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The Malaspina Galleries is a large wind and frost sculpted overhanging of sandstone at the edge of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Vancouver, BC
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Breathtaking natural sandstone sculptures

Gabriola Island is just a 20 min. ferry ride from Nanaimo and well worth the trip. These sandstone... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ottawa, Canada
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Malaspina Drive, Gabriola Island, British Columbia V0R 1L0, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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

Thank Susanito
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank marilynkatherine
Reviewed September 27, 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.

Thank CountryHills
Reviewed August 27, 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

Thank Trina H
Reviewed August 20, 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

Thank Kawaii_12
Reviewed August 10, 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

Thank ozcan1
Reviewed June 17, 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.

Thank LindseyHen
Reviewed April 8, 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

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Reviewed February 16, 2018

Go on a sunny day and check out the way the elements have played with these rock formations. Better, take a picnic and enjoy the view.

Thank Cynthia999
Reviewed February 4, 2018

Easily reached, by all ages, this special rock formation is a delight to visit. Stay on top, or make your way to the bottom, to be closer to the water. Lovely views from here of Nanaimo and Vancouver Island. I have visited numerous times, and...More

Thank Lynda A
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