Extracurricular Options

Mariners Recreation

Mariners Recreation offers a wide variety of activities from fitness classes and outdoor recreation opportunities to intramurals and access to gym facilities.

By creating and enhancing opportunities for active participation in diverse recreational and lifestyle experiences, Mariners Recreation strives to contribute to a superior quality of life through the endorsement of balance, involvement and wellness as foundations for health, learning and citizenship.

You can get your gym membership and fill out waiver forms online. You can also sign up for classes and activities online! Beat the line up and don't miss sign up deadlines using the online option!

Some of these activities are also available to Cowichan students. Interested students should inquire at Cowichan Student Affairs: 250.746.3509.


The Vancouver Island University Students’ Union (VIUSU) is part of the Canadian Federation of Students. The Students' Union has many outlets for volunteering. From assisting at events, to participating on Students' Union working groups, there are opportunities to participate in campus life through the Students' Union. Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, learn about how our university and community works, and to make a contribution to making students' lives better and more fun.