Gabriola Island

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Visiting Gabriola Island during COVID19

Now is not the time to travel, but we encourage you to dream about your Gabriola getaway!

We want to welcome you as soon as we can.

Due to travel restrictions in B.C. effective April 23, 2021, people are not allowed to travel outside of their regional zone until May 25, 2021.

The past year has been incredibly difficult for everyone. Like you, we want all travel to return as soon as possible – and the current restrictions will help us reach that point sooner. If you don’t have to travel now, please don’t. We want to welcome you when restrictions are lifted and we can all be safe together.

We encourage you to stay local and support local. If you can, explore attractions and activities close to home and within your regional zone, to help bring some much-needed revenue to local tourism operators.

We know there are a lot of questions. The B.C. government has information on travel restrictions, a map of regional zones, as well as a list of reasons for essential travel, at

Island Life

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!!!!
~Elsa Bluethner

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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Visitor Centre

#6 – 480 North Road,
Gabriola BC V0R 1X0

Visitor Centre Hours

Open Weekends
10:00am to 2:00pm

Gabriola Island Visitor Guide 2020/2021

COVID Plan – Visitor Centre




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