“We want to thank you Tom and Charlotte for the opportunity to get to know how you live. Your place is beautiful, and Gabriola Island is a paradise on earth, thank you,”
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Where is it?
Gabriola is known as "the isle of the arts". Life is sophisticated and casual with cultural events throughout the year. Summers are dry and moderate because of the ocean. Spring and fall are mild. Directly adjacent to our property is Descanso Bay Regional Park. Within 10 min. we can walk to 3 good beaches for swimming,(the ocean is not warm) snorkeling and beachcombing. Our bikes (3) make for easy trips to the ferry, shops, PO, and the seasonal market. The "village centre" has good coffee shops, library, art gallery, museum and restaurants. Provincial and Regional Parks and other protected areas provide other opportunities for exploration and nature appreciation. Bald eagles, sea-birds, deer, otters, and sea lions are common. The ferry from Gabriola to the heart of old Nanaimo is 20 min. Nanaimo is an urban hub and a stop for cruise ships. Vancouver Island is a major tourist destination and whale watching, surfing, sailing, and fishing draw people to the Pacific Rim or the more protected Straight of Georgia. Gabriolans often make excursions to Nanaimo, Victoria and Vancouver for the gardens, theatre, galleries, museums, opera, etc. An economical, fast way to travel to and from Vancouver and Vancouver Int Airport (YVR) is a 25 mn. float plane flight from Silva Bay or the beautiful Nanaimo harbour front. Please see this good website for details & services:
There is lots going on year-round. The Saturday morning local market during the summer just gets better and better!
First Music Festival Sep. 2, 2017 - Sep. 3, 2017
7th annual Isle of the Arts Festival April, 2018
8th annual Gabriola Theatre Festival August, 2018
21st annual Thanksgiving Studio Tour October 7-9, 2017
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