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

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

Jun
8
Fri
2018
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.

Jun
12
Tue
2018
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.

Jun
23
Sat
2018
RECREATION: Zumba Class @ Gabriola Fitness Centre
Jun 23 @ 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

COMMUNITY EVENT: Gabriola Farmers Market @ AGI Hall
Jun 23 @ 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 20 thru to Thanksgiving Weekend.

RECREATION: Full Body Toning @ Gabriola Fitness Centre
Jun 23 @ 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.

RECREATION: GaLTT Guided Summer Walk @ 707 Community Park
Jun 23 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
RECREATION: GaLTT Guided Summer Walk @ 707 Community Park | Cobble Hill | British Columbia | Canada

FREE Event | Meet on Fisher Road |

Remember to wear appropriate footwear and outerwear for the weather of the day.

For trail maps, go to GaLTT’s Online Trail Maps & Walks, or purchase a GaLTT Trail Map at the Gabriola Visitor Centre for $5. All proceeds go to support GaLTT’s work on Gabriola.

CHILDREN’S EVENT: Saturday Family Storytime @ Gabriola Library
Jun 23 @ 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
CHILDREN'S EVENT: Saturday Family Storytime @ Gabriola Library | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

FREE Event | Drop-in |

Drop into 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 ages 5 years and younger.

WORKSHOP: Breathing for Better Health @ Gabriola Fitness Centre
Jun 23 @ 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
WORKSHOP: Breathing for Better Health @ Gabriola Fitness Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

Cost: $20 for non-members, Free for members | Available at Gabriola Fitness Centre |

The Art and Science of Respiration with Elfi Shaw.

Humans can live without food or water for days or hours but only minutes without breath. From the first inhale to the last exhale Breath moves through us carrying the Gift of Life. Most of the time we remain unaware of our respiration until we exert ourselves or experience difficulty breathing through illness. Many ancient wisdom traditions taught the language of breath to promote health and vitality and increase sensory awareness of daily experiencing.

Join Elfi Dillon Shaw RMT for a breathing journey in body, heart and mind.

Elfi is one of The Haven’s faculty members and an RMT on Gabriola Island.

THEATRE: Psychopathia Sexualis @ Rollo Seniors Centre
Jun 23 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
THEATRE: Psychopathia Sexualis @ Rollo Seniors Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

Tickets: $15 | Available at North Road Sports and online |

Gabriola Players is thrilled to be staging PSYCHOPATHIA SEXUALIS by award winning playwright John Patrick Shanley (author of “Doubt” and “Moonstruck”).

Synopsis: Howard and Arthur are friends — well, they’ve known each other a long time, and they think they might be friends. Arthur announces he wants to get married, but he has a problem: a secret fetish. And the psychiatrist he’s been seeing admits openly he’s “a quack”! As Arthur’s friends and fiancee try to extricate him from this dilemma, there are lots of laughs, but also some telling insights into human strengths and frailties. Don’t miss this engrossing presentation!

There will be four performances of this urbane comedy of errors at the Rollo Centre:

  • Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 21 to 23 at 7pm.
    Sunday, June 24 at 2pm

According to the Los Angeles Times, “John Patrick Shanley’s PSYCHOPATHIA SEXUALIS is a smart new comedy about men and their befuddlements and a shrink who may just be the personification of evil. The play is perfectly poised between daffy comedy and believable human neurosis which Shanley combines so well that although you never know what wacky thing is coming next, you believe it when it comes.”

MUSIC: Marty Carter @ The Roxy
Jun 23 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
MUSIC: Marty Carter @ The Roxy | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

Tickets: $15 Adults $10 Seniors/Students | Available at North Road Sports and at the door |

Marty Carter is a fabulously talented singer, songwriter and a multi-instrumentalist.

Marty’s musical stylings will showcase his C Silver Traverse Flute as well as Tenor Saxophone and and Electric Wind Instrument (EWI). His 12 string guitar and vocals will be features on “alternative folk fusion” original songs for this special tour.

Marty’s performances cover many genres from Reggae, Blues, Jazz Standards and Classic Rock to his “Spiritual Funky Jazz” numbers.

Expect to be entertained!

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