Warning: Duplicate entry '1182675' for key 'PRIMARY' query: INSERT INTO watchdog (uid, type, message, variables, severity, link, location, referer, hostname, timestamp) VALUES (0, 'php', '%message in %file on line %line.', 'a:4:{s:6:\"%error\";s:14:\"strict warning\";s:8:\"%message\";s:62:\"Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically\";s:5:\"%file\";s:72:\"/home/rccbc/public_html/sites/default/modules/contrib/views/views.module\";s:5:\"%line\";i:843;}', 3, '', 'http://www.rccbc.ca/Gabriola-Island/community-overview', '', '107.20.30.170', 1398388681) in /home/rccbc/public_html/includes/database.mysqli.inc on line 134

Warning: Duplicate entry '1182675' for key 'PRIMARY' query: INSERT INTO watchdog (uid, type, message, variables, severity, link, location, referer, hostname, timestamp) VALUES (0, 'php', '%message in %file on line %line.', 'a:4:{s:6:\"%error\";s:14:\"strict warning\";s:8:\"%message\";s:134:\"Declaration of views_plugin_display::options_validate() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_validate(&$form, &$form_state)\";s:5:\"%file\";s:92:\"/home/rccbc/public_html/sites/default/modules/contrib/views/plugins/views_plugin_display.inc\";s:5:\"%line\";i:1877;}', 3, '', 'http://www.rccbc.ca/Gabriola-Island/community-overview', '', '107.20.30.170', 1398388681) in /home/rccbc/public_html/includes/database.mysqli.inc on line 134

Warning: Duplicate entry '1182675' for key 'PRIMARY' query: INSERT INTO watchdog (uid, type, message, variables, severity, link, location, referer, hostname, timestamp) VALUES (0, 'php', '%message in %file on line %line.', 'a:4:{s:6:\"%error\";s:14:\"strict warning\";s:8:\"%message\";s:144:\"Declaration of views_plugin_display_block::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin_display::options_submit(&$form, &$form_state)\";s:5:\"%file\";s:98:\"/home/rccbc/public_html/sites/default/modules/contrib/views/plugins/views_plugin_display_block.inc\";s:5:\"%line\";i:193;}', 3, '', 'http://www.rccbc.ca/Gabriola-Island/community-overview', '', '107.20.30.170', 1398388681) in /home/rccbc/public_html/includes/database.mysqli.inc on line 134

Warning: Duplicate entry '1182675' for key 'PRIMARY' query: INSERT INTO watchdog (uid, type, message, variables, severity, link, location, referer, hostname, timestamp) VALUES (0, 'php', '%message in %file on line %line.', 'a:4:{s:6:\"%error\";s:14:\"strict warning\";s:8:\"%message\";s:117:\"Declaration of views_handler_field_broken::ui_name() should be compatible with views_handler::ui_name($short = false)\";s:5:\"%file\";s:92:\"/home/rccbc/public_html/sites/default/modules/contrib/views/handlers/views_handler_field.inc\";s:5:\"%line\";i:641;}', 3, '', 'http://www.rccbc.ca/Gabriola-Island/community-overview', '', '107.20.30.170', 1398388681) in /home/rccbc/public_html/includes/database.mysqli.inc on line 134

Warning: Duplicate entry '1182675' for key 'PRIMARY' query: INSERT INTO watchdog (uid, type, message, variables, severity, link, location, referer, hostname, timestamp) VALUES (0, 'php', '%message in %file on line %line.', 'a:4:{s:6:\"%error\";s:14:\"strict warning\";s:8:\"%message\";s:116:\"Declaration of views_handler_sort_broken::ui_name() should be compatible with views_handler::ui_name($short = false)\";s:5:\"%file\";s:91:\"/home/rccbc/public_html/sites/default/modules/contrib/views/handlers/views_handler_sort.inc\";s:5:\"%line\";i:82;}', 3, '', 'http://www.rccbc.ca/Gabriola-Island/community-overview', '', '107.20.30.170', 1398388681) in /home/rccbc/public_html/includes/database.mysqli.inc on line 134

Warning: Duplicate entry '1182675' for key 'PRIMARY' query: INSERT INTO watchdog (uid, type, message, variables, severity, link, location, referer, hostname, timestamp) VALUES (0, 'php', '%message in %file on line %line.', 'a:4:{s:6:\"%error\";s:14:\"strict warning\";s:8:\"%message\";s:134:\"Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state)\";s:5:\"%file\";s:93:\"/home/rccbc/public_html/sites/default/modules/contrib/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc\";s:5:\"%line\";i:585;}', 3, '', 'http://www.rccbc.ca/Gabriola-Island/community-overview', '', '107.20.30.170', 1398388681) in /home/rccbc/public_html/includes/database.mysqli.inc on line 134

