Visitor accommodation

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Situated in picturesque Gordon Head, the University of Victoria is only 25 minutes from the Swartz Bay ferry terminal, and 20 minutes from the airport. We offer visitor accommodation for both short-term and long-term stays:

Whether you're visiting UVic or coming to the island for a vacation, our campus is ideally situated to see everything that Victoria has to offer.


  • Suitable for visiting researchers and parents of UVic students
  • Hotel-style rooms with private washrooms
  • Open year-round, but limited in availability

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Dormitory rooms

  • Suitable for backpackers and other travelers seeking inexpensive lodging
  • Shared lounges and washrooms
  • Breakfast available from UVic cafeterias and outlets
  • Available May to August

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Cluster units

  • Suitable for group travelers
  • Four bedrooms per unit, with shared kitchen and washrooms
  • Available May to August

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  • Suitable for individuals and couples
  • Bachelor-style apartments with private kitchens and washrooms
  • Available May to August

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