Housing Options

    • Capilano University does not have on-campus housing, but students have other options for accommodation: stay with a host family in a homestay environment, stay in fully furnished housing pre-arranged by an accommodation company, or make arrangements for rental accommodations.

      For a quick comparison guide between options 1 to 3, please take a look at our Quick Housing Comparison Chart (PDF)

      1. HOMESTAY
      Homestay includes a private, furnished room, three meals per day, and access to laundry facilities in a family environment.

      2. CIS University Dedicated Dormitories

      Capilano University and the Canada Immersion School (CIS) are pleased to announce the availability of the CIS Dorm Stay program to all Capilano University students.

      • CIS Vancouver
        2420 Dollarton Highway
        North Vancouver, BC, Canada V7H 2Y1
        Tel: 604.929.1544
        Fax: 604.904.9920
        Email: info@cisvancouver.ca

      CIS Dorm Stay includes double occupancy rooms, with washrooms, shower rooms and lounge space on each floor. Each building will have a coin operated laundry service. CIS Dorm Stay students will also have access to the CIS gymnasium, tennis courts, lounge space and meal plan packages. Parking is also available at an additional fee. CIS which is less than 5 minutes away by car, also plans to offer shuttle service to Capilano University. Public Transit also serves the CIS Dorm Stay area.

      The CIS Dorm Stay program will be available to domestic and international students.

      For more information, please contact: info@cisvancouver.ca or download the brochure (PDF)

      3. FULLY-FURNISHED
      An agency arranges suites, apartments, and rooms that are rented for a fee each month including all furnishings and utilities. This accommodation is usually shared with other students.

      4. LIVE INDEPENDENTLY

      The Capilano Students Union housing rental list: www.csu.bc.ca

      Search for accommodations or temporary stay in the community by checking the following websites:

      The information listed on the above websites is provided as a service to students. Capilano University does not verify the information in these listings, nor are the properties subject to any form of University inspection.

      Please note: You can also find postings in some businesses in the areas in which you might like to live, for example, Laundromats, food stores, bookshops, or community centres. Areas convenient to Capilano University are Deep Cove, Dollarton, Blueridege, Lynnmour, Lynn Valley, Lonsdale, North Burnaby, East Vancouver. 

      Temporary Places to Stay

      YMCA
      955 Burrard Street
      Vancouver, BC
      Canada V6Z 1Y2
      Tel: 1.604.684.0221

      YWCA
      733 Beatty Street 
      Vancouver, BC
      Canada V6B 2M4 
      Tel: 1.604.895.5830 
      E-mail: hotel@ywcavan.org

      Global Village Backpackers
      1018 Granville Street
      Vancouver, BC
      Canada V6Z 1L5
      Tel: 1.604.682.8226