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Special Events and Leisure Activities

NOTE: Special Events are non-transferbale and non-refundable 

To register please click on the name of the activity below. For the Canucks Road Trip, please click on the specific upper or lower bowl seats to register.




10am - 3pm

Meet at the VIU Gymnasium

Sunday, Feb 9


This activity is an all-day event starting at the University where we transport the group to an area near the Nanaimo River. Here the group will be supplied with camouflage gear, head protection, guns and a start-up of ammunition. The group will be split into teams and will compete in a series of competitions including capture the flag. The team will then be dropped back off at the VIU gym. This event is rain or shine and fills up fast so do not hesitate to register.

Vancouver Canucks Road Trip


$100 Upper Bowl; $150 Lower Bowl

(includes transportation and game ticket)

8am - 8pm

Sunday, Feb 16

vs. the Anaheim Ducks  


This is a very popular special event that fills up very fast. The group meets at the ferry terminal. After disembarking off the ferry the group is transported by charter bus to Rogers Arena to watch the Vancouver Canucks play. After the game, the group is transported back to the ferry and then shuttled back to VIU. This entire trip starts before noon and ends roughly at 1AM the next day! All travel and game tickets are included in the price. 

Laser Tag Glow in the Dark


8:30pm - Midnight

VIU Gymnasium

Tuesday, Feb 18

This is our newest intramural activity. Teams of 5 will wear light-up vests and use laser guns to eliminate their opponents. The object of this tournament is to beat out your opponent while capturing their flag. This all takes place in a darkened VIU gym while music and lights blast away! This will truly be an event to take part in.


The VIU Amazing Race


9:30am - 6pm

Meet at the VIU Gymnasium

Saturday, Apr 5

Teams of 5, made up of students and staff, race around the Nanaimo area competing in physical and mental challenges in a safe and exciting atmosphere. All transportation is supplied. The VIU Amazing race is packed with exciting team and individual activities. Our location allows us to take advantage of some great scenery as well as all the natural elements so be prepared for anything! The Amazing Race is a guaranteed exiting adventure that disappoints no one! Space is limited so gather up 4 other friends and get registered quickly. This event is an all-day activity that is well worth the entry fee!