Being a VIU alum has its perks!

The VIU Alumni Perks account is your access to all your alumni benefits including discounts, networking events, job postings, alumni-owned businesses, contests, success stories, and much more! Exclusively for VIU alumni, the  VIU Alumni Perks account is available online or as an app and is completely free to join.

Sign up now—it’s easy!

  1. Create a  VIU Alumni Perks account  online or download the free app (search “VIU Alumni Perks”) from the Google Play Store or the App Store
  2. Sign up
  3. Confirm your registration when you receive an email from us (within two business days after you signed up), and start enjoying the benefits!
  4. Access your VIU Alumni Perks

Perks Partners

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Save 15% on flowers & gifts at with the code in your VIU Alumni Perks account.

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Everyone deserves to live in a home that feels good. Aligned design provides clients with the resources and guidance they need to creating a functional and aesthetically pleasing space that works for them and their life. Owned and operated by VIU Carpentry and Interior Design Institute Graduate, Claire Somerville, this new small business is excited to offer services for all of the Mid Vancouver Island Region.

25% off any and all services for all VIU Alumni. Aligned Design is an alumni-owned business that caters to all of Vancouver Island and the lower mainland.

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Ashley Canada

Ashley offers an assortment of stylish, quality furniture that's right for any room in your home.

Enjoy 10% OFF Sitewide only at! To redeem this offer use the code in your VIU Alumni Perks account.

• Offer excludes doorcrashers, appliances, clearance & overstock. Cannot be combined with any other offer.  Previous purchases excluded. Not valid in-store.

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Avis/Budget Car Rentals

VIU Alumni can save up to 25% off Avis base rates and  when making a reservation with Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) number in your VIU Alumni Perks account. Complete your reservation and receive instant online and email confirmation of your travel plans. See Avis Car Rentals

Also enjoy savings of up to 25% off Budget base rates when renting a vehicle from a participating location in the contiguous U.S. and Canada. Use Budget Customer Discount (BCD) number in your VIU Alumni Perks account. To shop the lowest rates for your next rental see Budget Car Rentals.

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As a VIU alumni you can save up to 30% on amazing phone plans plus, get big discounts on incredible phones with the Bell Exclusive Partner Program. Switch to Canada’s best national network and get exclusive savings for you and your family (on up to 5 lines).

Visit Bell Alumni to check out the latest offers or call 1.833.237.0603 to redeem.

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Broadway Across Canada

Purchase discounted tickets to select performances for upcoming Broadway Across Canada shows using the unique code in your VIU Alumni Perks account.

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Save 10% on printers, supplies, labelers, sewing machines & more at To redeem this offer use the code in your VIU Alumni Perks account.

Offer valid until May 11, 2025. 10% off your online shopping cart is applicable on regular-priced items. Offer is applied to order amount before taxes and environmental fees when applicable. Offers are only redeemable in the shop and only apply to available online stock of products. Quantities are limited, and we can't guarantee stock availability during the promotional offer. Offers can't be applied on back orders, used in connection with any other offer, used for phone orders or be used at any retail or other online store. Offers are subject to change or cancellation at any time. Restrictions may apply to sale items and are subject to change without notice. Distributors and other resellers are not eligible for these offers.

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Canon Shop Canada

Save 10% OFF your entire order. Excluding select advanced DSLRs, EOS R/R8/R7/R6/R5/R3/XA,C70 Lenses and select image PROGRAF.
(Offer Valid until 30/06/2024).

To redeem this offer use the code in your VIU Alumni Perks account.

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Chris Densmore Real Estate

Are you buying or selling a property?  If, so alumni Chris Densmore has got you covered from Mill Bay to Comox.  If you’re looking to sell, VIU alumni will receive a 25% discount on the seller’s side of the commission.  Buyers will also receive a 25% kickback if the commission.  (Note: In a typical real estate transaction, there is zero cost for the buyer to use a realtor to help them find their dream home, so this kickback is something that no other realtor is offering).  Consider reaching out to Chris, even if you aren’t quite ready to buy or sell, so he can support you every step of the way or provide you with valuable market insight.  Just reach out via email, text or phone and mention the promo code in your VIU Alumni Perks account.

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Colby Marie Notary Public

Colby Marie Notary Public is offering 2-hour, free estate-planning consultations (usually a $300 fee plus tax). During the consultation, they will review all of your assets and liabilities to see what exactly you have to leave your loved ones and then produce all the needed documents (Will, Powers of Attorney, Representation Agreement, and a Health Care Advance Directive).

