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Welcome to Gambier Island!

Gambier Island is the largest of four islands located in Howe Sound, British Columbia, Canada (not to be confused with the 14 small Gambier Islands, located 1600 km southeast of Tahiti). The BC island is approximately twenty-five square miles with only 100 permanent residents, primarily located in New Brighton, Gambier Harbour and West Bay - the number swells to over 600 in the summer. BC Ferries provides passenger service between Langdale and New Brighton and there are gravel roads connecting the three communities. We have electricity and telephone and many have high-speed internet access. There is no car-ferry access - something most residents want to preserve.

Our island currently does not have any commercial enterprises; there are some private offerings. The Gambier Community Centre (a registered charity, owned and operated by Gambier residents) is the only public facility. There is no ATM on the island but the Community Centre accepts credit and debit cards.

There are a number of organizations on the island. The Gambier Island Community Association (GICA) looks after parking issues, organizes the annual chimney sweep, sponsors the annual children's fishing derby, publishes the annual newsletter, The Islander, and includes the Gambier Fire Equipment Group (GFEG). The Gambier Community Centre Society (GCCS) looks after the Community Centre, organizing many of the events on the island, some as a means of raising funds.


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To read about Gambier Island's history, pick up a copy of Bill Errico, Jr.'s third edition of "Miramar" at Dodie's house (the farm on Andy's Bay Road, a five minute walk from the Community Centre) or phone her at 604-886-2871 or email at








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Updated: 13 May 2024