Transportation on Gabriola

Getting Here & Getting Around

5 km from downtown Nanaimo, most people access Gabriola via BC Ferries
Once you’re here, there are 158 kilometres of roads to walk, cycle and drive.

Transportation to Gabriola Island

Getting Here

Ferry

BC Ferries runs the ferry between Nanaimo and Gabriola. Foot passengers, bikes and vehicles are all welcome. Find the best times to travel.

Float Plane

Float planes run daily from the south terminal of Vancouver International Airport.

Private Boat

Arriving by boat? We have two marinas and a public wharf to welcome you.

Getting Around

Share the road

There are no sidewalks or bicycle lanes on the island. Ride or walk single file.   Be aware of narrow road sections, poor road conditions, uneven edges and wildlife.  There’s lots of deer on this island!

E-bikes are welcome and a common sight on the island!

Electric Cars

An electric car charging station is located in the Madrona Marketplace parking lot on North Road.

Bike Transportation on Gabriola
boating gabriola

Boating

Cruise or sail to the southeast end of Gabriola where there are two marinas with docks, fuel and moorage in Silva Bay, and a public wharf with moorage in Degnen Bay.

Radio either marina on VHF 66A and they will assist you into a slip.

Use charts 3475 or 3443. Latitude 49.149965 and Longitude -123.695662.

Marine Forecast
Tide Chart
Fishing Licence
Fishing Regulations

Public Transportation

Community Bus

Ride GERTIE, the local community bus service that operates on a limited schedule Monday to Saturday.

Taxi

Note that only one taxi serves the island; it is best to pre-arrange pickups and drop-offs rather than call when needed. Call 250-247-0049 for schedule and availability.

Bus Transportation on Gabriola

La Belle Vie B&B and Wellness

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About

La Belle Vie Bed and Breakfast offers two private rooms with queen-size beds, bathroom, indoor and outdoor showers, several gardens,  a pond with benches for relaxing and listening to the abundant birdlife. Our menu for breakfast changes with the season, scones and homemade jams, fruit in season, slow-rise bread and fresh eggs, organic coffee or tea to enjoy in your room or in the gardens. Whether you join us for one night or a week-long holiday, your stay will surely be a fabulous Gulf Island experience. Silva Bay has much to offer. Enjoy the quiet beaches and forests, book a fishing charter, or  a kayaking adventure. Our studio shop is inspired by Josee's love for nature and wellness.  Gabriola Island artisan herbal teas, tinctures, and salves.  Hand made pottery art. Alpaca fibre and socks, felted products, worldly photography. Look for our OPEN sign on the road, or call for appointment. We look foward to meeting you.

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