NIC Fest in Port Alberni

NIC Fest is back for 2024 — and you're invited. Our second-annual education and career festival returns to Port Alberni and includes prizes, swag, and information to explore opportunities on and off campus.

Main attractions

We can't wait to see you. Drop by our welcome tent and take a picture at our photo booth. Get your official NIC SWAG while supplies last. Take part in a campus tour. Grab a free hot drink and cookie courtesy of McDonald's.


What's a festival without prizes?

We're giving away a $1,000 tuition bursary from the NIC Foundation.

You can also enter to win one of three NIC Prize Packs, valued at $500 each.

Wellness Pack: Includes the Apple Watch SE, Standing Spruce Wellness Kit and a one-year subscription to Headspace.

Study Pack: Includes Apple AirPods, a Rocket Book reusable notebook and a one-year subscription to Spotify Premium.

Adventure Pack: Includes a GoPro Hero 10, Yeti Tumbler and an AllTrails one-year subscription.

Bonus: each prize pack comes with an NIC hoodie.

NIC Fest visitors will also receive an exclusive code for a $25 application fee waiver.

Information Fair – 2-5 pm

The Port Alberni campus cafeteria becomes your one-stop shop for information about programs and supports across NIC. Our faculty and advisors are on hand to answer questions.


  • Math, science and engineering
  • Health and human services
  • The Island Pre-Health Science program
  • Trades and technical training


  • Drop-in academic and financial aid advising
  • Alumni relations
  • NIC Foundation
  • North Island Students' Union (NISU)
  • Office of Global Engagement

Interactive tours, demos and sessions

Check out our learning spaces and go further in depth.

  • Early childhood care and education activities
  • Health Care Assistant overview
  • Library and Learning Commons interactive displays and tours
  • Health care programs info session – 4-5 pm
  • Office of Global Engagement – study abroad options – 5-6 pm