Workshops on Gabriola

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.

Tours & Farm Visits

The Gabriola Museum and GERTIE offer themed tours during peak season.

Private tours and self-guided tours are available all year.


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.

Ground Up Cafe & Catering


Catering Coffee Shops Restaurants and Pubs



Ground Up was started by born-and-raised Gabriolan's Becky and Jen along with their partners Alex and Bram. Between us we have over 60 years of highly varied food service experience. 

Our team works very hard to source as much as we can from Gabriola Island producers. This includes meat, eggs, veggies and locally roasted coffee. Using fresh, local ingredients is very important to us not just for the quality of ingredients but also for strengthening our local economy and building a strong island community. 

We love the strong working relationship that we have built with local farms and producers and nothing makes us prouder than seeing happy people eating great local food.


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