Frequently Asked Questions


What is a Mariners Recreation Gym Membership and what can I access with it?

Mariners Recreation Gym Memberships allow access to the Nanaimo Campus recreation facility (use of gym floor, weight room, and multipurpose room.

Who is eligible for Mariners Recreation Gym Membership?

Full Time and Part-Time Students, Staff, and Faculty, Community & Alumni
Go to Mariners Services for more information.

Registration Options

Online Registration or In Person at the VIU Gymnasium

What are my payment options?

Cash, debit card or credit card *.
* Credit cards only online

** For all online credit card purchases, the following processing fees will be applied by Active Network, our third party provider:

  • Transactions $0 - $150 - 6.5% + $0.50
  • Transactions $150 - $500 - 3.5% + $5.00
  • Transactions over $500 - 2.5% + $10.00

What is the refund policy?

For refund information, please view our refund policy.

What do I need to bring in order to access the Mariners Recreation facility and services?

Current students and staff - use your VIU ID card and swipe the scanner on the Mariners Recreation office counter.

Community and VIU Alumni - must first purchase a membership and check-in procedures will be discussed at that point. Alumni need to present an alumni card. Email for more information.

Public day users - please check-in at the Mariners Recreation office and pay the drop-in fee.

What if I have lost my VIU ID card?

Get a new VIU ID card

Additional Questions?

Should you have additional feedback or questions about these changes or Mariners Recreation activities, please email and someone will respond to you within two business days.