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.

Our Commitments

Managed & operated by OVG360

OVG 360, a division of the Oak View Group, is a full-service venue management company that helps clients reimagine the sports, live entertainment, and convention industries for the betterment of the venue, employees, artists, athletes, and communities. With a portfolio of more than 300+ client partners spanning arenas, stadiums, convention centers, performing arts centers, cultural institutions, and state fairs around the globe, OVG360 provides a set of unmatched services, resources and expertise designed to deliver unparalleled results that elevate every aspect of the venue.

Mission Statement

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.

Service Standards

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.

Our Values


“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.”

Since 2008, the VICC has...
5,700 Events Held
260,000 Delegates Hosted
$80 Million Positive Economic Impact
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