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.

Opal Jewellery Studio


Shopping Gifts Arts & Culture


At Opal Jewellery Studio & Gallery, we are a boutique jewellery store specializing in unique handmade gold and silver pieces. Our story began with a passion for crafting delicate and intricate pieces of jewellery that reflect the beauty of nature. We take inspiration from the opulence of opals and create designs that are as unique and stunning as the gemstone itself.


Our team of experienced artisans makes sure that each piece is crafted with utmost care and attention to detail, making it a true work of art. We take pride in providing our customers with exceptional service and high-quality, one-of-a-kind pieces that they will cherish for a lifetime.

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