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.

 

Current Wildfire Hazard Rating is
LOW
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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

Jan
24
Thu
2019
Senior’s Monthly Luncheon @ Rollo Seniors Centre
Jan 24 @ 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Senior's Monthly Luncheon @ Rollo Seniors Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

FREE Event | Drop-in |

Join us for good food, fun, and entertainment.  Featuring the Gabriola Elementary School Children’s Choir.

All Seniors Welcome!

Thanks to The Kitchen, Village Food Market, and Red Roaster Coffee for their generous support!

RECREATION: Peer Led Exercise Group @ Gabriola Recreation Office
Jan 24 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
RECREATION: Peer Led Exercise Group @ Gabriola Recreation Office | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

Cost: $2 Drop-in Fee | New participants should pre-register with Suzette Delmage 250-325-1675 or s.delmage@shaw.ca |

This circuit-style exercise program supports those people who are managing chronic health conditions including bone and joint conditions, diabetes, heart and respirator conditions, cancer, obesity, and mental health issues.

Participants work at their own level and pace, core and stretching can be done from a chair, and exercises have increasing levels of difficulty that will challenge you to increase strength, balance, flexibility and joint mobility.

Bonus benefits: have fun and meet new people!

Winter/Spring Schedule for 2019.

Monday and Wednesday 11am – 12pm @ Hope Centre.
Tuesday and Thursday 11am – 12pm @ Gabriola Recreation Society Office.
Friday 10:45am – 11:45am @ Community Hall.

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Suzette Delmage.

RECREATION: Volleyball Drop-in (Ages 14+) @ Gabriola Elementary School - Gym
Jan 24 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
RECREATION: Volleyball Drop-in (Ages 14+) @ Gabriola Elementary School - Gym | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

Cost: $4 Drop-in Fee |

Fun, recreational team play. Volunteer run; 1 court. Spares sub in.

September 20 – December 13; re-starts January 3.

Please fill out a medical information form if you plan to attend and have not filled out a form since August 2017.

 

 

MUSIC: Open Mic and Jam @ Surf Pub
Jan 24 @ 9:00 PM – 11:59 PM
MUSIC: Open Mic and Jam @ Surf Pub | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

No Cover | Everyone Welcome!

Acoustic, electric and everything in between. All genres of music welcome. Dancing’s welcome too!

Every Thursday night. Hosted by John Gresham

Jan
25
Fri
2019
ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People @ Rollo Seniors Centre
Jan 25 @ 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 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.

 

RECREATION: Peer Led Exercise Group @ Gabriola Community Hall
Jan 25 @ 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
RECREATION: Peer Led Exercise Group @ Gabriola Community Hall | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

Cost: $2 Drop-in Fee | New participants should pre-register with Suzette Delmage 250-325-1675 or s.delmage@shaw.ca |

This circuit-style exercise program supports those people who are managing chronic health conditions including bone and joint conditions, diabetes, heart and respirator conditions, cancer, obesity, and mental health issues.

Participants work at their own level and pace, core and stretching can be done from a chair, and exercises have increasing levels of difficulty that will challenge you to increase strength, balance, flexibility and joint mobility.

Bonus benefits: have fun and meet new people!

Winter/Spring Schedule for 2019.

Monday and Wednesday 11am – 12pm @ Hope Centre.
Tuesday and Thursday 11am – 12pm @ Gabriola Recreation Society Office.
Friday 10:45am – 11:45am @ Community Hall.

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Suzette Delmage.

Jan
26
Sat
2019
PRESENTATION: Trans Cartoonists – Sophie Labelle & Bria Symington @ Gabriola Library
Jan 26 @ 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
PRESENTATION: Trans Cartoonists - Sophie Labelle & Bria Symington @ Gabriola Library | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

FREE Event | Everyone Welcome!

Sabrina Symington (Gabriolan legend, author of Life of Bria) and Sophie Labelle (quirky Quebecer, author of Assigned Male comics) will be at the Gabriola library for a panel on comics and cartooning. There will be a Q&A at the end. Get your questions ready!

