Gabriola Hippies

Free Spirits, Changing Times Gabriola Hippies in the 1970s Children of the post-war generation, disillusioned with the rigid, traditional life of their parents’ generation, sought freedom and alternative lifestyles. During the 1970s, these free spirits – “hippies” –...

Gabriola Tides, Stories of Silva Bay

Gabriola Tides – Stories of Silva Bay Gabriola Island The Stories of Silva Bay are brought to life by a wonderful film crafted by Tobi Elliot.  Ode to Silva Bay sheet music. Lyrics and music composed by Kitty Silva in 1950. The Filming of Gabriola Tides: Stories...

BeachQuest

BeachQuest Discovering Gabriola’s Marine Life   Connecting our enjoyment of our beaches with a sense of stewardship and responsibility. The Beach Quest Exhibit is a diorama of an intertidal shoreline showing both a rocky and sandy beach and the creatures...

Brickyard

Brick by Brick The story of the Gabriola Brickyard From the late 1890’s to 1951, the Brickyard was Gabriola’s single most important industry and largest employer. Gabriola islanders, Chinese contract labourers and immigrant workers produced up to 80,000 bricks a...

WWI Centennial

From Gabriola to Flanders Fields The Centennial of the Great War on Gabriola Island One hundred years ago, 30 young men from Gabriola Island left their island homes to fight in the fields of Flanders in Belgium and northern France, in what was then called the Great...

Petroglyph Park

Petroglyph Park Celebrating our First Nation's History 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 Snuneymuxw, descendants of the First...