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

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Click to see inside

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

Click HERE for our monthly Community Calendar

Jun
13
Tue
2017
ART EXHIBIT: Tidelines by Sue Vohanka @ Gabriola Professional Centre Gallery
Jun 13 @ 9:00 AM – Aug 5 @ 4:00 PM
ART EXHIBIT: Tidelines by Sue Vohanka @ Gabriola Professional Centre Gallery | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

FREE Art Show | Quilts and Textile Art inspired by the Sea by Sue Vohanka.

Jul
14
Fri
2017
ART EXHIBIT: Deborah Dallyn “Il n’est jamais trop tard” @ Hive Emporium (Upstairs Gallery)
Jul 14 – Jul 31 all day
ART EXHIBIT: Deborah Dallyn "Il n'est jamais trop tard" @ Hive Emporium (Upstairs Gallery) | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

(It’s never too late) Pop Art Riffs, Forgotten Stories, Pilfered Dreams and Muffled Prayers.

Deborah Dallyn ‘s forthcoming show at The Hive Emporium Gallery is an eclectic look at life in 2017.  Engaging with the landscape could be said to be a spiritual act, but now it has become a political one.  Governed by these opposing forces, using a wide variety of media, Deborah produces work which is unafraid to look at current issues.

 Using items which others have left  behind, she manipulates familiar items to give them new meaning. In her ongoing series titled “Rescue Remedies,” she makes use of found wooden travelling boxes.  She alludes to the universality of differing religious experience. This is coupled with a collection of finely crafted, witty handmade spoons, as a symbol of good luck and generosity. Boats feature widely in her work, as symbols of our constant drive for  new experiences.  Also as symbols of hope and, as in ancient times, a way to travel between this world and the next.

 In this time when there are more people on the move than ever before, manipulated landscape photographs similarly evoke ideas of never being quite content  with where we are, and searching beyond for… who knows what?  In this age of uncertainty, Dallyn urges us to look beyond our horizons.

Jul
26
Wed
2017
KIDS PROGRAM: Family Storytime @ Gabriola Library
Jul 26 @ 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

FREE Kids Event | Drop-in | Best suited for ages 5 years and younger. Drop in with your little ones for fun stories, songs, and rhymes.

Commons Mid-week Market @ The Commons (under the Timber Frame)
Jul 26 @ 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
Jul 26 @ 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.

KIDS PROGRAM: Get Wild! Dance Party @ Gabriola Library
Jul 26 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

FREE Kids Event | Drop-in | Celebrate summer and get wild at your library! We’ll be converting the children’s area into a dance party just for kids. Bring your dancing shoes and let’s bust a move! This is a free, drop in event. Everyone welcome.

KAYAKING: Sunset Paddle @ Silva Bay Kayak Adventures - Dockside @ Silva Bay Inn
Jul 26 @ 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 NIGHT: Italian For Beginners (2000) @ The Roxy
Jul 26 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
FOREIGN FILM NIGHT: Italian For Beginners (2000) @ The Roxy | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

By Donation to SAGA (SAnctuary GAbriola) | Several lonely hearts in a semi-provincial suburb of a town in Denmark use a beginner’s course in Italian as the platform to meet the romance of their lives.

Don’s Foreign Film Night: 4th Wednesday of every month, 7 p.m. at the Roxy.  Admission is by donation, the proceeds go to SAGA, and your support is greatly appreciated.

 

GaLTT GUIDED WALKS: 707 Community Park Loop @ End of Fisher Road
Jul 26 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 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.

CONCERTS: Oliver Swain and David Simard @ Hive Emporium
Jul 26 @ 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
CONCERTS: Oliver Swain and David Simard @ Hive Emporium | Gabriola Island | British Columbia | Canada

Tickets: $15 | Available at The Hive. Oliver Swain and David Simard, two accomplished folk musicians come together to bring you an amazing performance.

© 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