Things to Do
Sightseers whale watching (Canadian Tourism Commission photo)
Gabriola Island invites travellers to fish for salmon, hike the verdant forests, bike the island from top to bottom and discover ancient petroglyphs. That's enough for any island. But Gabriola goes further.
Its remarkable concentration of artists in every medium extends the invitation. Come shop the galleries and private studios, take in a play or festival and unwind body and soul with a full range of contemporary therapies.
Drive the short circle route created by North and South roads to visit sandy bays, golden beaches, and the beautifully formed Malaspina Galleries, a spectacular, overhanging rock formation resembling a 90m/295ft-long frozen wave in mid-roll.