Parks in Vancouver

It smells like Summer! Summer is full of surprises and fun! The weather of Vancouver is awesome all year-long, specially in the summer. So with that being said, there are many places to go to in Vancouver given its beauty and nature! There are endless parks, beaches and gardens to explore in Vancouver. Most of the parks are catered for families and nature lovers. People have many activities to do in the park like hiking, walking, running, cycling, or simply spending time with family and friends. There are number of events and festivals that are held in various parks throughout the year. Below is a short list of some of the popular parks in Vancouver :   Stanley park: Stanley park is the most popular park in Vancouver., also one of the biggest in the area. It’s near to English Bay beach with many amenities close by. The beach is usually crowded in the evening because of the sunset but its definitely worth it because of the beautiful view!   Queen Elizabeth park: Queen Elizabeth is one of the most popular parks in Vancouver as well due to its beauty and nature. It is well maintained and simply beautiful. The park is also known as the heart of Vancouver.   Lynn Canyon park: Lynn canyon park is a beautiful catered for locals and tourists. In Lynn Canyon park,you will find the mini suspension bridge and heartwarming waterfalls beneath your feet.   Sunset Beach park: Sunset beach is also popular specially in the summer. Most people play soccer and volleyball there. Walking around and sun-bathing is also a popular option there.   Nonetheless, study English in Canada with EC Vancouver and explore the beautiful city and province of British Columbia. Contact us via our email or social media platforms to learn … Read more

Open Mic @ EC Vancouver

Open Mic is here! Music is an international language spoken by everyone. Everyone loves music for its calming effects and transcendental aura. With that being said, EC Vancouver is hosting an open mic every week on Friday from 2 to 3 at Level zero. Whether you sing, or play an instrument like the guitar, bass, or ukulele, come join us and jam with everyone! This is a great opportunity to experience music and meet friends from different cultures and background.   If you don’t play an instrument but would like to join us, then that’s fine as well! Everyone is more than welcomed to join us! Come and cheer everyone performing! The more, the better! Please note that this event is for registered EC students only. You’re advised to bring your own instruments, however we also have a guitar and amp ready in house to be used! Open Mic Day @ EC What? Open mic day for everyone to perform and enjoy! Where? EC Vancouver – Level 0 When? Fridays, 2pm to 3pm How? Just show up and take part of this event! Why? For the love of music and to meet new friends!   Music truly brings people together. Nonetheless, EC Vancouver is an English school for international students. We have levels ranging from basic elementary and beginner to complete proficiency and advanced. Not to mention our test preparation programs like Cambridge and IELTS. EC Vancouver is located on the second floor at 570 Dunsmuir Street, downtown Vancouver. We have campuses all around the world in 8 countries. Including Canada, United States of America, Ireland, United Kingdom, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia and Malta. Check out our other blogs and social media feeds to learn more about EC Vancouver’s events and activities. We have events and activities every week! … Read more

Summer Potluck Invitation at EC Vancouver

 You’re invited to the annual summer potluck at EC Vancouver! Join friends and classmates for a festive lunch at EC Vancouver on Thursday, June 20th from 12pm to 3pm. Bring your favorite cultural dish, appetite, donations and taste buds to join this wonderful event filled with food and classmates! Spend $30 to prepare your favorite dishes and meals. We promise to reimburse you and your classmates if you show us the receipts! Moreover, anything extra will be then donated to Food Bank.   What? Bring a cultural dish from your home country or cuisine for everyone to try! Why? Share and try different foods! Also for the love of Charity! Where? Second floor @ EC from 12pm to 3pm. When? June 20th How? Sign up at front desk and bring in something to share with everyone!   To learn more or sign up, come to the front desk and speak to our staff members before Thursday June 20th!   Check out EC Vancouver’s blogs and social media websites to learn more about events and activities that’s happening around town. As well as EC Vancouver based tours and activities.   Sign up for the many events and activities online using your EC English online and contact our front desk or any staff members onboard if you have any questions or concerns regarding any matters!   EC Languages Centre …. is an English school in Vancouver with locations around the world. Our prestige ESL school offers different ESL classes and courses ranging from elementary and basic beginner levels to advanced and proficiency.   Not to mention our test preparation programs like IELTS and Cambridge FCE, CPE, and CAE. Contact EC Language Centres today to book your free trial lesson today and experience the orange carpet treatment yourself! Don’t forget to share your … Read more

