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: 

Michael Bauche
Activity Program Coordinator 
Phone: (250)-740-6315, Local 2737
Email: Michael.Bauche@viu.ca

Saysutshun / Newcastle Island Adventure

Welcome to Saysutshun, the Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park. Known as Saysutshun by the Snuneymuxw (pronounced Snuh-NAY-mow) First Nation people, this family friendly park is accessible only by foot passenger ferry or boat. With breathtaking views of the Coastal Mountains and the Harbour City of Nanaimo, the island offers a unique natural, historical and cultural experience for visitors. It is a beautiful place to spend the day with family, go on a natural adventure!

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