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

May
9
Wed
2018
ART EXHIBIT: Birds Birds Birds by DP Vance @ Gabriola Medical Clinic (downstairs)
May 9 @ 10:00 AM – Jun 4 @ 4:00 PM
ART EXHIBIT: Birds Birds Birds by DP Vance @ Gabriola Medical Clinic (downstairs) | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

FREE Event | Everyone Welcome! | Open during clinic hours |

Presenting birdsbirdsbirds – a themed exhibit of both old and recent work – a collection of paint and pixels in which I indulge in my obsession with … birds.

DP Vance

ART EXHIBIT: Coastal Echoes by Bob Brinton @ Gabriola Medical Clinic
May 9 @ 10:00 AM – Jun 4 @ 4:00 PM
ART EXHIBIT: Coastal Echoes by Bob Brinton @ Gabriola Medical Clinic | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

Open to the public during clinic hours.

Included will be low relief sculptural wall panels, stained wood mosaics, fabric collage, and pastels. Stop by and view these wonderfully evocative pieces.

May
23
Wed
2018
MEETING: GAC Cultivate Volunteer Meeting @ Gabriola Arts and Heritage Centre
May 23 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
MEETING: GAC Cultivate Volunteer Meeting @ Gabriola Arts and Heritage Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

FREE Event | All Volunteers Welcome!

Interested in volunteering at Cultivate, our summer performance festival? Come to a meeting on Wednesday, May 23, at 7pm at the Gabriola Arts & Heritage Centre to find out about opportunities.

RECREATION: Gabriola Chess Club @ Rollo Seniors Centre
May 23 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
RECREATION: Gabriola Chess Club @ Rollo Seniors Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

Cost: $5 Drop-in fee covers rental costs | All ages, all levels welcome!

Instruction for beginners. Bring your chess sets (extras available).

For more info contact Kaamran Hafeez at 250-247-8269 or hafeezk1@yahoo.ca.

May
24
Thu
2018
SENIORS’ EVENT: Seniors’ Monthly Luncheon @ Rollo Seniors Centre
May 24 @ 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
SENIORS' EVENT: Seniors' Monthly Luncheon @ Rollo Seniors Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

FREE Event | Drop-in | Join us for good food, fun, and entertainment.  Featuring Blue Moon.

All Seniors Welcome!

Thanks to Surf Lodge, Village Food Market, and Red Roaster Coffee for their generous support!

RECREATION: Essentials Class @ Gabriola Fitness Centre
May 24 @ 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

ADULT PROGRAM: French Conversation Circle @ Gabriola Library
May 24 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
ADULT PROGRAM: French Conversation Circle @ Gabriola Library | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

FREE Drop-in | Join our French conversation circle at the Gabriola Island library. This is a free event designed especially for those who want to keep up their French language skills.

WORKSHOP: Chronic Conditions Self-Management Program @ Gabriola Fire Hall Number 1
May 24 @ 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

FREE 6-week Workshop | Pre-registration is preferred |

By phone (1-866-902-3767 Toll Free) or online. You can also register at the Firehall on April 19th or April 26th |

The program is offered as a fun, practical workshop which can help people with chronic conditions overcome these daily challenges and maintain an active, fulfilling life. Participants learn about healthier ways to live, gain confidence and motivation to manage their health and feel more positive about their lives. They are provided with information strategies and techniques, so they will have the tools they need to help themselves.

Adults of all ages, who are experiencing chronic conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, asthma, fibromyalgia, hypertension, depression or any other ongoing or long-term health condition(s) can attend. Their family members, friends and caregivers are also welcome, as they will benefit from the information personally and develop a better understanding of living with a chronic condition.

This program will run for 6-weeks on Thursdays from April 19th to May 24th.

For more information please download the pdf document below or contact:

University of Victoria,
Institute on Aging & Lifelong Health,
Self-Management Programs.
Email: selfmgmt@uvic.ca |
Phone: 1-866-902-3767 Toll Free.

2018-04-19 Chronic-Pain-Self-Management-Program-Information-Sheet

MUSIC: Gary O’Neill @ Gabriola Theatre Centre
May 24 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
MUSIC: Gary O'Neill @ Gabriola Theatre Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

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

Gary O’Neill is a young singer/songwriter native to Kilkenny, Ireland. In 2014, he moved to Dublin where he impressively released an EP, two albums and a single while touring extensively across Ireland and Europe before moving to Chicago in 2016. Based now in his current home of Vancouver, BC, he is launching his first solo North American tour, traveling coast-to-coast Canada for the filming of an independent documentary that captures the complexity of the human experience wrapped up in the art of living a musician’s life on the road.

COMMUNITY EVENT: Cut Broom in Bloom @ AGI Hall
May 24 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
COMMUNITY EVENT: Cut Broom in Bloom @ AGI Hall | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

Drop-in |

GaLTT will be leading broom cuts for the rest of May.

Join us at:

  • Ferry Hill (meet in Agi Hall lot) – Thursday, May 24, 7pm to 8:30pm.

Upcoming GaLTT broom cuts:

  • Horseshoe Road (meet at the corner of Horseshoe and Rollo) – Thursday May 31, 7pm to 8:30pm

Bring your loppers or borrow ours.

Thank you!

© 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