Bowling at Revs

Hey you! Yes you! Do you like Bowling? If so then this is an event you don’t want to miss! Come and join us today to play Bowling together at Revs. Its $3.00 per game until 5pm then its $5.00 until 1am. Not to mention, it’s a 25 minutes train ride from downtown Vancouver which makes it convenient for everyone. We are meeting up at front desk by 3pm then heading out together. Revs is a student and family friendly game station that has different kinds of arcades and bowling alleys for different ages and levels. With that in mind, use your EC English account to sign up because registration is limited!     What are we going to do? Play bowling with EC students and staff! Where is it? Revs bowling at Holdom Skytrain! When is it? June 5th – 3pm to 6pm! Why are we playing bowling? Its a great team building exercise that allows you to make friends, not to mention, its fun and safe! How much does it cost? $3 per game until 5pm then its $5 until closing time which is 1am.   To learn more about EC Vancouver and EC Language Centres programs, contact us using our social media profiles on Facebook  and Instagram, or visit our website. EC Language Centres has locations all around the world, including USA, Canada, Malta, Ireland, UK, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia. Nonetheless, our ESL programs, courses, special focus classes, activities, and events are catered to the needs of our students. We take pride in our teaching methods and customer service as we go over and beyond to deliver what we promise and more!   Learn English in Vancouver with EC Language Centres and explore the different opportunities and events the province of British Columbia has to … Read more

June Events and Activities

Check out our June events and activities calendar on our partner websites and social media feeds! Read below the write up for the events we planned for you! Bowling Hey you! Yes you! Do you like bowling? If so then this is an event you don’t want to miss! Come and join us to play Bowling together at Revs. Its $3.00 per game until 5pm then its $5.00 until 1am. Not to mention, it’s a 25 minutes train ride from downtown Vancouver which makes it convenient for everyone. Sign up online using your EC account and find out more events!   Cycling Cycling is becoming increasingly popular in Vancouver and Canada as a whole. It is safe to say that Vancouver is one the world’s top bike-friendly cities. Join us on a wonderful bicycle ride around Stanley Park and downtown Vancouver while also improving your English. Renting the bicycles with us will cost you $15 and we’re good to go for two hours! Keep your eyes opened and know the traffic laws! We will teach you basic hand signals and routes. Sign up online because registration is limited!   Lookout Come and enjoy Vancouver like never before. Located in the heart of Downtown Vancouver, The Vancouver Lookout is one of the cities highest viewpoints with 360-degree view of Vancouver, its beautiful mountains and the lower mainland. For $13, the lookout is a great place to check out Vancouver from above.   Hiking Burnaby Mountain is an easy one-hour hike that ends with a beautiful view of Downtown Vancouver, the North Shore and Richmond. Join us as we venture out into this beautiful hike. All you need is water, shorts, comfortable shoes, and the incentive to reach the top! Sign up online using your EC English account and register because spaces … Read more

Whitecaps FC Vs Portland Timbers

The Vancouver Whitecaps are playing tomorrow (Friday, May 10th) against Portland Timbers. Register online using your EC student account and check out many other events happening around town. The game will be held in Vancouver’s BC Place at 7pm, pacific time. The Whitecaps is the main soccer team we have here in British Columbia. They compete in the Western sphere of the Major League tournament. The tickets cost $60 but we will have a discount for you so come speak to us for more information! Come and enjoy the many diverse activities and tours EC Vancouver offers every day of the week! Learning English with us is a fun way to explore the city and experience Canadian culture at the same time.  Learn English in Canada with EC Vancouver Sign up today for a free trial lesson with us and witness the orange carpet experience yourself! In addition to our classes, we offer endless events and activities throughout the year for you to enjoy. Contact us or visit our website for more information.

