Gabriola Island Real Estate
Conveniently located in the Strait of Georgia, between the BC mainland and Vancouver Island, Gabriola Island enjoys a rich sense of community in a mild temperate climate. Nestled in a picturesque setting of forested parks and seemingly endless quiet beaches visitors can enjoy a tranquil day of relaxation. Take in the rich cottage industry of potters and other artisans in one of the many local art studios or galleries. Visit places like Jack Point, Lock Bay, or Degnen Bay to discover the many petroglyphs that were discovered under thick layers of moss.
With just a 20-minute ferry ride from Nanaimo Gabriola is one of the most accessible of the Gulf Islands. With an abundant wildlife you can enjoy the fascinating life of sea lions, seals, otters, bald eagles and of course both resident and transient killer whales. If outdoor adventure is what you are seeking there is no better place to enjoy sailing or diving on an island that attracts adventurers from around the world. Experienced and novice fisherman alike flock to the Flat Top Islands where salmon are abundant.
Be amazed by magnificent panoramic views while hiking from one end of Gabriola Island to the other. Experience the tranquility of walks through rich woodlands or on the endless shores of numerous sandy bays. Gabriola Island Golf & Country Club, which overlooks Hoggan Lake, offers a challenging golf course. The hospitality of its full service clubhouse is open to members and non-members alike.
Choose from a variety of boating related events in either Silva or Degnen Bay. Anchoring and mooring facilities are available for both local and visiting boating enthusiasts. Enjoy a well-protected and leisurely sail in the waters south of the Island or take in a more exhilarating experience in the eastern waters of Georgia Strait.
Spend your day shopping at Gabriola’s busy local Farmers Market throughout the summer season or meet the many locals and visitors who enjoy picking and eating fresh oysters, clams and mussels.
Whether your stay on Gabriola Island is for the weekend for an entire season enjoy the best hospitality and accommodation this magnificent Island has to offer. Your first trip to this enchanting island will surely be the beginning of a much anticipated annual event.