Exhibits

The Gabriola Museum has a continually changing array of Exhibits showcasing the details of our Gabriola story.

Current Exhibits

The Japanese of Silva Bay, Gabriola Island, BC

...continued from Home Page Gabriola locations among Heritage BC’s newly designated Japanese-Canadian historic sites. On April 01, 2017, BC Minister for Multiculturalism Teresa Wat announced a list of 56 historic sites with significance to Canadians of Japanese...

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Gabriola Hippies

Gabriola Hippies in the 1970s Telling the story of Gabriola includes capturing accounts of the Coast Salish people, European explorers, and post-contact pioneers -  as well as recent inhabitants. Children of the post-war generation, disillusioned with the rigid,...

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BeachQuest

Discovering Gabriola's Marine Life Gabriola Museum's mission in creating BeachQuest is to connect our enjoyment of our beaches with a sense of stewardship and responsibility for them. The more we learn about marine life, the more we respect how genuine it is, worthy...

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Outdoor Exhibits

Petroglyph Park

The grounds of the Gabriola Museum are encircled by Petroglyph Park. In 1996, permission to create replicas of the rapidly-eroding petroglyphs was provided by the elders of the Snuneymux, descendants of the First Nations, to the Gabriola Historical and Museum Society....

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Outdoor Exhibits

Our Outdoor Exhibits include large artifacts from Gabriola’s industrial past such as a logging arch, millstones, and Lighthouse fog horns.  Selected artifacts from the archived Brickyard exhibit, and  a photographic line-up of former Gabriola Ferries are also...

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Native Plant Garden

Our Native Plant Garden is currently undergoing extensive revitalization. In partnership with VIU students we are developing plans for new landscaping, and re-furbishing our existing plants. The 3-year plan includes new wheelchair accessible walkways, signs,...

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Archived Exhibits

Gabriola Roots: The Land Provides – Indoor

The Land Provides Exhibit and Film The Museum is pleased to announce the theme of the  2015 exhibit and film Gabriola Roots: the Land Provides.   The exhibit of 6 poster panels, artifacts, and a 20 minute film tells the multi-faceted story of how Gabriola has met the...

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Stories of Silva Bay

Stories of Silva Bay Exhibit and Film The Stories of Silva Bay are brought to life by a wonderful film crafted by Tobi Elliot (see article below).  The stories are given a tactile dimension with artifacts, and four poster panels. The poster panels represent...

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Brickyard

The Story of the Gabriola Brickyard Little remains today of the Gabriola Brickyard except for piles of broken bricks on Brickyard Beach and the name of the steep hill on South Road. But from the end of the 19th century to 1952, the Brickyard was Gabriola’s single most...

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WWI Centennial

The Centennial of the Great War on Gabriola Island Gabriola's Soldiers in World War I (excerpted from original publicity) A knapsack, kit bag and cap, pins and badges. A canteen and field glasses. Two silk postcards and a Christmas box. These poignant reminders of the...

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