PLANNING YOUR TRIP

PLANNING YOUR TRIP

GETTING HERE

Take a BC Ferry

Walk, bike, or drive onto the MV Quinsam for a short 20-minute ferry ride to Gabriola Island from downtown Nanaimo.

  • Save money on your trip by using a BC Ferries Experience Card, which can be purchased at any BC Ferries terminal booth.
  • Check out the Gabriola Ferry Cam for the schedule and lineup info.
  • Remember, your fare includes your return trip!

Local Flights Direct to Gabriola

Fly direct to Gabriola from Vancouver in just 20 minutes. Daily scheduled flights are available from the Vancouver International Airport's South Terminal to Silva Bay on Gabriola.

Domestic Flights to Nanaimo

If you are coming from farther away there are direct flights into Nanaimo on three carriers.

Once you're on the ground you can rent-a-car or take a taxi to the Gabriola Ferry Terminal.

Cruise or Sail into Silva Bay

Cruise or sail to Silva Bay at the southeast end of Gabriola where there are two marinas with docks, fuel, and moorage available.

TRAVEL OPTIONS

MV Quinsam sails from downtown Nanaimo
Experience cards are available at the BC Ferry booth
Direct flights from Vancouver
Located 14 klm south of Gabriola Ferry

GETTING AROUND

Getting around Gabriola has never been easier. Rent a bike or scooter, catch our community bus "Gertie", call a taxi or hike our extensive network of trails. Whatever mode you decide to take, Gabriola has a way to get you where you need to be.

  • Bike and Scooter Rentals at Page's Resort & Marina
  • Ride Gertie - Gabriola's Community Bus service
  • Call Gabriola Taxi 250-247-0049
  • Hike our trails - GaLTT Trail Map
    Pick one up at the Gabriola Visitor Centre for $5.00

Gabriola Island Distances:

  • Length of the island = 14.5 km (9 mi)
  • Width of the island = 4.5 km (2.8 mi)
  • Distances by road from the Gabriola Ferry Dock
    • To Orlebar Point = 5.3 km (3.3 mi)
    • To Silva Bay via North Road = 12.7 km (7.9 mi)
    • To Silva Bay via South Road = 15.4 km (9.6 mi)
    • Full circle via North/South Roads = 28.1 km (17.5 mi)

Gabriola's Auto & Transportation Services

Coastal Community Insurance Services (2007) Ltd.

We offer a comprehensive range of insurance services designed to give you peace of mind as you travel along life’s highway.

590 North Road
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X0 

1-888-741-1010
250-247-9551

Website

Gabriola Automotive

European trained licensed technician with over 40 years experience in safety and maintenance for your car. Certified out-of-province inspections.

377 Berry Point Road
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X1 

250-247-9868
250-247-9869 ( Fax)

Website

Gabriola Community Bus Foundation

The Gabriola Community Bus Foundation, or GERTIE, provides friendly, fast and safe bus services for Gabriola residents and visitors.

PO Box 165
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X0 

250-668-6809

Website

Gulf Island Seaplanes

Fly direct between Gabriola (Silva Bay) and Vancouver International Airport South Terminal in just 20 minutes. Daily scheduled flights. Cargo and scenic flights also available.

3383 South Road
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X7 

250-247-9992
250-247-9985 ( Fax)

Website

Mid Island Co-op

Supreme, mid-grade, regular and marked gas, diesel fuel, propane, heating fuel, propane home delivery, convenience store, video rentals.

548 North Road
Nanaimo, BC V0r 1X3 

250-247-8450

Website

Coastal Community Insurance Services (2007) Ltd.

We offer a comprehensive range of insurance services designed to give you peace of mind as you travel along life’s highway.

590 North Road
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X0 

1-888-741-1010
250-247-9551

Website

Gabriola Automotive

European trained licensed technician with over 40 years experience in safety and maintenance for your car. Certified out-of-province inspections.

377 Berry Point Road
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X1 

250-247-9868
250-247-9869 ( Fax)

Website

Gabriola Community Bus Foundation

The Gabriola Community Bus Foundation, or GERTIE, provides friendly, fast and safe bus services for Gabriola residents and visitors.

PO Box 165
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X0 

250-668-6809

Website

Gulf Island Seaplanes

Fly direct between Gabriola (Silva Bay) and Vancouver International Airport South Terminal in just 20 minutes. Daily scheduled flights. Cargo and scenic flights also available.

3383 South Road
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X7 

250-247-9992
250-247-9985 ( Fax)

Website

Mid Island Co-op

Supreme, mid-grade, regular and marked gas, diesel fuel, propane, heating fuel, propane home delivery, convenience store, video rentals.

548 North Road
Nanaimo, BC V0r 1X3 

250-247-8450

Website

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