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.

The Crones' Nest Studio


Artist Yellow Flag

Artist Yellow Flag


Welcome to The Crone's Nest Studio! We - Marana and Elyn - are the two resident artists; doing what we love, and loving what we do!

Marana's Metal Madness creations are inspired by using recycled copper and other recycled metal and materials.  Marana's designs are mounted on a variety of wood.  Her art pieces reflect the themes of Gabriola:  whales, seals, fish, herons, owls and more.

Elyn creates Dragons of many varieties!  Wonderful soft-sculpture creatures with distinct and comical personalities are all waiting to be adopted by a special Human.  You will also want to check out her beautifully handcrafted walking sticks.

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Studio hours are noted in our website:

The studio is also open by appointment

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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