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

May
23
Thu
2019
RECREATION: Gabriola Dragon Boat Club @ Silva Bay Marina
May 23 @ 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
RECREATION: Gabriola Dragon Boat Club @ Silva Bay Marina | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

COST: $150 (2 X per week); $75 (1 X per week); Half-season and Drop-in Rates Available |

Come out and enjoy connections, healthy living and fitness! NOT FOR WOMEN ONLY any age, sex and fitness level. As long as you can hold a paddle and get in the boat by whatever method that works. For more information go to gabrioladragonboatclub.com.  
THEATRE: Gabriola Players present “Old Love” @ Rollo Seniors Centre
May 23 @ 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.

MUSIC: Open Mic and Jam @ Surf Pub
May 23 @ 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

May
24
Fri
2019
ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People @ Rollo Seniors Centre
May 24 @ 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 Community Hall
May 24 @ 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
RECREATION: Peer Led Exercise Group @ Gabriola Community Hall | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

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 supports those people who are managing chronic health conditions including bone and joint conditions, diabetes, heart and respirator conditions, cancer, obesity, and mental health issues.

Participants work at their own level and pace, core and stretching can be done from a chair, and exercises have increasing levels of difficulty that will challenge you to increase strength, balance, flexibility and joint mobility.

Bonus benefits: have fun and meet new people!

Winter/Spring Schedule for 2019.

Monday and Wednesday 11am – 12pm @ Hope Centre.
Tuesday and Thursday 11am – 12pm @ Gabriola Recreation Society Office.
Friday 10:45am – 11:45am @ Community Hall.

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Suzette Delmage.

RECREATION: Gabriola Bike Club – 1st DAY @ Gabriola Elementary School
May 24 @ 2:45 PM – 4:00 PM
RECREATION: Gabriola Bike Club - 1st DAY @ Gabriola Elementary School | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

COST: $30 (6 Fridays) + $15 Cycling BC Mini-Membership |  For Youth aged 8-13 | Register online (select Gabriola in the “After School” drop-down) |

Designed for youth aged 8-13 (skill level 1-3) who would like to have fun with their friends and improve their bike riding skills in a safe environment. This program includes skills, games and lesson plans from Cycling BC’s iRide Program and Sprockids.

A Mountain Bike or Kids Bike is suggested.

$15 Cycling BC Mini-Membership is required.

Made possible by Cycling BC and iRide.

For more info go to Gabriola Bike Club p/b iRide or contact Janna.

 

 

THEATRE: Gabriola Players present “Old Love” @ Rollo Seniors Centre
May 24 @ 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
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.

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

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