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Visiting Gabriola Island during COVID19
There are still ways to relax and have fun even though travel is different this year.
Now that the Province of BC has entered Phase 3 of the Restart Plan, non-essential travel is permitted. Our businesses and residents are committed to following all provincial and WorkSafe BC health and safety regulations.
We respectfully request that you do your part by maintaining physical distancing, sanitizing your hands frequently and wearing a non-medical mask when physical distancing is difficult.
As a summer resident or a visitor, your past 14 days of contacts enter our small community. The community is both excited and nervous to welcome visitors this summer – please explore the island responsibly. By working together, we can ensure a safe and healthy visit for both you and the island residents.
Situations are subject to change so please call ahead before visiting any business and have flexibility in your planning.
Choose Your Gabriola Adventure
Dense forests of evergreen trees, towering sandstone bluffs, abundant wildlife, and an iconic West Coast shoreline are home to a robust community of artists, makers, creators and innovators.
Discover what the Isle of the Arts has to offer year-round. Hello Gabriola!
Turn the offseason on!
People get lost here only to find their way home
I live in Paradise!
Yesterday morning I woke to the sound of very loud blows coming from Olebar point. I threw a coat and jeans, grabbed my binos and camera and ran to the water. Before me in the glowing morning light a humpback whale was peacefully swimming, surfacing and diving.
The growing crowd of onlookers also witnessed California sea lions barking and feasting on salmon, as nonchalant harbour porpoise swam by. Later on, a kayaker was surrounded by pacific white sided dolphins frolicking, flipping, travelling at high speeds and I thought if we saw Orcas it would be the marine mammal viewing day of all times.
I decided to go out in my kayak. Hang on to your paddle!!!!
Gabriola, Mudge and DeCourcy Islands recognize with gratitude that we are living, working and growing on the traditional and unceded territory of the Snuneymuxw First Nation.
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#6 – 480 North Road,
Gabriola BC V0R 1X0
Visitor Centre Hours
July 1 to September 5
Tuesday to Friday 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday 10:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday and Monday Closed