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.
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.
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.
Drumbeg Provincial Park
Beaches and Parks
From BC Parks: 'One of three provincial parks on Gabriola Island, Drumbeg is a favourite spot for diving, hiking, nature viewing and picnicking. Overlooking scenic Gabriola Passage on the east end of the Island, Drumbeg offers excellent views of the Strait of Georgia and the Coast Mountains on the Mainland. The park contains a kilometre long sand and pebble beach with striking sandstone and conglomerate rock formations, which can be seen at low tide. Drumbeg Park protects endangered Garry oak ecosystems, undeveloped Douglas fir forest landscapes and a diverse marine zone. Species such as Bald eagles, Great Blue herons, harbour seals and American oystercatchers can be spotted here, along with a number of intertidal creatures. Underwater enthusiasts can dive from the shores of the park, or head out to Rogers reef by boat and still stay out of the strong currents that run through Gabriola Passage.'