Friday, August 18, 2023

Malaspina Galleries

We spent one of our vacation days on Gabriola Island, this is one of the Gulf Islands located in the Strait of Georgia between Vancouver Island and the Mainland. It is a short 25 minute ferry ride from Nanaimo. 

Gabriola Island is know for it's scenery and it's arts & culture. As one lady said to us in passing, "everyone here thinks they're an artist." We did see some amazing art and it does have a high concentration of artists. 

One of our first stops was the Malaspina Galleries, however, this is not the type of gallery you may be thinking of. It is a natural formation that has been carved into the sandstone of the cliff by the waves. An awe inspiring testament to the power of nature.

Stayed tuned for our next stop!


  1. ...nature creates amazing things!

    1. I was in my happy place there for sure. So beautiful!

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    1. 4 days after this, killer whales were right there...I would have cried seeing them that close.

  3. What an amazing and unusual formation - more beauty here than in many an art gallery!

  4. That gallery is amazing! Natures is an artist indeed!

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    1. Neat eh? A must see if you're ever in the area.