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
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.
La Belle Vie B&B and Wellness
Health & Wellness Artist Yellow Flag Bed & Breakfast Accommodations Gifts
La Belle Vie Bed and Breakfast offers two private rooms with queen-size beds, bathroom, indoor and outdoor showers, several gardens, a pond with benches for relaxing and listening to the abundant birdlife. Our menu for breakfast changes with the season, scones and homemade jams, fruit in season, slow-rise bread and fresh eggs, organic coffee or tea to enjoy in your room or in the gardens. Whether you join us for one night or a week-long holiday, your stay will surely be a fabulous Gulf Island experience. Silva Bay has much to offer. Enjoy the quiet beaches and forests, book a fishing charter, or a kayaking adventure. Our studio shop is inspired by Josee's love for nature and wellness. Gabriola Island artisan herbal teas, tinctures, and salves. Hand made pottery art. Alpaca fibre and socks, felted products, worldly photography. Look for our OPEN sign on the road, or call for appointment. We look foward to meeting you.