Just east of Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, Gabriola is blessed with one of the best climates in Canada, diverse beaches, nature parks, stunning ocean views, and incredible sunsets, and is home to 4,200 residents, which almost doubles in summer. Known as the “Isle of Arts,” Gabriola Island is home to dozens of world-renowned and emerging artists. On Thanksgiving weekend, artisans open their studios for the Studio Tour, recognized as one of the best in Canada. Celebrations of music, dance, and farmers' markets occur throughout the year. In addition to the arts community, there are many home-based businesses. The rural setting fosters a great community spirit with an exceptional degree of volunteerism.
In 2011, Gabriola proudly opened its Community Health Centre, which was primarily funded and built by a cadre 150 volunteers. The Gabriola Chapter formed in June of 2014 and includes locums who call Gabriola Island their home. Chapter members are actively involved in conversations on the best way to meet both the primary and urgent care needs of Gabriola’s population by addressing equity, access, quality and efficiency.
View RCCbc's interactive rural community map to learn more about Gabriola and its location.
Contact Angela Pounds, Chapter Coordinator, for more information about the Gabriola Chapter.
Francois Bosman, Physician Lead >