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240 Davis Road, Gabriola Island, British Columbia VOR 1X1, Canada
+1 250-247-9211
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Description: The Haven is dedicated to helping people build richer relationships with...
The Haven is dedicated to helping people build richer relationships with themselves and others. With a centre on the small, local community of Gabriola Island in BC Canada, their not-for-profit educational organization offers transformational learning experiences in group settings. For over 30 years, The Haven has developed innovative approaches to teaching and learning, challenging thousands to define and shape their lives.

As well as welcoming people to partake in over [150] programs, The Haven extends an invitation to private guests who are looking for a different type of retreat experience. At The Haven you'll find a calm and natural environment in which to unwind, yet you won't be pampered-in other words, they promise not to put a chocolate on your pillow.

With rooms by quiet coastline waters and rustic cabins tucked away among the trees, you may feel far from the hustle and bustle of city life, even though The Haven is just 20 minutes by ferry from downtown Nanaimo. Their facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, gym, children's play area, and games room. Guests can also book a massage or other bodywork.

The Haven invites you to take a walk on beachfront trails, soak in a tub overlooking the water, or just get away to catch up on some reading.
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
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Go for the Gabriola Coffee House, Live Music, once a month!

The Haven is primarily a place for people who take their self development courses. The restaurant is open to the public, and there are usually rooms available as well. Restaurant serves good, healthy food. The Gabriola Island Coffee House, with live local music, happens at the Haven once a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2015
Fred A
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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The Haven is primarily a place for people who take their self development courses. The restaurant is open to the public, and there are usually rooms available as well. Restaurant serves good, healthy food. The Gabriola Island Coffee House, with live local music, happens at the Haven once a month. Google it for schedule. Ginger tea, and a cookie ($1... More 

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rachelathaven, Manager at The Haven, responded to this review

Hi Fred, thanks so much for the great review. I'm glad you enjoyed your time at The Haven. It's true, our main focus are our programs in the art and science of living well, together, and we are also delighted to host community events like the Coffee House. Come back soon! Rachel (Davey, Executive Director). More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

Rustic resort and personal growth center. Courses are life changing. Food is average but all organic and local. Property is rustic and the view is the best!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

Buffet style dinners, not lots of selection with one meat and one veggie main selection. May be crowded if there are courses running. Closes quite quickly after mealtime.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 240 Davis Road, Gabriola Island, British Columbia VOR 1X1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Gabriola Island
  • Phone Number: +1 250-247-9211

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 24

Description

The Haven is dedicated to helping people build richer relationships with themselves and others. With a centre on the small, local community of Gabriola Island in BC Canada, their not-for-profit educational organization offers transformational learning experiences in group settings. For over 30 years, The Haven has developed innovative approaches to teaching and learning, challenging thousands to define and shape their lives.

As well as welcoming people to partake in over [150] programs, The Haven extends an invitation to private guests who are looking for a different type of retreat experience. At The Haven you'll find a calm and natural environment in which to unwind, yet you won't be pampered-in other words, they promise not to put a chocolate on your pillow.

With rooms by quiet coastline waters and rustic cabins tucked away among the trees, you may feel far from the hustle and bustle of city life, even though The Haven is just 20 minutes by ferry from downtown Nanaimo. Their facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, gym, children's play area, and games room. Guests can also book a massage or other bodywork.

The Haven invites you to take a walk on beachfront trails, soak in a tub overlooking the water, or just get away to catch up on some reading.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?