Gabriola Island is known as the Isle of the Arts, and for good reason. This Gulf Island, located a short 25-minute ferry ride from Nanaimo’s downtown, is home to many talented artisans offering creations from jewelry to furniture, ceramics to paintings and sculpture. The 23rd Annual Gabriola Island Thanksgiving Studio Tour provides the public with a rare opportunity to step into the workshops for more than 80 Isle of the Arts Artisans. Fall in love with, and take home, a unique treasure.

What: Gabriola Island Thanksgiving Studio Tour
When: October 12-14, 2019
Where: Various Artists’ Workshops on Gabriola Island

Access to Gabriola Island is via BC Ferries vessel from Nanaimo’s harbour (downtown). The Ferry schedule and location details can be found here.

Learn More:

Gabriola Island Thanksgiving Studio Tour website.

Where to Stay:

Find the perfect place to stay on Gabriola Island, or stay in Nanaimo’s downtown core.

Gabriola Island Accommodations

Downtown Nanaimo options:

Coast Bastion Hotel

Best Western Dorchester

Painted Turtle Guesthouse

The Buccaneer Inn

Ramada Inn


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