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Accessibility information

Accessibility information is available for this park.

Picnic areas

Gabriola Sands Park has a day-use and picnic area with picnic tables, pit toilets, two sandy beaches, a parking lot and a playing field. There is also a cold-water hand pump (water must be boiled, filtered or treated prior to consumption).

Pit or flush toilets

This park has two pit toilets. One on Taylor Bay beach and the other on Pilot Bay beach.

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Designated swimming areas can be found Taylor Bay and Pilot Bay. The lovely sandy beaches and shallow water make for excellent salt water swimming. There are no lifeguards on duty at provincial parks.
There are opportunities for canoeing or kayaking in this park.

Rockfish Conservation Areas occur within this park. Fishing activities are limited in Rockfish Conservation Areas. Before you go fishing please refer to the Rockfish Conservation Area descriptions available from Fisheries and Oceans Canada DFO. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.

Pets on leash

Pets and domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in beach areas or park buildings. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement.


Bicycles must keep to roadways. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.

Please note that bicycles with electric assist motors (e-bikes) are not allowed on the trails within Gabriola Sands Park. E-bikes are restricted to park roads and areas where motorized use is permitted. The only exception to this policy will be for authorized and identified trail maintenance bikes conducting work on behalf of BC Parks.