VIU Student Residences, Beach

Get Involved and Stay Active

Nanaimo is a quaint city and has so much to offer! There is plenty of history in regards to the local indigenous tribes, history of the city, the arts, and so much nature as well to discover.

Below are some community based opportunities to get physically active within your community whether on or off campus!

On Campus 

Mariners athletics and Recreation

  • Intramurals Sports 
  • Campus Recreation 
  • Outdoor Recreation 
  • Mariners Games Schedule
  • Apply to be a Mariner

photos from viu mariner games


  • Sports League
  • Outdoor Volleyball, Street Hockey, & Basketball 

residence sports team photo

Off Campus 

Nanaimo Community

Near by Residences

  • NIC (Nanaimo Ice Centre)
  • NAC (Nanaimo Aquatic Centre)
  • Parks (Colliery Dam, Maffeo Sutton Park, Morell Sanctuary, Buttertubs Marsh, Bowen Park
  • Beaches (Sebastian Beach, Rathtrevor Beach, Departure Bay Beach) 
  • Ocean Viewpoints (Jack Point Trail, Sugarloaf Mountain, Waterfront/ Harbourfront Walkway)
  • Nanaimo Recreation

photo from viu campus recreation