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Destination guide

Choose a vacation rental for your Gabriola Island getaway

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

Activities

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 vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Gabriola Island a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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 traveler 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 center:

  • 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

Transportation 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 center. 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 vacation rentals are available around Gabriola Island?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 328 house rentals around Gabriola Island. From 118 house rentals to 61 cabin rentals, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Gabriola Island is on Vrbo.

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

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Gabriola Island. From Vrbo Canada travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Halfmoon Bay: 145 vacation rentals
  • Salt Spring Island: 296 vacation rentals
  • Vancouver Island: 1,874 vacation rentals
  • Gibsons: 179 vacation rentals
  • Nanaimo: 170 vacation rentals

And Vrbo Canada offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Gabriola Island! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Gabriola Island?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Gabriola Island:

  • Halfmoon Bay: 145 rentals
  • Gibsons: 179 rentals
  • Nanaimo: 170 rentals
  • Powell River: 277 rentals
  • Roberts Creek: 136 rentals

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

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when travelling by plane to Gabriola Island?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of lodging choices in Gabriola Island are:

  • Gabriola Island, BC (SYF-Silva Bay Seaplane Base): 196 home rentals
  • Nanaimo, BC (YCD): 185 home rentals
  • Nanaimo, BC (ZNA-Nanaimo Harbour Water Aerodrome): 256 home rentals

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holiday in Gabriola Island?

Vrbo Canada offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Gabriola Island. From Vrbo Canada travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Fairwinds Golf Club: 292 vacation homes
  • Nanaimo Regional General Hospital: 261 vacation homes
  • Nanaimo Aquatic Centre: 251 vacation homes
  • Saltspring Marina: 342 vacation homes
  • Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives: 468 vacation homes

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

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