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  • Teaching & Travelling in Vancouver, Canada

    What To Do In Vancouver

    Vancouver was recognized as the top city in Canada in Travel + Leisure magazine's 2014 World's Best Awards.

    Vancouver is a cosmopolitan city right on the edge of nature; you can combine an urban getaway with outdoor adventure. From family-friendly fun to thrill-seeking exploits; from marine exploring to mountaintop luxury, you'll find plenty of things to do in Vancouver.

    The city was also named the Top Destination in Canada in TripAdvisor's 2016 Travellers' Choice awards, and was chosen as the best place to live in North America (and number five in the world) in Mercer's 2016 Quality of Living survey.

    Here is a list of great things to do with Vancouver

    • Arts & Culture
    • BC Wine Country
    • Beaches
    • Bird Watching
    • Boating and Fishing
    • Camping
    • Skiing and Snowboarding
    • Whale Watching
    • Cycling and Mountain Biking
    • Fall Colors
    • Family & Kids
    • Floatplanes
    • Food Culture


    If you are coming in from an international or domestic flight, you will be landing at the Vancouver International Airport (YVR), which is around 30 minutes from the school by train. The Canada Line train service departs regularly from the international terminal. If you request airport pickup, your homestay family or a staff member will meet you at the airport and bring you to your accommodation.


    Vancouver's public transport system has a great network of train, bus and ferry services operating throughout the downtown and metropolitan areas.


    While you are in Vancouver, you should make sure you have sufficient funds to cover your living expenses while you are studying. In addition to tuition fees, airfares and medical insurance, living costs may include, but are not limited to: rent, food, groceries, transport, utilities, entertainment and clothing.

    • Average cost of a meal: $6 to $15
    • Average cost of a drink: $3 to $5
    • Average cost of groceries: $30 to $90 per week
    • Cover charge at a club: $5 to $15
    • Public transportation: $10 to $50 per week
    • Phone and Internet: $20 to $50 per week
    • Accommodation costs: $150 to $400 per week

    This is a guide ONLY. Prices are subject to change. All prices are in CAD.