Beautiful Gabriola Island is just offshore from Nanaimo, and offers a wonderful variety of activities in a lovely setting of forested parks and serene beaches. The Malaspina Galleries, one of the island’s biggest natural attractions, are an amazing series of sandstone formations carved by the surf into unusual caves and caverns.
Top 5 things to do
- View the petroglyphs from the shore
- Fish the local waters
- Hike and bike the local trails
- Visit the artists' galleries and studios
- Tour the Malaspina Galleries, an overhanging rock formation