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: 


Kelsey Moon – Activity Program Coordinator
250-753-3245 x 2737

Cowichan River Tubing

Trip Information

Cowichan River tubing is one of Vancouver Islands most popular activities during the summer time! Sit back and relax as you float down the crystal clear water! With safety in mind - we will each be rocking (wearing) a life jacket and remain together as one big group! This is an absolute Canadian summer treat! So don't miss out! 

Victoria & Butchart Gardens (Optional)

About Victoria and Butchart Gardens

The capital city of British Columbia, Victoria is home to historic buildings, great shopping and some of the best museums in Western Canada. Established in 1843 as a fort for the Hudson’s Bay Trading Company, you can still see many British legacies such as double decker buses, horse drawn carriages, and original buildings. Though rich in history, Victoria is now a busy city with entertainment and a wide range of street festivals & activities.