Founded in 1968, Capilano University is a teaching-oriented university with a reputation for delivering high quality education and a fulfilling learning experience. The university offers a comprehensive program of degrees, diplomas and professional qualifications, and is internationally renowned for its excellence in teaching and student support.
The university is based in North Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada's westernmost province, and offers one of the most unique and exciting locations to study in all of North America. The region is known for its breathtaking natural beauty, with hundreds of miles of rugged Pacific coastline, evergreen forests, deep mountainous fjords and over 5,000 islands. Canada has a culture of outdoor activities, and students are well placed to hike, mountain bike or canoe the region's National Parks, or enjoy world-class skiing and snow-sports in winter.
Vancouver is one of Canada's most populous and culturally diverse cities. It is coastal, and surrounded by majestic mountains, a popular filming location with a booming film industry as well as a thriving arts and theatre scene. Famous for its fresh local seafood, Vancouver offers all the benefits of a modern cosmopolitan city, hosting world-class restaurants, charming cafes and lively nightlife with many bars, clubs, and live music events. The city is famous for its International Jazz Festival and the annual Cherry Blossom Festival, attracting visitors from around the world.
Incoming students join around 9,500 enrolled full-time students, with an international community of around 3,240, representing over 86 countries. The university fosters an inclusive and supporting culture of learning, which boosts graduate employability and career potential by offering practicums and work experience opportunities while studying. Students benefit from access to the university's network of alumni and professional partners which lead to employment opportunities in the region and abroad.