Gabriola Island Tourism

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("Gabriola" redirects here. For the geometer moth genus, see Gabriola (moth).) Gabriola Island is one of the Gulf Islands in the Strait of Georgia, in British Columbia (BC), Canada. Gabriola lies about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) east of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, to which it is linked by a 20-minute ferry trip from Nanaimo harbour. It has a land area of about 57.6 square kilometres (22.2 sq mi) and a resident population of slightly more than 4,000. Gabriola is endowed with public beaches and forests, and has an established community spread around the island. On the island, housing, roads, shopping centres, restaurants, a library, an elementary school, and a museum are found. Its cultural life includes annual festivals related to art, poetry, gardens, music, boating, and fishing. The Gabriola Arts Council hosts three large annual events: the Isle of the Arts Festival (in April), Gabriola Theatre Festival (in August) and Thanksgiving Studio Tour (in October). These events, plus many more, feature the wide range of artistic talents held on Gabriola Island, making it the "Isle of the Arts".


This is a comprehensive travel guide for Gabriola Island in Canada. From budgeting tips to finding the best spots, this travel guide has got all the insider information to explore Gabriola Island like a local. This city is located in the close proximity of a major city Vancouver, Canada. Vancouver, is a worth visiting city owing to its prime attractions like Stanley Park, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver Lookout. Tour packages of Gabriola Island are of 1 to 2 days duration.

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Facts and Stats for Gabriola Island*

  • Pollution Statistics in Gabriola Island

    Know the pollution level of Gabriola Island before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 5.77 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 30 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 30 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 20 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 10 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 30 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 5 (Very Low)
  • Gabriola Island: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Gabriola Island for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Gabriola Island.

    • Burglary and Theft 40.79 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 17.11 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 27.94 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 22.22 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 29.17 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 40.79 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 18.42 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 68.42 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 90.79 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 69.44 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 32.89 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 17.11 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 52.63 (Moderate)
  • Living in Gabriola Island - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Gabriola Island is 196.21 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 66.16 (High)
    • Climate Index 92.14 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 16.46 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 19 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 71.39 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 61.84 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 4.42 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 99.29 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Gabriola Island

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Gabriola Island

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.3 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.6 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 30.14 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 70.92 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 45.4 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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