Maps, buildings & directions
Map date: July 2013
|A Hut (HTA)|
|A. Wilfrid Johns Gallery (MAC A wing)|
|Administrative Services (ASB)|
|Alumni House (Now a part of ISC)|
|B Hut (HTB)|
|Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre (BMS)|
|Bob Wright Centre - Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (BWC)|
|Business and Economics (BEC)|
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|David Lam Auditorium (MAC A144)|
|David Turpin (DTB, formerly SSM)|
|E Hut (HTE)|
|Elliot Lecture Theatre (ELL)|
|Engineering/Computer Science (ECS)|
|Engineering Lab Wing (ELW)|
|Engineering Office Wing (EOW)|
|Enterprise Data Centre|
|Family Centre (Family Student Housing; Block 3A)|
|Family Housing (Lam Family Student Housing; R01-39)|
|Farquhar Auditorium (UVC B115)|
|Fine Arts (FIA)|
|First Peoples House|
|Fraser (Murray and Anne Fraser, FRA)|
|Glover Greenhouse Facility (Bev Glover Greenhouse Facility; GGF)|
|Graduate Student Centre (Halpern Centre for Graduate Students; GSC)|
|Halpern Centre for Graduate Students (GSC)|
|Health Centre (Petersen Health Centre; HEA)|
|Hickman (HHB; formerly Centre for Innovative Teaching)|
|Human and Social Development (HSD)|
|Ian Stewart Complex (ISC)|
|Interfaith Chapel (CHA)|
|Lam Auditorium (David Lam Auditorium; MAC A144)|
|Lam Family Student Housing (R01-39)|
|Lou-Poy Child Care Centre (HLP)|
|Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery (UVC B114a)|
|Marine Technology Centre (MTC)|
|McPherson Library (LIB)|
|Mearns Centre for Learning - MCL|
|Medical Sciences (MSB)|
|Michele Pujol Room (SUB A121)|
|Outdoor Aquatic Unit (OAU)|
|Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (BWC)|
|Petersen Health Centre (HEA)|
|Phillip T. Young Recital Hall (MAC B125)|
|Priestly Law Library (Fraser Building)|
|Pujol Room (SUB A121)|
|Q Hut (HTQ)|
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|Saunders Annex (SAA)|
|Social Sciences & Mathematics (SSM)|
|Stewart Complex (Ian Stewart Complex; ISC)|
|Strong (David F. Strong; DSB)|
|Student Union (SUB)|
|Technology Enterprise Facility (TEF)|
|University Centre (UVC)|
|University Centre Farquhar Auditorium (UVC B115)|
|University Club (UCL)|
|University House 1 (UH1)|
|University House 2 (UH2)|
|University House 3 (UH3)|
|University House 4 (UH4)|
|V Hut (HTV)|
|Visual Arts (VIA)|
|Y Hut (HTY)|
Getting to Victoria
Victoria and the University of Victoria is situated on the southern tip of Vancouver Island off the southern coast of mainland of our province of British Columbia, the western province of Canada.
There is no fixed connection from the island to the mainland and as such is only accessible via passenger/vehicle ferry services or air.
- Regularly scheduled ferry service from Vancouver and Washington state.
- Victoria International Airport serves flights from Vancouver, Seattle, and many other locations.
- Float planes connect with Seattle and Vancouver.
- Bus service from Vancouver and Seattle (via ferry service).
- Rail service between Victoria and Courtenay. (Currently not running.)
Take the Swartz Bay ferry from Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal. The sailing takes 1 hr 35 minutes, plus 15 minutes offloading time.
As you exit the ferry, you will be on the Patricia Bay Highway #17 south. After approximately 25 minutes, take the McKenzie Avenue exit. Turn left onto McKenzie Avenue and continue for 7 km. Turn right onto McGill Road, at the main UVic entrance, just in front of Centennial Stadium.
Victoria Int'l Airport is located off Highway 17, about 30-40 minutes north of the university. When driving from the airport, follow the signs to Victoria; they will lead you south onto Highway 17. From here follow the directions above.
The YYJ Airport Shuttle offers service from the airport to various city locations. Buses leave the airport every half hour between 4 a.m. and midnight, 7 days a week.
Take Highway 1 south towards Victoria until you reach the McKenzie Avenue/Admiral Road intersection. Turn left here. Follow McKenzie Avenue for about 7 km east, until you reach the traffic lights at Gordon Head Road. Go through the traffic light and turn right onto McGill Road.
Follow Highway 14 east towards Victoria. In Colwood turn onto Highway 1 to Victoria. At the McKenzie Avenue/Admiral Road intersection, turn left. Follow McKenzie Avenue for about 7 km east, then turn right onto McGill Road, just in front of Centennial Stadium.
You will dock in Victoria's inner harbour. Follow Belleville St. east to Blanshard St. Turn north onto Blanshard, and follow it for about 5 km then turn right onto McKenzie Avenue and continue for about 7 km. Turn right onto McGill Road, just in front of Centennial Stadium.
You will dock in Sidney, about 30 km north of the university. Follow the signs to Highway 17 (Victoria). Turn left/south onto the Highway. In approximately 20 minutes take the University of Victoria/ McKenzie Avenue exit. Turn left onto McKenzie Avenue then continue for approximately 7 km. Turn right onto McGill Road, just in front of Centennial Stadium.
"Direct Dial to Campus Security" public phones are located across campus. They are identified by a red and white Security sign and a corresponding number.
Emergency evacuation maps
Residence information and location map
- Campus dining map
- University Food Services
- UVSS (SUB) Food outlets
- GSS The Grad House Restaurant
- The University Club
UVic is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for students, employees and visitors. Beginning September 1, 2011, smoking is only permitted in designated areas outside Ring Road. Look for the marked benches and new cigarette receptacles in convenient and accessible locations within a three-minute walk of any campus building.
BC Transit provides bus service to the Gordon Head campus
- Cycling route map (JPG)
- Cycling route map (PDF)
- Cycling amenities information
- Cycling amenities map (PDF)
One new facility is currently under construction at the University of Victoria.
UVic's Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities (CARSA) will provide the best training and learning facilities possible for students, varsity athletes and other users as well as an opportunity for all community members to access UVic's athletics and recreation resources as well as specific services and research programs.
Site preparation began the week of Feb. 25, 2013. Completion of the first phase of construction is targeted for spring 2015.
Gabriola Road between McKenzie Avenue and Ring Road is open to two-way vehicle traffic; however, the road surface will remain uneven until repaving takes place in spring 2014. Cyclists are asked to use caution.
Major renovation project
The University Centre Cafeteria will close on Dec. 13 for a major renovation and expansion. The eight-month project will see a shift from a cafeteria-style model to a market-style concept where food is freshly prepared before the customer. The new facility, Mystic Market, is scheduled to open in fall 2014.
During the construction period, a Construction Café will open in the University Centre, and Food Services will extend the hours and increase staffing levels at all other campus food outlets.
Visit uvic.ca/food for hours and maps of other Food Service locations, as well as updates on construction progress. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Recently completed buildings
Questions? Contact Facilities Management at 250-721-7616.