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Oceans Day 2016 - Descanso Bay Regional Park

at Descanso Bay Regional Park

Sunday June 5th, 2016 | 1 - 4pm

Oceans Day 2016
Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet

Celebrate and learn about our marine environment by spending an active, educational afternoon at Descanso Bay Regional Park on Gabriola Island, Sunday June 5. This is the eighth annual Oceans Day held in the park featuring:

Make it a complete outdoor adventure by walking, cycling or taking the Gabriola community bus (GERTIE) to the park. GERTIE will be free of charge on Oceans Day. Visitors from Nanaimo can take the 11:55 am ferry to Gabriola, hop on the bus for a 3 minute ride to the park and return by bus to the 3:05 pm ferry back to Nanaimo. Gabriolans can flag down the bus on the North Road/South Road loop or park and ride. Free parking spaces are available at the South end Community Hall and at the Agi Hall lower parking lot.

Oceans Day is sponsored by the Regional District of Nanaimo, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Village Food Market, Coastal Community Credit Union.

For more information please call the park office on Gabriola at 250-247-8255

Free Oceans Day Transportation to Park

FREE GERTIE rides (Gabriola Community Bus) to the Oceans Day event, Sunday June 5th. Event time 1 to 4 pm (continual events happening all afternoon - very conducive to your afternoon schedule)

Limited Parking at Descanso Bay Regional Park. Park & Ride from Community Hall on South Road or the Agi Hall (lower parking lot please!). Of course, you can do the usual flag down the bus along the way.

12 noonleave Folk Life Village North/South loop (with pick-ups at the Community Hall parking lot, Agi Hall lower parking lot)
12:30meet 11:55 am ferry from Nanaimo - Drop off at park in time for 1 pm start
12:50Leave Park for Twin Beaches/Berry Point loop
1:30drop off at Park
1:35Leave Park for 2nd North/South loop with stops at Park & Ride sites (Community Hall on South Road and Agi Hall lower parking lot on North Road)
2:30arrive Park
2:45leave Park for 3:05 ferry to Nanaimo
3:00stop at top of Ivory Road & Taylor Bay for return Twin Beaches - Berry Point loop
3:45Leave Park for last North/South loop around Island
4:15return to Folk Life Village
Last Modified:  May 27, 2016
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