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Deep Bay Marine Field Station

VIU Deep Bay Marine Field Station is open to visitors from May Long to September Long. VIU alumni and their guests will receive $2 off individual daily admission when displaying their alumni benefit card. The regular rate is $12, alumni rate is $10. This deal applies only to members within the alum's party. 

For any questions, please reach out to

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Ears to You

Ears to You based in Nanaimo, BC, is a fully functional mobile hearing clinic and is offering free hearing tests and a 25% discount on all makes and models of hearing instruments, including a price match guarantee on any competing offer. Ears to You operates in Nanaimo and serves other areas of Vancouver Island. 

Book online at Ears to You for your free hearing test, email, or call 250.619.5746 for inquiries. 

* Please indicate you are a VIU Alumni to receive your 25% discount *

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Great Wolf Lodge

Save up to 30% off on your next stay at Great Wolf Lodge in Canada and the USA!

To take advantage of this offer, simply provide the code in your VIU Alumni Perks account. when booking and present your alumni card at check-in. 

For more information visit Great Wolf Lodge or call 1.800.905.9653.

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Harbour Air Seaplanes

Alumni with an active alumni benefit card along with a government photo ID can receive a 15% discount offered on goFlex and goGold fares with Harbour Air Seaplanes on the full fare flights. Alumni can receive the discount online at time of purchase when using the coupon code in your VIU Alumni Perks account. for bookings made between January 1 and December 31. A new code will be provided at that time.

Please note that VIU alumni must present their alumni card upon check-in. Please note that this offer cannot be combined with any other offer and VIU alumni are permitted to bring 1 guest with them, travelling on the same flight. Only the full fare will be discounted. Does not apply to other discounted fares.

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Hipcamp is the world’s largest provider of unique outdoor stays. Enjoy thousands of tent camping, RV camping, glamping and cabin options to choose from across Canada. Download the Hipcamp app in the App Store or Play Store for the easiest way to find the perfect outdoor stay this year. 

As a VIU alumni, enjoy 15% off your stays anywhere in Canada for all bookings made in 2023. To redeem this offer use the code in your VIU Alumni Perks account.

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iA Financial Group

VIU has partnered with iA Financial Group to provide alumni members with a comprehensive insurance plan. iA offers a variety of insurance products to ensure you and your family have the financial resources to recover after a serious illness, accident or death. Pick and choose from the different products to create an insurance plan that works to provide financial security for you and your family.

The VIU Alumni Insurance Program includes:

  • Term Life Insurance
  • Dependent Children Term Life Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Dependent Children Critical Illness Insurance
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Extended Health and Dental Insurance
  • Travel Insurance

How to Apply

Learn more and apply online at iA Financial Group. You can also phone 1.800.266.5667 or 604.737.3802 and email

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Justin Sparks Photography

Justin Sparks of Justin Sparks Photography, a VIU Visual Arts graduate, will provide a 20% discount to alumni who are looking for wedding photos, maternity sessions, new born photos, pets, and mini sessions. Each package must be over $300 in price in order to utilize the 20% discount. Please mention that you are a VIU alumni to receive your discount.

Learn more at Justin Sparks Photography

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Get 20% Off your order on regular-price styles at Kit and Ace. Excludes 3-pack tees, markdown styles and gift cards. To redeem this offer use the code in your VIU Alumni Perks account.


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Little Lavender Goods

Get 15% off on any products when you spend $20 or more on our website

To redeem this offer use the code in your VIU Alumni Perks account.

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Mealime Pro Subscription

"Mealime - The Answer to "What's for Dinner"

This internationally popular app was created right here on Vancouver Island. Mealime offers a ton of convenience, making personalized meal planning, grocery shopping, and healthy home cooking exceptionally easy. Comparable to well-known meal kit services, Mealime offers similar convenience of recipes, ingredient lists, and ingredient delivery - but with no markup - so you pay grocery store prices for the ingredients.  Mealime is rated 4.8/5 on the app store. VIU Alumni have access to a 40% discount on a Mealime Pro subscription.

