Haven Partnership with the 25th Annual Thanksgiving Studio Tour on Gabriola Island

The Haven is pleased and honoured to spend Thanksgiving with the Gabriola arts community. We’re delighted to be supporting the Gabriola Arts Council (GAC) for the 25th Annual Thanksgiving Studio Tour as their accommodation partner. 

The Haven will be offering accommodations from October 7th – 11th at a 10% discount with a minimum 2 night stay. Dinner will be offered Saturday and Sunday by our culinary partner, Ground Up. Please see dinner pricing and menus below. Deadline for meal reservation is October 8th.

Studios will be open to the public from 10am-5pm, October 9th through 11th. This year 73 artists are participating in the Tour in 63 different studios. While some have physical studios, others might share their work with you on their kitchen table or in their workshop. It’s all about the art, not the space. 

See a map of the participating studios and learn more about the tour at theartisongabriola.ca

Getting to Gabriola Island

Getting to The Haven is easy! You can arrive on the ferry by car or as a foot passenger, or arrive via float plane from Vancouver (downtown or YVR South Terminal). For full travel information see Getting Here.

Accommodation and where to stay

Spend thanksgiving on Gabriola Island at the Haven’s oceanfront property and wake up to the sound of nature. The Haven will be offering accommodations from October 7th – 11th at a 10% discount.*

Book your room and find out more by calling 250 247 9211 x 0 or 1 800 222 9211 x 0 or send an email to info@haven.ca.

Basic rooms are simply furnished, comfortable and economical. They have two singles or one double bed, and a private bathroom. They do not have a TV. Basic rooms are designed to be shared by two or three people, with beds in the same room and a shared bathroom. Some rooms have a small fridge.

Forest View rooms are nestled in attractive forested areas of The Haven property. Larger than our Basic rooms, Forest View rooms are designed to be shared by two or three people, with beds in the same room, and a private bathroom. Most rooms have a small fridge.

Ocean View rooms offer spacious, well-equipped and comfortable accommodation looking out over the beach and waters of Taylor Bay. There is a full kitchen or kitchenette, and private bathroom. Most Ocean view rooms have a deck.

* two-night minimum stay

Food options

Dinner Saturday, October 9th and Sunday, October 10th will be offered by our culinary partner, Ground Up. Ground Up serves delicious eats with seasonal products sourced locally whenever possible. Dinner will be by reservation only, let us know how many people you would like to reserve dinner for by October 8th. Make your dinner reservation by calling 250 247 9211 x 0 or 1 800 222 9211 x 0 (Dinner option is stand alone. Accommodation booking not required)

Menu

Saturday October 9th | 6 pm

Cafeteria-style. $30 per person.

Butter chicken, pakoras, rice, spiced greens and mango chutney

Vegetarian option – butter tofu, pakoras, rice, spiced greens and mango chutney

Dessert: Chai Cheesecake Bars

Sunday October 10th | Two sittings, 5 pm and 7 pm

Seated dinner with table service. $42 per person.

First Course: Curried Parsnip soup

Main: Stuffed turkey, Herb gravy, Roasted Brussels sprouts, Roast squash w/ ginger candied pecans, Rosemary Garlic mashed potatoes, Homemade cranberry sauce

Vegetarian option – Spinach mushroom pastry w/ goat cheese

Dessert: Pecan Cheesecake pie