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.

Silva Bay House Bed and Breakfast


Bed & Breakfast Accommodations


A beautiful oceanfront property with magnificent views and a tranquil setting. If you are looking for a bed & breakfast on Gabriola Island, then spectacular views and sunsets await you! Enjoy the sights & sounds of the west coast from the house and deck. Listen to the waves lap on the beach and watch otters, seals, and bald eagles while you enjoy a morning coffee and if you are really lucky you might even see a pod of Killer Whales cruising through the bay. ? Located in a private setting on Silva Bay, Silva Bay House is the perfect Gabriola island accommodation, tastefully decorated and equipped with everything you need for a worry free getaway.


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