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Milner Gardens and Woodland Membership

Alumni with an active alumni benefit card or digital alumni benefit card from your VIU Alumni Perks account. purchase an individual annual membership for $12 (regular price $30) or a household annual membership for $24 (regular price $50). Alumni who have purchased a Milner Gardens annual membership can receive regular membership benefits:

  • Unlimited entry to the Garden during regular garden hours (excluding some Special Events)
  • Reduced admission for Member's Guests in the summer season. Members do not need to accompany guests - To be purchased in advance
  • 10% discount off regularly priced items and plants at the Gift Shop and Nursery
  • "Milner Musings" newsletter
  • Early entry into the Fall/Spring Plant Sale Events
  • Membership in the Milner Gardens and Woodland Society

Discounted membership must be purchased in person at the Welcome Centre. 

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Morrison LLP

Morrison LLP is proud to provide a 30% discount to all VIU employees, including their family, friends, and referrals, for basic Wills, Powers of Attorneys, and Representation Agreements. All are welcome to 30% off individual documents, or total package price, no minimum required. Please contact Jarrett Tilley  with Morrison LLP for further information, details and to request an appointment. 

Prices (excluding taxes and disbursements):

• Basic Will (single): Before Discount: $550 |After Discount: $385

• Spousal Wills: Before Discount: $650| After Discount: $455

• Power of Attorney: Before Discount: $250| After Discount: $175

• Representation Agreement: Before Discount: $250| After Discount: $175

• Basic Will + Power of Attorney or Representation Agreement: Before Discount: $750 |After Discount: $525

• Basic Will, Power of Attorney & Representation Agreement (single): Before Discount: $900| After Discount: $630

• Basic Will, Power of Attorney & Representation Agreement (spousal): Before Discount: $1100 | After Discount: $770

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Nanaimo Yoga Sanctuary

Nanaimo Yoga Sanctuary is a home-based yoga studio owned and operated by Megan Bailey who began in 2005 as a home-based yoga studio offering small group and private classes, in addition to on-site contracted classes. New clients can receive 25% off of their first 8-week series, and continuing clients can receive 10% off of each 8-week series.
Note: discounts cannot be combined or stacked with existing discounts.

*Clients must identify as VIU Perks registrants when claiming their discounted registration*

Learn more and register for classes at Nanaimo Yoga Sanctuary.

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Napa Autopro - General Autopro

Exclusive deal for all the alumni when you show your benefits card or your virtual card through the VIU Alumni Perks App. Choose between 15% off parts OR $50 off (if the service is above $250) on your first visit, and 15% off parts on future visits!

Visit General AutoPro

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Page's Resort

Meet on the Water

Book your board strategic planning session or management education retreat at Page’s Resort Group and as a VIU Alumni receive a gift certificate for a night in a one-bedroom cottage looking over Silva Bay. Use the certificate towards the group invoice, present it as recognition to a star team member, or use it to steal away on your own. The choice is yours. The group booking must include a minimum of six room nights at full rate and this offer cannot be combined with any other offer. 

To redeem this offer use the code in your VIU Alumni Perks account.

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Pets Plus Us - Pet Insurance

Accidents happen. Pets get sick.

You can’t predict if and when your pet will need to go to the veterinarian, but you can be ready! 

Pets Plus Us is different—Here's how they stand out!

  • Know your policy coverage upfront - no surprises later!
  • Coverage for examination fees and tax
  • One deductible per policy year, not per incident
  • Great customer service
  • No hassle claim payments With any Accident or Accident and Illness pet insurance policy provided by our partner Pets Plus Us, you can save up to 90% on veterinary bills* - and as an alumni of Vancouver Island University you receive a 5% discount on the monthly premium!
  • Blue Ribbon Benefits included
  • PetHelpFone™ (24/7 emergency support from veterinary technicians)
  • Pet Poison Helpline®
  • Free subscription to Modern Dog or Modern Cat and more!

Learn more, get your discount code and receive a free quote Pets Plus Us

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Pillway Pharmacy is proud to offer a wide range of services to help you and your loved ones with all your medication needs. In addition to easy access to medications, we offer many other services to VIU Alumni at no extra cost.

Here are some of the services that Pillway provides:
• Simple ordering of prescription medications with fast, free delivery to your home
• Real-time access to expert pharmacists who can answer your questions and offer professional advice
• A specialized program designed to help manage multiple medications a day for conditions like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, and many more
• Ongoing support and guidance through our user-friendly app, making it easy to keep track of your medications and maintain good health

If you're interested in learning more about our unique services and how we can help you save time managing medications, please visit or call us at 1-833-745-5929. To redeem this offer use the code in your VIU Alumni Perks account.

