about us

Victoria Free-Net Association (ViFA) was the first public Internet service provider (ISP) in Victoria. We offer Internet access, website and server hosting, and more at low cost to the consumer.

We are expanding services to offer expertise to not-for-profits, small businesses and professionals to help develop and manage websites, e-mail, Moodle educational content, custom database systems and more!

Feel free to contact us, and review our services and rates.

We serve non-profits and small business.

Affordable!  Dialup Internet Access

New Service!  ArtCommons MarketPlace

Pay Online!

Customers can pay online using their credit card or PayPal account. It is simple! Click Free-Net's Secure Payment Gateway and follow the prompts to pay for your services, $25 membership and donations.

Include your contact information, what your payment is for, and your Free-Net email address if you have one.


Donate below to help keep affordable Internet access possible.

What is membership?

As a not-for-profit, we are supported financially by loyal customers, members and generous donors. Become a member to increase monthly cash flow essential to support operations!

Membership gives you a say in how Free-Net is run (voting rights at the AGM) and costs as little as $25 a year. Use the payment gateway above.


Contact us for assistance.


recent news


Gareth Shearman, after a lengthy battle with cancer, died, October 14, 2013. He spent much of the last year working to ensure that Victoria Free-Net could continue in his absence. More...


To the memory of John Stephenson, a volunteer with Victoria Free-Net for over 15 years, where his dedicated service was much appreciated by both users and the administration.

scam warning

We will never send you e-mail asking you to log in or type your password somewhere.

NEVER NEVER NEVER. Even if it looks like it came from one of our official e-mail addresses. If it asks you to click on a web link and type your password it is not from us. Ever.

Remember! If there is an important notice, Free-Net will post it to the website so that you can verify it. Never follow links in e-mails claiming to be from us.


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pay online

Free-Net Secure Payment Gateway

  •     Click above to pay by credit card.
  • 1) Pay your invoice.
  • 2) Pay your annual $25 Membership.
  • 3) Pay to Donate.
  •     Include invoice # and contact info.

Terminal Access

Contact us


  • South Island Community Access Network SICAN

    SICAN provides computer access to the general public in many locations spread out in the South Vancouver Island region.

  • Vancouver Island Open Network Society

    Vancouver Island Open Network Society

  • Telecommunities Canada

    Telecommunities Canada

  • Pacific Community Networks Association

    Pacific Community Networks Association

  • BC Community Connectivity Cooperative

    BC Community Connectivity Cooperative

  • Industry Canada Community Access Program