Vancouver: Ranked as One of the Most Beautiful and Livable Cities in the World.
Vancouver is the city of choice if you choose to learn English in Canada. Set against a stunning backdrop on Canada’s west coast, Vancouver continuously ranks in the top five best cities in the world to live in. Vancouver is naturally beautiful, mild in climate and one of the safest cities in North America.
Nestled between snow-capped mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver offers the perfect blend of year-round outdoor activities and urban excitement. Relax on one of Vancouver’s many sandy beaches, wander through the boutique shops in historic Gastown or catch some air snowboarding or hiking on Grouse Mountain – in Vancouver there is something for everyone! There is no other city in the world like Vancouver, and VGC’s campus is located right in the heart of it!
Within Walking Distance from VGC:
Located at the top of the Harbour Centre, The Vancouver Lookout Tower was officially opened in 1977 by Neil Armstrong. Glass elevators whisk visitors 168 meters (553 feet). Enjoy breathtaking views of beautiful Vancouver and the North Shore Mountains.
Waterfront Station is a major intermodal public transportation facility and the main transit terminus in downtown. It was built in 1914. VGC is only a short walk away from Waterfront Station, where you can start your trips to all attractions of Vancouver.
Historic Gastown is one of Vancouver’s oldest areas. VGC is situated right on the edge of Gastown, allowing you access to unique boutique shops and some of Vancouver’s best restaurants. This is where you can find the first steam clock built in 1977 by Raymond Saunders. It announces the quarter hours with a whistle chime that plays the Westminster Quarters.
Granville Street is the main downtown entertainment district. Countless restaurants, bars and nightclubs make this a popular late-night hangout.
Famous Robson Street is known for having the best shopping in Vancouver. Spend your afternoon browsing at premier fashion stores or sipping coffee on an outdoor patio.
BC Place is a multi-purpose stadium and the home of the BC Lions and Vancouver Whitecaps. It served as the main stadium for the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Yaletown is a trendy, upscale, and renovated district. Converted heritage buildings are home to some of the top fashion shops and hip restaurants and bars.
Vancouver’s Stanley Park is the biggest rainforest city park in the world. It’s 10% bigger than New York’s Central Park. There is an abundance of unique plants, majestic trees, and diverse wildlife, not to mention the stunning seawall.
There are seven large beaches surrounding Vancouver area including beautiful English Bay. Come and enjoy some sun, beach volleyball or watch our amazing sunsets.
Granville Island is an artistic community with an excellent public market. Famous for local food, art and entertainment, it’s always exciting and full of new experiences.
Only a Short Bus Ride Away:
The North Shore Mountains
After you finish your classes, go night skiing on our famous Pacific Northwest snow. During the summer months you can challenge yourself doing the Grouse Grind or other spectacular hikes in the surrounding area. Vancouver is conveniently located next to three amazing mountains and ski resorts that are just 30 minutes away from VGC.