Vancouver Island

Although BC Children's Hospital is located in Vancouver, we serve families from more than 270 communities across BC, including those on Vancouver Island.

Every year approximately 2,700 kids from Vancouver Island make 7,900 total visits to BC Children’s Hospital for specialized care they can’t get anywhere else. That’s nearly 22 visits per day from the Island.

Support from the Vancouver Island community helps ensure those kids get the best care possible when they’re here. Generous individuals and businesses donate and participate in events like Festival of Trees, and host their own fundraisers, like golf tournaments, gala dinners and silent auctions.

There are plenty of ways to get involved in supporting BC Children’s Hospital as a member of the Vancouver Island community.


Get Involved  

Festival of Trees Victoria (annually beginning in November and lasting 6 weeks)

As event sponsors, local businesses, community organizations and individuals have the honour of transforming The Bay Centre in Victoria into a lush forest of brilliantly decorated trees, all is in support of BC Children’s Hospital. Learn more here: Victoria Festival of Trees

Learn more Festival of Trees events in the following Vancouver Island communities:


BC Children’s Hospital Week on Ocean 98.5

Every May, Ocean 98.5 supports BC Children’s Hospital by telling stories of local patients and their families, and their journey through treatment at BC Children’s Hospital. Listeners are encouraged to call in and become a monthly donor, and local businesses can sponsor each day of the week.


Start your Own FUNdraiser

Community-run events make up a large portion of the funds that support BC Children's Hospital urgent needs every year. With support from the Vancouver Island office, plan a FUNdraiser that brings together your community, friends and family to raise funds for the only pediatric hospital in British Columbia.  

Ready to start fundraising? Submit your application online.


Jeans Day (annually in May)

Buy a button. Wear jeans. Help kids.
Organizations across Vancouver Island #Jeanup to team build, have fun, and support BC’s kids.


When you volunteer with us, you’ll meet new people, discover skills you never knew you had, and have a blast while doing it. But most importantly, you’ll be making a difference in the lives of thousands of sick and injured kids who rely on our hospital every year. Contact us to find out about volunteer opportunities on Vancouver Island.

Share your story

Help us celebrate the wonderful things happening every day at BC Children's Hospital and around the province by sharing your hospital journey with us. Tell us about your child's experience here, or use the #ShareMyBCCH on your public social media posts and we might share your story with our followers.


Contact us

To learn more about how you can support BC Children’s Hospital in your own Vancouver Island community, contact Arynne at our Victoria office by phone 250.382.1529, or email