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

Apr
18
Thu
2019
MUSIC: Open Mic and Jam @ Surf Pub
Apr 18 @ 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
Apr
19
Fri
2019
ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People @ Rollo Seniors Centre
Apr 19 @ 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.

 

ART EXHIBIT: Female Nature Spirit Matter – Artwork by Liliana Kleiner @ Hive Emporium (Upstairs Gallery)
Apr 19 @ 10:00 AM – May 5 @ 5:00 PM
ART EXHIBIT: Female Nature Spirit Matter - Artwork by Liliana Kleiner @ Hive Emporium (Upstairs Gallery) | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

FREE Exhibit | Drop-in | Everyone Welcome!

Visual artist, filmmaker, theorist and Jungian therapist Liliana Kleiner was born in Argentina, raised in Israel and is now based in British Columbia, Canada. Kleiner has a Ph.D from Queen’s University, Canada and an MFA from Haifa University, Israel.

Her multidisciplinary work bridges between cultures and continents, transcending stereotypical borders and labels, expressing her vision of a world culture as a cosmic wholeness embracing mother nature and all life as sacred.

Opening Reception – April 18th, 6:30pm – 8:30pm.

Artist Talk – April 21st, 1pm.

RECREATION: Peer Led Exercise Group @ Gabriola Community Hall
Apr 19 @ 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.

Apr
20
Sat
2019
ART: Spinners and Weavers Art and More Craft Sale @ Rollo Seniors Centre
Apr 20 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
ART: Spinners and Weavers Art and More Craft Sale @ Rollo Seniors Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

FREE Admission | Everyone Welcome!

Also featuring a Make-and-Take Craft Table for Kids.

WORKSHOP: Forest to Sea – Earth-based Medicine @ Gabriola Arts & Heritage Centre
Apr 20 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
WORKSHOP: Forest to Sea - Earth-based Medicine @ Gabriola Arts & Heritage Centre

COST: $60 | Register at Nature Spirit Earth Market or online |

Herb walk, medicine making & focus on plant energetics and communication with the natural world.

The presenter is Yarrow Willard.

ART: Mind Blowing Sale @ Cymbal Wear Studio
Apr 20 @ 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
ART: Mind Blowing Sale @ Cymbal Wear Studio | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

FREE Admission | Everyone Welcome!

Eight+ artists, located in 3 studios. Come one, come All! Bring your dogs and relatives, too!

Some of the items you’ll find here are jewelry made from re-purposed cymbals; stained glass; fine art cards and prints; copper jewelry and metal creations; furniture and novelties; soft-sculpure dragons; hand-made walking sticks; little “wooly bully” finger puppets; and more.

Featured Artists:

  • The Crows Nest – Colleen Marana & Ellen Abernathy;
  • Woodworkin’ Progress – Richard and Darleen;
  • Cymbal Wear – Gerry Stephanson;
  • Salis Sea Creations – Lynn Stephanson;
  • A Dog’s Breakfast – Denise McCrae;
  • Whalebone Studio = Pam Tempelmayr;
  • + others.

Follow the signs & banners (#51 on the Studio Tour Map).

WORKSHOP: Learn to Make Greek-Style Feta Cheese @ Madd Acres
Apr 20 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
WORKSHOP: Learn to Make Greek-Style Feta Cheese @ Madd Acres | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

Cost: $50 | To register call 250-247-8635 or email paula@makecheesewithpaula.ca |

Learn how to make your own Greek Style Feta cheese! Join Paula Maddison who has been teaching the lost art of cheese making for over 5 years. This is a demonstration style: Taste, Touch, Feel class that will demystify the process of making your own cheese giving you a good understanding of the process and ingredients that are used in cheese making.

Instructions and ingredients to make your own Feta at home are included.

 

 

Apr
21
Sun
2019
WORKSHOP: Learn to Make Soft Cheeses @ Madd Acres
Apr 21 @ 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
WORKSHOP: Learn to Make Soft Cheeses @ Madd Acres | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

Cost: $140 | To register call 250-247-8635 or email paula@makecheesewithpaula.ca |

One of the most popular classes by far, this class focuses on soft, fresh cheeses. Mozzarella, burrata and bocconcini, butter, Boursin, Neufchatel, sour cream and cream cheese.

Cultures to make your own at home are included.

 

ARTIST TALK: Liliana Kleiner @ Hive Emporium (Upstairs Gallery)
Apr 21 @ 1:00 PM – May 7 @ 2:30 PM
ARTIST TALK: Liliana Kleiner @ Hive Emporium (Upstairs Gallery) | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

FREE Event| Drop-in | Everyone Welcome!

Visual artist, filmmaker, theorist and Jungian therapist Liliana Kleiner was born in Argentina, raised in Israel and is now based in British Columbia, Canada. Kleiner has a Ph.D from Queen’s University, Canada and an MFA from Haifa University, Israel.

Her multidisciplinary work bridges between cultures and continents, transcending stereotypical borders and labels, expressing her vision of a world culture as a cosmic wholeness embracing mother nature and all life as sacred.

Opening Reception – April 18th, 6:30pm – 8:30pm.

Artist Talk – April 21st, 1pm.

© 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