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Plan Your Visit

Summer Stay

From May to August every year Vancouver Island University offers short term accommodation for visitors to Nanaimo. If the family is visiting or you are looking for an affordable getaway, we have a room for you. All our rooms come equipped with linens and towels. We have room options to suite every need including four bedroom apartments, two bedroom suites and single rooms.

Book your Summer Stay

Additional Features

  • Spectacular views 
  • On-site laundry 
  • Ample free guest parking 
  • Internet terminals and Wireless Access
  • Outdoor basketball & sand volleyball 
  • Picnic tables and BBQ's

Our Rooms are Ideal for

  • Conference Attendees
  • Sports Teams 
  • Family Reunions 
  • Community 
  • Organizations

Each room contains an extra long single bed, wardrobe and desk. All Apartments and two bedroom suites have a private bathroom and single rooms offer a shared bathroom.

VIU's Residence is within walking distance

  • Nanaimo Aquatic Centre 
  • Sports Fields 
  • Twin Arenas 
  • Parkway Trail for hiking and biking 
  • VIU's library, cafeterias & theatre 
  • VIU Art Gallery

For all booking enquiries, you can Contact Us or book online.

Full Service Events, Conferences, & Accommodations

VIU's Conference and Event Services can help assist and manage your external event from start to finish. Whether you're planning a simple meeting or a large scale conference we are here to help! Conference and Event Services liaise with other VIU departments to coordinate your room booking, housing, A/V, and food service needs. We offer a variety of different facilities from classrooms to lecture theatres and multi-use spaces. Let us be your one stop shop for all your event needs!