Must See Events

Pumpkins on the Drive

October 28 to October 31 - 6:00pm

10th Annual Fall Harvest Fest

Sunday, October 15 • 11am-3pm

Education Events

Friday, September 22nd

September Equinox

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 12:00am | Community, Education, Family Friendly, Free

There are two equinoxes every year – in September and March– when the sun shines directly on the equator and the length of day and night is nearly equal.

Nanaimo River Watershed & Water Treatment Plant Bus Tour

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 9:00am | Community, Education, Environment, Seniors

Come see the amazing journey our drinking water takes from the mountains to our homes! Enjoy an exclusive guided tour of the upper Nanaimo River Drinking Watershed, followed by a tour of Nanaimo's innovative new Water Treatment Plant. Experts will be on hand to discuss forestry, water quality...

Men's Personal Growth

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 7:00pm | Education, Health & Fitness, Seniors, Talks & Workshops

Develop trust, support and friendship while developing new skills and confidence. Outcomes include: discovering windows to self-exploration, a better connection with yourself and others, a better understanding of identity, the ability to find greater freedom within your life, and increased...

Saturday, September 23rd

Babysitters Certification Program 11-14yrs

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 9:00am | Children, Education, Teens

Babysitters Certification Program 11-14yrs Become a Red Cross certified babysitter. This course introduces basic first aid, how to respond to emergency situations, explains baby and child care, offers advice on becoming a responsible babysitter, and tips for finding babysitting jobs. Price includes...

Gabriola Farmers Market

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 10:00am | Arts, Children, Community, Education, Family Friendly, Food & Drink, Markets, Music, Seniors, Teens

The Gabriola Farmers Market is open every Saturday in August through Oct. 6 from 10am-1pm.  We have over 80 vendors to explore including fresh produce, baked goods, artists of all kinds, craft makers, photography, jewellers, candy makers, pet treats and more.

VIU’s Milner Gardens & Woodland Fall Plant Sale Sep 23 - 24, 2017

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 10:00am | Charity Fundraiser, Community, Education, Family Friendly, Seniors, Shopping & Fashion

10am to 4pm. Take home a piece of this Heritage Garden, choosing from a variety of propagated specimens. Great discounts; come early for best selection! Gardens close 5pm. Master Gardeners on hand to offer advice. Enjoy tea, soup and scones in the Tea Room. Garden admission $5.25 adults, $3.25...

The Intertidal Zone Tour

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 1:30pm | Children, Community, Education, Environment, Family Friendly, Health & Fitness, Seniors, Teens

The Intertidal Zone Tour Take a walk with a certified Park Naturalist and explore the intertidal zone of Vancouver Island's east shores. From barnacles to the "love cycle" of the sea cucumber, you don't want to miss this interesting session in the tide pools at Moorecroft...

Sunday, September 24th

National Forest WeeK

Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 12:00am | Business, Children, Community, Education, Family Friendly, Seniors, Talks & Workshops

How to Participate in National Forest Week - arrange a tree planting - take a walk in the woods nearby and get to know your forest - care forn newly planted or neglected tree, and study its species - identify all the thinfs at home or school that are made of wood - tour a forest sector industry or...

2017 Nanaimo Rivers Day

Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 11:00am | Community, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Exhibitions, Family Friendly, Food & Drink, Free, Music

Nanaimo Rivers Day is a celebration of the world's waterways highlighting the many values of our rivers & waterways and encourage the improved stewardship of rivers around the world. Activities include Rivers Day tours of the watershed, community group information and interactive booths,...

Movie Event - The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe!

Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 3:30pm | Community, Education, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Food & Drink, Free, Seniors, Teens

We're kicking off our fall movie events with a showing of, 'The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe.' We invite you to join us at 3:30 pm for appetizers & fellowship, for the movie beginning at 4 pm & wrapping up with an encouraging faith based discussion! Go to www....