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: 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

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

October 1-6, the Museum is proud to co-sponsor a week of Malcolm Lowry- themed events in partnership with the Vancouver Island Library, Friends of the Gabriola Library, and the Gabriola Arts Council. Special thanks to the Ferry Advisory Council for liaising with BC Ferries for our new historical panel.

For more information,  see the Museum Events page.



Sept.5, 4:00pm

The Museum is happy to announce the winners of our raffle

Margaret McMann (Gabriola) won the first prize of $2500 cash.

Lorna Cooper (Ontario) won the $350 second prize.

Howard Shemilt (Gabriola) won $150 for the third prize.

Congratulations to the winners. May your piggybanks smile.

Thank you to everyone who participated. Your Museum is the biggest winner; we appreciate your support.

The Museum Gertie tours are finished for the season, but we may offer one more tour this year around Thanksgiving. Keep an eye on this page and Facebook for updates.

  Thank you for your support of “Tour Gabriola’s Past on Gertie”

Gabriola Gossip Corner poster for Gertie Tour

The Museum is hosting Gertie bus tours of Historic Gabriola on selected Thursday evenings (6:30-8:00pm, North End) and Sunday afternoons (2:00-4:00, Circle Gabriola) throughout the summer. Maximum 17 seats.

Tickets are $30pp, or 2/$50 purchased in advance.   Available at the Museum (Daily, 10:30-4:00).

Danna Lewis, pioneer descendant, has many colourful stories to share (too many for one tour!). The tours will start and finish at the Museum. Please bring water to drink.

For more information,  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.

 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.

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.