Capilano University

2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver,

About University


About University

Welcome to Capilano University! By coming to Capilano, you will be joining a community of 7,000 students, including close to 1000 international students from 55 countries around the world. Capilano is a public university in beautiful British Columbia, and is located on Vancouver’s north shore, just 20 minutes from downtown.

Capilano is a teaching institution, not a research institution. This means our focus is on you, or more specifically, on your learning. Graduates of our certificate, diploma, degree and post graduate degree programs are competitive in the job market because our programs emphasize real-world relevance. Graduates from Capilano’s many Business, Early Childhood, Arts/Sciences, Engineering Transfer, Communications, Legal, Allied Health, Global and Community Studies, Tourism, and Fine and Applied Arts programs are the real proof of Capilano’s quality. Capilano is also recognized by the BC Education Quality Assurance Program and we are the first Canadian university to be accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).


As a student at Capilano University, you can become involved in clubs and associations, play or cheer for our sports teams, enjoy musicians or watch theatre and dance right here on campus. Capilano students are “change makers” and are encouraged to be social entrepreneurs who make social and environmental impacts in today’s world. In your free time, Vancouver offers you a wonderful environment to enjoy international foods, arts and entertainment.

Student life

Student Leadership, Mentorship and other volunteerism creates an opportunities for students to gain leadership skills, meet others from around the world and just feel good!
Students may try out for a team and they may get to wear the Capilano Blues uniform & compete against some of the best athletes in Canada.

The coastal forests of the Cap U campus provide peach, quiet and inspiration or for the adventurous, trails for hiking and biking.

Drama productions by acting & theatre students; screenings by film productions students can be seen in our theatres.





International Management
North American and International Management
Business Administration 
Communication Studies 
Design In Visual Communication (non CLA) 
Early Childhood Care And Education 
Legal Studies Paralegal (non CLA) 
Liberal Studies 
Motion Picture Arts (non CLA) 
Music In Jazz Studies (non CLA) 
Music Therapy (non CLA) 
Tourism Management (non CLA

Subject Area