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.

Connect-Balance-Thrive Wellness and Art


Artist Yellow Flag

Artist Yellow Flag


Connect-Balance-Thrive-Wellness and Art ...

 ART: Here you'll find one-of-a-kind creations including funky Dances with Scarves/DWS, Blessing Dolls and more!  This unique, handmade energy-infused fibre art with a flare in colour, texture and creativity can be viewed in a seasonal outdoor kiosk.  

WELLNESS: Unique rest and relaxation experiences await for individuals or groups (in-person or online).  Gayla Meredith is a Certified Practitioner of Healing Touch and Sound Therapy.  She offers a seasonal Rest and Restore Sound Experience within a beautiful forest setting and other therapeutic energy sessions aligned with individual needs.  Gayla's Forest, Garden and Heart Labyrinth also offer sacred spaces for quiet reflection, journaling and/or walking meditations.

Open daily for drop-in labyrinth walking 10:00 am - 5:00 pm daily.  Text for short-notice inquires for art viewing or session bookings.  Front yard sign offers further contact details.  Seasonal weekend sound experience drop-in session will be posted on Facebook and a roadside sign will also list details.

Book individual or group sound experiences, or check weekend in-person drop-in offerings.  Gift certificates are also available.

The index code for this business corresponds with our visitor map to help you locate unique Island experiences.
Pick yours up FREE at our Visitor Centre.


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