Come visit Gabriola Island
BC and experience the beauty of life the Gabriola way. With an abundance
of magnificent beaches and provincial parks Gabriola is the perfect
retreat from the stress of everyday life. Only a 20 minute ferry ride
from Nanaimo, you can quickly escape to Gabriola. With everything
from kayaking to waterfront dinning, the pleasures of Gabriola are sure
to rejuvenate your soul.
Gabriola offers 45 km's
of shoreline for beach enthusiasts, kayakers, boaters and
nature-lovers. There are three great waterfront provincial
parks and access to many beaches. There's plenty of wildlife
on Gabriola including seals, raccoons, sea lions, otters, deer, and
many birds including herons and bald eagles. You must experience the
picturesque views of farmland mixed with ocean along the 30 km North
Road-South Road loop. The loop is especially great on bicycle.
Pre-booking your accommodation is recommended during
the busy summer months. Gabriola offers a wide variety of
places for visitors to stay, from homes offered as vacation
rentals to rustic camping. Camping is available at Descanso
Bay Regional Park, less than one kilometre from the ferry,
and at two commercial campgrounds on the island's south end.
The never ends on Gabriola with golf, diving, hiking,
kayaking, cycling, fishing and sailing.