OFF-ISLANDER GUESTS

 

For those non-Gabriolans wishing to visit us via Nanaimo, we offer below a few suggestions to help with planning logistics

 regarding ferry/bus connections for getting to/from The Centre.


Nanaimo-Gabriola Ferry Schedule

https://www.bcferries.com/schedules/southern/nhgi-current.php

Traveling With a Vehicle

                                                        A simple suggestion here ~


 1] Find an appropriate ferry time.  [Allow at least 15 minutes drive time once on Gabriola to 

     get to The Centre.]

2] Follow directions from Gabriola Ferry Terminal to Gabriola Theatre Centre.  [Use the 

     Directions finder on the Google map below.]

3] We will assist you with timing to return you back to Nanaimo following our event.



Traveling Without a Vehicle

                                           Suggestions that are a bit more complex ~


   Gertie is Gabriola's bus system.  While quite helpful to Gabriolans' specific needs, Gertie has range and time limitations.  Gertie does not operate on Sundays or statutory holidays.

   Gertie will pick up passengers disembarking from the Nanaimo ferry and shuttle them to our end of Gabriola using the Silva Bay Express route.  However, this route is in service only for specific days and times, and it will deliver passengers to within ~0.75 km of The Centre but not to The Centre itself; so, if you decide to use Gertie to get to The Centre, let us know of your plan in advance so we can arrange to shuttle you to The Centre from Gertie's drop-off point.


                                                                 Gertie Schedule

             http://gabriolacommunitybus.com/routes/gertie-schedules-read-down/


   The following are specific situations where you might choose to use Gertie to visit The Centre for an event.  In all cases, you would take the Silva Bay Express route and let the driver know as you board that you need to be let off at the intersection of Peterson Road with North Road.


--- Tuesday through Saturday matinees, event time of 1:30 pm or later.  Board Gertie at the Gabriola ferry terminal at 12:20.


--- Monday through Thursday, events at 5:00 or 5:30 pm.  Board Gertie at the Gabriola ferry terminal at 4:10.

--- Monday through Thursday, events at 6:00 pm or later.  Board Gertie at the Gabriola ferry terminal at 5:25.


--- Friday events at 5:00 or 5:30 pm.  Board Gertie at the Gabriola ferry terminal at 4:10.

--- Friday events at 6:00, 6:30 or 7 pm.  Board Gertie at the Gabriola ferry terminal at 5:25.

--- Friday events at 7:30 or 8 pm.  Board Gertie at the Gabriola ferry terminal at 6:35.

--- Friday events at 8:30 pm or later.  Board Gertie at the Gabriola ferry terminal at 7:45.


--- Saturday events at 5:30 or 6 pm.  Board Gertie at the Gabriola ferry terminal at 4:10.

--- Saturday events at 6:30 or 7 pm.  Board Gertie at the Gabriola ferry terminal at 5:25.

--- Saturday events at 7:30 or 8 pm.  Board Gertie at the Gabriola ferry terminal at 6:35.

--- Saturday events at 8:30 pm or later.  Board Gertie at the Gabriola ferry terminal at 7:45.



   In most cases, Gertie will not be available to shuttle you back to the ferry following events at The Centre.  The greater amount of advance notice you can provide us with that you will be arriving by ferry without personal transportation, the easier it will be for us to find you a ride back to the ferry after an event.


   Any time you plan to use Gertie - or are even just considering it - contact us in advance so that we can...

   - advise you appropriately.

   - confirm your plan is viable.

   - arrange to pick you up at Gertie's Peterson & North drop-off point.

   - find transportation to shuttle you back to the ferry.


Gabriola Theatre Centre

1475 Peterson Road, Gabriola, BC V0R 1X7, CA