AUTHOR TALK: Deirdre Baker @ Gabriola Library
Jan 26 @ 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
AUTHOR TALK: Deirdre Baker @ Gabriola Library | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

FREE Event | Everyone Welcome!

Deirdre Baker is the author of Becca at Sea and its new sequel, Becca Fair and Foul (both published by Groundwood Books). She has spent a lot of time on Hornby Island with her family, and that is what inspired her two children’s novels. She has a Ph.D. in Medieval Studies but these days, she has followed her passion and teaches children’s literature in the English Department at the University of Toronto. She is the children’s book reviewer for the Toronto Star and reviews children’s books regularly for The Horn Book Magazine as well.

She is very, very happy to be coming to Gabriola library to read from her Becca books; to talk about writing, nature and family; and to hear what Gabriola islanders have to share with her. This is a free, drop in event. Everyone welcome.

MUSIC: Visions 20-21 with Roger Admiral (piano) @ The Haven (Phoenix Auditorium)
Jan 26 @ 2:15 PM – 5:00 PM
MUSIC: Visions 20-21 with Roger Admiral (piano) @ The Haven (Phoenix Auditorium) | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

TICKETS: $25 in Advance; $30 at the Door; $5 for Youth (16 and under) | Available at North Road Sports and at the Door |

Lulu Performing Arts presents Canadian pianist Roger Admiral. Roger regularly performs solo and chamber repertoire from all major stylistic periods, and is particularly renown as a fearless champion of 20th century and contemporary repertoires. Combining formidable technical ability with calm, gritty tenacity, Roger offers audiences rare opportunities to experience meticulously prepared works of today and recent times. Roger has commissioned, premiered and recorded numerous works by Canadian composers, and performs regularly with the Aventa Ensemble (Victoria), and UltraViolet (New Music Edmonton). He resides in Camrose, Alberta, and teaches piano and chamber music at the University of Alberta.

On January 26th’s concert, Roger will present a program of visionary works for solo piano from both the early 20th and early 21st centuries. The first half features Maurice Ravel’s famously virtuosic Gaspard de la nuit, as well as Claude Debussy’s well-known Clair de lune, Passepied and La Cathédrale engloutie, Béla Bartók’s Barcarolla, and three movements from Arnold Shoenberg’s expressive Sechs kleine Klavierstücke, Op.19 (Six Little Piano Pieces).

Canadian composer Howard Bashaw recently retired from the Department of Music at the University of Alberta and now resides on Gabriola Island. He has been collaborating with Roger on new music projects for 25 years – with one of the largest being 15 for Piano (2012); Roger is 1 of 5 pianists who co-commissioned the work through the Canada Council for the Arts. Presented as the second half of the program, 15 for Piano unfolds in an overarching, ebb-and-flow narrative of dramatic and stylistic contrasts that include: rapid Baroque-like textures, calm impressionistic visions, inspirations from ancient mythology, and strategic patterns and processes that revolve and evolve within geometric-like designs.

A pre-concert introduction will be given by Roger Admiral and Howard Bashaw. Hear about Impressionism, Expressionism, Atonality, poetry and mythology. In addition, a range of modern compositional techniques used in 15 for Piano will be described and demonstrated.

2:15pm pre-concert introduction.
3:00pm concert.

Jan
28
Mon
2019
RECREATION: Peer Led Exercise Group @ HOPE Centre
Jan 28 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
RECREATION: Peer Led Exercise Group @ HOPE Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

Cost: $2 Drop-in Fee | New participants should pre-register with Suzette Delmage 250-325-1675 or s.delmage@shaw.ca |

This circuit-style exercise program supports those people who are managing chronic health conditions including bone and joint conditions, diabetes, heart and respirator conditions, cancer, obesity, and mental health issues.

Participants work at their own level and pace, core and stretching can be done from a chair, and exercises have increasing levels of difficulty that will challenge you to increase strength, balance, flexibility and joint mobility.

Bonus benefits: have fun and meet new people!

Winter/Spring Schedule for 2019.

Monday and Wednesday 11am – 12pm @ Hope Centre.
Tuesday and Thursday 11am – 12pm @ Gabriola Recreation Society Office.
Friday 10:45am – 11:45am @ Community Hall.

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Suzette Delmage.

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