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VIU Campus Tours

Because of the current COVID-19 situation, there will be no face-to-face campus tours available at this time. Please keep checking back for future updates.

A quick tour of the Nanaimo campus hosted by the Student Ambassadors

Tour Information

Discover the beauty of Vancouver Island University's Nanaimo campus located at the base of Mt. Benson. The tour is led by one of our fantastic Student Ambassadors who will showcase the highlights of our campus. You will learn more about where classes will be and be able to ask questions to current students. 

Be sure to dress for the weather and don’t forget some comfortable walking shoes! (Approximate duration: 1.5hrs) 

Interested in Residence?

Campus tours are a great way to view our campus residences. You can see apartment, townhouse, or traditional style residence buildings. VIU Residences offer a first-year residence guarantee for students entering from high school and provide exceptional academic and social supports.

Group Visit Options

(Groups of ten or more)

General Group Visit

Are you interested in bringing a group of high school students, elementary students or others to visit campus? These visits are planned based on the needs and time requirements of the group. In order to provide the best possible visit experience, large groups are normally split into smaller groups all led by a Student Ambassador.  (Approximate duration: varied)

Aboriginal Group Visit

Vancouver Island University's Nanaimo campus is located on the traditional lands of the Snuneymuxw First Nation. VIU is committed to working with and learning from the Aboriginal communities of this region and beyond to improve educational opportunities for Aboriginal learners. This tour will take students on a visit of the Shq’apthut – a Gathering Place and Services for Aboriginal Students with options to visit with an Aboriginal Student Transition Advisor, and include other points of interest including program specific areas.
(Approximate duration: varied)

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