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

Gabriola Historical and Museum Society

Annual General Meeting

has been postponed 2 weeks to

1:30, Sunday, Feb.19, 2017

 Gabriola Arts and Heritage Centre, 476 South Road

The purpose of the meeting is to consider the Museum President’s Report and 2016 financials, and to elect Directors to the Board.

All are welcome.


The short AGM will be followed immediately by a guest presentation:

43 years of Islands Trust

This informative talk reviews the history of the Islands Trust, and the impact that conservation-oriented land use planning has had on Gabriola Island. Learn more about the history of the unique form of local governance, established to preserve and protect the Trust area.


Design a flag for Gabriola

The Gabriola Museum invites Gabriolans and friends to have fun creating an imaginative design for a Gabriola flag. The flag could reflect the island’s unique history, environment, and/or culture. It will be a colourful symbol for both visitors and residents.


How to Enter

  1. Download an entry form HERE.
  2. Fill out the form, and draw your design either digitally or by hand on your choice of media.
  3. Submit your design.
  • If it is digital or scanned-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 MARCH 15, 2017.



 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.