Welcome to the Gabriola Museum




  505 South Road – just up the hill from the ferry


The Gift Shop is CLOSED until weekends in December



  We feature local Gabriola artists


  Welcome to the Gabriola Museum


Upcoming Events

To purchase your Trivia Night ticket online, click HERE.

Silent Auction PRE-BIDDING can be done by visiting the following locations:

Mad Rona Cafe     Oct. 7-13

The Hive               Oct. 14-20

Wishbone              Oct. 21-27

North Road Sports   Oct. 27- Nov. 3

Just look for the RED binder and start bidding on the itemized sheets inside.


  May 20th-Sept 1st
Tues-Sat        10-3
All Sundays    Noon-5
Monday          closed except stat holidays
when we are open Noon-5

Sept 1st-Oct 7th
Wed-Sat        10-3
All Sundays    Noon-5
CLOSED Mon, Tues.

December weekends – Gift shop open, Noon-5

    CLOSED January to May

Outdoor Exhibits and Native Plant Garden OPEN all year.




May 20 – Museum Opening

June 18 – Gabriola Elementary School will be celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day at the Museum with Dave Bodaly.

June 21 – National Indigenous Peoples Day. For more information about this day, check out the Federal government’s website: click here.

July 1 – Canada Day, 2:00-4:00pm

Nov. 3 – Gabriola Trivia Night

Explore Gabriola!

Sundays on the Gertie Bus

2:00-4:00pm    $25pp

Museum Departure

Tickets: Museum (250-247-9987) or North Road Sports. Full payment required to reserve a seat. No refunds.

Museum sponsored 

History Tours

July 8 – South End History (Danna Lewis)
July 22 – North End History (Danna Lewis)
Aug.5 – Tour Cancelled
Aug. 19 – South End History (Danna Lewis)
Sept.2 – North End History (Danna Lewis)
Sept.16 – South End History (Danna Lewis)

GERTIE sponsored

Natural History Tours

July 15 – Amazing trees of Gabriola (David Boehm)
July 29 – Geological Changes on Gabriola (Steven Earle)
Aug.12 – Gabriola’s Shoreline Biology (Christy Wilson)
Aug.26 – Forest Ecology/Ethnobotany (Tom Cameron)
Sept. 9 – Amazing Trees of Gabriola (David Boehm)

Silva Bay Shipyard Plaque Unveiling Ceremony –

June 26, 12 noon at the Shipyard entrance.

Gloria Filax, GHMA Vice President

I would first like to acknowledge that we are standing on the traditional, unceded territory of the Coast Salish, the Snuneymuxw Nation.
My name is Gloria Filax and I am Vice President of the Gabriola Historical and Museum Society.  We gather today to celebrate the 73 year history of what is now the last remaining shipyard in the Gulf Islands – Silva Bay Shipyard.  The current owners of the shipyard, Don and Vicky Mayrend, and past owners are to be lauded for carrying on a tradition of ship-building when so many other ship building enterprises on the Gulf Islands have drifted into the past.
This historic marker is the first in a new series of six plaques that highlight some of the major historic sites on Gabriola.  The rest of the series will be unveiled this summer and fall.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank our generous funders:  the Canadian Federal government program ‘Canada150’ and the Province of British Columbia.
On behalf of the Gabriola Historical and Museum Society I would also like to thank Ivan Bulic for his ongoing volunteer work to make these plaques happen, and the museum’s History and Presentation Committee, especially Janet Stobbs, for its commitment to preserving the history of this place we call Gabriola Island.  And thank you to all who have attended this unveiling.”