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:
Activity Program Coordinator
Phone: (250)-740-6315, Local 2737
About Victoria and But
Spend the afternoon with the ResTide crew and the Mariners Athletics! All students are welcome to join in on a fun-filled afternoon spent at Westwood Lake (one of Nanaimo’s best loved parks).
We invite you to attend RockVIU: Welcome to Campus on Thursday August 30th!
Welcome to Campus is a great opportunity to learn about your new school, meet your faculty, and make new friends. You won’t want to miss this full day of activities built on the theme, Connect, Engage, Discover!
Find all the information, including schedules and maps, at the official RockVIU site: https://connect.viu.ca/newstudents/rockviu2018
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!
Explore Nanaimo's downtown and waterfront on foot!
Be sure to wear comfortable shoes for walking and dress for the weather.
Seats for this free city tour are limited, so please sign up in advance at Activity Sign-Up (Tuesday August 28, 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Building 310, Malaspina Theatre).