Welcome to the Gabriola Museum

 505 South Road – just up the hill from the ferry





The Gift Shop is CLOSED for the season.

 We feature local Gabriola artists




  Our new 2017 exhibit

Gabriola Inspired! Isle of Many Arts

This initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between the Nanaimo Foundation, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast.

Upcoming Events

Our Common Thread: DNA

Thursday, February 22, 2018

7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Roxy Lounge, Twin Beaches

We’ve all seen those TV ads promising that with a simple cheek-swab of DNA, we could be related to Marie Antoinette or Abraham Lincoln, or reunite with long lost relatives we didn’t know we had.
Are those claims true?  And what can DNA really tell us about our past, our families and our community?
Find out at 7 pm on Thursday, February 22, at the Roxy, when Dr Sam Abraham will give a presentation about the latest advances in DNA science, including DNA fingerprinting, the geographic ties of Haplotypes, how DNA can identify traits in humans and ties to regions, and separating DNA myth from reality.
Dr Abraham holds a PhD in genetics from UBC, and has been on the cutting edge of research including as Vice President of  Research at the BC Cancer Agency,  and at the Provincial Health Services Authorit
This presentation is sponsored by the Gabriola Historical and Museum Society. Admission by donation. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Refreshments will be available.
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Latest News

Japanese Settlement Press Release

Gabriola locations among Heritage BC’s newly designated Japanese-Canadian historic sites.

On April 01, BC Minister for Multiculturalism Teresa Wat announced a list of 56 historic sites with significance to Canadians of Japanese descent. They include two locations in Silva Bay – the Sunrise Sawmill and Koyama’s Fishcamp.

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Discover Gabriola’s Historic Places and Stories on Gertie

Raking the hay on Horseshoe Road farm, Gabriola circa 1960. Daniel Lunn Brown (on rake), grandchildren Danna Lynn Brown, Brian Edward Piper, and Leonard Daniel Piper (on horse) “My father, Tim Brown, was born on Gabriola in 1923. In 1919 the Browns came from Scotland...

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