Thanksgiving Studio Tour

Enjoy beautiful works of art while exploring the quant and funky Gabriola Island

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Location: Gabriola Island, British Columbia

It’s another Thanksgiving weekend not to be missed on Gabriola Island. You'll get a warm welcome into more than 50 studios, which features over 60 artists.

Each year more and more artists move to the Isle of the Arts, making Gabriola Island one of the coolest creative hubs around. 

The Thanksgiving Studio Tour helps support the artists working in a variety of mediums: woodworking, glass, textiles, sculptures, paintings and drawings. The bonus is you get to explore this quaint and quirky island just 20 minutes away from Nanaimo. 

Bring your car along on the 20 minute BC Ferries ride or jump on the Gabriola bus and enjoy these artists as you explore the "Island of the Arts."

Event info

Be sure to stop by the the studios on the path less travelled. Just follow the signs on the road, or pick up a brochure which is available in most of the venues and online.

What to expect

Meet artists from the Island in a comfortable setting to kick off the Thanksgiving Studio Tour. Enjoy a night of dancing, mingling, eating and drinking. The HIVE will be filled with work from local artists and will help you get started on your own self-guided path for the Thanksgiving Studio Tour.

Sewing Gabriola Island

Make sure to get your tour map here and start planning your trip around Gabriola Island (info pending for 2024 - stay tuned for updates).

Map of artists

When You Go

Pick up a snack while checking out the Thanksgiving Studio Tour. Did you know Nanaimo is home to the Nanaimo Bar Trail and is the gateway to Gabriola Island? If you have time, take a self-guided adventure through the city and sample what the city has to offer. 

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