Destination guide

Choose a holiday rental for your Gabriola Island getaway

Learn about the unique charm of Gabriola Island with a stay in a holiday home rental. This city has something for everyone. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in and around Gabriola Island

Are you hoping to find attractions to visit in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Gabriola Island a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • WildPlay Nanaimo (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
  • Nanaimo Aquatic Centre (8.3 mi / 13.3 km)
  • Brechin Lanes (9.2 mi / 14.7 km)
  • Ladysmith Golf Club (13 mi / 20.9 km)
  • Winchelsea View Golf Course (15.5 mi / 25 km)
  • Mount Brenton Golf Course (17.5 mi / 28.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Gabriola Island

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Gabriola Island is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
  • Roberts Memorial Provincial Park (6.9 mi / 11.2 km)
  • Newcastle Island (7.2 mi / 11.5 km)
  • Beach Estates Park (8.4 mi / 13.6 km)
  • Pipers Lagoon Park (8.8 mi / 14.1 km)
  • Departure Bay Beach (9.1 mi / 14.6 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Gabriola Island

Fly into Nanaimo, BC (ZNA-Nanaimo Harbour Water Aerodrome), the closest airport, located 7.1 mi (11.4 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Nanaimo, BC (YCD), which is 8.8 mi (14.2 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Gabriola Island?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 396 holiday lettings around Gabriola Island. From 67 Cabins to 67 Cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Gabriola Island?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Gabriola Island. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Vancouver Island: 2,426 holiday homes
  • Nanaimo: 198 holiday homes
  • Duncan: 252 holiday homes
  • Salt Spring Island: 406 holiday homes
  • Gibsons: 224 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Gabriola Island! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Gabriola Island?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Gabriola Island with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Nanaimo: 198 holiday lettings
  • Duncan: 252 holiday lettings
  • Gibsons: 224 holiday lettings
  • Bowen Island: 251 holiday lettings
  • Chemainus: 173 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Gabriola Island?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Gabriola Island are:

  • Nanaimo Harbour Water Airport (ZNA): 282 self catering accommodations
  • Sechelt Aerodrome Airport (YHS): 262 self catering accommodations
  • Gabriola Island, BC (SYF-Silva Bay Seaplane Base): 261 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Gabriola Island?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Gabriola Island. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Saltspring Marina: 448 holiday rentals
  • Ballingall Islets Nature Park: 408 holiday rentals
  • Vancouver Island University: 283 holiday rentals
  • Mistaken Identity Vineyards: 448 holiday rentals
  • Bodega Ridge Provincial Park: 291 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Gabriola Island listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

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