Gabriola Island
Gabriola Island is located just off the southeastern coast of Vancouver Island, near Nanaimo city, and is the northernmost of the Gulf Islands.
The name Gabriola is likely a corruption based on a mispronunciation of the Spanish “gaviota”, or seagull, as in Punta de Gaviola—Cape Seagull—the name for a point on the eastern end of the Island, found on Spanish maps from the 1790s.1
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