čɛčɛhaθɛč Gilakas’la NIC respectfully acknowledges we operate within the unceded territory of the K’omoks 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 9 am to 4 pm
Wednesday, 9 am to 6 pm
T 250-334-5013 | F 250-334-5025
Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday,
9 am to 4 pm
Library & Learning Commons
Hours of Operation
Learn more about the Comox Valley
City of Courtenay
Town of Comox
Village of Cumberland
Comox Valley halls
College administration offices and the Stan Hagen Theatre
Bookstore, Cafeteria, classrooms and computer labs
Classrooms and offices for ECCE, Nursing and Co-op Education
Classrooms, science labs, photography classes
Library, registration, student services, Aboriginal Student Lounge
Rent the Space
Contact Facilities to see about spaces available for rental.
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