Canada is the second largest country of the whole planet (9,984,670 km2). It’s also considered the most educated country and has one of the 10 largest economies in the world.
Offering a wide range of opportunities in education and business, Canada is one of the less corrupted countries, its inhabitants enjoy a good lifestyle and well-being; moreover, its nature all around is stunning and majestic!
Canada is considered the most educated country in the world since more than half of its residents have professional training and/or university studies. Education makes Canadians clever, innovative, and happy. That’s why Canada is always in the top positions of the rankings, as one of the world’s best countries to live in.
Vancouver, in British Columbia, is the third largest city in the country. The modern architecture of the city and its spectacular natural surroundings will leave a mark on both your eyes and your heart.
Vancouver is a jovial city, plenty of student life. In its streets, you will see young people from different nationalities, hoodies, wool hats and caps, sneakers, backpacks and folders as accessories, charming cafes, thrift shops, medicinal marijuana dispensaries (the recreational use of marijuana is already legal in Canada), organic products, and restaurants of Asian influence.
The closest American border is 30 minutes away by car. Easy access to Seattle, Portland, and California, ideal if you want to travel and explore the United States. In many Colleges and Universities, trips are organized to visit these cities, so that international students can do both leisure and educational tourism.
If you are fond of the film industry you will love to know that Vancouver, BC is considered “The Hollywood of the North” since many movies and series are filmed in the city and its surroundings. Deadpool, Godzilla, Man of Steel, One Night in the Museum, Arrow, Smallville or The Flash, to name a few. If you enjoy movie sets, you are lucky! You will see filming through the streets of the city quite often, and who knows? You may even see your favorite actor or actress!
As you may know, Canada becomes very cold in winter, however, Vancouver is one of the warmest cities in Canada. The weather in Vancouver is quite mild. The average temperature in summer is between 7 and 14ºC, although there are summer days that can reach up to 35Cº. During the months of October to March it usually rains a lot (about 165 days a year) and there is a humidity of 70% on average. In winter it may reach -17Cº, and although it is a rather low temperature, nothing has to do with the -40ºC that have been registered in other provinces.
During the summer, people often go to the beach to enjoy the sun and good weather. The sunsets in English Bay, Second Beach, or Third Beach is a spectacle of nature that you cannot miss! In the summer season, it’s also when you do a lot of outdoor activities such as, hiking or biking excursions.
During the winter, skiing, and snowboarding is the activity par excellence. If you like snow, you can enjoy as never before. Just 20 minutes from the city you can ski in Cypress Mountain, Mt Seymour or Grouse Mountain.. And just 2 hours away by car you will find the resort that has been awarded as the best ski resort in the world on several occasions: Whistler Blackcomb.
Whistler is a place that offers a wide range of leisure possibilities throughout the year. The charming Whistler Village sits at the foot of the mountains that host the world’s best ski slope and the world’s best mountain biking park, golf courses, hiking trails, spas, shops, and restaurants. Endless activities that will make you enjoy the sports and feel the nature in an outstanding way.
The atmosphere of Whistler is special. A bucolic place where to fall in love with nature. Where your mood becomes an explorer hungry of adventure, Where your soul blends with the essence of the mountains.
In a nutshell, Whistler is a top place in British Columbia, which you cannot miss. Thanks to the numerous top-notch awards in hotels, restaurants, golf course and ski slopes, this place has become a favorite for adults and children from all over the world, regardless of the time of year.
Do you know that Canada has more lakes on its own than all the lakes in the rest of the world combined? Awesome eh?
Here a little sample of the lakes you can visit if you decide to study in Canada:
Welcome to Canada!