Keeping It “Inn” The Family

Press Release

Tuesday, July 18 2017

Page’s Resort & Marina Ltd is delighted to announce the purchase of Silva Bay Inn. Both the Inn and the Resort 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.

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 have 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.

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 that really make the difference and care for the guests. Gloria has loved hearing what the team that works with Marlana and Bob have to say about them. 

Paula Maddison, who was brought on by Marlana when she and Bob first took over, expressed her gratitude for their immense support and generosity, going “to Pluto and beyond” for the team.

Gloria adds too that it was Bob and Marlana that initiated the conversation with her regarding the opportunity to purchase the property. 

Since they first 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 says that “we hope to be able to further the island’s economy by welcoming more visitors and sharing the Gabriola that we love and cherish.”