Recreations on Gabriola

Come Play on Gabriola

Take a winding trail through dense forest, find yourself in a sea of wildflowers, breathe in the ocean air, discover the beauty of a sunset paddle, dance under the stars—the island is a natural playground for the whole family.

Beaches & Parks

Beaches

Gabriola Island has more public beach access points than any other Gulf Island.  No two beaches are the same!

Look for the “Public Access” yellow concrete blocks for beach access points around the island to find the beach closest to you.

Parks and Trails

Gabriola is home to three spectacular provincial parks and dozens of regional and community parks.  Find out more about our vast network of trails from Gabriola Land and Trails Trust.

707 Community Park


Gabriola, BC Canada

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Beaches and Beach Access

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Coats Marsh Regional Park

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Cox Community Park

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Drumbeg Provincial Park

Stalker Rd
Gabriola, BC Canada

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Elder Cedar (S’ul-hween X’pey) Nature Reserve

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Gabriola Sands Provincial Park

Decourcy Drive
Gabriola Island, BC Canada

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Huxley Community Park

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Rollo McClay Community Park

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Sandwell Provincial Park

Strand Road
Gabriola Island, BC Canada

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Outdoor Recreation

Enjoy the great outdoors 365 days a year!  If you’re lucky, you may find yourself paddling with dolphins and orcas!

Walking, Hiking, Cycling, Paddling, Golfing.  With 98 kilometres of coastline and over 170 kilometres of trails, exploring and playing outside is a natural choice. 

Descanso Bay Kayaks

595 Taylor Bay Road
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X1 

Gabriola Golf & Country Club

825 South Road
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X0 

250-247-8822

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Gabriola Mountain Biking

956 Chichester Road
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X1 

250-247-0148

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Page’s Resort & Marina

3350 Coast Road
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X7 

250-247-8931

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Silver Blue Charters

2945 South Road
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X7 

250-247-8807
250-755-6150

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Indoor Recreation

Gabriola is home to a thriving conscious living community!

For those days you want to stay inside, enticing activities await in the studios, homes, businesses and facilities of the island.

Find activities to strengthen your body, mind and spirit connection here.

Gabriola Fitness Centre

480 North Road
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X0 

250-247-8070

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TasteBuds: Fine Wine with Friends

163 Malaspina Drive
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X1 

250-415-9815

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Vijnana Yoga Centre

235 James Way
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X1 

250-618-2804

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