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Mid-Week Activities

To register please click on the name of the activity below. NOTE: If the activity has multiple dates, please click on the specific date to register. 

If you have any questions please contact Matt Kellow at matt.kellow@viu.ca or Gregg Cormie at gregg.cormie@viu.ca 

Indoor Rock Climbing

Indoor Rock Climbing VIU Outdoor Recreation

 

Dec 4

$10/Students

$15/Non-students

Romper Room

Indoor Rock Climbing Information

 

 

This is a shuttle service and climbing night at the Romper Room indoor rock climbing center in Nanaimo. Wednesday evenings are VIU night with discounted drop in climbing available for VIU students and paid for when you register for this program. This is a fun and social evening with other students.

Indoor Rock Climbing

Indoor Rock Climbing VIU Outdoor Recreation

 

Jan 14, Jan 21, Jan 28, Feb 4, Feb 11, Feb 18

$10/Students

$15/Non-students

Romper Room

Indoor Rock Climbing Information

This is a shuttle service and climbing night at the Romper Room indoor rock climbing center in Nanaimo. Wednesday evenings are VIU night with discounted drop in climbing available for VIU students and paid for when you register for this program. This is a fun and social evening with other students. 

Kayak Rolling - Nanaimo Aquatic Centre

Kayak Rolling VIU Outdoor Recreation

Jan 20, Mar 9

$8/Students

$15/Non-students

Nanaimo Aquatic Centre

NAC Kayak Rolling Information

 
This is a series of one-hour kayak rolling and practice sessions in the Nanaimo Aquatic Centre pool located at 741 Third St.  Students will learn how to fit and adjust a white water kayak, how to enter a kayak in the pool, how to do a wet exit, and finally the progression towards rolling a kayak. 

Mt. Washington Ski/Snowboard Trip

Feb 21, Mar 6

$60/Students

$110/Non-students

Mt. Washington

Mt. Washington Ski/Snowboard Information

This is a skiing or snowboarding day trip hosted by VIU’s Outdoor Recreation. The group leaves the campus and travels to Mt. Washington Alpine Resort to enjoy a day of skiing or snowboarding. Once at the resort you are free to ski/board on your own or in a group with other students. This activity includes a lift ticket and lesson and your transportation to and from the resort. If you need to rent equipment please organize that through Matt.Kellow@viu.ca If you have any other questions please get in touch through the contact information below. All students are required to wear a helmet for this activity if you don't have one you will have to rent one. 

River Rafting

April 17

$30/Students

$60/Non-students

Nanaimo River

River Rafting Information

This is a fun and exciting day of river rafting. The upper Nanaimo River is the river run we uses for this rafting trip. Students are given an extensive pre-trip information season before we get on the river and go rafting. All course participants are given a full wetsuit that is worn while in the rafts. The river is very scenic and has some excellent whitewater rapids that we run in the inflatable rafts. We normally have lunch midway down our river run. Students should expect to carry rafts and rafting gear to and from the river