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Capilano University is located in the North Vancouver District of British Columbia on the slopes of the North Shore and only twenty minutes away from downtown Vancouver. With two satellite campuses located in Sechelt and Squamish, Capilano has a broad spectrum of services and programs to support students. Programs of study range from the traditional arts and sciences to global and community studies.


Established by local school boards and residents of North Vancouver, Capilano University began its education mission in 1968 to serve the local community. Classes were first held in the evenings at West Vancouver Secondary. The permanent campus opened in 1973 and currently enrolls more than 7,000 students from across Canada and the world.


Degree programs at Capilano University include:


  • Bachelor of Arts in Applied Behaviour Analysis – Autism
  • Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Communication Studies
  • Bachelor of Early Childhood Education Care and Education
  • Bachelor of Legal Studies (Paralegal)
  • Bachelor of Motion Picture Arts
  • Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies
  • Bachelor of Music Therapy
  • Bachelor of Performing Arts
  • Bachelor of Tourism Management


Capilano has grown over the years, adding new programs of study to accommodate the needs of a changing world. In 2004, the British Columbia Centre for Leadership and Innovation in Tourism was established by the British Columbia Province at Capilano University’s Squamish campus in anticipation of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Other new programs include:

    • Business in Tourism Certificate
    • International Management Graduate Diploma
    • North American and International Management Graduate Diploma
    • Bachelor of Performing Arts: Degree Completion (Fourth Year)
    • North American Business Management Post Baccalaureate Diploma