Welcome to the Sunshine Coast, one of the most beautiful places on earth!

Sunshine Coast campus mural

kálax-ay | the Sunshine Coast Campus of Capilano University

Nestled among forests and mountains and bounded by the sea, this ribbon of land is the traditional territory of both the shíshálh (Sechelt) and Skwxu7mesh Uxwumixw (Squamish) people.

Our regional centre is located in the village of Sechelt, midway up the Sunshine Coast. At our friendly and welcoming campus, class sizes are small and facilitate close, personal connections between faculty and students.

Students also have the opportunity to apply what they are learning in real world settings. We have a saying at our campus - the community is our classroom.

Our primary goal is to offer pathways to further education and direct employment for all our students.

Sunshine Coast campus students



Established in 1977, we are a regional campus of Capilano University and the only post-secondary institution located on the lower Sunshine Coast.

We are located in Sechelt, B.C., the heart of the Sunshine Coast, halfway between Gibsons and Pender Harbour. Our address is 5627 Inlet Avenue, walking distance of Sechelt's downtown core, shops and waterfront.

Our hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Programs and Courses

You can apply to our Adult Basic Education program, which offers courses in English, math, science, and computers.

Visit Academic Upgrading for more information.

Yes, we have many online options. Please contact an academic advisor at advising@capilanou.ca or visit the Academic Advising website for information about current online course and program offerings available to Sunshine Coast students.

Visit How to Apply and follow the highlighted steps to start your application.

When you click the "Apply Now" button, you will be redirected to EducationPlannerBC where you will create an account and apply to the program of your choice at CapU. Be sure to select Sunshine Coast as your campus. The application fee is a non-refundable $50.

You may be able to take a program under what is called discretionary admission. You will need to contact the department for further information. You can also speak with our academic advisor for further information.

Facilities and Student Support Services

We have six classrooms at the campus, including a computer lab, a science lab and a health care lab. There is also a student lounge.

We offer free counselling and advising services, as well as offer writing, math and computer support. Our faculty work with students to help them reach their academic goals. We also have a student peer mentoring program.

How to find us

kálax-ay Sunshine Coast Campus

Address & Map

5627 Inlet Avenue
PO Box 1609
Sechelt, BC
V0N 3A0
Tel: 604 885 9310
Fax: 604 885 9350


Use the Google map above or the following directions to Capilano University's kálax-ay Sunshine Coast Campus.

From Gibsons:
Take Highway 101 to Sechelt. Proceed through the Wharf Street intersection. Turn right on Inlet Avenue and follow the road to Capilano University.

From the North:
Take Highway 101 to Sechelt. Turn left on Inlet Avenue and follow the road to Capilano University.

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