Warning: Duplicate entry '1182675' for key 'PRIMARY' query: INSERT INTO watchdog (uid, type, message, variables, severity, link, location, referer, hostname, timestamp) VALUES (0, 'php', '%message in %file on line %line.', 'a:4:{s:6:\"%error\";s:14:\"strict warning\";s:8:\"%message\";s:130:\"Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state)\";s:5:\"%file\";s:93:\"/home/rccbc/public_html/sites/default/modules/contrib/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc\";s:5:\"%line\";i:585;}', 3, '', 'http://www.rccbc.ca/Gabriola-Island/community-overview', '', '107.20.30.170', 1398388681) in /home/rccbc/public_html/includes/database.mysqli.inc on line 134

Warning: Duplicate entry '1182675' for key 'PRIMARY' query: INSERT INTO watchdog (uid, type, message, variables, severity, link, location, referer, hostname, timestamp) VALUES (0, 'php', '%message in %file on line %line.', 'a:4:{s:6:\"%error\";s:14:\"strict warning\";s:8:\"%message\";s:118:\"Declaration of views_handler_filter_broken::ui_name() should be compatible with views_handler::ui_name($short = false)\";s:5:\"%file\";s:93:\"/home/rccbc/public_html/sites/default/modules/contrib/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc\";s:5:\"%line\";i:609;}', 3, '', 'http://www.rccbc.ca/Gabriola-Island/community-overview', '', '107.20.30.170', 1398388681) in /home/rccbc/public_html/includes/database.mysqli.inc on line 134

Warning: Duplicate entry '1182675' for key 'PRIMARY' query: INSERT INTO watchdog (uid, type, message, variables, severity, link, location, referer, hostname, timestamp) VALUES (0, 'php', '%message in %file on line %line.', 'a:4:{s:6:\"%error\";s:14:\"strict warning\";s:8:\"%message\";s:154:\"Declaration of views_handler_filter_boolean_operator::value_validate() should be compatible with views_handler_filter::value_validate($form, &$form_state)\";s:5:\"%file\";s:110:\"/home/rccbc/public_html/sites/default/modules/contrib/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_boolean_operator.inc\";s:5:\"%line\";i:128;}', 3, '', 'http://www.rccbc.ca/Gabriola-Island/community-overview', '', '107.20.30.170', 1398388681) in /home/rccbc/public_html/includes/database.mysqli.inc on line 134

Warning: Duplicate entry '1182675' for key 'PRIMARY' query: INSERT INTO watchdog (uid, type, message, variables, severity, link, location, referer, hostname, timestamp) VALUES (0, 'php', '%message in %file on line %line.', 'a:4:{s:6:\"%error\";s:14:\"strict warning\";s:8:\"%message\";s:126:\"Declaration of views_handler_filter_many_to_one::init() should be compatible with views_handler_filter::init(&$view, $options)\";s:5:\"%file\";s:105:\"/home/rccbc/public_html/sites/default/modules/contrib/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc\";s:5:\"%line\";i:104;}', 3, '', 'http://www.rccbc.ca/Gabriola-Island/community-overview', '', '107.20.30.170', 1398388681) in /home/rccbc/public_html/includes/database.mysqli.inc on line 134

Warning: Duplicate entry '1182675' for key 'PRIMARY' query: INSERT INTO watchdog (uid, type, message, variables, severity, link, location, referer, hostname, timestamp) VALUES (0, 'php', '%message in %file on line %line.', 'a:4:{s:6:\"%error\";s:14:\"strict warning\";s:8:\"%message\";s:151:\"Declaration of views_handler_filter_term_node_tid::value_validate() should be compatible with views_handler_filter::value_validate($form, &$form_state)\";s:5:\"%file\";s:115:\"/home/rccbc/public_html/sites/default/modules/contrib/views/modules/taxonomy/views_handler_filter_term_node_tid.inc\";s:5:\"%line\";i:303;}', 3, '', 'http://www.rccbc.ca/Gabriola-Island/community-overview', '', '107.20.30.170', 1398388681) in /home/rccbc/public_html/includes/database.mysqli.inc on line 134

Warning: Duplicate entry '1182675' for key 'PRIMARY' query: INSERT INTO watchdog (uid, type, message, variables, severity, link, location, referer, hostname, timestamp) VALUES (0, 'php', '%message in %file on line %line.', 'a:4:{s:6:\"%error\";s:14:\"strict warning\";s:8:\"%message\";s:102:\"Declaration of views_plugin_style_default::options() should be compatible with views_object::options()\";s:5:\"%file\";s:98:\"/home/rccbc/public_html/sites/default/modules/contrib/views/plugins/views_plugin_style_default.inc\";s:5:\"%line\";i:25;}', 3, '', 'http://www.rccbc.ca/Gabriola-Island/community-overview', '', '107.20.30.170', 1398388681) in /home/rccbc/public_html/includes/database.mysqli.inc on line 134

