Port Alberni

ƛ̓uum̓aaʔateʔicuu NIC respectfully acknowledges we operate within the unceded traditional territory of the Hupacasath and Tseshaht First Nations.

Located on Roger Street, the Port Alberni campus provides classrooms for programming including nursing, early childhood care and education, university transfer classes and more, along with the bookstore and library. The campus is also home to the Culinary Arts Building, the location of the Roger Street Bistro. Along with the Roger Street campus, NIC’s Tebo Vocational Centre on Tebo Avenue provides shops and equipment for trades training students.

It is an honour to work closely with such a diverse range of community stakeholders in Port Alberni who are all committed to helping their communities thrive and prosper. Through our partnership engagement NIC can ensure that our education and training programs remain relevant and responsive to local needs, while also making a meaningful contribution to the social and economic well-being of our Alberni-Valley communities.
Lynne MacFadgen
Regional Director of Continuing Education & Training, Port Alberni campus

Getting Here

Located near Bob Dailey Stadium and the Alberni Valley Mulitplex, the Port Alberni campus is easy to access off Roger Street.

The Tebo Vocational Centre can be accessed off Highway 4.

Both locations can be accessed via BC Transit. Students can also walk between the two locations via the Scott Kenny Trail. Learn more about Port Alberni.

Campus Info

Port Alberni campus

3699 Roger Street
Port Alberni, BC V9Y 8E3
T 250-724-8711 | F 250-724-8700

Student Services and Registration

T 250-724-8711 | F 250-724-8700
Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday, 9 am – 4 pm

Roger Street Bistro

The Roger Street Bistro is a fully-equipped professional kitchen where Culinary Arts students can practice and hone their skills.

Members of the public are invited to come and enjoy a selection of freshly made comfort foods for breakfast and lunch. No reservations are required. Visit the Bistro’s facebook page for menu details and hours.

Tebo Vocational Centre

4751 Tebo Avenue
Port Alberni, BC V9Y 8A9
T 250-724-8738 | F 250-723-4573
Hours of Operation
September to June: Monday to Friday, 8am – 4pm
July & August: Monday to Friday, 10 am – 3 pm

Parking

Parking is free at the Port Alberni campus and Tebo Vocational Centre. NIC has designated parking for students or employees. Please observe signage and only park in appropriate areas.

Accessible parking

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

Housing

At present, there is no student housing at NIC’s Port Alberni campus. Please see below for some suggestions on how to find a place to live.

places4students

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 Port Alberni. 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, Port Alberni
  2. Search Facebook Groups for “Port Alberni 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. You can use the online calendar to book an appointment, select International Student Advising.

NIC STudent Life

If you need additional support, you can arrange a conversation with a member of the Student Life team by emailing studentlife@nic.bc.ca.

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.

NIC-WIFI

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

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 jessie.broekhuizen@nic.bc.ca to see about spaces available for rental.