Welcome to the Sunshine Coast, one of the most beautiful places on earth!
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.
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 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.
Programs and Courses
Visit Sunshine Coast Programs & Courses for an up to date listing of our offerings.
I'm an adult and want to complete my high school diploma or upgrade my high school grades - how can I do this?
You can apply to our Adult Basic Education program, which offers courses in English, science, history and computers.
Yes, we have many online options. Please contact our academic advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org for our current online course offerings.
I have questions about which courses you need to complete to receive your high school diploma or how to apply for academic upgrading?
Contact our academic advisor to book an advising appointment at 604 885 9310 or email the advisor directly at email@example.com.
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.
What if I am a mature student and don't meet the program pre-requisites, can I still take the program?
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.
Who do I contact if I want to learn more about my educational options at the kálax-ay Sunshine Coast campus?
Please contact our front desk to make an appointment with an advisor at 605 885 9310 or email the advisor directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 also have a large learning commons, which has tables, chairs, study kiosks and 9 computers for public use. The Learning Commons is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
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
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.
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.
Keep in touch with us
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