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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.


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...

a note about cheques

Please note that we can no longer process cheques made out to "Victoria Telecommunity Network" — please ensure cheques are made out to "Victoria Free-Net Association" instead. Thank you for your continued support!

We moved in May, so we have a new mailing address.


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!

New!  Most Affordable Internet Access!

New!  Have a course you want to offer online? - Moodle hosting!


Donate online, and help keep affordable Internet access possible:

If you're a Free-Net user, be sure to use your Free-Net e-mail address when donating — or include it in "add a note", on the last checkout screen.

You can also use this button to make your membership donation.

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 our ongoing costs!

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

Becoming a supporting member is easy — just click the 'Donate' button above and donate $25 or more.


Contact us for assistance.


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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