Recreations on Gabriola

Come Play on Gabriola

Take a winding trail through dense forest, find yourself in a sea of wildflowers, breathe in the ocean air, discover the beauty of a sunset paddle, dance under the stars. The island is a natural playground for the whole family.

Beaches & Parks


Gabriola Island has more public beach access points than any other Gulf Island. No two beaches are the same!

Look for the “Public Access” yellow concrete blocks for beach access points around the island to find the beach closest to you.

Parks and Trails

Gabriola is home to three spectacular provincial parks and dozens of regional and community parks. Find out more about our vast network of trails from Gabriola Land and Trails Trust.

Outdoor Recreation

Enjoy the great outdoors 365 days a year! If you’re lucky, you may find yourself paddling with dolphins and orcas!

Walking, Hiking, Cycling, Paddling, Golfing. With 98 kilometres of coastline and over 170 kilometres of trails, exploring and playing outside is a natural choice.

Indoor Recreation

Gabriola is home to a thriving conscious living community!

For those days you want to stay inside, enticing activities await in the studios, homes, businesses and facilities of the island.

Find activities to strengthen your body, mind and spirit connection here.

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Established in 2005, Blackfish Homes has consistently delivered top-quality, high-performance new homes and renovations. By focusing only on residential projects we continue to help our clients make clear, and informed choices while ensuring we pay attention to every detail. Named from the indigenous word for the Orca, a creature who prioritizes family and communication, our company exemplifies the idea of home. Fueled by creativity yet rooted in open communication, and a common-sense approach we will work alongside you and the rest of the build team to plan and deliver your perfect space. We believe that building long-lasting homes is our responsibility. As members of BuiltGreen® Canada, our homes are third-party certified confirming that quality sustainable products have been selected and installed correctly, and that performance and energy goals have been met. This results in cleaner air, lower costs to run and maintain, and a healthier environment for you and your family. Our homes have surpassed current and upcoming code changes including the BC Step Code. #buildbetter NorthShore | Vancouver | Gabriola

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