The Island of Creative Expression
With one of the highest number of artists per capita in Canada and many art-centred events, Gabriola has earned its moniker, ‘Isle of the Arts’.
Whether you’re the creator, admirer, or participant, enjoy the island’s rich cultural landscape year-round.
Art, Music & Theatre Festivals
For more events and to see what’s happening while you’re here, check out our Gabriola Events website.
The Gabriola Museum is run by the Gabriola Historical Society and is the place to discover island stories.
The Museum is located on South Road, a comfortable (1.2 km) walk or a short drive up the hill from the ferry dock at Descanso Bay. It is open from May to December.
Visit their website for hours, events and exhibits.
Yellow Flag Art Studios
If the yellow roadside flag is flying, the artist’s studio is open!
The yellow flag program is a Gabriola Island Chamber of Commerce initiative. See where inspiration and creativity come alive in makers’ spaces.
Arts & Culture
The island fosters creativity for all, making it an essential part of life on Gabriola!
Our artists, creators, makers and cultural centres are busy year round and would love to share their passion with you.
Gabriola Mystical Minerals
Arts & Culture Gifts Shopping
Welcome to Gabriola Mystical Minerals, Crystals and Rocks. Our location is close to town so not to far out of the way. My love for rocks and crystals from around the world has made its way to the beautiful Island of Gabriola. I started this business in 2011 in the Town of Ladysmith, after selling my residence in 2016 we started a new adventure on this Island and now ready to start opening my little shop slowly. I am open most weekends but not all, so please call ahead to make your personal appt. I will be happy to set up a time convenient for you. Please wear a mask as the room is quite small where the displays are. I will also be featuring my Hand Made Orgonite Crystal Pyramids and other Orgonite items as well. Also this year I am making Patio Stones with flowerstone and other slabs inserted right into the concrete , Rocks and Crystals not only make beautiful gifts, they are environmentally friendly. They have also been known to harbor other wonderful benefits as well. I also have some prospecting equipment, rock tumblers grit, beautiful jewellery and more. Come see for yourself.