Spas & Wellness
Outdoor massage (Albert Normandin photo)
Clean, green, scenic and relaxed, Gabriola Island is a tonic for body and soul.
It's also a naturally inviting setting for physical, mental and spiritual therapies including massage, aromatherapy, reflexology, yoga, Chinese medicine, acupuncture, acupressure and alternate therapies. Also, ask around and Gabriolans will provide directions to the island's unofficial nudie beach, which is, of course, utterly healthy.
Haven Resort & Institute
At the top of the list is the Haven Resort & Institute. In spite of an idyllic location among old-growth cedars, it's far from a traditional resort.
For more than 25 years, it has specialized in personal and professional development through a variety of retreat programs in communications, relationships, self-discovery, sexuality and others strategic areas of life.