Malaspina Galleries c. 1920


the Gabriola Museum

Join us for an event or visit the museum!


505 South Rd
Gabriola Island, BC

The Museum is located on South Road near the Lockinvar Lane intersection.  It is a 1.2 km walk or a short drive up the hill from the ferry dock at Descanso Bay.

There is free parking behind the Museum with accessible parking space. Free parking along South Road is also available.

Visitors arriving on foot can contact the Gertie Community Bus or the Gabriola Taxi.


Hours: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday – Saturday

Cafes, shops, a gas station, grocery store, liquor store, and other services are located at the Village on North Road, a few hundred metres north of the Museum.

Gabriola Island (population 4,500) is in the Salish Sea, between Vancouver Island and mainland BC, approximately 5 km (3 miles) east of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island.

Gabriola is easily reached by a 20 minute BC Ferry ride from downtown Nanaimo, or a 15 minute float plane ride from Vancouver.  More info on Gabriola


Admission to the Museum is by donation.  Donations can be given in cash (Donation Box) or by card at the Gift Shop when you arrive.

We appreciate your support!

Members enjoy annual unlimited free admission to the Museum.  To become a member signup the next time you visit the Museum or online now!

Facilities and Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible exhibits in and around the Museum
  • Accessible washrooms
  • Accessible parking space
  • Outdoor picnic tables
  • Gift Shop on-site and online
  • All areas are non-smoking.

Gift Shop

Browse and enjoy our Gift Shop that is both on-site and online. Unique gifts by local artisans, clothing, books for children and adults, teas and food items, Museum publications, tickets for Museum programs and events and more.