Tours & bookings

Tours

Booking a tour

Are you a prospective Indigenous student? We encourage you to visit the First Peoples House (FPH) and take a tour. Tours are relatively informal, take approximately 20 minutes, and are provided based on staff availability.

Hosting a tour

UVic faculty, staff, students and community members who are Indigenous and an active part of the House community are also welcome to host visits and tours. Please note the following:

Room bookings

The usage of all First Peoples House rooms must meet the objectives of Indigenous education and/or Indigenous cultural resurgence.

To book a room, please email the and specify the following:

  • the room you'd like to book
  • a description of the event 
  • the proposed date and time

Bookable rooms

Room 110: Ceremonial Hall

Because the Ceremonial Hall is a sacred space, all requests need to be reviewed before approval. Depending on the event, a First Peoples House Usher may be required at an additional cost.

  • Capacity: 200 (bleacher-style set-up)
  • Equipment: Audio/video including a projector, DVD player and laptop hook-ups
  • Charges may apply: ($500+tax per half day, $1,000+tax per full day; janitorial & waste reduction bin fee; $300 deposit to ensure clean-up and return to the original set-up of the Hall)
  • All external bookings require completion of an FPH Rental Agreement along with proof of commercial general liability insurance letter

Room 122: Industrial kitchen (currently unavailable for bookings)

  • Capacity: 10
  • Equipment: gas-operated stove, food preparation area, refrigerator, dishwasher
  • At least one person within the booking party must have FoodSafe certification and participate in an orientation to the Industrial Kitchen

Rm. 128: Meeting board room

  • Capacity: 8
  • Equipment: conference call capabilities

Rm. 160: Classroom

  • Capacity: 35
  • Equipment: Audio/video including a projector, DVD player and laptop hook-ups; conference call capabilities
  • Charges may apply ($150+tax per half day, $300.00+tax per full day)

Rm. 162: Seminar room

  • Capacity: 12
  • Equipment: Audio/video including a projector, DVD player and laptop hook-ups
  • Charges may apply ($100+tax per half day, $200+tax per full day)