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EC Vancouver: Comfort Viva Tower Residence

Photos show samples of available rooms. Fixtures, fittings and sizes may vary.

Accommodation Features

  • Communal Lounge
  • Free Wi-Fi facilities
  • Central air conditioning
  • Fitness center
  • Bed linen provided
  • Laundry Facilities


  • Full kitchen (dishwasher, fridge and freezer, microwave, oven and stove)
  • Open balconies
  • Towels are provided
Number of Bedrooms
10 single, 8 twin rooms
Type of Room
Single and Twin rooms.Room size: APPROX. Shared 95 sq feet and Single 76 sq feet
Bathroom Type
Shared bathroom (Shower and Bath tub).1 unit for 7 pax with 3 full baths, 1 unit for 5 pax with two full baths 1 unit for 7 pax with 3 full baths, 1 unit for 5 pax with two full baths
Board Status

Description of Local Area

The residence is situated one block away from Davie Street, one of the most exciting neighbourhoods in Vancouver with fantastic nightlife, restaurants, cafes, and Sunset Beach just a short walk away. There are supermarkets and excellent transport links nearby. Robson Street, the city’s most popular shopping hotspot, is also just a few blocks from the residence.

Description of Accommodation

This is a well-organized residence with incredible views of downtown Vancouver. A number of apartments also offer partial views of the sea and the mountains. Each apartment consists of 2-3 single bedrooms and 2 twin bedrooms, 1 open-plan kitchen, 1 spacious living room, and two full shared bathrooms. Each bedroom is equipped with a bed, desk, chair, and allocated closet space per student.


Viva Suites 1311,
Howe Street,
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2P3

Emergency Number

+1 604 773 0488

Arrival and departure

  • Arrival Day: Saturday
    Check in: 15:00
    Early Check in is not allowed but student is permitted to stay in the common areas until their room is ready. Late check in is allowed. There is a 24h concierge so he/she will help the student with the check in.Sunday arrival is possible and it's no different from Saturday.

  • Arrival Day: Saturday
    Check out: 11:00
    Late check out is not allowed but student can wait in the common areas until he needs to leave to the airport

Journey to school

Approx. 19 minutes on foot.

You can also use public transport. Walk to Granville Street where you can take buses 004 / 010 /014 / 050. Stop in Granville Street NS Dunsmuir. Cross the street and you will see the school. It will take you around 9 minutes to arrive.  


Cancellation prior to arrival

Students   cancelling or postponing within 14 days of arrival date, for reasons other  than visa denial, will be charged a one-week accommodation fee at the   standard accommodation rate and the accommodation placement fee.

Cancellation after arrival

Students leaving their accommodation must give notice in writing 4 weeks prior to termination. After deducting the price of accommodation used, including the required notice period, charged at standard accommodation rates, students will be refunded the remaining accommodation costs. If the 4-week notice period is not provided, a cancellation fee equal to 4 weeks of the accommodation cost will apply. 

Airport Pickup

If you have reserved our airport transfer service, you will meet an EC transportation representative at the Vancouver Airport in the designated meeting points.
If after 10 minutes you cannot see the EC representative, just call +1 604.988.7639 or text/WhatsApp +1.778.773.5466 (from the public phone, information desk or a mobile phone).
If your flight is missed, delayed, or cancelled, or if there is any other problem, you should notify EC Transfer Representative by calling +1 604.988.7639 or text / WhatsApp +1.778.773.5466 (from the information desk or a mobile phone) to rearrange your transfer time and avoid additional cost.

Arrival Procedures

School needs to receive the flight detials and/or approx. arrival time to the residence. Security team will welcome the student in the lobby, if they are not there please wait a few min (they might be helping other students). Check in time is at 3:00 pm or after, earlier arrivals permitted to stay in the common areas until their room is ready.


  • If a student wants to book a Twin room for single occupancy it is the double price of a twin bed
  • Prices are in Canadian Dollars (CAD)

House Rules

  • 18+ as adult students, no EC custodianship
  • Viva Tower is no longer providing cable TV to the students. Instead, Viva Suites have been upgraded to Netflix. Students can rent a HDMI cable from Viva Front Desk so they can connect their laptops,this is the only option for TV at Viva Tower.
  • Students must have a laptop to connect
  • A deposit of $300 (credit card required) will be requested upon arrival. This sum will be refunded 5-15 business days after checkout
  • The luggage drop off can be arrange upon arrival with the security guard directly
  • Guests are not allowed
  • Smoking is not allowed (not even on the balconies or through the windows)
  • Utility bills are included
  • Mixed Gender: Male and female students share common areas and facilities (twin bedrooms are single gender)
  • Cleaning service provided (only communal areas on a weekly basis)
  • There is a parking space available, strictly based on availability. Its minimum monthly parking, $130 a month, plus TAXES. It comes to be around $165 / month.
  • 1 dryer/1 washer per unit (Free usage)