Day Trips & Activities

Join our Cultural Connections Activities & Day Trips and discover Vancouver Island's vibrant communities, local cultural events and attractions.

Being connected, active, and engaged in the local environment is healthy. It can help with the cultural adjustment process for students who are new to Canada or new to the community.

Every semester, we prepare a schedule of seasonal weekly Saturday Day Trips and Top Hikes available to registered VIU students.

Explore Vancouver Island with us!




Regular Cultural Connections Programs include: 

  • Options to explore local attractions like as the Royal BC Museum, Butchart Gardens, Cathedral Grove, the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and Visitor Centre, Stanley Park Seawall, Coombs Market, Vancouver Aquarium and more.

  • Seasonal trips to local cultural events, such as Salt Spring Island Fall Festival, Foggy Mountain Fall Fair, McNab's Corn Maze and Bonfire, Pumpkin Carving, Ladysmith Festival of Lights and the Cowichan Valley Maple Sugar Festival.

Upcoming Activities

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