Health and Wellness

Stay Healthy

Student Health Clinic

  • VIU student Health Clinic is open to provide medical healthcare to students enrolled at Vancouver Island University
  • Location: Building 200
  • Timing: Visit VIU Health and Wellness
  • To book an appointment: Phone: 250-740-6620

Counselling Services

Counsellors at VIU are professionally trained to respond to a wide range of issues and provide immediate, confidential service to enrolled students. Counselling staff are also familiar with the spectrum of resources available in the community and can assist students to access those supports. For more information, visit VIU Counselling

Time and Stress Management

Get Active!

For up-to-date information, visit VIU Recreation


  • VIU's Gymnasium is free for all enrolled students
  • The Gym includes a fitness/weight room with individual weight machines, stairmasters, free weights, treadmills, elliptical and rowing machines, recumbent and exercise bikes
  • The main gym has courts for basketball, volleyball, badminton and soccer, as well as a multi-purpose room
  • Various sports equipment is also available
  • For more information visit our Gym Facilities or call 250-740-6418

Fitness Classes

  • Students can enrol for various fitness classes organised by the campus recreation
  • The classes include Martial Arts, Yoga, Zumba and many more
  • For mare details visit: Fitness and Lifestyles programs


  • Students can participate in intramural leagues conducted during the spring and fall semesters
  • The intramural league includes Volleyball, Indoor Soccer and 3-on-3 Basketball
  • It costs $25 per semester for a student
  • You can register for the intramural league at the Gymnasium

Outdoor recreation

  • Outdoor Recreation Programs provide students with the opportunity to take part in a wide variety of outdoor activities at a very reasonable cost
  • If you are interested in kayaking, climbing, skiing, caving, rafting, surfing, or hiking, then Outdoor Recreation provides the activity for you
  • The outdoor recreation department can provide transportation, instruction and equipment. Come on out and try a new sport and meet new friends
  • For more details visit: Outdoor Recreation Programs