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

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
2017
Gabriola
Visitor Guide

Click below for the
2017 Gabriola Map

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

Click HERE for our monthly Community Calendar

Oct
5
Thu
2017
PHOTO EXHIBIT: Art of the Camera by Tom Gilligan @ The Centre Gallery (Professional Centre)
Oct 5 @ 10:00 AM – Dec 2 @ 5:00 PM
PHOTO EXHIBIT: Art of the Camera by Tom Gilligan @ The Centre Gallery (Professional Centre) | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

Tom Gilligan has a new photography exhibit at the Professional Centre. Over forty eclectic images, ranging from abstract to realistic, symbolizing and communicating aspects of the artist’s subjectivity.

I believe that art is symbolic in the sense that the artist creates a tangible representation of her/his inner emotional awareness; A purely subjective and personal awareness that is the origin and bedrock of all art whatever form it may take.

My photographs, whether one calls them realistic or abstract, all contain personal meaning and evoke for me an emotional subjective awareness of creative moments when I was moved by something I had seen in the world or become aware of during the editing of the original photographic image.

Each image selected for this gallery show, whether abstract or realistic in form, is an expression of my own inner awareness. To the degree that they evoke a personal emotional response from you then they serve to connect us at a deeper level than the merely symbolic and I believe that is the great value of all art, including art of the camera.

~Tom Gilligan

Oct
24
Tue
2017
ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People @ Rollo Seniors Centre
Oct 24 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People @ Rollo Seniors Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

Drop-in: $2.00 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.

 

TRAINING: Tech Tuesdays @ Gabriola Library
Oct 24 @ 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
TRAINING: Tech Tuesdays @ Gabriola Library | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

FREE Event | Call 250-247-7878 to book your time slot |

Want to work on your computer skills or have an eBook question? Book a 30-minute appointment for free, one-on-one technology help from our librarian. All skill levels and questions welcome. Please contact the library at 250-247-7878 to register.

CHILDREN’S EVENT: Library Lego Club @ Gabriola Library
Oct 24 @ 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
CHILDREN'S EVENT: Library Lego Club @ Gabriola Library | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

FREE Children’s Event | Drop-in |

Make a LEGO creation using the library’s LEGO and your imagination! This is a free, drop in event best suited for children 6 – 12 years.

DANCING: Balkan Folk Dancing @ Community Hall
Oct 24 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
DANCING: Balkan Folk Dancing @ Community Hall | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

Cost: $3 per night; 1st night is FREE | Drop-in |

Every Tuesday night until Dec. 5th. Located at The Commons Upstairs, except the 1st Tuesday of the month will be at the Community Hall. Community spirit, amazing music! Line and circle dances – non-partner.  Dance and sing the cultures of Greece, Romania, Serbia, Armenia, etc. Beginners welcome.

Oct
25
Wed
2017
MEETING: State of the Island Economic Summit @ Vancouver Island Conference Centre
Oct 25 @ 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
MEETING: State of the Island Economic Summit @ Vancouver Island Conference Centre | Nanaimo | British Columbia | Canada

Cost: $399-$449 | Register Online |

The Vancouver Island State of the Island Economic Summit provides a venue and a forum for businesses and stakeholders on Vancouver Island to understand the State of the Island Economy. Youth, First Nations, Political Leaders, Business Leaders, Small Business and other inspirational leaders on Vancouver Island participate in championing actions which will position Vancouver Island in the Global Marketplace. Join over 500 business and community leaders this October 25th and 26th!

More information about the summit is available at http://viea.ca/vi-economic-summit/

Please email info@viea.ca for any further questions.

CHILDREN’S EVENT: Family Storytime @ Gabriola Library
Oct 25 @ 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
CHILDREN'S EVENT: Family Storytime @ Gabriola Library | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

FREE Event | Drop-in |

Drop in with your little one for fun stories, songs, and rhymes. Stay after for visiting and duplo block play time! Best suited for ages 5 years and younger. Free at the Gabriola Library.

FOREIGN FILM: Marooned in Iraq (Iran 2002) @ The Roxy
Oct 25 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
FOREIGN FILM: Marooned in Iraq (Iran 2002) @ The Roxy | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

By Donation to SAGA | Iran (2002) |

A famous elderly singer living in Iran becomes concerned about the safety of his ex-wife and former singing partner who lives in Iraqi Kurdistan. He rounds up his sons and they set out to find her, bickering along the way.

Doors open at 6:45pm.

THEATRE: Halloween Double Feature with Twilight Radio Theatre @ Surf Lodge
Oct 25 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
THEATRE: Halloween Double Feature with Twilight Radio Theatre @ Surf Lodge | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

Tickets: $20 | Available at North Road Sports and Surf Lodge |

For Pre-Show Dinner Reservations Call 250-247-9231.

Hold On To Your Hat! Twilight Radio Theatre is at it Again! For Halloween we present two live radio dramas. The Castle Lavoca is a macabre tale rife with spine-chilling live sound effects and…back by popular demand – The Great Gildersleeve in a heap of Halloween hi-jinks.

Oct
26
Thu
2017
ADULT PROGRAM: French Conversation Circle @ Gabriola Library
Oct 26 @ 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.

© 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