Local Hikes

Join us as we take you to one of Nanaimo's top local hikes throughout the Spring semester. We have selected 5 of our favourite trails and will be guiding you on the hikes so you can discover some of the beautiful parks that Nanaimo has to offer. This program runs from March - May on selected Fridays at 1:30PM. The cost to join is only $2! Please sign up in advance. Schedule will be posted in the New Year. 

What to wear:

  • Proper clothing for the weather and for walking
  • Running shoes or hiking boots (good shoes for walking)
  • No sandals

What to bring:

  • Snacks & Lunch
  • Water bottle 
  • Umbrella or rain coat (in case it rains)
  • A backpack to carry all your items
  • Camera

Meeting Location: 

VIU Building 255 Main Lobby at 1:30 pm

Trip Includes:

Transportation to and from the hike and a guided hike on one of Nanaimo's trails.

Policies, Health & Safety

We have an ongoing commitment to ensure the safety and quality of our trips, with trained and responsible student leaders, staff and community partners. Before you sign-up, please check out our policies & procedures for more information about how to prepare for a trip, as well as our cancellation policy.

How to Sign Up

Our activities are available to all current VIU Students. Sign up with us in person in Building 255.

You will need to have your:

  1. Student card,
  2. Proof of medical insurance (BC Care Card or Guard.me Insurance Policy)
  3. Payment of $2 (cash is currently the only method of payment for activities)

To receive last minute updates and learn more about each destination join the Facebook event for each trip.

Hours & Locations for Signing Up with us:

Faculty of International Education Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm in Building 255, 2nd Floor Reception.

Lunchtime Activity Sign Up Booth Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm in Building 255 - 1st Floor International Commons.

Waiver Form

Please read our general waiver form for VIU group activities in the attachment section below. All participants are required to read and sign the waiver before the start of the trip. We will provide a paper copy for you to read through again and sign the morning of the trip.


Kelsey Moon, Activity Program Coordinator

phone: 250-753-3245, Ext. 2737 

e-mail: Kelsey.Moon@viu.ca

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