Coming soon: CapU at The Shipyards, Fall 2019

The Shipyards sign in lower Lonsdale.

Capilano University’s new location, CapU Lonsdale, on the second floor of The Shipyards development in North Vancouver will allow students to experience education in an accessible, central and scenic setting. With this new address, CapU continues a 50-plus-year tradition of delivering personalized learning in small classes taught by accomplished educators.

CapU Lonsdale will become a permanent home for Continuing Studies and Executive Education administration and a number of Continuing Studies classes will be offered on site. The new location is at the centre of the rapidly evolving Shipyards community where the energy and activity make it an ideal location for learning and collaboration.

CapU at the Shipyards

A community of learning on the waterfront

With six classrooms as well as flexible spaces, the unique interior design of CapU Lonsdale celebrates the natural West Coast environment and local waterways. Along the floor's west side is a 60-foot-long balcony featuring views through to Vancouver.

CapU Lonsdale is situated in a partial reconstruction of the historic Shipyard's "machine shop." The site, currently known as Lot 5, has more than 84,000 square feet of mixed-use commercial and community amenity space and connects with the popular North Shore Spirit Trail. Centrally located near the pier, Lot 5 includes restaurants, cafés and retail, along with an outdoor public ice rink and water park. The development offers an estimated 140 paid parking spots, along with bicycle stalls.

Your questions. Our answers.


CapU Lonsdale is an extension of Capilano University's main campus, located in the historic Shipyards building on the waterfront in Lower Lonsdale. This location offers increased capacity for programs, community outreach opportunities, and flexible day, evening, and weekend programming.

CapU Lonsdale is on the second floor at 125 Victory Way, North Vancouver.

Capilano University is building new community connections in a revitalized and thriving area of North Vancouver. The "walking neighborhood" and proximity to a variety of transportation options make the site ideal as a learning centre and extension of CapU's main campus.

Programs and Courses

Starting in September 2019, select courses in local government administration, paralegal and tourism are relocating to CapU Lonsdale.

CapU Lonsdale opens this fall. Class start dates vary; check myCap Schedule for specific start dates.

Yes! We are working to bring more academic and community programs and courses to CapU Lonsdale. More information will be coming soon.

No! You can expect the same fees, course content, and personalized learning in small classes taught by accomplished educators.

Getting to CapU Lonsdale

CapU Lonsdale is located in one of the most convenient and accessible locations along North Vancouver’s waterfront. There are several ways to get to CapU Lonsdale:

  • By bus and SeaBus. Check if you are eligible for a U-Pass.
  • By foot. Lower Lonsdale is a walkable community.
  • By bike. The Shipyards offers secure bike parking, on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • By car share. The Shipyards also offers dedicated car share parking, making it easier to get between CapU main campus, CapU Residence, and CapU Lonsdale.
  • By car. There are several options for paid parking in the area.

How to find us

CapU Lonsdale (coming Fall 2019)


250 - 125 Victory Ship Way
North Vancouver, BC
V7L 0B2


Use the Google map above for directions to CapU Lonsdale.

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