How to Find Us
Gabriola Island (population 4,000) is located in the Strait of Georgia, between Vancouver island and mainland BC, approximately 5 kms (3 miles) east of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island.
Gabriola is easily reached by a 20 minute BC Ferry ride from downtown Nanaimo, or by floatplane from Vancouver (15 miles/24 kms).
The Gabriola Museum is located on south Road near the Lockinvar intersection. It is a comfortable (1.2kms) walk, or a short drive up the hill from the ferry dock at Descanso Bay. Alternatively, the Gabriola Taxi (250-247-0049) is available seven days a week.
Cafes, shops, a gas station, grocery store, liquor store, and other services are located at the Village on North Road, a few hundred meters north of the Museum.
Get in Touch with Us
Museum Hours 10:30am – 4:00pm
Daily: July and August
Weekends: Victoria Day to Canada Day; Labour Day to Thanksgiving
Indoor Exhibits Closed: Thanksgiving to Victoria Day, except by appt.
Outdoor Exhibits and Native Plants Garden OPEN year round