Stars On Ice 2019 Tour

Do you enjoy figure skating? If so, then The Stars on Ice event is one event you don’t want to miss! The Stars on Ice tour is coming to Vancouver, Canada on Thursday May 16th at Rogers Arena. Doors open at 6:00 pm and the actual show starts at 7:00 pm. Tickets start at $25 and are available on their website at starsonice.ca and ticketmaster.ca. Persons interested in the Stars on Ice tour can also purchase the tickets by visiting the Toyota Ticket Centre at Roges Arena. The tour was initiated in the USA by Scott Hamilton 25 years ago. Now retired, Scott is an Olympic gold medalist and a skating icon. With over 300+ shows solely in Canada, the event provides the utmost entertainment for those who adore figure skating. Vancouver is home to many events, tours and festivals. Join EC Vancouver today and witness the orange experience yourself. We have many ESL programs and classes catered to your needs and goals with levels starting from beginner and basic elementary to advanced and complete proficiency. We also have test preparation programs and University Pathway courses like IELTS and Cambridge based classes that can help you transcend to a post-secondary institution after studying ESL.

Burnaby Mountain Park

There are many mountains and places to hike in Vancouver but nothing beats Burnaby Mountain Park. Burnaby Mountain Park is located between Port Moody and Burnaby. It is home to many trails and parks therefore it’s popular for mountain hiking and biking. Once atop, the view is spectacular because it ranges from North Vancouver and Burnaby to Downtown Vancouver and Richmond. The area is family friendly and includes sculptures and parks like the Kamui Mintara, Kushiro park and the Rose Garden. Contact EC Vancouver today to book your free ESL trial lesson and learn more about our programs. EC Language Centres is an ESL school in Vancouver with locations around the world that offers various English classes and courses for levels starting from basic elementary and beginner to complete proficiency.

Easter

Happy Easter! Enjoy the long weekend!

Easter is a major holiday in Canada, which everyone loves. Catholic Easter in the country is held under the symbol of the Easter hare. It is believed that the hare brings gifts in a special basket. Easter for Canadians is not only a religious and ecclesiastical holiday. The holiday is beautifully celebrated by the whole country. They carefully prepare for it.  The symbol of this holiday is the Easter Bunny, who holds in his paw’s basket with colored eggs. He is a constant participant of processions, carnivals and theatrical performances that are taking place in Canada on Easter Sunday almost everywhere.  Canadians congratulate each other on Easter with beautiful cards, give sweets and chocolate eggs of different colors and sometimes huge sizes. Easter Sunday is the day of children’s games, competitions and contests. Since the weather is already warm enough, people usually go out for a picnic or long walks.  Easter Activities  Easter Eggstravaganza is a family friendly event which takes place on April 20, from 12 to 3 pm at Renfrew Park Community Centre. Kids and their parents are invited to join for crafts, games, an egg hunt and face painting.  Big Easter Run welcomes children and adults to participate in Big Bunny Run as well as Egg Hunt on April 20th, at Jericho Beach. Tickets range from $30 to $35.  Gloden Easter Celebration provides free Easter activities such as an egg hunt, music, crafts, face painting, balloons and hot drinks. This family fun event takes place on April 21st, from 9am to 2pm at River District.  Easter Bunny Party invites the whole family to make Easter arts and crafts, and, of course, enjoy the egg hunt on April 20th, from 10 am to 12 pm, at the Trout Lake Community Centre.  Above all, our English school in Vancouver wishes you a Happy Easter, and do not forget that school is closed on Friday, April … Read more

Vancouver Celebrates French Modernism

Vancouver never disappoints when it comes to arts and culture! The Art Gallery is currently exhibiting sixty French modernist paintings and sculptures to glorify France’s role in the Modernist art movement. The main exhibition includes popular works from artists like Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Édouard Manet, and many other renowned creators. The French Modernist era is unique because it is breaking out of early modern influences. EC Vancouver is an English School in Vancouver that offers daily tours, activities and free classes to students all year long to help them experience Canadian culture firsthand. Both exhibitions end on May 20th, so make sure you visit them before its too late! In other words, enjoying Canadian culture and art is an excellent way to practice your English skills and use what you’ve learnt in classes! Sign up online using your EC Online account and check out more events happening this week!   Vancouver Art Gallery Website : http://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca/ location : 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver Exhibitions : “Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950” “Affinities : Canadian Artists and France” Ticket Prices : Adults $24 Seniors (65+) $20 Students (with valid ID) $18