Gabriola Island

Gabe 2016

Known as the "Isle of the Arts," Gabriola Island is just 20 minutes by ferry from downtown Nanaimo. Featuring beautiful beaches and parks, great restaurants, and home to dozens of world-renowned artisans, Gabriola has something for everyone to enjoy.

Some great Gabriola experiences:


  • Swim or Picnic at beaches like Gabriola Sands and Drumbeg Provincial Park
  • Explore Malaspina Galleries , a renowned sea carved, sandstone formation
  • Kayak with Seals and go diving or fishing from Silva Bay
  • Hike or Bike the GaLTT land and trails
  • Golf a Round at Gabriola Golf & Country Club
  • Trace History at Petroglyph Park or Gabriola Museum


  • Pick Up Farm-Fresh Products from Gabriola Growers
  • Find Unique Gifts at shops, studios and galleries
  • Browse the Farmers Market


  • Enjoy Fine Dining, Entertainment, and Ocean Views at pubs and restaurants
  • Meet Up at a local coffee shop


  • Choose a Cozy B&B, Cottage, Inn, Resort, or Campground to suit your vacation plans and budget
  • For more information, see this years Gabriola Island Visitor Guide:

    Once on Gabriola Island, don't forget to visit the Gabriola Visitor Centre:
    #6 - 480 North Road, Madrona Marketplace

    TF: 1-888.284.9332 | T: 250.247.9332

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