Vancouver Island Birth Hospitals

Campbell River

Campbell River and District General Hospital

What are visiting hours?

We believe people heal best when surrounded by family and friends. As such, we welcome visitors and do not impose limited visiting hours at our hospitals.

In certain situations, care staff may regulate the number of visitors and length of visits based on patient needs and/or requirements of the unit.

Read our visitor guidelines.

What are the cafeteria hours?

Patients and visitors may use the cafeteria located in the north end of the basement. It is open 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Between 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. the cafeteria is reserved for hospital staff.

Can I tour the hospital?

Yes. Tours take place on Saturdays at 2:00 pm. Please call 250.286.7009 ahead of time on Saturday to confirm.

Port Alberni

West Coast General Hospital


Nanaimo Regional General Hospital

A pre-admission package is available from the Central Vancouver Island Health Unit, or the admitting department of the hospital. Pre-registration helps the hospital process your admission and address your accommodation preference.

What are visiting hours?

Fathers/Birth Support Persons and Siblings – 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Others – 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Labor & Delivery - No general visiting.

What are the cafeteria hours?

The hospital cafeteria is located on the ground floor and is open 7 days a week from 6:45 a.m. until 6:15 p.m. The cafeteria is reserved for staff between 11:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Vending machines for snacks and beverages are available in the cafeteria.

Can I tour the hospital?

Yes. Call 250.755.3308 to arrange a tour of the department.


St. Joseph's General Hospital

Cowichan Valley

Cowichan District Hospital

Saltspring Island

Lady Minto Hospital


Victoria General Hospital (VGH)

Preregistration for your birth can be done any time prior to to admission. You may want to do this during your hospital tour. Private room request forms can be filled out at that time.

Call 250.727.4212 to arrange a tour of the department.