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There are plenty of reasons. Here are just a few:
The main Cap campus in North Vancouver is striking in its uncommon beauty. Lush forests, towering mountains and stunning plant life are the backdrop for your campus life. We're also proud of our presence on the Sunshine Coast and serving the Sea to Sky Corridor—all great places to learn and live.
There are two types of universities: research institutions and teaching institutions. In a research institution, the professors are engaged primarily in research. In a teaching institution like Cap, the instructors are engaged primarily in teaching. They're people who will take the time to figure out your learning style, your needs, and your strengths. Not to mention your name.
We keep our classes small. In fact, none of our classes has more than 35 students. It's a big part of how we keep the learning experience personal, adaptable, and relevant.
We believe in learning for living. We know that the hands-on experience built into our programs is key to graduates with the skills and knowledge to succeed.
Live just minutes from the North Vancouver campus in CapU’s first residence community, an affordable and safe housing option supported by live-in residence advisors.
Think of our instructors as guides by your side who can help you as you make your initial forays into the work world. With real-world connections forged from years of working in their respective industries and professions, Capilano University instructors help you not only make the grade, but make your mark.
We believe excellence in education is for everyone. Whatever your motivation, we’ll help you put your mind to it.
If you want to go places in this world, you have to go places in this world. That’s why we have partnerships with other universities across the globe. We offer study tours and international exchanges to countries such as France, Finland, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Mexico, Japan, and Australia. For more details, see
Kayaking, hiking, camping, snowboarding. Or, if nature's not your thing, there's always a trip to the city. Maybe pick up a fresh salmon. Bike the Stanley Park seawall. You'll be glad to know you’re only 20 minutes away from the shops and eateries of Lower Lonsdale and downtown Vancouver. It's all here and it's all good.
Capilano University | 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver, British Columbia Canada V7J 3H5 Tel: 604.986.1911
Sunshine Coast | 5627 Inlet Avenue, Sechelt, British Columbia Canada V0N 3A0 Tel: 604.885.9310
Capilano University is named after Chief Joe Capilano, an important leader of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh) Nation of the Coast Salish people. We respectfully acknowledge that our campuses are located on the territories of the Lil’wat, Musqueam, Sechelt (shíshálh), Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.