Port Hardy

Gilakas’la NIC respectfully acknowledges we operate within the unceded traditional territory of the Kwaguł.

NIC's Mixalakwila campus serves students throughout Northern Vancouver Island, including Port Hardy, Port McNeill, Port Alice, Alert Bay and Sointula. Located in the heart of Port Hardy at the Thunderbird Mall, the 6,000 square foot campus is centrally located for students and provides a modern, up-to-date and student-focused location to support student learning.

NIC was honoured to receive the Kwak’wala name Mixalakwila, meaning "maker of what’s been dreamt about." The Elders chose Mixalakwila because they believe the College is a place where your dreams for the future can come true.

Getting Here

Located in the heart of Port Hardy, the Thunderbird Mall is easily accessible for students in Port Hardy and those commuting from near-by communities. The campus is accessible by walking, driving or by the Mount Waddington Transit system. Learn more about Port Hardy.

Campus Info

Mixalakwila campus

#140 - 8950 Granville Street
Box 901
Port Hardy, BC V0N 2P0

MX Campus is open 9am - 4pm.

Student Services is open 9am - 4pm (closed for lunch 12 - 1pm).

Indigenous Navigator & Advising is available* (preferably by appointment):

  • Monday and Tuesday 9am - 3pm
  • Thursday 9am - 12pm

* Advising hours may change for July & August. TBD

Current students can book an appointment through myNIC. If you haven't applied to NIC and have questions, call 250-334-5000 or email questions@nic.bc.ca.

Campus Map

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 donna.merry@nic.bc.ca to see about spaces available for rental.