natural beauty | vibrant community
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!
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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
10:00am – 6:00pm,
7 days a week
Thur & Fri | 10:00am – 12:00pm,
Sat | 10:00am – 2:00pm