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Living in Victoria

Housing resources for Camosun students

Victoria is the capital city of the province of British Columbia, and is the 15th most populous Canadian metropolitan area. Known as “The Garden City,” Victoria is an attractive city with old-world charm and new world experiences.

Living in residential Victoria is an important part of college life for the majority of Camosun College students. As Camosun College does not have student residences, on-campus housing or dormitories, most students live in a rented apartment, condo, basement suite or room in a shared house.

Renting in Victoria

Learn about the in and outs of renting an apartment, condo or suite.


International Students studying at Camosun may wish to live with a local Canadian family as part of the Homestay program. Living with a local Canadian family is a great way to make Canadian friends, learn about Canadian culture and practice English. Camosun International carefully selects Homestay hosts. Our hosts are kind and friendly and they look forward to welcoming you into their homes and families.


Getting around the Victoria area is easy with BC Transit. As part of your student fees, eligible students have paid for a U-Pass, a discounted transit pass for post-secondary students which is incorporated into your Camosun College student ID card.

Learn more about getting to and from school.

Temporary Accomodation

Learn about some of the options available for temporary accommodations.

RentSmart Workshops

Camosun College, in partnership with RentSmart, is hosting two workshops to support students in learning the ins and outs of being a successful renter and tenant.

International Students
Friday, September 14, 12-3pm
Lansdowne campus, Young Building 316

All Students
Thursday, September 20, 12:30-3:30pm
Lansdowne campus, Wilna Thomas 204

Register now

Camosun students are responsible for upholding the standards of the community, including adherence to city bylaws regarding issues like parking, noise, waste disposal and collection, and community safety.

Camosun College does not assume any responsibility for agreements made between students and landlords.

Contact Us
Camosun College Lansdowne
3100 Foul Bay Rd
Victoria BC V8P 5J2
Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1
  • 250–370–3000
  • 1–877–554–7555 (toll-free)

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