Vancouver Aquarium

The Vancouver Aquarium is Canada’s largest aquarium and one of the most visited sites in Stanley Park. It is home to more than 70,000 creatures including dolphins, sea otters, anacondas, three-toed sloths, eels and more. The Vancouver Aquarium is widely respected for its research and marine stewardship, and visitors can learn more about the region’s marine life through the numerous exhibits. Adults and kids alike will love the entertaining and educational “encounters” program, which allows visitors to go behind the scenes and get up close and personal with the animals and the people who train them. This includes feeding, helping train and learning about the habitats and lifestyles of dolphins, sea lions, sea otters, sea turtles and other sea creatures. The permanent marine animal displays are as diverse as the ocean itself. In the Amazon gallery, creatures slither, swim and splash around. Another features 22 species of frogs, toads and salamanders in the Frogs Forever? exhibit, which talks about the extinction facing many of the amphibian species. There are also exhibits focusing on butterflies, Artic creatures, tropical waters, dolphins, otters, seals, the British Columbia coast and more. The aquarium focuses heavily on species native to the Pacific Northwest. Yup, if it swims or lives in an ocean, lake, river or stream, there’s a good chance the Vancouver Aquarium has an informative display around it. Throughout the year, the marine life housed in the Aquarium comes to life in the form of entertaining and educational shows that include the popular dolphin demonstrations, feedings, reef shark performances, and talks that focus on habitats, conservation and more. The various shows are generally scheduled every 45 minutes, and the aquarium also features special events regularly.   Planning to come to Canada to study English? Come to Vancouver and study at EC Vancouver English Centre!

Ways to play in Stanley Park

While you’re here in Vancouver, take advantage of a great selection of activities on land and in the the water — all against a spectacular backdrop of ocean, mountains and forest. So pack your swimsuit, a picnic, a putter or all the above, and get ready to have fun! Seawall Enjoy one of Vancouver’s most popular destinations and take advantage of all there is to do and see along the Seawall! Download the map and learn more about this scenic path lining the city waterfront. Trails Explore more than 27 kilometres of forest trails, winding through the park’s dense foliage. Stanley Park Pitch & Putt Stanley Park Pitch & Putt features sculpted fairways, mature trees, and lush greens in the heart of historic Stanley Park. Playgrounds Visit our four fun-filled children’s playgrounds: Second Beach, Ceperley, Miniature Train, and Rose Garden. Get park locations and find out what amenities are close. Picnic areas Dine with a view – have a picnic in the park! Get information on first-come picnic tables, and making reservations in designated Stanley Park picnic areas. Tennis courts in Stanley Park Work on your game or challenge friends to a match at one of the many tennis courts in park. Find more information about free and pay court options. Water play Water park Cool down with a visit to the Variety Kids Water Park at Lumbermen’s Arch from 1 June to 1 September. Second Beach Pool Second Beach Pool is a heated, outdoor pool located in Stanley Park. It is open from Victoria Day weekend to Labour Day. Second Beach Located on the Stanley Park seawall at Stanley Park Dr and North Lagoon Dr beside the outdoor pool, Second Beach has a concession, washrooms, playground, picnic shelter, summer lifeguards, and pay parking. Third Beach A great spot for … Read more

Jesus Sanchez share his EC experience!

Jesus Adolfo Sanchez Uribe from Mexico shares his experience while taking TOEFL exam preparation course in Vancouver. I chose EC for the TOEFL preparation program and for the location. Sometimes it’s difficult living in another country far away from home, most of the teachers know what that’s like and they understand the students, that’s why I appreciate the teachers a lot. My most unforgettable memory of EC will probably be the multicultural environment not only at school but also in the city of Vancouver. The city is amazing there is always something to do, beautiful landscapes to see and for me, a music lover, something to listen to on every corner. Of course I would recommend EC to a friend because it’s an excellent school and I really feel that my English has improved. Last year, I was living in Texas for 6 months , U.S.A and now I feel that I have learned more in this English Centre. === Do you want to study English? For Jesus, learning English in Canada was the right idea, if you think the same, have a look to our English Courses in Vancouver!

Breno Duarte from Brazil enthusiastically tells about his EC experience in Vancouver

Breno Duarte shares his experience from his time in EC while studying TOEFL in Vancouver. When I made up my mind to study abroad, I immediately thought: “Probably it will be cool”. But, actually, I realized that I was wrong, because it was much more than cool – it was really awesome. To hold this opinion, I have more than enough arguments. First, it was my first experience in another country, so everything was new for me. Moreover, here in Canada, I visited a lot of beautiful places, where I had a real good time enjoying the landscape, the activities and creating memorable experiences for my life. Furthermore, I improved my English a lot and I’m sure it will be very important in the future for my career as an engineer. But the thing that I most liked and I’ll be proud of for the rest of my life was meeting nice people and making really good friends. This experience was, by far, the most important for me, because I could learn from them and I could understand some cultures which are so different to mine and although we have different points of view for a lot of things, we could overcome difficulties and learn from each other as well. So finally, I’m really satisfied with the service provided by EC, which made this experience the most amazing that I’ve ever had in my life. Breno ==== EC offers various English Courses, including IELTS in Canada.

Edson Bicudo Junior shares his EC experiences in Vancouver

Edson Bicudo Junior from Brazil shares his experiences in Vancouver while attending the General English courses at EC Vancouver. I have been living in Vancouver for three months, and I would say a lot of good things about this city. I spent most of the time in my school, EC Vancouver. The structure of my school is very good and the building is very big, where we can use the Wifi, internet and computers whenever we want. There are a lot of classes and the location is in a good place, since it is Downtown and close to shops, restaurants and pubs. In the school, you can improve your English and learn new things. Teachers are very polite, respectful and they teach very well. Besides that, their English is very easy to understand. There is only one bad thing about this city; it rains a lot. Edson Bicudo Junior ==== EC offers various English Courses, including TOEFL in Vancouver.

TOEFL – The ticket for your future university

As you are an international student and thinking about going to a college or university in Canada, or to start your professional life in an English speaking country, you will probably have to assess your English. The TOEFL exam is the ticket for studying in an English-speaking country. This exam to assess your English level is recognized by more than 8,500 colleges, agencies and other institutions in over 130 countries. The exam is split into 4 main sections: speaking, reading, listening, and writing. TOEFL is not an easy test but do not worry, EC Vancouver is here for you! EC offers TOEFL courses in Vancouver! We require our students to have at least an Intermediate level. Our teachers will give you all the tips and tricks, and train you to succeed and be ready for the exam. Don’t forget that your social life is also important! TOEFL class takes place only during the morning, so you will be free to enjoy Vancouver and all the events that the city offers during the afternoon. Please contact us if you have any questions or need any other information about our Higher Score TOEFL course!