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Gabriola Island (Descanso Bay)

Descanso Bay terminal is located on the northwest side of Gabriola Island. Sailings departing from Descanso Bay provide service to Nanaimo Harbour on Vancouver Island.

Boarding is based on order of arrival at the terminal. Check-in closes:

  • 10 minutes prior to the scheduled sailing for foot passengers and vehicles


350 North Road, Descanso Bay,
Gabriola, V0R 1X2

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Transit options

  • Gabriola Island Taxi
    Phone: 250-247-0049
Terminal accessibility
  • Accessible washroom
  • Accessible parking

Learn more about accessibility at our terminals.

Lost and found

If you lost an item while travelling with us, call:

  • 1-888 BC FERRY (1-888-223-3779)

View lost and found policy

Terminal amenities

Limited free parking available (12 spaces, 24-hour limit). Additional limited paid parking nearby (40 spaces).

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