Getting here

The Haven is on beautiful Gabriola Island, one of the southern Gulf Islands of British Columbia. 

Gabriola Island is 20 minutes via BC Ferries from Nanaimo or 20 minutes by float plane from Vancouver.

View The Haven property map.

Getting to Nanaimo

  • By float plane (20 minutes) with Gulf Island Seaplanes from downtown Vancouver or with Harbour Air from Vancouver Airport south terminal.
  • By BC Ferries from Vancouver area by ferry from Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay, Nanaimo, and then by taxi from the Departure Bay ferry terminal to the Gabriola ferry terminal in Nanaimo. Alternatively, you may take the ferry from Tsawwassen to Duke Point, Nanaimo, but the drive from Duke Point to the Gabriola ferry terminal is longer (more expensive taxi fare).
  • By bus from Victoria (Island Link Bus or Tofino Bus) or Vancouver (Greyhound).
  • By plane to Nanaimo's Cassidy Airport (YCD), about 20 km south of Nanaimo. From Cassidy Airport a taxi or the shuttle bus can take you to the Gabriola Ferry terminal in downtown Nanaimo.
  • By car from Victoria (2 hours). 

Arriving by car

Exit ferry and continue straight up the hill, taking first left onto Taylor Bay Rd. Continue for about 2 km (1 mile), then turn left onto Davis Rd. The Haven is at the end of Davis Rd. The Haven property map (on back of map) shows the route from the Gabriola ferry terminal to The Haven.

Arriving on foot

Arriving on foot? We provide shuttle transport for passengers arriving by foot on the 3:50pm and 5:00pm BC Ferries from Nanaimo. Please contact Reception at 250 247 9211 x0 (extension zero) when you arrive at the ferry terminal (on the Nanaimo side) and have confirmed which ferry you will be on to Gabriola Island. Gabriola Taxi is also available (you will need to book the taxi in advance).

Parking in Nanaimo: There are two underground parkades near the Gabriola Ferry terminal which offer long-term parking if you want to leave your car in Nanaimo. They are the Harbour Front Parkade and the Port of Nanaimo Centre. Map of parking locations.


Car arriving entrance sign