The Post Office

Posted by & filed under Gabriola Living, History of Gabriola.

In the late 1860s mail came from Nanaimo by boat or canoe brought as a neighborly gesture. Alexander Shaw signed a contract with the government for mail service on Gabriola in 1884. James Gray was the first postmaster in 1890. In 1935 Thomas Taylor ran the post office out of his home with living quarters… Read more »

Silva Bay

Posted by & filed under At the Sea, Gabriola Living, Shopping on Gabriola, West Coast Living.

On a stormy Sunday afternoon boats huddle in the protected waters of Silva Bay. Boaters can come ashore and find a shipyard, seaplane terminal, coffee shack, restaurant, laundromat, showers, fresh water, liquor store, groceries, bookstore, dive center and a rustic log church. There are several docks to chose from at Silva Bay Marina, Pages Resort… Read more »


Posted by & filed under Baking, Cooking, Holidays and Special Events.

Yesterday was Annie’s first birthday, the family assembled and we were treated to Robyn’s custard filled eclairs, simple ingredients, exceptional taste. If you would like to try making them you can find the recipe at the website below,