Hummingbird Lodge B&B

1597 Starbuck Lane , Gabriola Island, BC V0R 1X5 Canada (Show map)


When it's time to leave time behind... Hummingbird Lodge B&B offers the perfect answer to the perfect holiday or much desired get-a-way. Seven acres of vistas soothing to the eye, mind and spirit - a mere two-minute stroll to the ocean, to magnificent sunsets and to great beachcombing. With our own hands we have built a 5000 square foot country lodge from the trees off Gabriola - many from our own property. Ten-foot ceilings on the main floor, vaulted ceilings upstairs, windows and decks everywhere. Three spacious rooms are designed for maximum comfort - private baths and decks, king beds, luxurious linens, towels and bathrobes. Massage sessions are available, and the hot tub is always open. Our desire is to provide luxury in a warm, friendly atmosphere that caters to relaxation, fun and rejuvenation.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Living Museum

5 on April 24, 2016

Love the quiet, the green, the wood, the comfort and the service. We felt very welcome and relaxed. Will stay here again and again!

Wonderful, wonderful B&B

5 on July 15, 2014

Staying at the Hummingbird was a real treat. The house has a beautiful design and is filled with local and Inuit art pieces. There is a fantastic lounge and more than adequate kitchen available to guests. Our room was very comfortable and the breakfasts were wonderful and filled with ingredients grown in the extensive vegetable and fruit garden. Highlights included kayaking with Jim’s Kayak, hiking the old grove tree reserve, exploring the intertidal pools, and watching the sunset from the beachfront across the street from the B&B. Janice and John are wonderful hosts. They upgraded our room, and when we left behind our cell phone, Janice immediately sent it to us (in the U.S). We will be back!

GREAT B&B - We will be back!

5 on March 14, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights and found this to be a great spot for rest at the end of our busy days. Janice is a warm, friendly host and is very accommodating. She offers a breakfast that is delicious, fresh and healthy. A wood fire place, plenty of books, a cat, a great host and a beautiful setting. We will be back! Lynn & George from Bragg Creek.

Couldn't Be Better

5 on May 02, 2012

I have stayed at the Hummingbird a number of times over the years and love "coming home" there. The hosts are super-accommodating, the setting is beautiful, the rooms are comfortable, the space is great for gathering and the food is fantastic (and healthy!) And that hot tub is a wonderful way to end the day.

Wonderful weekend getaway

5 on May 01, 2012

We have been coming to the Hummingbird for many years, and it is always a time we look forward to. Wonderful location and Janice and John are the perfect hosts!

Perfect for Women's Retreat

4.2 on May 01, 2012

The women in my singing group do a retreat twice a year at the Hummingbird. We spend 2 nights there and because we go off-season, we get to take over the whole upstairs. We enjoy the breakfasts, the use of their facilities, the hospitality, the proximity to beach and hiking trails and the general serenity of the place. The hosts put up with our singing and the house felines love to snuggle up with us.

Home away from Home

4.0 on March 04, 2012

My family has stayed at the Hummingbird Lodge many times over the last ten plus years, and we never get tired of the breathtaking beauty of the property, and genuine hospitality offered by the owners. The guest rooms are spacious, beautifully decorated, and allow for comfortable privacy. The common guest area is very inviting with a wood burning stove, comfy seating, and adorns art and antiques befitting the region. It’s the perfect place to relax with a book by the fire after a day of adventure on the island. The property is constantly being tended with deliberate and thoughtful care by the owners, and has easy access to the public shoreline providing for great beachcombing quests. The breakfasts are outstanding with gourmet fare freshly prepared each day; it’s worth the trip just to get some of those muffins and other home-baked treats! We have been to Gabriola many times, and there are plenty of bed and breakfast options from which to choose, but we always find ourselves coming home to the Hummingbird Lodge!

Can't Get Enough of the Peacefulness

5 on April 05, 2010

My husband and I have visited Hummingbird Lodge B&B two more times after our first visit in May 2008. In June 2009 and September 2009, the last time sharing the experience with our daughter. While Gabriola is a beautiful island and worth many visits, the peace of mind and warm hospitality we feel in this very beautiful home makes each visit that much more special. And we will be there again in May 2010! Can't wait!

Visit from Alaska

4.6 on February 06, 2010

Our visit was during a stressful time for the "celebration of life" for a loved one. Janice and John opened what rooms they had to accommodate the visit and were exceptionally gracious. The home is beautiful, clean, and wonderfully appointed. Janice is a wonderful cook, too. If I have an opportunity to return, I would certainly enjoy staying here and visiting again. Kudos!

A True Escape

4.6 on May 29, 2008

My husband and I were lucky enough to find this little hideaway on Gabriola Island where we spent four days. It was just what we needed. We were made to feel very comfortable and relaxed in their naturally rustic and beautiful home. The privacy was great and we were also thrilled with the personal attention we received including the Ravens sharing their artistic expertise and pointers about local artisans. Definitely a place we would return to.

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Location Type

Countryside, Island, Oceanfront, Oceanview, Small town


Victoria, BC, Canada (YYJ) 66 miles

Directions to property:

Drive off the ferry. Follow up the hill and take your second left onto North Road. Drive 2.8km to Barrett Road and turn left. After driving 1.8km, Barrett Road becomes Whalebone Drive. Continue down Whalebone Drive for another .6km until you come to Starbuck Lane on the right. We are 1597 Starbuck Lane.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Museum, Nature area, Ocean, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Piano, Telephone, Wi-Fi , kitchenette, massage room

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Desk, Hairdryer, Radio

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Children's Activities, Body Wrap/Massage, Fitness Center / Gym, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 2:00 to 6:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only on decks and grounds
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited not a child proofed lodge - many expensive art pieces
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required in the main floor room with the private entrance only
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: a credit card number is held
  • Cancellations: During the high season, 3 weeks notice is required. Mid season,7 days' notice is required, Off season, 3 days notice is required. If we are able to re book the room then no deposit will be charged.



Janice and John Raven

Languages spoken


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About the innkeepers

Janice is an organic gardener, wwoof host,"health nut", designer, woodworker, weaver,singer, people person. John is a carver of soapstone, bone and ivory, birdwatcher, sketcher of wildlife, Canadian history buff, woodworker, boater and loves to entertain.

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  • Time Served: 7:00 to 9:30 AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian gluten free, vegan

Signature Dish

banana walnut pancakes
Light, fluffy, yet whole wheat. Impossible, but true! Using fresh finely ground hard wheat kernels is the secret. Farm fresh eggs, homemade yogurt and banana in the filling with toasted walnuts baked on top - delicious. Top with homemade preserves picked from our garden - strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries or plum, mm, mm - and - Real maple syrup. (Of course, if you are gluten intolerent, than we will make those same delicious pancakes without the wheat - no problem.