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 is no student housing at NIC’s Comox Valley campus. NIC is in the process of building a Student Housing Commons at the Comox Valley campus. Learn more about the Student Housing Commons project.


NIC has partnered with Places4Students to help you find a place to live, a roommate or a sublet. You can register for this free service using your NIC email. View the rental listings for the Comox Valley. If you are interested in renting to an NIC student, you can post listings through Places4Students.

North Island Students Union (NISU)

NISU offers support and services for students, by students, including an app where students can post rental accommodations.

Community Pages/Social Media

Search additional local community pages for rental accommodations

  1. Kijiji, Comox Valley
  2. Search Facebook Groups for “Comox Valley Rent”, “Comox Rent”, “Courtenay Rent”
  3. Search Facebook Groups and Pages for “North Island College”
  4. Search Facebook Groups and Pages for “North Island Students’ Union”

International students

For students joining NIC from outside Canada, NIC’s Office of Global Engagement has resources to help you plan for your arrival. International Student Advisors can help you find out which campus your classes will be based out of. Contact with questions.

NIC STudent Life

If you need additional support, you can arrange a conversation with a member of the Student Life team by emailing

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

St. Joe's Campus

2137 Comox Avenue (former St. Joseph's Hospital site)
Comox, BC V9M 1G6