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Port Theatre Discount

Present your alumni benefit card or your virtual alumni card through your VIU Alumni Perks App at Nanaimo's Port Theatre and enjoy membership rates on all the Spotlight and Discovery Series Events.

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Sparkling Hill Resort

Receive 25% off the ‘Best Available Rate’ in 2023

Complimentary with your stay:

  • Daily a la carte breakfast in PeakFine Restaurant
  • High Speed Telus Wi-Fi
  • Valet Parking; one vehicle per room

Exclusive access to our 40,000 square foot KurSpa including European-inspired Steams and Saunas, Nature Themed Experience Showers, Indoor Serenity Pool with underwater music and Swarovski Crystal Sky, Indoor Hot Pool, Outdoor Infinity Pool, Kneipp Water Therapy, State-of-the-art Fitness Studio, Movement Studio, Tea & Serenity Relaxation Rooms

Book Online Now or Call 1.877.275.1556 and quote the code in your VIU Alumni Perks account.

Terms and Conditions

The Alumni Perks Offer is valid for individual travel only, not applicable to multiple rooms, family or friends, groups or events, and is not combinable with any other rates, promotional offers or packages. This rate offer applies 25% off the “Best Available Rate” only. Taxes and gratuities are not included. Rates are based on single or double occupancy, a 3rd and 4th person can be booked per room for an additional fee. This offer is subject to availability and is valid for stays from January 1 to December 30, 2023. This offer is not applicable to Penthouse Suite reservations. Alumni member must quote your exclusive promo code to receive this special rate. Your Alumni ID is required upon arrival to match your photo ID for check-in. Alumni member must be staying in the room to receive this special rate. Non-eligible rooms booked on this rate will be changed to a different available rate.

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Your Vision – Your Budget

Activate your FREE membership ($48 Value) and enjoy all designer glasses, contacts, sunglasses, AT COST. Zero markups, no hidden fees. Our cost is your cost.

Alumni Perks members have VIP access to a FREE membership ($48 Value) and eyewear at cost when using the code in your VIU Alumni Perks account after you click the "ADD TO CART" button.

To access eyewear at cost and start earning points towards your next pair FREE simply click the website link below.

*Terms Apply. Offer is available for U.S. and Canadian residents only.


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Suzy Shier

Enjoy $10 OFF your Regular Priced Order of $100+ at Suzy Shier!

To redeem this offer use the code in your VIU Alumni Perks account.


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TD Insurance Meloche Monnex

Your benefits also include home, tenant, and car insurance!

Thanks to a new agreement with TD Insurance Meloche Monnex, VIU alumni get access to preferred rates on home, tenant, and car insurance!

TD Insurance is the leading direct response insurance group in Canada†, offering quality insurance products for over 65 years. From getting a quote to filing a claim, their knowledgeable advisors will help you find options that are right for you.

Plus, the TD Insurance Meloche Monnex program helps supports alumni and student activities. A win-win for you and your school.

Learn how you can save big with TD Insurance Meloche Monnex

Or call 1.800.268.9269 for more information.

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The Man Shoppe

The Man Shoppe offers VIU Alumni a 15% discount on all products, including clothing, food items, and recreational aids. The Man Shoppe ships internationally, allowing VIU Alumni to have their purchases shipped to wherever they are. To redeem this offer use the code in your VIU Alumni Perks account.

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Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort

Alumni with an active alumni benefit card can receive a 20% discount off of Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort and Conference Centre’s best available room rates. Tigh-Na-Mara is an all-season oceanfront resort set in 22-acres of tranquil Arbutus and Douglas Fir forest in picturesque Parksville, BC. Book your reservations at 1.800.663.7373 and identify yourself as a VIU Alumni. Must present active VIU alumni benefit card at time of check-in to receive discount. Discount only applies to accommodation, spa services not included.

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VIU Automotive Shop

The VIU Automotive Shop offers quality work at an excellent price. All services are performed by students in training under the supervision of highly experienced Automotive Technicians who value hands-on, in-the-shop training methods whenever possible. Automotive Shop charges parts at cost and labour at a reduced rate of $35 per hour (compared to $90-120 per hour). Services available include regular maintenance, coolant flushes, transmission flushes, brake inspections and work, steering/suspension work, clutches, tune-ups, and much more. Services are limited to curriculum currently being taught throughout the semesters. Available services will be mentioned on our Facebook and Twitter social media. For inquiries or to book an appointment, call 250.740.6453 or email All Automotive Shop customers must read and sign the Customer Service Agreement.

