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.

 

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

FIRE BAN in effect
A fire ban is currently in effect on Gabriola Island.
(updated July 17, 2017)Fire Ban In Effect on Gabriola IslandPlease help keep our island safe. No fires!
Click the icon above for more information from the
Gabriola Volunteer Fire Department.

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
*NEW*
Gabriola
Visitor Guide

Click below for the
2017 Gabriola Map

 2017 Gabriola Map Thumbnail

Click to see inside

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

Click HERE for our monthly Community Calendar

Aug
11
Fri
2017
ART EXHIBIT: Dreamers – Ali Hosein Sculptures @ Hive Emporium (Upstairs Gallery)
Aug 11 @ 10:00 AM – Aug 27 @ 5:00 PM
ART EXHIBIT: Dreamers - Ali Hosein Sculptures @ Hive Emporium (Upstairs Gallery) | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

FREE Exhibit | World history is the story of the redrawing of national boundaries. The aggressors become much richer. Those of us left poorer engage in various forms of struggle to maintain our own.

In this process we re-claim, re-appropriate, re-build what was ours – what is ours. Dreams take on a prominence in the context of our struggle with economic, political and cultural self-creation and re-creation. We need to dream, to reflect, imagine, contemplate, re-think, and to make and re-make ourselves and to re-make a home in the world. Sometimes dreams are all we have for hope; and hope is essential.
(Ali Hosein)

Aug
21
Mon
2017
KAYAKING: Carlos Island Picnic @ Silva Bay Kayak Adventures - Dockside @ Silva Bay Inn
Aug 21 @ 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
KAYAKING: Carlos Island Picnic @ Silva Bay Kayak Adventures - Dockside @ Silva Bay Inn | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

Cost: $25 per person | BYO-Picnic Dinner. Paddle out to Carlos Island, off Silva Bay, to have a picnic while the sunsets over Georgia Strait. Includes your choice of sea kayak or standup paddleboard. No reservations necessary. Drop in 15 min before each event starts. Please call 250-247-8939 to reserve for large groups. BYO boat for a social, fun paddle for FREE!

MOVIE: Love and Death (1975) @ The Roxy
Aug 21 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
MOVIE: Love and Death (1975) @ The Roxy | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

FREE for Roxy Members | $5 for Non-members at the door | Woody Allen’s classic tribute to Russian literature ,history and weather ! Still one of the very best from his “funny period”. Doors open at 6:45pm

Aug
22
Tue
2017
ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People @ Rollo Seniors Centre
Aug 22 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People @ Rollo Seniors Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

Drop-in: $2.00 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.

 

WORKSHOP: Basic Acrylics @ Rollo Seniors Centre
Aug 22 @ 1:00 PM – 2:45 PM
WORKSHOP: Basic Acrylics @ Rollo Seniors Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

Cost: $20 per session | All supplies are included.  Basic acrylic techniques with the goal of a finished painting in two sessions.  School Art Club students and adults welcome. Limit of 10 painters per session.

Aug
23
Wed
2017
GaLTT GUIDED WALKS: 707 Community Park Loop @ End of Fisher Road
Aug 23 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
GaLTT GUIDED WALKS: 707 Community Park Loop @ End of Fisher Road

FREE Event | Meet Kerry Marcus at the end of Fisher Road. Walks will take approximately 1.5 hours. Please wear comfortable shoes and suitable clothing for the weather. Bring your own water.

Commons Mid-week Market @ The Commons (under the Timber Frame)
Aug 23 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Commons Mid-week Market @ The Commons (under the Timber Frame) | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

Get the best picks from Gabriola’s local Farmers, Gardeners and seasonal offerings from the Commons gardens.

WORKSHOP: Basic Acrylics @ Rollo Seniors Centre
Aug 23 @ 1:00 PM – 2:45 PM
WORKSHOP: Basic Acrylics @ Rollo Seniors Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

Cost: $20 per session | All supplies are included.  Basic acrylic techniques with the goal of a finished painting in two sessions.  School Art Club students and adults welcome. Limit of 10 painters per session.

KAYAKING: Sunset Paddle @ Silva Bay Kayak Adventures - Dockside @ Silva Bay Inn
Aug 23 @ 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
KAYAKING: Sunset Paddle @ Silva Bay Kayak Adventures - Dockside @ Silva Bay Inn | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

Cost: $25 per person | Fun, social tour exploring the shoreline of the Flat Top Islands while checking out harbor seals, eagles, and much more. Includes your choice of sea kayak or standup paddleboard. No reservations necessary. Drop in 15 min before each event starts. Please call 250-247-8939 to reserve for large groups. BYO boat for a social, fun paddle for FREE!

FOREIGN FILM: The Orange Thief @ The Roxy
Aug 23 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
FOREIGN FILM: The Orange Thief @ The Roxy | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

By Donation to SAGA | Sicily/USA (2007) | A wildly original imaginative and bold comedy-drama. Living on the outer boundaries of society, the eponymous orange thief and some other country-wise ruffians steal fruit for sustenance, sale, and the sheer excitement of courting danger. After the thief ends up in a Sicilian jail, his life takes an unexpected turn when his bunkmate promises him a deal. Doors open at 6:45pm.

© 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