Welcome to the Gabriola Museum

505 South Road – just up the hill from the ferry

The Gift Shop is OPEN

We have a wide selection of books and feature local Gabriola artists

  2016: the Museum is focusing on OutDoor Displays


Welcome to our website. We hope you enjoy the Gabriola-themed pictures. Discover our new content, and explore the compelling stories from our previous websites.

Museum Hours

10:30am to 4:00pm

(Indoor Exhibits)

Daily  – July, August

Weekends – Victoria Day to Canada Day; Labour Day to Thanksgiving

Closed – Thanksgiving to Victoria Day, except by appt

Outdoor Exhibits and Native Plant Garden OPEN all year.

Gabriola Museum

Come Visit Us
505 South Road,
Gabriola Island, BC

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For more detailed Directions, CLICK HERE.

To contact us:

Snail mail:

Box 213, 505 South Road

Gabriola, B.C. V0R 1X0





Featured Events and Exhibits

The Museum has 2 Events happening on Canada Day!

Canada Celebration poster

Welcome to the Gabriola Museum’s second annual Canada Day celebration. We are looking forward to lots of old-fashioned family fun on July 1.

Grounds open at 12:15. Festivities start at 12:30.

The proposed schedule is:

12:30 –  Welcome, Flag raising, Island Singers

1:00 – Food ready. Hot Dogs, cake, watermelon, popcorn, lemonade. Music by Driftwood.

1:30 – Races (3-legged, balloon toss, egg&spoon, potato sack, tug-of-war), Games, Face Painting and more

Gabriola Gossip Corner for Gertie Tour

The Museum is hosting the first Gertie bus tour of Historic Gabriola on July 1, from 2:00-4:00. Maximum 17 seats.

Tickets are $30pp, or 2/$50 purchased in advance.   Available at North Road Sports, or at the Museum (weekends).

Danna Lewis, pioneer descendent, has many colourful stories to share (too many for one tour!). The tour will circle the island, starting and finishing at the Museum. Please bring water to drink.

For more information about a schedule for proposed additional tours,  please click here to go to the Museum’s Events page.

Connor, mom, and Carroll Hodge with clam exhibit

The Gabriola Museum is lucky to have an interesting poster and touch-tank exhibit, courtesy of  Connor Reid. “The Inner Life of Clams and Other Bivalves” complements and expands the existing Gabriola Museum BeachQuest book and diorama. For more information, visit the BeachQuest page.

First podcast now available

The Museum is producing  a series of podcasts called “Gabriola Stories” on CKGI FM radio. You can listen to our first 31 minute podcast, The Land Provides, on the Gabriola Roots page HERE.

The Museum’s 2016 raffle is for $2500 cash,  and includes the chance to win  consolation 2nd and 3rd place prizes.

Purchase the $20 tickets at the Museum, at the Summer Market, or from Board Members. You have a 1:500 chance of winning cash to help make your dreams come true.

Come Home to the museum for our 20th Anniversary.

Re-new Your Membership

Memberships are Family ($20), Couple ($15), and Individual ($10).

Click HERE to download a membership form.

For VOLUNTEERING opportunities, click HERE.

 Make a Donation Now

Mail cheques to:

Gabriola Historical and Museum Society

Box 213, 505 South Road

Gabriola, B.C. V0R 1X0


Make a Donation through Canada Helps

Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!

Our donations and tax receipts are managed by Canada Helps.

CanadaHelps Logo English (long, no tag, transparent background)

You can make a one-time donation, donate monthly, or choose a charity gift card.

Find out more about  the Canada Helps organization HERE.