Victoria is a city where learning opportunities abound.

We have a number of public and independent education facilities, and are fortunate to host some of the top universities in the country.

Public Schools

Public elementary, middle and secondary schools are available throughout Greater Victoria. Three school boards govern public schools in Greater Victoria.

Independent Schools

Several independent schools also operate within Victoria. For more information visit the Federation of Independent School Assocation's website.


  • University of Victoria
    The University of Victoria, one of Canada's leading universities, provides both students and faculty with a unique learning environment. UVic has earned a reputation for commitment to research, scholarship and work-integrated learning. Here, more than 18,000 students from around the world enjoy a campus community that offers outstanding social, cultural, artistic, environmental and athletic opportunities.
  • Royal Roads University
    Created in 1995, Royal Roads University is the only public university in Canada created solely to address the knowledge needs of the global workplace through applied and professional programs. The university concentrates on its four founding themes: entrepreneurship and management; leadership; environmental sustainability; and conflict resolution.
  • Camosun College
    Camosun College is a dynamic and innovative community college serving the educational and training needs of the people of Victoria, southern Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and beyond. Camosun has two main campuses, the Lansdowne campus and the Interurban campus.