An award-winning convention centre and event venue in downtown Nanaimo.
Vancouver Island Conference Centre is within reach of all the amenities that will delight attendees of all interests – from cozy accommodations and diverse restaurants to local shops and outdoor adventures. Businesses, organizations, event planners, and individuals all over North America trust us to help them plan, create, and deliver exceptional experiences.
Managed & operated by Spectra
Spectra Venue Management is a hospitality firm specializing in Food Services & Hospitality, Venue Management, and Partnerships. Spectra manages sports facilities, convention centres, performing arts centres, cultural institutions and much more. In Canada, Spectra is the largest venue management company and in British Columbia alone, manages seven venues in four locations: Abbotsford, Dawson Creek, Nanaimo, and Penticton. At convention centres such as VICC, Spectra works with event planners to turn events into experiences using proven methods, innovative concepts, and passionate industry professionals.
Through strong leadership, and in collaboration with tourism industry stakeholders and service providers, the Vancouver Island Conference Centre promotes and contributes to a financially healthy community and enhances the quality of life for residents and visitors of Nanaimo. We strive to create positive economic impact, stimulate growth for the City and provide cultural enrichment of the community, through the planning, management and delivery of conferences, conventions, meetings and events.
To manage and operate the VICC consistent with the goals of the City and operated in the public interest, to create positive economic impact, stimulate growth for the City and provide for the cultural enrichment of the community.
We have access to a network of partnerships and integrated services that allow us to host incomparable weddings, conferences, and events that create lasting memories and foster meaningful connections. We pride ourselves on superior service, strong relationships and a client-focused approach that delivers innovative solutions. Our highly customer focused team of staff and contractors work together with you to ensure every detail has been planned and delivered flawlessly.
“We are ethical, responsible, accountable and do what’s right for our business, customers, community, and people.”
“We strive to exceed any expectations, set a new standard, and transform events into memorable and exceptional experiences.”
“We are appreciative, value open, honest communication, and provide an equitable and supportive environment.”
“We foster the growth and potential of all stakeholders through engagement, collaboration, adaptability and support.”
“We operate seamlessly as one team, responsive to the community and industry and seeking out opportunities for synergy.”
“We are environmentally, socially, and fiscally responsible, managing our business and events as though they are our own.”