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Vancouver Island University

900 Fifth Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5S5

290Largest Group
420Overnight Guests
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  • Boardroom Boardroom

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Vancouver Island University is one of the best available venues in all of British Columbia. The University can accommodate more than 420 overnight guests. Below you can get the full details on what makes Vancouver Island University the perfect venue for your next event.  With sweeping views of the Salish Sea and Coastal Mountain range, we are committed to providing you a welcoming and professional environment for your next event.

Our diverse facilities include meeting rooms, lecture theatres, dining space, classrooms and more. Many of our venues include state-of-the-art audio visual equipment, which is included in your rental. We are pleased to provide onsite catering to suit your needs, from morning coffee to a multi-course dining experience. Take advantage of our affordable onsite accommodations just steps from your event venue during the spring and summer.

Accommodations include studio suites, spacious apartments and dorm style lodgings. Our four-bedroom, two-bathroom apartments include a kitchen and living room and are great for groups and families. Our townhouses can host 20-30 guests and include kitchen and living space, which is perfect for teams and school groups. The VIU Residences are within easy walking distance of sports fields, Nanaimo Ice Centre and Nanaimo Aquatic Centre.

Let our dedicated Event Coordinator streamline the planning process for your next event.

Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
Parksville - 30 minutes
Victoria - 1.5 hours
Ladysmith - 15 minutes
Chemainus - 25 minutes
Tofino - 3 hours
Vancouver via ferry or plane
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Nanaimo Airport / 15
Public Transportation Options:
Metro/Public Transportation Proximity:
Meeting space and catering services available year round. Accommodations available April - August.
Room Type(s):
Four bedroom apartments, two bedroom suites, single rooms and studio suites
Bath Type(s):
Private or shared
Largest Group:
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Number of Overnight Guests:
LCD Projector, Screen, Wireless Internet, Conference Phone, Flip Charts, Wired and Wireless Microphone, Lapel Microphone, Audio System, Computer Labs
Onsite Wireless Internet:
Food & Beverage:
We offer on site catering that can take your guests from morning breakfast to an evening reception. Choose from our diverse menu or let our catering team build a culinary spread unique to your event.
Complete Meeting Package:
Ropes Course / Team Building:
Special Rates and Packages:
Group accommodation rates. Government and Non-Profit rates for meeting space. Continental breakfast is included for all overnight guests.
Event Space Available:
Ideally Suited For:
Adult Social Event
Corporate Social Events
Family Reunion
Leisure travel
Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat
Youth Retreat/Camp

Talk to a Venue Specialist: 1-877-244-6110