Warning: Duplicate entry '1182675' for key 'PRIMARY' query: INSERT INTO watchdog (uid, type, message, variables, severity, link, location, referer, hostname, timestamp) VALUES (0, 'php', '%message in %file on line %line.', 'a:4:{s:6:\"%error\";s:14:\"strict warning\";s:8:\"%message\";s:130:\"Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_validate() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_validate(&$form, &$form_state)\";s:5:\"%file\";s:88:\"/home/rccbc/public_html/sites/default/modules/contrib/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc\";s:5:\"%line\";i:135;}', 3, '', 'http://www.rccbc.ca/Gabriola-Island/community-overview', '', '107.20.30.170', 1398388681) in /home/rccbc/public_html/includes/database.mysqli.inc on line 134

Warning: Duplicate entry '1182675' for key 'PRIMARY' query: INSERT INTO watchdog (uid, type, message, variables, severity, link, location, referer, hostname, timestamp) VALUES (0, 'php', '%message in %file on line %line.', 'a:4:{s:6:\"%error\";s:14:\"strict warning\";s:8:\"%message\";s:126:\"Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit(&$form, &$form_state)\";s:5:\"%file\";s:88:\"/home/rccbc/public_html/sites/default/modules/contrib/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc\";s:5:\"%line\";i:135;}', 3, '', 'http://www.rccbc.ca/Gabriola-Island/community-overview', '', '107.20.30.170', 1398388681) in /home/rccbc/public_html/includes/database.mysqli.inc on line 134

Warning: Duplicate entry '1182675' for key 'PRIMARY' query: INSERT INTO watchdog (uid, type, message, variables, severity, link, location, referer, hostname, timestamp) VALUES (0, 'php', '%message in %file on line %line.', 'a:4:{s:6:\"%error\";s:14:\"strict warning\";s:8:\"%message\";s:62:\"Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically\";s:5:\"%file\";s:72:\"/home/rccbc/public_html/sites/default/modules/contrib/views/views.module\";s:5:\"%line\";i:843;}', 3, '', 'http://www.rccbc.ca/Gabriola-Island/community-overview', '', '107.20.30.170', 1398388681) in /home/rccbc/public_html/includes/database.mysqli.inc on line 134

Warning: Duplicate entry '1182675' for key 'PRIMARY' query: INSERT INTO watchdog (uid, type, message, variables, severity, link, location, referer, hostname, timestamp) VALUES (0, 'php', '%message in %file on line %line.', 'a:4:{s:6:\"%error\";s:14:\"strict warning\";s:8:\"%message\";s:97:\"Declaration of content_handler_field::options() should be compatible with views_object::options()\";s:5:\"%file\";s:107:\"/home/rccbc/public_html/sites/default/modules/contrib/cck/includes/views/handlers/content_handler_field.inc\";s:5:\"%line\";i:208;}', 3, '', 'http://www.rccbc.ca/Gabriola-Island/community-overview', '', '107.20.30.170', 1398388681) in /home/rccbc/public_html/includes/database.mysqli.inc on line 134
Community Overview | rccbc.ca
Embedded Image Gallery: 

Location

Gabriola, BC
Canada
49° 10' 12.8568" N, 123° 50' 48.4908" W
Community Highlights: 
  • Cycle 'The Tunnel'
  • Annual Weekend Studio Tour
  • Gabriola Theatre Festival
Javascript is required to view this map.

Only 20 minutes by BC Ferries from the city of Nanaimo, Gabriola Island casts spells across layers of time. The island's natural bounty invites modern adventurers to try fishing for salmon and halibut, go hiking in the verdant forests and enjoy biking the island from top to bottom.

The earliest inhabitants of Gabriola Island were the Snuneymuxw First Nation, a Coast Salish people who arrived to hunt and fish an estimated 5,000 years ago. More than 50 petroglyphs carved by this ancient people in cliffs and rocks are easily seen today.

Next came the Spanish, looking for gold. They left behind names from Descanso Bay to Malaspina Inlet. In fact, Gabriola derives from the word "gaviota" which means seagull in Spanish. Scots, Irish and English followed. Settlers and farmers stayed, farmed and cut timber for Nanaimo across the strait.

The most recent wave of settlement is Gabriola's arts community, a contender for highest concentrated colony of its kind in Canada. Painters, sculptors, potters, glassmakers, photographers, musicians, actors and composers weave the fabric of contemporary culture.

Industry: 

Tourism.

Credits: 

Information was provided by Health Match BC and from local community websites. Other information has come from a variety of sources including the BCMA and health professionals within the communities. Pictures have been provided by www.picturebc.ca or community members. Please contact us at info@rccbc.ca with any information updates for your community.