Gabe is all about island life, the ocean, arbutus, cedar and fir trees and water on rock. It's not a large island, but it packs a natural punch. There are great swimming beaches, plentiful walking trails, a village centre that offers most 'victuals' and is thankfully devoid of neon lights and processed meat. It is a place where many love to call home and many others come to bask in an idyllic West Coast ambiance. Gabe, in short, is the antithesis of the large overdeveloped resort communities that seem to manifest themselves before common sense and restraint have had a chance to intervene. Call it a backwater, call it laid back, call it what you will, I call it home and the Nomadic Bull invites you to check it out for yourself.
The Malaspina Galleries on Gabriola Island are a local 'must see,' and for those a little more adventurous, a 'must do.' On many a summer afternoon you'll find folks of all ages leaping from the top....or watching those that do, into the cool waters below. Located only a 7 minute drive from the Nomadic Bull B&B, the Galleries are a must for all those coming to check out the island.