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

LOOK What's coming up on Gabriola Island ...

Click HERE for our monthly Community Calendar

ART EXHIBIT: D’dance Glass Emergence – From Fire to Form @ Hive Emporium (Upstairs Gallery)
Jun 8 @ 10:00 AM – Jun 24 @ 6:00 PM
ART EXHIBIT: D'dance Glass Emergence - From Fire to Form @ Hive Emporium (Upstairs Gallery) | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

FREE Event | Everyone Welcome!

D’dance Glass is having its first solo gallery show ever, right here on Gabriola Island at The Hive in the village. Opening night is on June 7th and the show will run until June 24th. We will be featuring a collection of new work, most created in the last couple of months.

Look forward to seeing you all at the opening,

Dirk and Mary Ann.

ART EXHIBIT: Photography Show @ The Centre Gallery (Professional Centre)
Jun 12 @ 9:00 AM – Aug 4 @ 4:00 PM

FREE Event | Everyone Welcome!

A new show by the Gabriola Photography Club, featuring works from 11 club members. At the Centre Gallery (590 North Rd.), open Tuesdays through Fridays, 9 am to noon and 1 to 4 pm, and most Saturdays.

ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People @ Rollo Seniors Centre
Jun 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 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: Essentials Class @ Gabriola Fitness Centre
Jun 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: Gather N Stitch @ Hive Emporium (Upstairs Gallery)
Jun 19 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
WORKSHOP: Gather N Stitch @ Hive Emporium (Upstairs Gallery) | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

FREE Event | Drop-ins Welcome!

Join this league of fabric artists weekly at HIVE Gallery / Cafe.
Bring your latest projects and share your knowledge.

RECREATION: Zumba Class @ Gabriola Fitness Centre
Jun 20 @ 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
Jun 20 @ 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.

MOVIE: Family Movie Night @ Gabriola Library
Jun 20 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

FREE Event | Drop-in | Everyone Welcome!

It’s time for a movie and popcorn! We’ll be screening a family-friendly movie on the big screen with big sound.

This is a free, drop in event. Everyone welcome.

See branch for movie selection.

PRESENTATION: The Secrets to Running, Injury Free with Dr. Ferenc Stefan @ Gabriola Fitness Centre
Jun 20 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PRESENTATION: The Secrets to Running, Injury Free with Dr. Ferenc Stefan @ Gabriola Fitness Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

Cost: $25 in Advance |

Dr. Ferenc Stefani brings over 25 years of experience in soft tissue injury management working in Chiropractic and Sports Therapy.

He has been integral in Nanaimo’s health and fitness community since 1992. As a clinician, coach, and athlete, he is passionate about empowering others.

Dr. Stefani’s background includes nine years of university education in Biomechanics, Athletic Training and Conditioning as well as a four year Doctorate in Chiropractic. He is also fully certified in Active Release Techniques, Pose Running Instruction, and Life Style Coaching.

As a husband, and father of three young adults (21, 23, 26), Ferenc appreciates the challenges faced by many of us as we try to successfully juggle relationships, health, occupations, and personal interests. We are all in this together!

On Wednesday June 20th Dr Ferenc Stefani will come to Gabriola to share his wisdom with us in this 2 hour talk with questions and answers all about running and training injury free.

Don’t miss this amazing opportunity!

MUSIC: Parc X Trio @ Hive Emporium (Upstairs Gallery)
Jun 20 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
MUSIC: Parc X Trio @ Hive Emporium (Upstairs Gallery) | Gabriola Island | British Columbia | Canada

Tickets: $15 | Available at the Hive Emporium |

Parc X is a trio Montreal-based contemporary jazz trio featuring  Gabriel Vinuela (keys), Alex Lefaivre (bass) and Alain Bourgeois  (drums). Celebrating its 10 year anniversary, Parc X trio has released  its 7th  recording – Dream. Pursuing the electric trio format, the group’s latest musical explorations showcase their typical original  blend of contemporary jazz  harmonies, staggering  dynamics, break-beat grooves over odd time signatures and classical music structures.

As  complex as the music might seem on paper, the trio navigates through the material effortlessly with grace and power. New to the table is the group’s foray into studio production. A subtle and tasteful approach to electronic music production spices up the album sonically over the 9 original compositions from all 3 members. One of the album’s highlights is a reworking of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake where

Parc X transforms the classic into the 21st century.

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