RECREATION

RECREATION

The Art of Exploring and Having Fun

Power down your phone and take off your watch, it's time to have some fun on the island. There are kayak rentals and guided adventures, fishing-boat charters, world-renowned diving spots, sandy half-moon beaches and a network of protected parks. Here on Gabriola, you can recreate to your heart's content. Did you know we have more public access points to more diverse beaches than any other BC island? There's an extensive network of hiking and biking trails thanks to GaLTT (www.galtt.ca), our local land and trails trust. Bike the island on our famous North-South loop. For more organized play, we have a challenging 9-hole public golf course, fitness gym, tennis courts and sports fields.

 

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Recreation on Gabriola

Descanso Bay Campground

Camp by the sea all year round at Descanso Bay Regional Park. This Regional Park offers 32 camping sites on a beautiful 40-acre oceanfront property. Two oyster bays provide many delights for kayakers and other boaters as well as picnickers, campers and hikers.

595 Taylor Bay Road
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X1 

250-247-8255

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Gabriola Golf & Country Club

Beautiful and challenging nine-hole course with driving range. Club house with sunny deck open to the public. Available for bookings – parties, meetings, weddings, etc. On-site catering services available.

825 South Road
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X0 

250-247-8822

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Gabriola Land & Trails Trust

The aims of Gabriola Land and Trails Trust (GaLTT) are to secure, develop, and sustain a network of parkland and trails on Gabriola Island for the benefit of the public, and to preserve sites of environmental, historical, and social importance. Please visit their website below for Trail Maps & Walks on Gabriola Island.

PO Box 56
Gabriola, BC V0R1XO 

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North Road Sports

Gabriola’s Outdoor Store. Casual fashions & footware. Clothing & gear for any outdoor adventure – cycling, hiking, kayaking, & fishing.

4-510 North Road
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X3 

250-247-9998

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Page’s Resort & Marina

Secluded 1 & 2-bedroom fully equipped cottages. Campsites nestled in the trees. Kayak, scooter and mountain bike rentals to enjoy.

3350 Coast Road
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X7 

250-247-8931

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Silva Bay Kayak Adventures

Dockside at Silva Bay Inn. Kids kayaking camps, sunset tours, beach picnics, paddle board lessons, kayaking day tours, and multi-day tours.

3415 South Road
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X7 

250-247-8939

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Silva Bay Marina Repair Ltd.

We are a “DIY Yard”. Contractors are welcome. Environmental and Shipyard Rules and Regulations apply when working in the shipyard. 12 Ton TraveLift & 80 Ton Marine Railway available.

3200 Silva Bay Road
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X7 

250-247-9800

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Silver Blue Charters

Year-round salmon fishing aboard a 26ft Searay. Local waterfront accommodation and fishing packages available.

2945 South Road
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X7 

250-247-8807
250-755-6150

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Descanso Bay Campground

Camp by the sea all year round at Descanso Bay Regional Park. This Regional Park offers 32 camping sites on a beautiful 40-acre oceanfront property. Two oyster bays provide many delights for kayakers and other boaters as well as picnickers, campers and hikers.

595 Taylor Bay Road
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X1 

250-247-8255

Website

Gabriola Golf & Country Club

Beautiful and challenging nine-hole course with driving range. Club house with sunny deck open to the public. Available for bookings – parties, meetings, weddings, etc. On-site catering services available.

825 South Road
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X0 

250-247-8822

Website

Gabriola Land & Trails Trust

The aims of Gabriola Land and Trails Trust (GaLTT) are to secure, develop, and sustain a network of parkland and trails on Gabriola Island for the benefit of the public, and to preserve sites of environmental, historical, and social importance. Please visit their website below for Trail Maps & Walks on Gabriola Island.

PO Box 56
Gabriola, BC V0R1XO 

Website

North Road Sports

Gabriola’s Outdoor Store. Casual fashions & footware. Clothing & gear for any outdoor adventure – cycling, hiking, kayaking, & fishing.

4-510 North Road
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X3 

250-247-9998

Website

  • Facebook

Page’s Resort & Marina

Secluded 1 & 2-bedroom fully equipped cottages. Campsites nestled in the trees. Kayak, scooter and mountain bike rentals to enjoy.

3350 Coast Road
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X7 

250-247-8931

Website

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  • Instagram

Silva Bay Kayak Adventures

Dockside at Silva Bay Inn. Kids kayaking camps, sunset tours, beach picnics, paddle board lessons, kayaking day tours, and multi-day tours.

3415 South Road
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X7 

250-247-8939

Website

Silva Bay Marina Repair Ltd.

We are a “DIY Yard”. Contractors are welcome. Environmental and Shipyard Rules and Regulations apply when working in the shipyard. 12 Ton TraveLift & 80 Ton Marine Railway available.

3200 Silva Bay Road
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X7 

250-247-9800

Website

Silver Blue Charters

Year-round salmon fishing aboard a 26ft Searay. Local waterfront accommodation and fishing packages available.

2945 South Road
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X7 

250-247-8807
250-755-6150

Website

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