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.

The Shipyards sign in lower Lonsdale.

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 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.

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, previously 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, this site 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.

CapU at the Shipyards

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 Ship 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.

Classes started at CapU Lonsdale in January 2020. 

CapU Lonsdale is currently closed to the public due to COVID-19 and public health guidelines.

It is open for staff and students who have courses scheduled in the building.

The CapU Lonsdale building is open to support courses (but not open to the public) in the evenings this term. 

Programs and Courses

Several courses are scheduled in the CapU Lonsdale building, including Continuing Studies, Adult Basic Education and other academic courses.

Courses change each term. Consult the CapU course catalogue for additional information.

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.

Instructors will communicate plans for their office hours and it will depend on each instructor and course.

Meeting rooms have been made available for instructors to meet with their students should instructors choose to make these arrangements.

Facility and amenities

CapU Lonsdale includes six classrooms, meeting rooms, and flexible space for such activity as arts & culture events, showcases, etc.

We will offer convenient day, evening, and weekend programming and the same high-calibre teaching, small classes and experiential learning as other CapU campuses.

CapU Bookstore on main campus (Purcell Way) continues to be the point of sale for textbooks. Students can also buy books online via the CapU Bookstore website. 

There will be four meeting rooms at CapU Lonsdale. Each will have a screen at the door indicating whether the room is free.

If you want to use the room and it is available, you can use the touch screen to book the room.

The CapU Lonsdale building is currently open for courses only.

CapU Lonsdale is steps away from cafes, restaurants, bars, craft beer tasting rooms, stores, fitness studios, the Polygon art gallery and community gathering spaces at and around the foot of Lonsdale Avenue.

Plus, it is one block away from Lonsdale Quay, a public transit hub with SeaBus and bus service to downtown Vancouver and points across the North Shore.

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 has dedicated car share parking stalls, to help students, faculty, and staff get between CapU main campus, CapU Residences, and CapU Lonsdale.
  • By car. There are several options for paid parking in the area, including a parking lot under The Shipyards building.


CapU Lonsdale is in the heart of North Vancouver. Similar to other urban university campuses, there is no dedicated parking for CapU Lonsdale.

The Shipyards building has an underground pay parking lot, but no designated parking stalls for the University. The City of North Vancouver provides many additional paid parking options in the Lower Lonsdale neighbourhood that are accessible to CapU Lonsdale students, staff and visitors.

If possible, consider using car share, bike, or public transit to access CapU Lonsdale.

For more information on parking options, see the City of North Vancouver's parking information.

Capilano University is not affiliated with any parking lot operators in and around The Shipyards so main campus parking passes cannot be used for CapU Lonsdale. If possible, we recommend using car share, bike, or public transit to access this location.

How to find us

CapU Lonsdale

Address & Map

250 - 125 Victory Ship Way
North Vancouver, BC
V7L 0G5

Download our Location Map (pdf)


Use the Google map above for directions to CapU Lonsdale.

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