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Learn Here. VIU’s three campus locations are connected by coastal beauty and a culture of community.

Be part of a warm, welcoming environment of learning and connecting at VIU’s three university campuses, conveniently located along Canada’s beautiful shoreline on Vancouver Island and coastal BC.

Campus Information

Nanaimo Campus

Nanaimo Campus

Located on the traditional territory of the Snuneymuxw First Nation, VIU’s main campus in Nanaimo hosts an ocean-view campus, spanning 92 scenic acres, including lush stands of forest and Japanese gardens. Walk nature trails located a few minutes from campus on foot, or take a quick city transit ride to Nanaimo’s harbourside downtown centre for eclectic dining, pubs, coffee shops, and shopping.

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Cowichan Campus

Cowichan Campus

VIU’s newest campus offers a broad range of programs and student services in a beautiful and modern LEED Gold Certified facility and a few minutes’ drive away, at the Cowichan Trades Centre. In the heart of Duncan, on the traditional territory of Cowichan Tribes, Cowichan Campus is steps from restaurants, shopping and services. Join in outdoor recreation and cultural events, enjoy the bounty of the area's farmlands at farmers’ markets, and arrive at lakes and ocean access in minutes.

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Powell River Campus

Powell River Campus

Study in this beautiful coastal town and find a friendly, supportive community at VIU’s Powell River Campus. Located in the traditional territory of the Tla’amin First Nation on BC’s upper Sunshine Coast, VIU’s Powell River campus is bounded by pristine wilderness and is close to the world class ocean destinations of Jervis Inlet and Desolation Sound. Powell River is a magnet for those who enjoy a wealth of active pursuits and the pace of a small, vibrant and connected community.

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Parksville-Qualicum Centre

Parkville-Qualicum Centre

Join the active hub of learning and community at the Parksville-Qualicum Centre, located in the Parksville Civic & Technology Centre on the traditional territory of the Snaw-naw-as First Nation. Access a wide range of programs including career and academic preparation, university programs, professional development and training and, for the life-long learners, a rich offering of ElderCollege programs. Just a 30-minute drive from VIU’s main campus in Nanaimo, the Centre is at the core of the Oceanside resort community.

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