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VIU Summer Residence Hotel

Welcome to the VIU Summer Residence Hotel, located on the beautiful Vancouver Island!

Our hotel is open from May to August every year and offers short term accommodation for visitors to the city of Nanaimo. We are conveniently located on the campus of Vancouver Island University, providing easy access to public transportation bus routes and the downtown area, as well as the old city quarter. Our hotel features a variety of options to suit the needs of single travelers to larger groups. All our rooms come equipped with linens and towels, ensuring a comfortable and hassle-free stay. We look forward to welcoming you to the VIU Summer Residence Hotel!

bunk bed double room

Our Rooms are Ideal for

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

Each room contains an extra long bed, wardrobe and desk. All apartments and two-bedroom suites have a private bathroom and single rooms offer a shared bathroom. Kitchen facilities are available in each style of accommodation. Please note, the residence buildings are not equipped with elevators, nor do they have air conditioning.

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VIU's Residence is within walking distance of

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

For all booking enquiries, you can contact us or book online.

single bed room

Additional Features

  • Spectacular views from the campus
  • On-site laundry
  • Free guest parking
  • Wireless internet access
  • Outdoor basketball and sand volleyball
  • Picnic tables and BBQ's

Full Service Events, Conferences, and 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, Audio/Visual, 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!

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