Students learning to take structural measurements and make geological observations at Malaspina Cut

Get outside with the Earth Science Department

Day trips are an important part of our curriculum

Short field trips form part of the lab work for almost all of the Earth Science courses offered at VIU. Destinations may be local sites in and around the city of Nanaimo or day trips to geologically interesting nearby places like Victoria, Strathcona Park, Quadra Island, Hornby Island or the Vancouver area.

Our central location on Vancouver Island gives us easy access to all kinds of fascinating rocks, minerals, fossils and natural environments.

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