Page’s Resort & Marina Ltd is delighted to announce the purchase of the Silva Bay Inn. The Inn and the Resort & Marina are located on Gabriola Island overlooking Silva Bay and the Flat Top Islands. Gloria Hatfield, President of Page’s Resort, is excited to welcome Silva Bay Inn into her family’s business.
Also – New Revised Marina Diagram for Page’s Resort Marina below
Page’s Resort & Marina in Silva Bay Purchases the Silva Bay Inn
The Silva Bay Inn – formally the Boatel and now to become – Page’s Inn on Silva Bay – has been family owned and operated since its beginnings. The Silva family, followed by the Crockers, Burts, Stewarts, Halversons, Heddles, Leloups and most recently Marlana Smith and Bob Rooks over the years developed the Inn into a wonderful getaway with suites, a marina, kayak rentals and a market store.
Meanwhile, a little farther south in the bay, Page’s Resort has been family owned and operated by the Koyamas, the Pages, the Reeves and the Hatfields. Since its start as a fish camp, it has grown and developed into a resort that now offers cottages, a campground, marina, rentals of scooters, mountain bikes and kayaks, and a bookstore featuring books by Gabriolan authors.
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Marlana and Bob have cared for the Inn for 13 years. They have completely rebuilt the marina, renovated the suites from top to bottom and lovingly attended to the grounds. But it is the people who work there that really make the difference and care for the guests. Gloria tells that it was Bob and Marlana that initiated the conversation with her regarding the opportunity to purchase the property once they decided it was time to sell. Bob and Marlana have been determined to find a way to keep the Inn in the Gabriola family.
With Page’s Resort & Marina and Page’s Inn on Silva Bay in the same family, Gloria said “We hope to be able to further the island’s economy by welcoming more visitors and sharing the Gabriola that we love and cherish.”
The timing is perfect. We, at the Waggoner Cruising Guide, are seeing more and more interest in those with small boats who would like to travel fast and stay in Inns along the way. Or, if your guests want a bit more room than the guest quarters on your boat, they can stay ashore at a pleasant accommodation. Page’s Inn at Silva Bay is another option for an onshore stay. The Hatfields are excellent managers of their resort and marina, and we believe they will do the same with the Inn.
As their plans evolve, we will keep you advised on Waggoner eNews.
Page’s Resort & Marina New Diagram
We have several errors on the Silva Bay diagram on page 226. Here is a new marina diagram for Silva Bay. Please print this and place it in your Waggoner Guide. This diagram corrects the errors on the dock configuration for Page’s Resort & Marina. Our apologies for this mistake.