Live and study in the heart of Vancouver
The highest quality of life of any city in North America.
Meet locals and students from all over the world.
Visit one of the many beaches or explore one of its 100 parks.
Vancouver is framed by coastal mountains and spectacular beaches. An outdoor lover’s paradise, it is home to over 100 parks and one of the mildest climates in Canada.
We provide high quality lessons and accommodation whilst delivering a truly unique Canadian experience through our unforgettable social programmes. Students go for bike rides through Stanley Park, snowboard at Whistler Mountain, and take weekend trips to the Rocky Mountains or Seattle. It’s all in a day’s work for us at Bayswater Vancouver.
Vancouver Lookout: 360 degree view of the city
Inukshuk: Symbolic installation
Library Square: Library and Shopping Centre
Stanley Park: West Coast Rainforest
Granville Island: Public Market
Museum of Anthropology: Award-winning museum
Kitsilano Beach: Vancouver's most popular beach
Lonsdale Quay Market & Shops Shops, boutiques and restaurants
Vancouver Art Gallery Contemporary art and international exhibition
STANDARD PROGRAMMES: Monday to Friday, 9.00 - 10.30, 10.45 - 12.15
INTENSIVE PROGRAMMES: Monday to Friday, 9.00 - 10.30, 10.45 - 12.15, 13.00 - 14.00
SUPER INTENSIVE PROGRAMMES: Monday to Friday, 9.00 - 10.30, 10.45 - 12.15, 13.00 - 14.00, 14.15 - 15.15
You can reach downtown Vancouver from Vancouver International Airport in less than 30 minutes by rail.
UTC -7 (Pacific Daylight Time)
One of our most popular accommodation options, homestay in Vancouver allows you to integrate into family life and practise your English language outside the classroom, over dinner and throughout the weekend with your welcoming hosts. This is a unique way to live and study at your chosen destination.
We do all we can to ensure we match you with your perfect homestay. If you wish to truly experience Canadian culture by staying at one of our homestays, please allow us 4 weeks before you arrive at the school to arrange your accommodation to ensure we can find a homestay experience best suited to you.
GEC has three student residences in Metro Vancouver. All three are located within 15 to 40 minutes from Bayswater Vancouver by bus or train.
All GEC student residences are in the heart of Metro Vancouver near to major educational institutions, restaurants, shopping centres and transit.
Get to know the city and your classmates by joining our many weekly social activities. With events taking place every day including weekends, you'll have plenty of opportunities to learn more about Canadian culture and improve your English too! Come with us to a live music night or special exhibition at one of the many museums, or practice your conversation skills at our evening events. If you're feeling more adventurous, day trips to other famous cities in Canada are a great choice.
Prices vary depending on activity.
Explore everything Canada has to offer with excursions to other famous places nearby, such as Vancouver Island.
360 degree view of the city
Library and Shopping Centre
West Coast Rainforest
Museum of Anthropology:
Vancouver's most popular beach