About Vancouver, Canada the wonderful city where our English school is located
Vancouver is western Canada’s largest and most culturally diverse city, making it an ideal place to learn English in Canada and to take advantage of its professional language school. The capital of British Columbia has a population of two million people, nearly half the population of British Columbia. A thriving cultural and economic center, Vancouver attracts tourists from around the world. Your experience learning English in Vancouver will allow you to take part in this rich culture and enjoy the many attractions that Canada’s premier tourist destination has to offer.
Vancouver provides many unique sources of entertainment for locals and visitors, representing an abundance of cultural, sporting and recreation activities. Below are just a few of the attractions in Vancouver, though you are likely to find other interesting activities when you arrive. Bring an open mind with you to Vancouver, and you will learn much about the culture as you learn the language. Zoni Vancouver Centre in Vancouver will give you access to everything that Vancouver offers.
H.R. Macmillan Space Centre
The H.R. Macmillan Space Centre offers a plethora of astronomy-themed attractions. Among the many exhibits available is the H.R. Macmillan Planetarium Star Theatre. The planetarium’s Zeiss projector recreates the night sky using cutting-edge projection technology – yielding breathtaking views of the cosmos. Other planetarium performances fuse laser shows and music for dazzling displays that are sure to impress. Your visit to the H.R. Macmillan Space Centre will include insightful and carefully designed exhibits on the final frontier, capped with a special performance at the planetarium. The space centre definitely should be on your list!
Vancouver Maritime Museum
The Vancouver Maritime Museum’s programs deliver profound learning and entertainment options in a family-friendly environment. Tapping into Vancouver’s rich maritime tradition, the museum provides unique insights into the influence of the Pacific Ocean on this coastal city. Exhibits vary, but a mix of permanent and varying displays keep the museum fresh while continuing to address steady and important topics pertinent to the history of Vancouver.
Eleven public beaches spanning 18 km. of the Vancouver coast offer plenty of recreation and relaxation opportunity. Swimming is allowed in designated areas covered by lifeguards from Victoria Day to Labour Day, and certain areas are equipped for beach volleyball or designated for quiet relaxation. Food concessions are located at various points along the shore. Windsurfing and kayaking are permitted, and rentals are available.
Hockey is among Canada’s most popular sports, and visitors can watch the local team, the Vancouver Canucks, from October to May. You can become a part of the action, enjoying the sport that has come to define Canadian athletics. This is a thrill you will never forget! It is best to purchase tickets in advance. While the Canucks play more than forty games in Vancouver every season, tickets do go quickly!
Vancouver Art Gallery
The largest art gallery in western Canada boasts more than 7,900 pieces valued at approximately $100 million. With an emphasis on photography, the Vancouver Art Gallery displays the works of Lawrence Weiner, Stan Douglas, Ian Wallace, Jeff Wall and others. Magnificent architecture shrouds the 41,400 square-foot gallery. The Vancouver Art Gallery provides a stunning artistic experience with world-class exhibits.
Famous for its natural beauty, Vancouver’s parks are worth a visit. The most prominent are Stanley Park, Queen Elizabeth Park, VanDusen Botanical Gardens, Hastings Park and Bloedel Conservatory.
Three active theatres provide live entertainment. Performances vary, so contact the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver Playhouse or Orpheum Theatre for more information.
Enjoy Vancouver while you are at Zoni Vancouver Centre in Canada. Part of learning English is entering the culture and experiencing the language as it is used by native speakers. During your stay in Vancouver, you will be able to make the most of your experience learning English in Canada: learning English in our English school classes as well as in every day life during your stay.