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.

 

Fire Ban In Effect

Seasonal Burning Ban is
NOW in Effect

Current Wildfire Hazard Rating is
EXTREME - Shutdown
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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
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

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

Aug
7
Tue
2018
ART EXHIBIT: Morag Orr-Stevens – Kaleidoscope 2 @ The Centre Gallery (Professional Centre)
Aug 7 @ 9:00 AM – Sep 29 @ 4:00 PM
ART EXHIBIT: Morag Orr-Stevens - Kaleidoscope 2 @ The Centre Gallery (Professional Centre) | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

FREE EXHIBIT | Drop-in between 9am – 4pm, Tuesday – Saturday |

Morag Orr-Stevens has created a collection of Art Quilts and Collage Paintings.

Opening Reception on Sunday, August 12th, from 2pm – 4pm.

Artist in attendance on Fridays from 1pm – 3pm, or on request.

Sep
22
Sat
2018
COMMUNITY EVENT: Gabriola Farmers Market @ AGI Hall
Sep 22 @ 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.

COMMUNITY EVENT: Commons COB Workshop – Rejuvenate the Wall @ Gabriola Commons
Sep 22 @ 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
COMMUNITY EVENT: Commons COB Workshop - Rejuvenate the Wall @ Gabriola Commons | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

FREE Event | Everyone Welcome!

Ten years ago, the cob wall at the Commons was constructed as a community sculpting event led by Pollen heath and Lisa Butler. Join them for a natural cob plaster work party to rejuvenate the wall.

Snacks of fruit and vegetables will be provided. Please bring a lunch, gloves, boots, and a trowel.

FILM: What the Health @ Gabriola Library
Sep 22 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
FILM: What the Health @ Gabriola Library | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

FREE Event | Drop-in | Everyone Welcome!

Join members of the Gabriola Vegeteers for a screening of the film WHAT THE HEALTH, a surprising and at times hilarious investigative documentary that will be an eye-opener for everyone concerned about our nation’s health and how big businesses influence it. Described as a “combination of ‘Forks Over Knives’ meets ‘Cowspiracy’ on steroids.”

COMMUNITY EVENT: Meet & Greet with Dave Neads @ Private Residence
Sep 22 @ 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
COMMUNITY EVENT: Meet & Greet with Dave Neads @ Private Residence | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

FREE Event | Everyone Welcome!

Jude Briscoe is hosting an opportunity for you to meet with Trustee candidate Dave Neads. Do you have ideas and concerns around affordable housing? Density? Water supply? Green energy? Dave wants to hear what you think on these topics, anything else you feel is important to our future here on Gabe, and to share with you his vision of that future.

COMMUNITY EVENT: Campaign Launch for Vanessa Craig @ Hive Emporium
Sep 22 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
COMMUNITY EVENT: Campaign Launch for Vanessa Craig @ Hive Emporium | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

FREE Event | Everyone Welcome!

Join us for the Campaign Launch Party for RDN Candidate Vanessa Craig.

MUSIC: Stephen Fearing – SOLD OUT @ The Roxy
Sep 22 @ 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
MUSIC: Stephen Fearing - SOLD OUT @ The Roxy | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

Tickets: $30 in Advance | Available at North Road Sports |

A must see event with one of Canada’s greatest singer song/writers. An amazing vocalist and guitarist with politically charged and emotional intelligent lyrics. This will sell out fast!

In addition to his solo career, Fearing co-founded Canadian roots-rock supergroup Blackie and the Rodeo Kings with Colin Linden and Tom Wilson.

THEATRE: Forget About Tomorrow @ Rollo Seniors Centre
Sep 22 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
THEATRE: Forget About Tomorrow @ Rollo Seniors Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

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

There is a special treat in store this month for Gabriolans. We have been honoured to receive special permission from the Belfry Theatre to launch our 2018/19 season with four staged readings of Jill Daum’s incredibly moving new play FORGET ABOUT TOMORROW.

Daum, the wife of Spirit of the West singer John Mann, knows from tragic personal experience the devastating impact a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s can have on a family. This is the subject her play tackles with pathos and with humour.

Directed by Jean Wyenberg. Performances at the Rollo Centre, Thursday-Saturday, September 20-22 at 7pm and Sunday, September 23 at 2pm.

Book early to make sure you don’t miss this masterpiece.

 

MUSIC: Sol Jam Kirtan! @ Gabriola Arts and Heritage Centre
Sep 22 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
MUSIC: Sol Jam Kirtan! @ Gabriola Arts and Heritage Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

FREE Event | Everyone Welcome!

The joy of singing and song invites you!!! Whether you know yourself as a singer or not, Sol Jam Kirtan awakens the song of the Soul within. Fly on the ecstatic vibration of our individual voices, merging and leading to divine realms — right here on earth and in a body!

Sep
23
Sun
2018
ART WORKSHOP: Introduction to Free Expression Painting @ Caroline James Fine Art Studio
Sep 23 @ 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
ART WORKSHOP: Introduction to Free Expression Painting @ Caroline James Fine Art Studio | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

Cost: $165 + GST | Includes all materials, lunch and wine | For more info and registration email caroline@carolinejames.com |

Have you always wanted to take a Free Expression Painting Workshop but couldn’t commit to the larger chunk of time? Or perhaps you just weren’t sure what it was all about?

Would you like to come and spend a full day playing and exploring your unique creative voice through the delicious medium of literally gallons of paint?  Learn the basics of Free Expression Painting and enjoy this wonderfully restful, contemplative and creative day that is just for you!

This full day introductory experience combines creative visualization, sacred writing and the powerful process of Intuitive Painting and will give you a taste of the creative “deep dive” and joyful experience that is the full three and a half day workshop.

“Introduction to Free Expression Painting”  will take place at my beautiful new studio on Gabriola Island and includes ALL materials, a beautiful gourmet lunch on the deck and a local organic sweet treat and/or a glass of wine in the afternoon if you like.

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