Activities + Day Trips

The primary goal of our Cultural Connections Activities & Day Trips is to enhance the student experience at VIU. We seek to do this by providing opportunities for students to engage with the local community and experience cultural events, while exploring nature and connecting with peers.

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.

For more information contact: 


Robin Lemmens – Activity Program Coordinator
C: 250-618-2549 

Office: 250-740-2228

Local Hike: The Abyss

The Abyss

Cultural Connections - Local Hikes 

Join Cultural Connections as we head outdoors and explore some of the most scenic and awe-inspiring, local hiking trails throughout the Fall semester. We have selected 6 hikes that are based out of Nanaimo. This program runs from September- October on Fridays from 1:30PM - 4PM.