We're CLOSED for the season

except Saturday Nov.14 and Dec.5 for Christmas Shopping

Gabriola Roots: The Land Provides

New Exhibit and Film

The Gift Shop will be OPEN for Christmas Shopping

Saturday, Nov.14 and Dec.5

  Come Celebrate the Museum’s 20th Anniversary!


Welcome to our new website. We hope you enjoy the expanded format and 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

Gabriola Museum Christmas Shopping

The Museum Gift Shop will be OPEN for two Saturdays this season.

We have a wide selection of books, including books on natural history and  agriculture, children’s books,  poetry, petroglyphs,  and island history.

Our BeachQuest book would be a perfect Gabriola-themed Christmas gift for would-be visitors.

We also have arts and crafts made by local artists including beautiful wool, wooden bowls, and silver jewellry. Come stop by for a visit.

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.

Nanaimo Museum Event

Our sister museum in Nanaimo is presenting “From Rationing to Ravishing: The transformation of women’s fashion in the 1940’s and 1950’s” from May 15 to August 23. For more information, click 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.