Getting to the Isle of the Arts

Gabriola is a 25-minute ferry ride from Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. You can also get here by float plane into Nanaimo Harbour or directly to Silva Bay on Gabriola. If you’re planning to visit for the Isle of the Arts Festival, why not make a weekend of it! Take time to explore all the treasures this island has to offer, including spectacular beaches, sublime forest trails, exciting artists’ studios and interesting shopping (featuring locally made products and much more!). Click here for more info. Click here for the ferry schedule.