VIU Campus Development

Accessible Wayfinding

The Nanaimo campus is beautiful, yet complex. Important accessibility features such as powered doors and ramps are not always readily visible and easy to find. Additionally, accessible routes can be difficult to find amongst the maze of stairs. 

The VIU Accessible Wayfinding Initiative was created in 2019 to mitigate these issues. Below we present the results of the project: a collection of accessible mobility wayfinding maps for the Nanaimo Campus. 

Wayfinding Resources

A screenshot of the VIU Access Route Map. Click here to download the map PDF.

Stair-Free Map

This map shows accessible routes, parking spaces, and other features from the Nanaimo Campus. Stair-free routes are indicated with their degree of accessibility.

A screenshot of the VIU Access Route Map.

Web Map

A web map with 76 pre-programmed accessible routes for the Nanaimo campus. Additionally, there is information on single-stall accessible washrooms, power door locations, and much more!

Screenshot of a PDF Routing Map. Click here to access the PDF Route Map Database.

Building to Building Route Maps

This is a collection of downloadable and printable stair-free routes between key buildings and parking lots on campus. Use these to plan your routes between classes or a visit to campus.

Screenshot of the B200 to B255 map. Click here to download the map PDF.

Building 200 to Building 255 Routes Map

An 11"x17" downloadable and printable map highlighting the rolling and walking routes between Buildings 200 and 255.  

B210 Wayfinding Sign. Click here to access the additional maps.

Additional Maps

A collection of additional maps. Single feature parking maps, ramps, elevators, power doors, etc.