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240 Davis Road, Gabriola Island, British Columbia VOR 1X1, Canada
+1 250-247-9211
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Amherstburg, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in here for a quick coffee late in the evening. Although I can't comment on the food the coffee and fresh baked goods were very good and the view of the ocean are probably the best on the island. Be mindful this resort is a place that is primarily a retreat resort for workshops and large groups. It caters... More 

Thank Raynman M
rachelathaven, Manager at The Haven, responded to this review

Thanks Raynman M for your review. Gabriola is a beautiful place and we are blessed to have a particularly lovely oceanside location and spectacular sunsets. You are correct, our main focus is offering programs in the art and science of living well, together. We also host a range of conference-type groups and the summer is our busiest time. We do... More 

Victoria, Canada
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73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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 

Thank Fred A
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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156 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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!

Thank Heather C
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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.

Thank John I

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $24
Open Hours
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
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
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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