Two students sit by the ocean front at Dallas Road in Victoria. It's a scenic beach with driftwood scattered about and daffodils in the foreground.

Study in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Victoria is a historic and character-filled, harbourfront city that sits on the southwest tip of Vancouver Island. It's small enough to feel welcoming but large enough that there's always something new to discover.

Map of Canada showing the city of Victoria.

The Island is well known for its hiking, and paddling adventures and offers a variety of attractions. Victoria is also a great jumping-off point for visiting Vancouver, Seattle, or exploring the Gulf Islands

Fast facts

  • Capital city of BC
  • Best city for young professionals in Canada
  • Population: 397,000+
  • One of Canada's most bike-friendly cities
  • Some of the most moderate weather in Canada
  • Voted Canada's friendliest city
A group of friends enjoying downtown Victoria, BC, Canada.

Camosun International students in downtown Victoria (source: Facebook)

Living in Victoria

"Victoria, BC offers a beautiful natural environment, warm summers, mild winters and a high quality of life."

- Pilar, Colombia, studying Interactive Media Technology

City life

Five things you'll love about Victoria

  1. The Inner Harbour
    A wonderful place to take it easy and watch the spectacular west coast sunset.
  2. The food
    There's a growing food scene in the city with a multicultural mix of flavours from across the globe.
  3. Fan Tan Alley 
    A Victoria landmark, we love the charm of historic Fan Tan Alley, the narrowest street in Canada located in the country's oldest Chinatown. 
  4. Flowers are everywhere
    It's called the garden city for a reason. Victoria has amazing gardens and urban green spaces.
  5. The people
    Victoria was named one of the top 15 Friendliest Cities in the World.
A group of friends take selfies with the BC parliament buildings in the background.

Camosun International students outside the Parliament building in downtown Victoria. (source: Facebook)

A capital experience

Camosun gives students access to unique learning opportunities you won’t get anywhere else. As BC's provincial capital Victoria is home to a large network of provincial government agencies, non-government organizations and global companies. Camosun offers work experience opportunities in many industries including IT, hospitality and tourism, construction, city works, healthcare and more. 

Co-ops and Internships

Landscape that inspires

With its stunning mountains, lush forests, and breathtaking ocean views, the natural beauty of Vancouver Island is inspiring.

Hiking and bike trails can be found all over the city.  There are many trails that start just steps off campus.

If it's larger hikes and outdoor adventure you're looking for in less than a half-hour you can be out of the city and in cathedral-like forests.


A Camosun student standing on top of a mountain ridge.

Hiking just 20 minutes outside the city. (source: Facebook)

Students with their arms flung out enjoying a day of sunshine at the beach.

Camosun International students enjoy a day at the beach.

Study at the edge of Canada

Last stop before the Pacific Ocean

The island is a paradise for water enthusiasts with access to the ocean, rivers, and lakes. National Geographic recognizes Vancouver Island as one of the best cold-water diving destinations on earth. The island also has:

  • Awesome beaches
  • Whale watching 
  • River fishing
  • Incredible surfing

Contact International Admissions

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