Capilano University

Capilano University (then a college) was founded in 1968. In 1973, we opened our permanent campus in North Vancouver. Four years later, we openedkálax-ay the Sunshine Coast campus in Sechelt and CapU Lonsdale opened in 2020.

CapU enrols approximately 12,700 students each year, 9,000 in for-credit programs, nearly 1,200 in non-credit courses and 2,500 international students.

The University is named after Chief Joe Capilano, an important leader of the Squamish  Nation of the Coast Salish people. Our campuses are located on the traditional and ancestral territory of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, Musqueam, Lil'wat and Sechelt (shíshálh) Nations.

In 2008, the provincial government changed our designation to Capilano University.

Capilano University transforms the lives of learners, employees and communities with experiences and engagement opportunities to actualize their passion and potential.

We are a dynamic and accountable place of thought and action that inspires imagination, prioritizes health and well-being and positively contributes to people and the planet.


Programs Location
Global Hospitality & Tourism Management Vancouver
Outdoor Recreation Management Vancouver
Tourism Management North Vancouver (City)
Tourism Management Vancouver
Tourism Management (for International Students) Vancouver
Tourism Marketing Citation Vancouver


CapU's main campus is in North Vancouver, with kálax-ay the Sunshine Coast campus located in Sechelt and CapU Lonsdale, an extension of our main campus, operating in the Lower Lonsdale neighbourhood of North Vancouver.


Our single occupancy rooms are prioritized for students who indicate an access or medical need for one on their residence application.

If you require this type of accommodation, please ensure that you select the "I have a special requirement for accommodation" option when completing your application and follow the steps to provide as much detail as possible to help us meet your needs.

If your gender identity does not match what is shown in our student information system, we will work with you in a confidential setting to ensure that you have the opportunity to live in the type of community and room that contributes best to your safety and comfort.

Excepting the $50 application fee, our residence fee schedule can be modified to meet the payment schedule of your band or nation. Typically, this means that your $500 confirmation payment will be deferred so that it can be included in the payment from your band or nation during the term you are living in residence.


Capilano University

2055 Purcell Way
V7J 3H5 North Vancouver BC


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