The college is home to the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence, a 117,570 square foot centre that accommodates 20,000 students. It has two campuses: Landsowne and Interurban. Lansdowne is situated on Foul Bay Roads and Landsowne, with a majestic view of the Olympic mountains and Victoria. It facilities include the Alan Batey Library, which opened in 1991. The Dental Health Education Centre is opposite the Library, with its newest facility on campus is Wilna Thomas Building adjoining Cultural Centre. The Isabel Dawson building includes the services for students, such as Information and Registration, Career Resource Centre, Counselling, Disability Support Services, Academic Advising, and Financial Aid. The Fisher building has the bookstore and cafeteria; Paul Building and Richmond House provide additional space for classrooms; Dunlop House is a good setting for the Hotel and Restaurant Management Program that is being operated by the students. Interurban campus is located in Saanich, with a rural country-style setting atmosphere. It is only a 15-minute drive from downtown, and conveniently close to Interurban Road.
The Campus Centre is the point of entry for people who are looking for information about the the college’s programs and services. Also included here are the Fitness Centre, Library, Bookstore, Student And Alumni And Employment Services, Counselling, Academic Advising, and the Career Resource Centre. At the heart of the campus is the Helmut Huber Cook Training Centre, where the campus community gets reasonably-priced lunch and breakfast. The northern side includes the Jack White and John Drysdale buildings, Technology Centre, and the Centre for Business and Access. Behind the campus sits the new Vancouver Island Technology Park, which provides an easy access for the students and faculty of Camosun to enter into partnerships with the research projects and local industry. Another facility that was recently completed in September 2008 is the Pacific Sport Institute, a centre for academic and athletic excellence. It is a unique partnership between Camosun College and Pacific Sport Victoria.
The campus offers the following services: Writing Centre, Work and housing, Women’s Centres, Wireless networking, Village 900 radio, U-Pass Student Bus Pass, Student ID/Library Cards, Student Employment Services, Student Clubs, Photocopying & Printshop, Personal support, Nexus Student Newspaper, Medical Coverage & Accident Insurance, Math Lab/Help Centres, Library, Learning Skills, First Nations Student Association, Financial Aid & Awards, English Help Centre, Education Funding Tips, Distance & Distributed Education, Disability Resource Centre, Dental Clinic, Counselling (Career, Educational, Personal & Cultural), Co-op Education, Computer Labs, Camosun College Student Society, Camlink: Registration, Class & Personal Info, Cafeterias & Restaurants, Bookstore, AudioVisual Services and Equipment, Athletics & Recreation, Academic Advising, and Aboriginal Services (Education, Financial & Cultural)
Camosun is represented by the Chargers, and they have made a name in the fields of Men and Women’s Basketball, Volleyball, and Golf. It has fitness facilities, sports clubs, and recreational activities which include: Yoga, Pilates, Boot Camp, Kung Fu, Weights, and Hip Hop.
Camosun offers students government loans & grants, which include funding sources for full-time and part-time students, bursaries, scholarships & awards; and education financing & work tips.
Victoria is the capital city of British Columbia, Canada. Located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Victoria is a global tourism destination seeing more than 3.65 million visitors a year. Victoria is well-known for its disproportionately large retiree population. The city's chief industries are tourism, education, federal and provincial government administration and services.
The wild beauty of the Pacific coast and the adventure of the great outdoors are within the city limits and ocean and mountain vistas will follow you wherever you go. Victoria is home to people of many different origins, cultural traditions, languages and religions and it welcomes them all. Cultural associations representing various ethnicities celebrate their heritage and introduce their customs to Victoria. Through events, festivals and holidays, Victoria and Vancouver Island experience a taste of the world right in their own backyard.
Victoria has a temperate climate. Daily temperatures rise above 30°C on an average of one or two days per year and fall below -5°C on an average of only 2 nights per year. During the winter, the average daily high and low temperatures are 8.2°C and 3.6°C. The summer months are equally mild, with an average high temperature of 19.6°C and low of 11.3°C.