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

Ravenskill Orchard & Cidery

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About

Gabbie's Hard Apple Cider available year round. Fresh Apple Juice, farm fresh apples and U-Pick apples are seasonably available 

Gabbie's Premium Ciders are perfected by Ravenskill Orchards at our unique island location. From our 1000 heritage trees, 25 varieties of apples grow fresh, crisp, sun-kissed and gently breezed by the salty sea air. We are a family of farmers, sea lovers and makers crafting the best small batch premium cider the Gulf Islands have enjoyed since prohibition. 
A distinct taste and cider experience.

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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