Vancouver the most livable city in Canada

Vancouver Facts

Consistently listed as one of the world’s most livable cities, Vancouver offers spectacular super-natural beauty! With a population of approximately 2 million people from many different cultures, Vancouver offers a great variety of activities in an exciting, multi-cultural atmosphere, shopping, cultural events and festivals, restaurants, and entertainment are all available, as well as an endless variety of sports and recreation. Breathtaking sights are guaranteed!

Vanwest Vancouver

VanWest Vancouver is located in the heart of downtown – within a short walking distance from all the key attractions this exciting city has to offer. We are conveniently located close to all transportation lines.

200 - 1016 Nelson St, Vancouver, B.C. V6E 1H8 Canada
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downtown vancouver

17 classrooms

18 computer labs

lounge & patio

high-speed wireless internet

official BULATS testing center


Staying with a Canadian family is the fastest ways to improve your English. VanWest College will ensure safe, comfortable and friendly host families. Our homestay families have worked with us for more than 10 years. Homestays are a wonderful way to experience Canadian culture and allow you to get to know ,and learn about, the surrounding area, as part of a Canadian family.

A large part of your experience will be after school hours when you will meet new friends and enjoy all that Vancouver and Kelowna have to offer. VanWest College organizes a variety of activities to suit people of all nationalities and interests. VanWest College activities are educational, cultural, entertaining and athletic. A number of our activities are also travel and work related. Our activities include hocky games, pub nights, festivals, concerts, hiking, biking, cultural days, yoga, restaurants, skating, skiing, movie nights, football games, beach parties and free conversation clubs. Remember, English Only is still the policy during all VanWest activities

After-Class Activities

These activities are designed to help you explore Vancouver, whilst making new friends and practicing English! Students are highly encouraged to attend the activities, as it is a great way to enjoy your stay and make new friends with VanWest!

Weekend Trips

This is a great way for students to travel and see the surrounding cities and wildlife of Vancouver. Students will get to experience cultural activities to challenging outdoor fun!

Signature activities

VanWest has once-a-month signature activity that students enjoy. From our BBQ Days to Culture Days to VanWest's adaptation of Amazing Race! Students are thrilled to see and experience our signature activities! Tune in to our photo gallery to witness the fun!