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 Bed and Breakfast invites you to check it out for yourself.

The NOMADIC BULL is a funky down country home B & B on beautiful 'Gabe,' (short for Gabriola Island). It is run by myself, my son Cole, and our Black Lab, Heidi. It is conveniently located five minutes from the ferry, three minutes from the village and anywhere from 5 to 25 minutes from the beaches.

Degnen Bay

Waiting on fish

Heavy duty fishing


malaspina gallery

Located only 7 minutes from the B&B the Malaspina Galleries 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 into the cool waters below.