Comox Valley

čɛčɛhaθɛč Gilakas’la NIC respectfully acknowledges we operate within the unceded territory of the K’ómoks First Nation.

The Comox Valley campus on Ryan Road first opened its doors in 1992. Since that time, the campus grew as demand for programming rose. The campus is home to the Shadbolt Studios, a modern Trades Training Centre, the Stan Hagen Theatre and is located next to the Comox Valley Aquatic Centre and the Comox Valley Hospital.

In 2019, NIC opened a new learning space at the former St. Joseph’s Hospital in Comox. NIC is leasing the former Surgical Day Centre space on the first floor of the building. Read more about the grand opening of NIC @ St. Joe’s.

Getting Here

There are a variety of ways to access the Comox Valley campus including by vehicle or by transit. Bike shelters are available for cyclists and a network of trails through the wooded areas of campus connect to nearby residential areas.

Learn more about the Comox Valley
City of Courtenay
Town of Comox
Village of Cumberland

Campus Info

Comox Valley campus

2300 Ryan Road
Courtenay BC V9N 8N6

Student Services and Registration

T 250-334-5000 | F 250-334-5018
Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday, 9 am - 4 pm

Comox Valley halls

Komoux Hall

College administration offices and the Stan Hagen Theatre

Tyee Hall

Bookstore, Cafeteria, classrooms and computer labs

Puntledge Hall

Classrooms and offices for ECCE, Nursing and Co-op Education

Raven Hall

Classrooms, science labs, photography classes

Discovery Hall

Library, registration, student services, Indigenous Student Lounge

Campus Map


As of September 2017, parking is free at the Comox Valley campus. NIC has designated parking for students or employees. Please observe signage and only park in appropriate areas.

Motorcycle and scooter parking is adjacent to the bus loop or in areas of the parking lot not appropriate for regular vehicles. Parking on the grass, sidewalks, fire lanes or access routes is not acceptable.

Accessible parking

Accessible parking is available in all lots with a valid permit. Please display a valid accessible parking permit.


At present, there are no student residences. NIC students typically live with a roommate, rent an apartment, a house, or a room. Below are some suggestions about how to approach finding a place to live.

Living with a student roommate

If you would like to live with another student, you can search for a roommate through the local Craigslist or newspaper. You can also put up a notice on the local college bulletin board or in coffee shops when you arrive.

Renting an apartment, house or room

If you prefer to live in an independent rental, such as an apartment or a house, there are several ways to find one. Check out the local listings through Craigslist or newspaper. Rentals are also posted on bulletin boards on campus.

Short-term Accommodations

Most students secure accommodation before they arrive because it’s generally easier in advance. When it’s not possible to get living arrangements organized before arrival – or for short term courses - students may need short term accommodation. Generally housing boards are the best option for this sort of accommodation.

Wireless Network Access

Wifi Network access is available for employees and students at NIC through two networks: “NIC-WIFI” and “Eduroam”. For more information on network access for students, please contact Student Technical Services.


To access:

  • Select "NIC-WIFI" from your available networks
  • Enter your myNIC username and password to log in*
    • For Android users: If you do not see "Use system certificates", please select "do not validate" or "(unspecified)"
  • If prompted, select “Trust the connection” and/or “remember credentials”

Step-by-step instructions specific to laptops, Android and iPhone can be found on Student Technical Services.


Eduroam is a secure network available to students, researchers and staff from participating institutions across Canada. Once Eduroam is set up, you will automatically log in anytime you are at NIC or ANY other participating institution.

To access:

  • select "Eduroam” from your available wifi networks
  • Enter your NIC email address and myNIC password
  • If prompted, select “Trust the connection” and/or “remember credentials”

Rent the Space

Contact Facilities to see about spaces available for rental.

Child Care

Beaufort Children's Centre is a licensed non-profit group child care centre offering outstanding early care and learning experiences to young children ages 18 months to 5 years. Beaufort offer a play-based program that is child-centered and enables young children to explore their interests in a safe, warm, and caring environment that includes a rich assortment of materials and equipment. We are fortunate to have a very dedicated, well-qualified, and highly experienced team of licensed early childhood educators, many of whom have additional training in infant and toddler care and working with children who have with special needs.

For more information, please call 250-897-1233 or visit Beaufort Children's Centre online