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About Intramurals

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Vancouver Island University’s Mariners Athletics and Recreation department
will be adjusting it's programs for the Winter 2021 semester.

Please check back for updated status on programming.




The Intramural program at Mariners Athletics and Recreation has a wide range of recreational leagues, tournaments and special events. We pride ourselves in providing safe, fun, social and even at times competitive programs for all students, staff and community. League nights feature typical sports like Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer and Road Hockey. Our tournaments range from Dodgeball, Slo-Pitch, Beach Volleyball, Road Hockey, Outdoor Soccer and even Poker at times.

One area that we take pride in is our Special Events. We are the founders of the VIU Amazing Race. A race that takes you all over Nanaimo and neighboring areas. This race has become one of our legendary events of the year. Come check it out!

Other Special Events we run are road trips to the Vancouver Canucks, BC Lions, and Vancouver Whitecaps. We take groups on Paintball trips, Snorkeling with Seals, Skiing, and we have even been Sky Diving!

Opportunities are endless when you take part in the Intramural Programs/Special Events at VIU! We truly are one of the leaders on campus supplying the needed fun and social activities for students. Let us complete your experience while you’re here at VIU, all it takes is to register!