Location Highlights - CSNN Vancouver Island

Victoria Highlights

The CSNN Vancouver Island, Victoria Campus is conveniently located in the beautifully restored Union Bank of Canada building in the heart of historic downtown Victoria at the corner of Government Street and View Street which is bordered by Trounce Alley. The downtown surroundings are abundant with restaurants, services and shopping including Government Street, Trounce Alley and the Bay Centre and its two blocks from Victoria’s historic Chinatown. The region boasts an extensive and growing network of cycle trails, both rural and urban, well used by commuters and visitors alike.

It’s no surprise that Victoria, aka the “City of Gardens”, is a preferred destination for both students and tourists with its safe, clean environment, charming ambience, and the most temperate climate in Canada. The wild beauty of the Pacific coast and the adventure of the great outdoors, whether your preference is hiking, cycling or ocean kayaking, are all found within the city limits. There is no shortage of stunning ocean, forest and mountain views to be had no matter where you go on Vancouver Island. Seasonal delights such as surfing, climbing, fishing and skiing are all within reach by car.

A vibrant, health conscious food culture is evident in the many restaurants, local events and Farmers Markets in Victoria and its surrounding communities. The temperate climate means a year round growing season, and the area is well populated by small farms and food producers, many of them organic, so it’s not unusual to find fresh local ingredients on restaurant menus and at the Farmers Markets year round.

Victoria is also just a short ferry ride from Vancouver, Seattle, Port Angeles and Anacortes and with so many (200 or so) Gulf islands to visit, there’s never a shortage of exploring to do. Direct ferry services and flights leave conveniently from downtown Victoria harbour and from nearby Sidney on the Saanich Peninsula.

Check out Tourism Victoria for all the local events and happenings. https://www.tourismvictoria.com/