Welcome to the Gabriola Museum

505 South Road – just up the hill from the ferry

The Gift Shop is CLOSED for the season. See you in May.

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

  2016: Come stroll along our new wheelchair accessible pathway to view the Native Plant garden


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

9:30am to 3:00pm

(Indoor Exhibits)

Tuesday to Sunday  – July, August

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

Closed – Thanksgiving to Victoria Day, except for Christmas Shopping, and by appt

Outdoor Exhibits and Native Plant Garden OPEN all year.

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

Instructions on how to enter the contest:

    1. Click HERE to download the entry form.
    2. Fill out the form, and draw your design either digitally or by hand on your choice of media; preferably sized 8 1/2 x 11″.
    3. Submit your design.
      • If it is digital, or scanned from hand-drawn, you can email it with the completed form to info@gabriolamuseum.org.
      • If it is hand drawn, drop it off at North Road Sports, Island Home and Garden, or at the Sounder Offices.
      • You can also snail mail it to Gabriola Museum, Box 213, 505 South Road, Gabriola, BC, V0R 1X0.

Deadline for submitting flag designs is midnight, MARCH 15, 2017.


Coming Soon! January 26, 7pm.

The Museum’s first evening of the 2017 Gabriolan Talk Series  will feature geologist Steven Earle discussing earthquakes.

 Vancouver Island area Earthquakes – past and future

Steve will review the geological origins of earthquakes on Canada’s shaky western coast and will discuss the evidence for and effects of some important past quakes.  While we cannot predict the timing of future quakes, we know that they will continue to affect our region.  The most important thing for any community is to have a good idea of what to expect and how to be prepared.

Dr. Steven Earle has been practising as a geologist for over 40 years.  He has developed taught a wide range of Earth Science courses—including some with a significant focus on earthquakes—at both Vancouver Island University and Thompson Rivers University.  In 2015 he wrote an introductory Earth Science textbook that is now widely used at universities and colleges across BC and also at universities in other parts of Canada and the US.

Gabriola Historical and Museum AGM

Sunday, Feb.5, 1:30

Guest speaker will present “Islands Trust 101”

 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.

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

Find out more about  the Canada Helps organization HERE.

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.