Vancouver Island University

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Vancouver Island University provides Conference & Event Services to meet your needs and exceed your expectations.  With sweeping views of the Salish Sea and Coastal Mountain range, we are committed to providing you a welcoming and professional environment for your next event. Our diverse facilities include meeting rooms, lecture theatres, dining space, classrooms and more. Many of our venues include state-of-the-art audio visual equipment, which is included in your rental. We are pleased to provide on site catering to suit your needs from morning coffee to a multi course dining experience. Take advantage of our affordable on site accommodations just steps from your event venue during the spring and summer. Accommodations include studio suites, spacious apartments and dorm style lodgings. Our four bedroom, two bathroom apartments include a kitchen and living room and are a great for groups and families. Our townhouse style buildings can host 20 -30 guests, include kitchen and living space and are perfect for teams and school groups. Let our dedicated Event Coordinator streamline the planning process for your next event.

Contact Info

900 Fifth St
Nanaimo, BC
Phone for Accommodations
Phone for Meetings/Conferences
Fax for Meetings/Conferences
Email for Accommodations
Email for Meetings/Conferences

Meeting Space

Number of Meeting Rooms
Largest Meeting Room (theatre-style)
Largest Meeting Room (banquet-style)
Meeting Room Space
1905 sq. ft

Accommodation Information

Number of Sleeping Rooms
Number of Single Rooms
Number of Double Rooms
Accommodation Hall Type
Four bedroom apartments, two bedroom suites, single rooms and studio suites


Paid Parking Available on site


Distance to/from main airport
16 km
Close cities nearby and distance
Victoria 110 km, Duncan 50 km, Comox Valley 115 km, Vancouver (via Ferry) 80 km, Parksville 40 km,Tofino 205 km
Attractions within 5 km
Hiking, Kayaking, Golf, Wineries, Bungee Jumping, Boating, Diving, Theatre
Things to do in area
Thanks to our Mediterranean climate, Nanaimo has many indoor and outdoor activities to enjoy during your stay. Our waters are renowned for scuba diving and kayaking and our golf courses are open year round. Treat your taste buds to the famous Nanaimo Bar Trail or have some fun at the annual Bathtub Races. If you're looking for something different, enjoy dinner at Canada's only floating pub. There are also numerous hiking and walking trails from the top of Mt. Benson, to beach side tidal pools.

Other Information

Accommodation Year Round
Meeting Space Year Round
Catering Information
Food and Beverage
Yes. In house catering on site.
Onsite Wifi
Yes, complimentary.
Technology & Other Features Available
In-room audio visual (projector, screen,) Recreation Facilities
Day Meeting Packages
Available upon request
Special Packages
Available upon request
Individual Traveler Booking Website