The 2020/21 Gabriola Tourism Brochure will have a new look and feel. The new design focus on storytelling, off season promotion and engaging our visitors with a genuine gulf island vibe.

“Turning the off-season on” is the focus. Bringing opportunities for warmth and nourishment of the body, mind and soul. Beaches to yourself and woodstoves. An abundance of learning opportunities and ways to expand your horizons.

We will aim to educate our visitors with a genuine request to take care and walk thoughtfully while visiting. The brochure will communicate to all visitors, especially in the summer with fire bans, water restrictions and ferry etiquette, that the island culture and ecosystems are a unique balance and worth respecting.

The 2020/21 brochure is a larger size format. It is 8.25 inches wide x 10.75 inches high. There will be 35,000 printed copies which will be ready for distribution in April 2020.

Distribution includes but is not, limited to: BC Ferries all major routes, BC Visitor Centres, all Gabriola households, available at key Gabriola businesses, distributed at Vancouver Island Tourism events and available online at

Deadline for Brochure Ads

The deadline is Friday, January 31st to reserve your spot and submit your artwork and copy.
Payment options are available. If you have any questions, contact

Member Price

Non-Member Price

The 2020/21 brochure advertising opportunities are as follows:

note the new: brochure size, format, size of ads and layout.


Directory Listing Advertisement

(Including Yellow & Green flag programs)

size: 3.55 X 1.175 Inch
Characters Max: 180 | Word Max: 25

  • Address street only
  • Website address (1 only)
  • Phone number (1 only)
  • 1 high resolution image

Chamber Member $260
Non-Member $410

Categories for Directory Listing Ad placement:

  • Lodging
  • Event Services & Dining
  • Recreation
  • Shopping & Services
  • Community
  • Transportation
  • Farms & Nurseries
  • Home & Building
  • Health & Wellness
  • Real Estate


1/4 Page Horizontal Advertisement

(Includes: One Directory Ad Listing)

size: 7.25 X 2.52 Inch
(+ 0.125 inch bleed all around)

Chamber Member $745
Non-Member $995


1/2 Page Horizontal Advertisement

(Includes: One Directory Ad Listing)

size: 7.25 X 5.125 Inch
(+ 0.125 inch bleed all around)

Chamber Member $1500
Non-Member $1750


Full Page Back Cover Advertisement

(Includes: One Directory Ad Listing)

size: 8.25 X 10.75 Inch
(+ 0.125 inch bleed all around)

Chamber Member $2500
Non-Member $2750
*Price includes the design on the advertisement.


Full Page Advertisement

(Includes: One Directory Ad Listing)

size: 7.25 X 9.5 Inch
(+ 0.125 inch bleed all around)

Chamber Member $2225
Non-Member $2500

Terms for all advertisements

  • Any business is welcome to advertise in the brochure this year.
  • Chamber members receive a discount.
  • Full payment is required prior to print. Payment options are available.*
  • Placement of ads will be based on the size of the ad and/or alphabetical order.
    The designer does have the right to place ads to achieve the best overall look of the brochure.
  • Price does not include ad design or preparation.
    If you need assistance contact
  • Payments can be made via: etransfer, Visa, Mastercard or cheque.
    *Payment plans are available: contact

Artwork guidelines

Email artwork files to:

Acceptable artwork formats for ads

  • Adobe PDF:
    Supplied artwork must be CMYK at 300dpi + all fonts outlined, PDF files will not be proof read and errors will be the responsibility of the supplier.
  • Adobe InDesign CC*
  • Adobe Illustrator CC*
  • Adobe Photoshop CC* CMYK 300 dpi TIFF at full size

*Please ensure that all fonts are converted to outlines.
*Please ensure that all linked files are included and fonts if supplying design files.


Logos for Directory Ads

AI, EPS or PDF vector files*
*All fonts must be converted to outlines.
*JPEG or GIF files are not accepted.

Directory Listing Advertisement

  • Please provide a short description of your business/services to place in the ad: 25 words maximum, or 180 characters max.
  • Provide your location/street address on the island.
  • Provide 1 website address only.
  • Provide 1 phone number only.
  • Provide a high resolution image that can fit into a square format.