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.
#6 - 480 North Road,
Gabriola BC V0R 1X0
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
FIRE BAN in effect
A fire ban is currently in effect on Gabriola Island.
(updated July 17, 2017)Please help keep our island safe. No fires!
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Gabriola Volunteer Fire Department.
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)
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(It’s never too late) Pop Art Riffs, Forgotten Stories, Pilfered Dreams and Muffled Prayers.
Deborah Dallyn ‘s forthcoming show at The Hive Emporium Gallery is an eclectic look at life in 2017. Engaging with the landscape could be said to be a spiritual act, but now it has become a political one. Governed by these opposing forces, using a wide variety of media, Deborah produces work which is unafraid to look at current issues.
Using items which others have left behind, she manipulates familiar items to give them new meaning. In her ongoing series titled “Rescue Remedies,” she makes use of found wooden travelling boxes. She alludes to the universality of differing religious experience. This is coupled with a collection of finely crafted, witty handmade spoons, as a symbol of good luck and generosity. Boats feature widely in her work, as symbols of our constant drive for new experiences. Also as symbols of hope and, as in ancient times, a way to travel between this world and the next.
In this time when there are more people on the move than ever before, manipulated landscape photographs similarly evoke ideas of never being quite content with where we are, and searching beyond for… who knows what? In this age of uncertainty, Dallyn urges us to look beyond our horizons.
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.
Cost: $10 per day | To register email Kelly Foley at email@example.com. Artists from the Rainforest Circus will visit Gabriola Island to host a week-long Circus Camp. Participants will explore creative themes for the development of their own version of The Rainforest Circus—Submerged, inspired by the story of water. Artists will work with community members to develop their stories into circus productions, incorporating acrobatics, clowning, music, visual arts and physical theatre.
NO Experience necessary! Just a willingness to play and submerge yourself into a collaborative process.
Cost: $25 per person | Fun, social tour exploring the shoreline of the Flat Top Islands while checking out harbor seals, eagles, and much more. Includes your choice of sea kayak or standup paddleboard. No reservations necessary. Drop in 15 min before each event starts. Please call 250-247-8939 to reserve for large groups. BYO boat for a social, fun paddle for FREE!
Cost: $60 supplies included | $50 bring your own supplies | Class Level: Beginner | To register: firstname.lastname@example.org | This is a great way to splash into the marvelous medium of watercolours! Fun, fast paced, guaranteed to walk away with something you can frame! Ages 8 to 108! If you love watercolours but have been away from the medium for a while, this is a wonderful jump start.
Cost: $55 per adult; $40 per child | Take the morning to check out the Farmers Market and catch the 1:30 Gertie bus from the village to get to Silva Bay for the 2:30 start of a 3-hour guided tour. Explore the shoreline and head to an island with time to beachcomb or swim, before we paddle back to the dock. Includes your choice of sea kayak or standup paddleboard. No reservations necessary. Drop in 15 min before each event starts. Please call 250-247-8939 to reserve for large groups. BYO boat for a social, fun paddle for FREE!
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