Gathering Place for the People of Gabriola

Meeting, Moving, Creating, Celebrating

The Commons belongs to us all!

Come for a solo meditative walk, rent a space or join in a fun community event.

You can also farm your own garden plot, volunteer to be on one of our Commons teams, or turn out for a Saturday workbee.

The Commons, your community gathering spot for Meeting, Moving, Creating and Celebrating!

Community Spaces

Do you need an area for a meeting, a program or an outdoor event? Book your room or explore our outdoor spaces.


House Meeting Space

used for community meetings, music groups, dance programs

Goat Barn

a developing community performance space


an outdoor covered community event space


Poetry Gabriola Yurt

used for yoga, ceremonies, poetry perfomances

Outdoor Labyrinth

a contemplative space for walking meditation

Outdoor Spaces

lots of kids’ playspace, walking paths, outdoor yoga & Tai Chi


Woodworking Shop

a place to build or take a training workshop

Gabriola Tool Library

proudly hosted by the Commons


Festivals and Fairs

spring and fall fairs, music , carfts and theatre festivals

Outdoor Events

great for a family picnic, music, dancing, market, and the Farm to Table Feast

To see more you can do on the  Commons, visit our Events page!

Yours to enjoy!

The Commons belongs to all Gabriolans.

It truly is a place where land and people meet!

Community Collaborations/Partnerships

The Commons works together with a number of organizations whose interests overlap our guiding principles of:

  • agricultural sustainability
  • ecological sustainability
  • social sustainability
  • community contribution

Gabriola Land & Trails Trust (GaLTT)

  • Boardwalk, trails & Native Plant Nursery

Gabriola Lions Club

  • Storage of community tables and chairs

Gabriola Rod, Gun & Conservation Club

  • Easter Egg Hunt

Gabriola Tool Library

  • Host Tool Library

Lulu Performing Arts

  • Seasonal soundscape tours

People for a Healthy Community

  • Rent Commons office & garden spaces

Poetry Gabriola

  • Host Poetry Yurt

Sustainable Gabriola

  • Cooperate on sustainability initiatives

Be part of our Community Teams!

Ther’s lots of ways to join your fellow commoners building our community such as

  •  Become a Community Kitchen Steward
  • Help with Community Events
  • Create skill and knowledge sharing opportunities
  • Join our Soup Makers team

If you are interested helping build our community, have a look at the opportunities on our volunteer page.