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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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3045 Mander Rd, Gabriola Island

$729,900

3045 Mander Rd, Gabriola Island

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,232 SqFt 19,602 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 966791

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty Gabriola

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135 Easthom Rd, Gabriola Island

$1,249,000

135 Easthom Rd, Gabriola Island

3 Beds 3 Baths 3,092 SqFt 57,064 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 966480

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty Gabriola

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225 Sea Meadow Dr, Gabriola Island

$2,499,000

225 Sea Meadow Dr, Gabriola Island

3 Beds 3 Baths 2,504 SqFt 221,721 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 966219

Sotheby's International Realty Canada

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2025 Grilse Rd, Gabriola Island

$1,198,000

2025 Grilse Rd, Gabriola Island

3 Beds 3 Baths 2,450 SqFt 21,780 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 966028

2% Realty Pacific Coast Inc.

Lt 31 Malaspina Dr, Gabriola Island

$199,000

Lt 31 Malaspina Dr, Gabriola Island

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt 12,197 SqFt Lot Land MLS® # 966077

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty Gabriola

190 Rosislos Blvd, Gabriola Island

$777,000

190 Rosislos Blvd, Gabriola Island

4 Beds 3 Baths 3,373 SqFt 17,860 SqFt Lot Single Family Detached MLS® # 965956

Pemberton Holmes Ltd. (Pkvl)

Lt 71 Decourcy Dr, Gabriola Island

$346,000

Lt 71 Decourcy Dr, Gabriola Island

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt 18,296 SqFt Lot Land MLS® # 965707

Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty Gabriola

Lot 49 Wildwood Cres, Gabriola Island

$339,000

Lot 49 Wildwood Cres, Gabriola Island

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt 17,860 SqFt Lot Land MLS® # 965826

460 Realty Inc. (NA)

Lt C Seymour Rd, Gabriola Island

$670,000

Lt C Seymour Rd, Gabriola Island

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt 404,673 SqFt Lot Land MLS® # 965490

RE/MAX of Nanaimo

Lt B Seymour Rd, Gabriola Island

$465,000

Lt B Seymour Rd, Gabriola Island

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt 131,116 SqFt Lot Land MLS® # 965493

RE/MAX of Nanaimo

Lt D Seymour Rd, Gabriola Island

$690,000

Lt D Seymour Rd, Gabriola Island

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt 477,854 SqFt Lot Land MLS® # 965495

RE/MAX of Nanaimo

Lt E Seymour Rd, Gabriola Island

$745,000

Lt E Seymour Rd, Gabriola Island

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt 674,745 SqFt Lot Land MLS® # 965496

RE/MAX of Nanaimo

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