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EC Vancouver

Open for face-to-face lessons

Consistently rated as one of the top three places in the world to live, Vancouver is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and the Coastal Mountain Range. EC Vancouver is located in a landmark building in the centre of this incredibly picturesque city, with large, airy classrooms offering lots of natural light.

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Martha Delgadillo

Centre Director
Centre Director

Taona Knights

Director of Studies

Maura Chagas

Student Services Manager

Centre Info

  • Vancouver is an officially Designated Learning Institutions (DLI's) after having its Covid-readiness plans approved by the Canadian government. To enter Canada, students must have a valid study permit and their school must be on the list of government-approved DLI's.
  • *Due to state/city/province regulations during COVID 19 some classes may still be delivered online, speak with your booking agent for more details or

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  • Launched: 2011
  • Centre capacity: 285
  • Classrooms: 19
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Students per class: Average 13
  • Exam Preparation course class size: Average 16 (Max 18)
  • Cambridge test centre
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Free access to Microsoft Office for the duration of the course

School Includes

  • 23 internet connected computers
  • Free Wi-Fi internet access throughout the centre
  • Self study room
  • Student lounge
  • Library
  • Kitchen area
  • Interactive whiteboards throughout
  • University Admissions Service
  • Visa processing services


EC Vancouver
570 Dunsmuir Street
Suite 200, Vancouver
British Columbia, V6B 1Y1


+1 604 683 1199

Emergency Number

+1 604-441-0290

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday: 8:30 - 17:00


  • Attractions, shopping, outdoor activities - everything you want to do and see is within walking distance
  • Located in downtown Vancouver
  • Yaletown and Chinatown nearby
  • Excellent for public transport

Nationality Mix

  • Korean
  • Brazilian
  • Other
  • Japanese
  • Swiss
  • Mexican
  • Colombian
  • Taiwanese

Age Mix

  • 16 - 17

  • 18 - 20

  • 21 - 25

  • 26 - 30

  • 31 - 40

  • 41 - 50

  • 51+

Student Testimonial

I always liked Canada so I decided that Vancouver could be my new home because is a safe city and I like the crazy weather, especially the cloudy days!

My school has an original way to help the students learn English. The teachers are the best!!! They all have a special way to teach… It is just excellent!

But the best thing about this trip is meeting new people from different nationalities. I have friends from Mexico, Japan, Korea, France, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland and of course from Brazil! It is just perfect to meet new people every week and learn about their different cultures.

If I could give advice for students that are planning to come to Canada, I would say: “Come to Vancouver to enjoy the beautiful mountains, the amazing parks and to have fun in the pubs with your friends!”

And what do I think about my homestay? Well, I arrived here 3 months ago and since then I have lived with my host mother, Yasmin, in North Vancouver. She is perfect, a really good friend and a lovely person! We have spent nice moments together and we have shared our secrets and our experiences. I’m very happy to have the opportunity to spend an incredible time with her. She is my Canadian mother and I really love her!

Isabela Ferreira

Teacher Testimonial

My name is Mindy Thompson. I’m originally from Tahsis, a very small village on Vancouver Island, just a few of hours from Vancouver. I recently got married and I have four step children that I love like my own children. I am very loyal to my friends and family. My hobbies include dancing, walking and getting together with friends and family. I really enjoy living in Vancouver because there is so much diversity!

I always knew that I wanted to teach English because more than half the people on earth need or want to learn English, and I love helping people to achieve that goal. Working with many different levels of students in international schools and community centres in Vancouver, I take pride in my work. I have been a Facilitator of informational workshops that help students with their life here in Vancouver, because starting to learn a new language even more difficult when living in a new place. Some of the topics have included tenants’ rights, workers rights, health and first aid, and culture and communication. I have also worked as an Invigilator for government exams. There are exams for everyone, it just depends on which one is best for you!

Surround yourself with English. I know it is hard to speak another language 100 % of the time, but the more language you have around you, the more you will practice.

Mindy Thompson



Student from Colombia



Student from Switzerland



Teacher at EC Vancouver

Sample Activities

  • Monday

    Walking Tour Downtown Walking Tour Downtown

  • Tuesday

    Haunted House on Dunbar Haunted House on Dunbar

  • Wednesday

    Pumpkin Carving Pumpkin Carving

  • Thursday

  • Friday

    Fright Nights at PNE Fright Nights at PNE

  • Saturday

    Victoria Day Trip Victoria Day Trip

  • Sunday

    Seattle Day Trip Seattle Day Trip