Capilano University

2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada | Public University | Established 1968

About us

Founded in 1968, Capilano College is located in in Vancouver, British Columbia, with its main campus located just a 30-minute drive from downtown Vancouver. Surrounded by a lush forest and fresh mountain air, the campus is an inspiring setting in which students are able to learn and grow. The university combines both traditional university programs, including philosophy, English and physics with more unique fields of study including outdoor recreation management, jazz studies, and motion picture arts. Capilano offers English Language, Certificate, Diploma, Associate Degree, Bachelor’s degree, and post-graduate diploma programs. Across its campuses, Capilano University has approximately 11,500 students enrolled, with about 2,500 of those being international students.

Capilano University prides itself on its hands-on approach to learning and problem solving. The university offers students small, interactive classes that are geared towards both learning about and addressing real-world challenges. Students build the skills, knowledge and experience to launch their career with confidence through individual attention and personalized learning. It is the mission of Capilano University to ensure that their students come first – both while at Capilano, and throughout the workforce.  

Why Capilano University 

Campus Life: At Capilano University, there’s always something exciting to do. From student clubs and peer mentoring opportunities to film screenings and live performances at the BlueShore Theatre, there’s no shortage of student activities available both on and off campus.

Intimate Learning Environment: Studying at Capilano University makes students a part of a growing community of lifelong learners. Inspired teaching and enriched learning are hallmarks of the Capilano University experience. Their instructors are professionals who practice what they teach in the field. Classes have 25 students on average, so instructors can give individualized support and attention to every student in a class.

Workforce Connections & Experiential Learning: Capilano University instructors have credentials in fields from business and music to applied behaviour analysis and tourism, with connections forged through years of work experience within their respective fields. Many Capilano programs offer practical, work-integrated learning experiences in the form of co-op and work practicum placements.


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