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Beautifully sculped rock formation on Gabriola Island neer Nanaimo, BC, Canada preserve natural and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Vancouver, Canada
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Unique and interesting beauty

Quite the spectacular natural spectacle visually representing a cresting wave about 200 feet long... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
British Columbia, Canada
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Malaspina Drive, Gabriola Island, British Columbia V0R 1L0, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifully sculped rock formation on Gabriola Island neer Nanaimo, BC, Canada preserve natural and unique character! Beautiful views and interesting experience to do when visiting this island.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank paulkvancouver
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quite the spectacular natural spectacle visually representing a cresting wave about 200 feet long. We went at mid-tide so were able to get down to the actual galleries, but probably inaccessible at high tide. Very easy to access and only a very short walk from...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Shiny_Crow
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

The Malaspina Galleries is a large wind and frost sculpted overhanging of sandstone at the edge of the sea; it felt like I was walking under a frozen wave. At the end of Malaspina Drive there is a small blue sign (typical on Gabriola to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Susanito
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Gabriola Island is just a 20 min. ferry ride from Nanaimo and well worth the trip. These sandstone “waves” sculpted by the ocean waves are remarkable and do take your camera along to capture them. It’s a fantastic site to explore and walk along, but...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank marilynkatherine
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

The rock formations were a lovely surprise on outing to Gabriola island. Almost missed the most dramatic cliffs but saw a fellow duck around the corner of the path to show us how to find them.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CountryHills
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Malaspina galleries is gorgeous and the rock formations are breath taking so much so I know people that have got it tattooed on there arms when the tides out everyone goes down to cliff dive float or just swim but the views and water are...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank trinah2018
Reviewed 21 August 2018

The short walk to the galleries are unremarkable, but the galleries kind of let me down. Yes, its a rock formation that's been shaped into that shape over the decades, but really it wasn't that magnificent as I thought it would be. This is personal...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank RedwoodAlpha
Reviewed 11 August 2018

We were here for the Snowbirds' flight over Nanaimo Harbour... and Malaspina Point (or Malaspina Spit, as some here call it) provided the best island location for viewing the nine 11 CT-114 Tutors, as they twisted and rolled in perfect formations, over the mainland and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ozcan1
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Go at sunset first and then go back the next day when the tide is low so you can walk the gallery. SO much to see. The rock formations are incredible. Breathtaking.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank LindseyHen
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

It was POURING rain as we peddled off the ferry and headed along Taylor Rd. When we arrived at the point we thought maybe we were in the wrong place. After a minute or two of exploring we found the GORGEOUS sandstone undercut by the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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