rollo Seniors Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

Cost: $5 Drop-in fee covers rental costs | All ages, all levels welcome!

Instruction for beginners. Bring your chess sets (extras available).

For more info contact Kaamran Hafeez at 250-247-8269 or hafeezk1@yahoo.ca.

Nov
22
Thu
2018
MEETING: Gabriola Island LTC (Local Trust Committee) @ Gabriola Arts and Heritage Centre
Nov 22 @ 10:15 AM – 12:00 PM
MEETING: Gabriola Island LTC (Local Trust Committee) @ Gabriola Arts and Heritage Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

Everyone Welcome!

Business meeting agendas are published online 5 business days prior to the start of the next scheduled meeting.

Please go to http://www.islandstrust.bc.ca/islands/local-trust-areas/gabriola/meeting-calendar-agendas-minutes/ .

Agendas are subject to approval at the meeting and the local trust committee may agree to add late items at the meeting; these late items might not be included in this package.

RECREATION: Peer Led Exercise Group @ Gabriola Recreation Office
Nov 22 @ 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