We're OPENING May 22

Contact the Museum if you’d like to schedule a visit.

The Gift Shop will be OPEN starting the May long weekend.

  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

Folklife Village Historical Panel unveiling

Come join the Museum and Folklife Village Management for the unveiling of a historical panel commemorating the origin of the beloved structure at the heart of Gabriola’s village. Check out the Events page for more information.

Museum Season Opening May 22, 2016

 WANTED: Museum Programme Development Assistant

This seasonal, Young Canada Works job will start on June 6, 2016, and continue to August 26th, 2016 (12 weeks). There is one position available. Deadline for application is May 26, 2016.

Wages will be $12/hour for 30 hours/week.

Candidates should be registered in a post-secondary humanities or education course with a keen interest in history and in developing interpretative curricula. Basic computer knowledge, and familiarity with social media are required. The job will be open to all groups (women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and Aboriginal peoples).

The position will involve developing outreach programmes for the community and visitors to the museum, specifically interpreting the native plant garden, Gabriola Petroglyphs, and the museum displays on the theme of “Telling Gabriola Stories” as well as developing programmes for the children at the Gabriola Elementary School. Training and mentoring will be provided.
Interested candidates should send CV and covering letter to info@gabriolamuseum.org by May 26, 2016. Successful applicants will need to register with Young Canada Works (the Museum can provide guidance).

Connor, mom, and Carroll Hodge with clam exhibit

The Gabriola Museum has a new exhibit, courtesy of 10 year old 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.

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.

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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.