Skip to main content - Skip to contact information

Getting to Nanaimo

Flight Discounts

Air Canada

We have secured a 10% discount for Air Canada flights to Nanaimo for this event. This discount is available to the first 120 people who use the code R8ZJ8BU1 to book their fight through

Harbour Air

Attendees qualify to receive a 20% discount on the regular fare to/from Nanaimo between May 1 and 8, 2016.

The discount is available on bookings made through Harbour Air's Reservations Department, directly by phone at 1.800.665.0212, by e-mail at,as well as online at by quoting the promotional code BEAC05-16.

Attendees will be required to provide proof of event attendance (ticket) upon check-in.

Please note that all rates are subject to GST, a carbon offset fee and a port and/or airport fee where applicable, and cannot be paid for with Turbobuck, Airbuck credits.

Visit for flight schedules, locations and more.

From North Island

From North of Nanaimo take the Nanaimo Parkway bypass follow the parkway until it climbs up the side of Mt. Benson as it begins to level out, you'll come to the exit for Vancouver Island University via 5th Street. Turn left and proceed down the hill. Our campus is on the left.

From South Island

From South of Nanaimo, take the island highway North, and ensure you follow the by-pass route marked “Hwy. 19 to Parksville that begins just south of the city ("Nanaimo Parkway" on the map). Stay on the Parkway until you see the sign for Vancouver Island University/5th Street (first traffic light after connecting to the Parkway). Turn right and proceed downhill. Our campus is on the left.

From the Mainland

Note: Floatplanes fly to Nanaimo from both downtown Vancouver and the river next to Vancouver International Airport. (Cheaper & faster than airport to airport and only a 7-minute drive by taxi to our Campus.)