ELS/Vancouver is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Vancouver. The jewel of Canada's west coast, a city of rare natural beauty and diverse cultures, Vancouver is consistently ranked among the most livable cities in the world. With mild winters and amazing summers, Vancouver offers good temperatures all year around. Students can enjoy famous Stanley Park, the city’s best beaches, and our local mountains for skiing, snowboarding and mountain biking, all of which are within 30 minutes of the ELS center. Great shops and cafes, art galleries, movie theatres and public libraries are all within walking distance from the ELS center. Daytrips to Whistler, Victoria and Seattle (USA), and multi-day tours of the Rocky Mountains are among the most popular weekend student activities.