What attractions to see in Vancouver?

Vancouver’s Main Attractions Vancouver is the beautiful city located in the western part of Canada. There are many places, things attractions and activities to do in Vancouver all year long that attracts not only tourists, but also locals from around the area. To name a few hot spots, English bay beach, Capilano suspension bridge, Whistler, Rockies, Science world, Canada place, Queen Elizabeth park, Grouse mountain, Vancouver art gallery, Lighthouse park, Playland at the PNE and many other places. Below is a small list of must-go-to places in Vancouver: English Bay Beach – This downtown beach is very popular and beautiful at the same time. It is one of the most visited beaches in Vancouver because of its beauty and location. This spot is the best for watching the sunset and walking by the shore. Capilano Suspension Bridge – Suspension bridge is one of the most popular and main attractions for locals and tourists in north Vancouver. This beautiful and narrow suspension bridge covers trees and is unique to its own. The cost of the tickets varies by age and are valid for one year after purchase. Canada Place – Shaped like a ship, Canada Place is located by Waterfront. It is very attractive because of the building facade and the various events that are held there every season. Queen Elizabeth Park – Queen Elizabeth is one of the most popular parks in Vancouver. It is extremely well maintained and beautiful. At the same time, you might want to check out Van Dusent botanical gardens as well. Vancouver Art Gallery – One of the many museums and galleries we have in the city. The gallery is famous for its ever changing exhibitions and paintings. Located on 750 Hornby street Vancouver, this is the fifth largest art gallery in Canada. Contact Vancouver … Read more

Playland @ PNE is now Opened!

Playland at PNE is now opened! The PNE, short for the Pacific National Exhibition is also an auditorium where lots of artists, musicians, concerts and many other events take place! So make sure you check out their calendar and take part of new activities in town. Playland has over 35 rides and games for everyone to enjoy! With special nights for 19+ adults to enjoy without kids. Adult nights usually includes DJs, alcohol and many other fun games. Children under the age of 3 enter for free and regular one day passes for those who are 1.2 meters or taller cost $36 online or $38 at gate. Playland at PNE will open 7 days a week in the summer, so make sure you check it out! For the full price list and event calendar, visit PNE’s website at pne.ca/playland Learn English in Canada and explore the many different activities and opportunities the city has to offer from jobs, entertainment, education and much more. Contact EC Vancouver to learn more about our ESL programs and courses like English for Work or Speaking with Confidence. We have levels ranging from basic elementary and beginner to complete proficiency and test preparation like IELTS and Cambridge. 


Boxing Day in Vancouver

On the day after Christmas Day, December 25, we celebrate a holiday called Boxing Day on December 26. That means that you are getting a day off from your English courses in Vancouver on December 26. Boxing Day is originally from the United Kingdom and is celebrated in many countries which used to belong to the British Empire. December 26 is also known as Saint Stephen’s Day, Day of Goodwill, or Second Day of Christmastide. Instead of Boxing Day, some European countries, such as Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, Poland, and Scandinavia celebrate December 26 as a Second Christmas Day. We have some ideas for you on what you can do on your free day. The term Boxing Day comes from the tradition of receiving a Christmas box which is a present so it is related to shopping. Similar to Black Friday, Boxing Day is referred to as a shopping holiday in many English speaking countries such as Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. So it is a great day for you to go shopping because there will be a lot of special sales and good deals. If you are interested in hockey you can also spend your Boxing Day at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver to experience the Hockey Canada World Juniors Championships. At 1 pm you can watch the Czech Republic versus Switzerland and at 5 pm you can watch Canada versus Denmark. There are still a lot of Christmas attractions happening on Boxing Day. You can enjoy Christmas lights, outdoor decorations, glowing plants, live entertainment and fun for all ages at different locations such as Langley Glow Christmas, Festival of Lights at VanDusen Garden, Lights at Lafarge around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake, Christmas at Canada Place, Bright Nights at Stanley Park, Aurora Winter Festival at Concord Pacific … Read more