10:30am – 4:00pm
Daily – July, 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 Garden OPEN year round
The Gabriola Museum has a continually changing array of Exhibits showcasing the details of our Gabriola story. Current exhibits include Free Spirits – Gabriola Hippies in the 1970s; Changing Tides – Stories of Silva Bay; and BeachQuest. Our newest exhibit focuses on how Gabriola’s abundance has supplied its people with sustenance over time: Gabriola Roots – The Land Provides. Archived Exhibits such as the Commemoration of Gabriolans in WWI can also be viewed in this section.
The Museum Grounds, open year round, feature Outdoor Exhibits from Gabriola’s long association with ferries, as well as large artifacts from our industrial past. The grounds are also home to full scale replicas of Gabriola’s ancient petroglyphs, in a Petroglyph Park.
For the Museum’s 20th Anniversary, the Native Plant Garden on the museum grounds is being revitalized as part of a 3 year plan. Come enjoy examples of a wide range of Gabriola’s native vegetation in a park-like setting.