Victoria is a beautiful city to live in. Known as “The Garden City,” Victoria is an attractive city with old-world charm and new world experiences.  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.

Temporary Accommodation

If you need temporary accommodation when you first arrive in Victoria you have a few options.


Please visit Tourism Victoria or Hello BC for detailed information about Victoria hotels.

Please note that some Victoria hotels offer special rates for long-stays of one week, one month, one semester or longer. You can ask hotels if they have special rates for “long-stay” or “extended stay”.

Private short-term accommodation

These include vacation rentals, sublets, private rooms, bed and breakfasts. There are several Victoria residents who rent a room or suite in their homes for short-term visitors. Some websites that list this type of accommodation include:


Some international students prefer to stay in inexpensive accommodation offered at hostels.

Please Note: Camosun College does not have student dormitories.

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.

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A city of Victoria bus driving the Camosun bus route


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.