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VIU Campus Recreation and Mariner Athletics

VIU Athletics and Recreation are offering the following discounts to alumni:

Drop-in and Monthly gymnasium passes which includes access to the fitness, weight room and multi-purpose room.

Annual (September to August) and semester locker rentals

$4 admission to Mariners Athletics Home Games

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VIU Campus Store (Nanaimo Campus)

The VIU Campus Store is offering a 20% discount on most VIU crested products and merchandise such as gift ware, apparel, and mugs when you show your digital alumni card in your VIU Alumni Perks account or your hard copy alumni card at the Nanaimo campus. 

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VIU (Malaspina) Theatre

Present your alumni benefit card to receive student discount rates at box office for VIU Theatre productions only where a student discount rate applies.

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VIU Hairdressing

Present your hard copy alumni benefit card or virtual card through VIU Alumni Perks App at the VIU Hairdressing Salon and receive a 10% discount on all regular-priced Salon Services and 10% discount on regular-priced salon products sold through the hairdressing department (excluding any already marked down products).  Discount pricing is available for alumni by showing your digital alumni benefits card in the VIU Alumni Perks account.

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VIU Library

VIU Alumni are entitled to a Community Borrower card which allows borrowing of print material. Present identification at the library service desk with your current address to receive a free card. See Service desk hours. To renew, present your current card and update your contact information yearly. Community borrower and alumni privileges include access to the library building Monday-Friday between 8am and 6pm. Privileges do not include off-campus access to licensed resources, but most are accessible on-campus. Community borrowers can search via the "Open Access" tab on VIU Library to access non-licensed resources. Library privileges also do not include interlibrary or equipment loans. Learn more about Community Borrowing.

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VIU Residences

VIU Residence is offers affordable short-term summer accommodation at the VIU Residences for individuals from mid-May to mid-August.  This is a great opportunity if you have family visiting or organizing a conference/event. Learn more and book online at VIU Summer Residence Hotel.

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VIU Spa Institute

VIU Spa Institute is a teaching school located in Parksville and is part of VIU. The Spa Institute offers quality esthetic and nail services at an excellent price. All services are performed by students in training under the supervision of certified licenses Esthetics and Nail Technology Instructors and only professional products are used. Special discounts are offered periodically. These discounts will be mentioned on our Facebook and Twitter social media.

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White Sails Brewing

We are pleased to present a partnership program unique to VIU Alumni that offers Alumni a 10% discount on Craft Beer served in our White Sails Brewing Taproom Sunday through Thursday (Friday and Saturday excluded). The program will be available for personal purchases by Alumni members who present their Alumni benefit card at the time of purchase for sleeves or flights. The offer cannot be combined with other discounts and is applicable to Alumni only, guests are not included at this time.

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WildPlay Nanaimo, Victoria and Maple Ridge


Discover Nanaimo's most thrilling outdoor adventure. Ziplines, Aerial Adventure Games, a 150ft Bungy Jump, the thrilling Primal Swing, and more! + New! Axe Throwing. 

Exclusive VIU Alumni Benefits: To redeem these offers use the code in your VIU Alumni Perks account.

  • $30 Off Bungy Jump. 
  • Free Extreme Adventure Course Add-on
  • Bonus Kids Adventure Course Lap

Book online at WildPlay or call 1.855.595.2251.


  • Free Extreme Course add-on with Classic Course booking (Value - $15)
  • 20% off the Zipline Tour (Value - $12)
  • To redeem this offer use the code in your VIU Alumni Perks account.

Book online at WildPlay or call 1.855.595.2251.

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Wolf Brewing Company

VIU’s local brewery just 5 mins away!  
Join us on Thursdays and/or Sundays and receive 15% off of 16oz pints and food for Dine-in Only PLUS receive 10% off take away cans or growler fills.

Valid VIU alumni ID must be shown at purchase.  Valid Thursdays and Sundays ONLY.  Must be +19 to participate.   

Thursday Hours 12-7pm
Sunday Hours 12-5pm 
Hours may change seasonally and/or due to holidays.  

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Young Drivers of Canada

Free Young Drivers of Canada program ( with purchase of a course on - or - 50% discount on Young Drivers of Canada program ( .  To redeem this offer use the code in your VIU Alumni Perks account.