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.

Oct
18
Thu
2018
RECREATION: Peer Led Exercise Group @ Gabriola Recreation Office
Oct 18 @ 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.

ADULT PROGRAM: French Conversation Circle @ Gabriola Library
Oct 18 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
ADULT PROGRAM: French Conversation Circle @ Gabriola Library | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

FREE Drop-in | Everyone Welcome!

Do you want to practice your French in an informal, friendly environment? Our French conversation circle meets every Thursday. This is a free, drop in event designed for those who want to keep up their French language skills.

RECREATION: Volleyball Drop-in (Ages 14+) @ Gabriola Elementary School - Gym
Oct 18 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Cost: $4 Drop-in Fee |

Fun, recreational team play. Volunteer run; 1 court. Spares sub in.

September 20 – December 13; re-starts January 3.

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

 

 

PRESENTATION: Cuba Si! by Alison Douglas and Steve Struthers @ The Roxy
Oct 18 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
PRESENTATION: Cuba Si! by Alison Douglas and Steve Struthers @ The Roxy | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

Admission by Donation | Everyone Welcome!

“Cuba Si: Island Time Latin Style” by Alison Douglas and Steve Struthers.

Sponsored by the Gabriola Historical and Museum Society.

MUSIC: Open Mic and Jam @ Surf Pub
Oct 18 @ 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

Oct
19
Fri
2018
ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People @ Rollo Seniors Centre
Oct 19 @ 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
Oct 19 @ 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM

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.

Oct
20
Sat
2018
ELECTION: RDN & Islands Trust Voting Day @ Gabriola Elementary School - Gymnasium
Oct 20 @ 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

General Voting will be open to qualified residents.

If you are not on the list of electors, you may register at the time of voting by completing the required application form available at the voting place. To register you must meet the following qualifications:

  • 18 years of age or older on general voting day,
  • Canadian citizen,
  • resident of BC for at least 6 months immediately preceding the date of registration,
  • resident of, or registered property owner, in the Regional District of Nanaimo for at least 30 days immediately preceding the day of registration, and
  • not disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law.

To register, residents must produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature). Picture identification is not necessary. The identification must prove both residency and identity.

To register, nonresident property owners must produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature) to prove identity, proof that they are entitled to register in relation to the property, and, if there is more than one owner of the property, written consent from the other property owners.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION on these matters and the 2018 General Local Election, please visit www.rdn.bc.ca/2018elections, or contact the Chief Election Officer or the Deputy Chief Election Officer at 250-390-4111, toll-free at 1-877-607-4111, or by email at vote@rdn.bc.ca.

PRESENTATION: Estate Planning – Financial Literacy @ Gabriola Library
Oct 20 @ 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
PRESENTATION: Estate Planning - Financial Literacy @ Gabriola Library | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

FREE Event | Drop-in | Everyone Welcome!

Join us at the Library for a presentation by Gavin Molloy, RRC, Consultant with Investors Group Financial Services Inc. Gavin will be discussing estate planning, including probate, protecting your estate, reducing your final tax burden and an easy transition for family

© 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