Getting Here

Gabriola Island is one of the best kept secrets of all the Southern Gulf Islands. Fortunately it is also one of the easiest Gulf Islands to access.

Arbutus Bluff is conveniently located centrally on Gabriola Island permitting quick, easy access to both the South End of the Island, Silva Bay and the North End of the Island, Ferry Terminal & Folk Life Village shopping.

Map of Gabriola Island Showing Arbutus Bluff Location

Getting Around the Island Arriving By Sea Arriving By Air
If you come by air or passenger ferry you can rent a car in Nanaimo from:
BC Ferries
Gulf Island Seaplanes
Budget
250-754-7368
Avis
250-716-8898
National
250-758-3509
Enterprise
250-751-1200
B.C. Ferry services from Vancouver to Nanaimo: Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay or Tsawassen to Duke Point.
Schedule
From the Sea Plane Terminal at Vancouver International Airport fly directly to Gabriola Island's Silva Bay.
(1-800-665-2359)
Schedule
Or Call
Gabriola Taxi
(250) 247-0049
The Gabriola Ferry terminal is located in downtown Nanaimo, opposite Port Place Mall. It is a car and passenger ferry.
Schedule
Nanaimo Aiport
Flight Information
Scheduled flights to and from Vancouver International Airport
Or Rent a bike or scooter
on Gabriola.
(Reservation Required)
(250) 247-8931