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.
BC Ferries runs the ferry between Nanaimo and Gabriola. Foot passengers, bikes and vehicles are all welcome. Find the best times to travel.
Float planes run daily from the south terminal of Vancouver International Airport.
Arriving by boat? We have two marinas and a public wharf to welcome you.
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!
An electric car charging station is located in the Madrona Marketplace parking lot on North Road.
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.
Page’s Resort & Marina
Food and Drink Camping Motel or Lodge Outdoor Recreation Marine
Located on Gabriola Island overlooking Silva Bay and the Flat Top Islands. Visit Page’s Resort & Marina year round and you will be welcomed by secluded, fully equipped 1& 2- bedroom seaside cottages, a pristine campground surrounded by forests and offering ocean views, and a full service marina providing quiet nightly moorage. Whether you arrive by land, sea or air, you will enjoy such memorable island activities as spectacular kayak rentals and sailing, incredible diving and fishing, scenic hiking and mountain bike rentals, a challenging game of golf or just relaxing with a book in our picnic grounds and gardens or settled in your cottage by the wood burning fireplace. At the L'il Market at Page's Resort, we carry a wide selection of food and products locally made or grown on Gabriola Island as well as over 300 book titles by Gabriolan authors. Page's Resort has a sister property, Page's Inn on Silva Bay, located just minutes away. We offer our guests spacious, private oceanfront accommodations in beautiful, peaceful surroundings. All our fully equipped suites and our new executive meeting room have stunning views across Silva Bay and the Flat Top Islands to the Coastal Mountains.