Explore & Engage
The island is home to a high density of artists and a diverse community that welcomes you throughout the year for festivals, weekly events, workshops, classes, retreats, and guided adventures.
Whether you’re attending a weekend retreat focused on self-discovery, learning how to make your own cheese, or apprenticing with master builders, Gabriola is the ideal place for expanding your horizons.
Descanso Bay Campground
From Descanso Bay's website: '?Descanso Bay Regional Park is located on 40 acres of oceanfront property on charming Gabriola Island. Located only a short walk from the ferry terminal and village center the park is in an ideal location for discovering all Gabriola has to offer. The campground accommodates trucks and trailers, motor homes and tents and is easily accessed by foot, bike or kayak. This Regional Park is also adjacent to Cox Community Park which has an established network of trails through a majestic forest setting. With three private bays and a small boat launch area, explore the unique sandstone shoreline in your own kayak or in one of our rentals!'