Turning the
Off-Season On

After the busy bustle of the summer, the island takes a collective breath and returns to a slower pace.

As much as Gabriola shines in the busy season, the quiet beauty and charm of the off-season can be even more magical.

Get to know the real Gabriola by taking a class, adventuring into the rainy forest, or exploring the studios of our many artists. There is something for everyone here, and if you’d like some help deciding where to start, check out the packages we have put together, or build your own.
Gabriola awaits you!

Turning the Off-Season On

You’ve seen them. The locals. They appear at the beach just as you are headed home for dinner.

After the busy bustle of the summer, the island takes a collective breath and returns to a slower pace. Islanders delve deeper into themselves, their passions, and their pursuits. If you visit in the off season, proficiency at building a fire in the wood stove is a bonus but don’t worry, you will learn. You’ll definitely need to appreciate the solitude of a quiet walk in the woods and you’ll need your gum boots and your raincoat. But if you seize the opportunity to experience our island during the late fall, winter, and early spring, you’ll find chances to know the real Gabriola at every turn.

There is something for everyone here, and the rainy season is the perfect chance to find your niche. If you want to experience all that Gabriola has to offer, but don’t quite know where to start, check out the packages we’ve put together for you. Or build your own, in the true Gabriolan DIY way. We are happy to help you get your ideal off season getaway together.

As the waves crash on the sandstone and the winds whip your hair around your face, the wonders of Gabriola will envelop you. Whether you come to Gabriola for a weekend professional retreat or a week of adventuring and gallery visiting, you’re sure to find just the thing that suits you. Gabriola welcomes you with its beauty and charm, and if you take the time, you just might start to feel like a local, too.

Off-Season Getaways

Love Local: Island Flavours

Start your time on Gabriola with a welcome snack in your cozy cottage. Enjoy local island meats, crackers, fresh fruit and veg, all served charcuterie style. Sample offerings for breakfast from the variety basket of locally crafted jams and baked goods; take any left-overs with you to enjoy a taste of the Island at home. Head to one of our many beach access points to take in the views. A leisurely pre-dinner stroll on the new Village Way Trail is a great way to get a feel for the heart of our community and its offerings. Top off your day with dinner in the quaint village core. Optional: The next day, consider visiting the orchard for cider-tasting or embark on the journey of slow food and experience the world of making hand-crafted cheeses.


These items are included as part of your package price:

  • 2 Nights at a Page’s Resort Cottage
  • Welcome platter in room
  • Dinner Voucher for a local restaurant
  • Love Local foodie basket which may include items such as: Gabriola Island Visitor Guide, Love Local Gabriola sticker, homemade preserves, fresh scones and/or biscotti, locally brewed soda, spice selection from Woodfire Spice and/or Salt & Co, locally roasted coffee.

Optional add-ons:

Love Local: Outdoor Adventure

Explore our stunning coastlines, provincial parks and amazing trails. Head out on a unique guided walk featuring a Silent Soundwalk tour guide. Visit the alpacas, goats, and more at the irresistible Paradise Island Alpaca Farm. Then head out on your own to explore our Provincial Parks and many well-maintained trails, enjoy some great food at one of our restaurants and sample local cider.

Adventure like a local on Gabriola Island!


These items are included as part of your package price:

  • 2 night stay at a Bed and Breakfast of your choice
  • 1.5 Hr Silent Soundwalk with Dinah Dee – connect to the sounds of nature as you explore the rugged forests of Gabriola with a local professional musician and nature tour guide
  • Booked time slot at Paradise Island Alpaca Farm
  • Restaurant gift card(s)
  • Welcome basket in room which may include items such as: Visitor Guide, GALTT Map of Trails on Gabriola Island, Bottle of Gabbie’s Cider, Love Local Sticker, information about Gabriola’s native plants


Optional add-ons:

  •  2 Hour kayak rental dependant on availability and weather conditions
  • Cider tasting scheduled at Ravenskill Orchards
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