Just 20 minutes by ferry and we are in Nanaimo, a cute downtown area is just a short walk away with lots of nice little shops, cafes and an attractive town square. A visit to this harbour city is a nice change of pace.
Entertainment abounds both on and off Island this weekend. On Gabriola we had the Theater Festival, a three day extravaganza with eight superb plays, Street Art Artists Fair, Lions Pancake Breakfast, an Improv Workshop and dancers and musicians. At the same time in Nanaimo the Vancouver Island Exhibition took place at Beban Park. On Sunday… Read more »
We had the luxury of getting a week off this summer and we went to Hornby Island. Many people looked at us rather oddly when we said we were going to another Gulf Island for a holiday but we so wanted to spend some time in a quiet place where we were totally anonymous. We… Read more »
A nice little day trip destination on Vancouver Island is Sidney by the sea, just outside of Victoria and about an hour and a half drive from the Gabriola Ferry. This is where the ferries from Vancouver to Victoria dock and it is a very cute little town with a main street that runs right… Read more »
When we say we are going to ‘town’ we mean we are heading to Nanaimo (as opposed to ‘The Village’ which would be Gabriola). On foot, as you leave the ferry terminal in Nanaimo you find yourself passing the Cameron Island wharf and the Port Place shopping center and quite quickly you will be on… Read more »