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The most "untouched" Gulf Islands are those which aren't directly accessible from mainland BC. Access to "Gabe" is via vehicle ferry from downtown Nanaimo; the crossing takes about 25 minutes and runs throughout the day.

Gabriola Island is a huge space with only about 4000 residents, though this number increases during the tourist season. There are amazing parks on the shores and among the hills of this island. And a great community vibe! Imagine the stereotypical Gulf Island hippies and hillbillies of course, but also a lot of happy retired people with money, riding bikes.

Gabriola Island is about the size of Manhattan (but with 0.3% of the population). Compared to Vancouver, It's warm and dry and has more gardening days per year. It has 77 more frost-free days per year than Toronto! As you can imagine, this means GARDENS and farmers markets and tours of galleries and artisans' studios. There's also golf, boating - several marinas and boat launches, as well as good beaches to launch your smaller craft.

Land development policies on Gabriola are more rural, of course. You can't usually build multiple dwelling spaces on a single lot under 2.0 hectares (4.94 acres). Similarly, 2 hectares is usually the smallest that a new lot (created by subdivision) may be. There are many residential lots on the island which are less than one acre, but those were likely created through density transfers and are grandfathered.

The 2023-2024 "Prohibition on the Purchase of Residential Property by Non-Canadians Act" (foreign buyers ban) does NOT apply to Gabriola, which means that non-Canadians ARE allowed to purchase real estate on Gabriola Island.

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Homes & Lots for Sale on Gabriola

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Lot 27 Berg Rd, Gabriola Island

$225,000

Lot 27 Berg Rd, Gabriola Island

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt 25,265 SqFt Lot Land MLS® # 954503

eXp Realty

New
Lt 1 North Rd, Gabriola Island

$325,000

Lt 1 North Rd, Gabriola Island

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt 43,560 SqFt Lot Land MLS® # 954338

Real Broker BC Ltd.

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940 Horseshoe Rd, Gabriola Island

$998,000

940 Horseshoe Rd, Gabriola Island

4 Beds 2 Baths 2,160 SqFt 217,800 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 954262

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty Gabriola

New
500 Argyle Lane 209, Gabriola Island

$475,000

500 Argyle Lane 209, Gabriola Island

1 Bed 2 Baths 915 SqFt 435,600 SqFt Lot Condo Apartment MLS® # 953544

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty Gabriola

New
1492 Broadview Rd, Gabriola Island

$1,399,900

1492 Broadview Rd, Gabriola Island

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,635 SqFt 25,701 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 953682

RE/MAX of Nanaimo

2140 South Rd, Gabriola Island

$1,249,000

2140 South Rd, Gabriola Island

4 Beds 3 Baths 2,880 SqFt 218,236 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 953825

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty Gabriola

Spruce Ave, Gabriola Island

$550,000

Spruce Ave, Gabriola Island

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt 435,600 SqFt Lot Land MLS® # 953716

Real Broker BC Ltd.

1905 Martin Rd, Gabriola Island

$2,350,000

1905 Martin Rd, Gabriola Island

1 Bed 1 Bath 645 SqFt 95,833 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 953715

Real Broker BC Ltd.

Lt 4 Spruce Ave, Gabriola Island

$720,000

Lt 4 Spruce Ave, Gabriola Island

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt 304,920 SqFt Lot Land MLS® # 953708

Real Broker BC Ltd.

Lt 18 Sitka Grove, Gabriola Island

$350,000

Lt 18 Sitka Grove, Gabriola Island

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt 161,172 SqFt Lot Land MLS® # 953568

Real Broker BC Ltd.

Lt 16 Sitka Grove, Gabriola Island

$379,000

Lt 16 Sitka Grove, Gabriola Island

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt 161,172 SqFt Lot Land MLS® # 953562

Real Broker BC Ltd.

Lt 15 Sitka Grove, Gabriola Island

$469,000

Lt 15 Sitka Grove, Gabriola Island

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt 161,172 SqFt Lot Land MLS® # 953560

Real Broker BC Ltd.

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