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  • GV Victoria is a CIC Designated Learning Institution:  DLI # O19319050762

Located on visually stunning Vancouver Island, Global Village Victoria is ideally situated in the centre of the capital city of British Columbia, Canada.  GV Victoria is an English school well-known for our caring staff, our diverse international community of students, and a friendly, positive atmosphere. We offer English classes at eight levels of General ESL as well as Specialized English courses like English for Business, Power Speaking, Cambridge FCE and CAE preparation, English for High School, and Teen Activity Programs.  As Victoria’s only IELTS Test Centre, we also offer full-time, part-time and evening classes in IELTS preparation.


Global Village Victoria is situated in the centre of one of Canada’s most charming cities. The English school is only a few minutes’ walk from Victoria’s picturesque inner harbor as well as outdoor cafes, pubs, boutiques, restaurants and shopping malls. Victoria is also recognized as the warmest city in Canada with a progressive outlook and artistic flavour. The City of Victoria is safe with a strong sense of social and environmental consciousness. Students can enjoy a West Coast lifestyle and participate in incredible natural experiences like whale watching, kayaking, hiking and cycling, as well as snowboarding and skiing.  Nearby Vancouver and Seattle can be reached within 2-3 hours’ travel.

Students immediately feel comfortable in our English school. Global Village Victoria teachers encourage a strong sense of community and friendship in their English classes. GV Victoria students make rapid progress with their English and can quickly make friends from around the world.  The variety of English courses means that students have the flexibility to study in General English or Specialized Programs, such as English for Business and Power Speaking.  Exam preparation courses for IELTS and Cambridge FCE and CAE have led countless ESL students to success. As Vancouver Island’s first and only IELTS Test Centre, Global Village Victoria allows students to prepare for IELTS and to take the official IELTS exam within our English School.  

Global Village Victoria offers a compelling learning experience for students whether they are closer to 16 or 60. The English School is known for its academic quality, the high integrity and friendliness of staff, as well as inspiring students to be better English speakers and international citizens. With its distinct geography and outlook, Victoria is one of the most highly valued locations to live in Canada. Students have the advantage of living in a city with all the amenities of a bigger city, yet with the friendliness, safety and sense of community where everyone is valued as an individual.

Our Vancouver English SchoolFacilities

  • 19 bright classrooms

  • A multimedia computer lab (16 computers)

  • Free internet access and wireless network

  • 3 student lounges and spacious kitchenette

  • Cable TV with Netflix

1290 Broad St #200 Victoria, BC V8W 2A5 Canada
(250) 384-2199


What makes GV Victoria unique?

  • Official IELTS Test Centre

  • Official Cambridge Test Centre

  • Outstanding Junior Programs from July to August

  • Classrooms and services located on one floor

  • Highly successful test preparation programs

  • Friendly and experienced staff

  • Afternoon courses for specific language needs

  • Canada's warmest city with beaches and mountains
  • High quality homestay program.  If you would like to be a host family click here
  • Great Pathways to Camosun College and Royal Roads University
  • GV Victoria only - Power Speaking Program

  • Great alternative accommodation options

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General English - 10 lessons (PM M-Th)

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Minimum age : 16
Students max per class : 15 (11 avg)
Number of lessons per week : 20 lessons of 50 min.
School days : Monday to Friday
Levels : beginner to high advanced
Start dates : 2016-01-04, 2016-01-11, 2016-01-18, 2016-01-25, 2016-02-01, more2016-02-09, 2016-02-15, 2016-02-22, 2016-02-29, 2016-03-07, 2016-03-14, 2016-03-21, 2016-03-29, 2016-04-04, 2016-04-11, 2016-04-18, 2016-04-25, 2016-05-02, 2016-05-09, 2016-05-16, 2016-05-24, 2016-05-30, 2016-06-06, 2016-06-13, 2016-06-20, 2016-06-27, 2016-07-04, 2016-07-11, 2016-07-18, 2016-07-25, 2016-08-02, 2016-08-08, 2016-08-15, 2016-08-22, 2016-08-29, 2016-09-06, 2016-09-12, 2016-09-19, 2016-09-26, 2016-10-03, 2016-10-11, 2016-10-17, 2016-10-24, 2016-10-31, 2016-11-07, 2016-11-14, 2016-11-21, 2016-11-28, 2016-12-05, 2016-12-12, 2016-12-19, 2016-12-27, 2017-01-03, 2017-01-09, 2017-01-16, 2017-01-23, 2017-01-30, 2017-02-06, 2017-02-14, 2017-02-20, 2017-02-27, 2017-03-06, 2017-03-13, 2017-03-20, 2017-03-27, 2017-04-03, 2017-04-10, 2017-04-18, 2017-04-24, 2017-05-01, 2017-05-08, 2017-05-15, 2017-05-23, 2017-05-29, 2017-06-05, 2017-06-12, 2017-06-19, 2017-06-26, 2017-07-04, 2017-07-10, 2017-07-17, 2017-07-24, 2017-07-31, 2017-08-08, 2017-08-14, 2017-08-21, 2017-08-28, 2017-09-05, 2017-09-11, 2017-09-18, 2017-09-25, 2017-10-02, 2017-10-10, 2017-10-16, 2017-10-23, 2017-10-30, 2017-11-06, 2017-11-14, 2017-11-20, 2017-11-27, 2017-12-04, 2017-12-11, 2017-12-18, 2017-12-27, less

General English - 20 lessons (AM M-F)

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Minimum age : 16
Students max per class : 15 (11 avg)
Number of lessons per week : 20 lessons of 50 min.
School days : Monday to Friday
Levels : beginner to high advanced
Start dates : 2016-01-04, 2016-01-11, 2016-01-18, 2016-01-25, 2016-02-01, more2016-02-09, 2016-02-15, 2016-02-22, 2016-02-29, 2016-03-07, 2016-03-14, 2016-03-21, 2016-03-29, 2016-04-04, 2016-04-11, 2016-04-18, 2016-04-25, 2016-05-02, 2016-05-09, 2016-05-16, 2016-05-24, 2016-05-30, 2016-06-06, 2016-06-13, 2016-06-20, 2016-06-27, 2016-07-04, 2016-07-11, 2016-07-18, 2016-07-25, 2016-08-02, 2016-08-08, 2016-08-15, 2016-08-22, 2016-08-29, 2016-09-06, 2016-09-12, 2016-09-19, 2016-09-26, 2016-10-03, 2016-10-11, 2016-10-17, 2016-10-24, 2016-10-31, 2016-11-07, 2016-11-14, 2016-11-21, 2016-11-28, 2016-12-05, 2016-12-12, 2016-12-19, 2016-12-27, 2017-01-03, 2017-01-09, 2017-01-16, 2017-01-23, 2017-01-30, 2017-02-06, 2017-02-14, 2017-02-20, 2017-02-27, 2017-03-06, 2017-03-13, 2017-03-20, 2017-03-27, 2017-04-03, 2017-04-10, 2017-04-18, 2017-04-24, 2017-05-01, 2017-05-08, 2017-05-15, 2017-05-23, 2017-05-29, 2017-06-05, 2017-06-12, 2017-06-19, 2017-06-26, 2017-07-04, 2017-07-10, 2017-07-17, 2017-07-24, 2017-07-31, 2017-08-08, 2017-08-14, 2017-08-21, 2017-08-28, 2017-09-05, 2017-09-11, 2017-09-18, 2017-09-25, 2017-10-02, 2017-10-10, 2017-10-16, 2017-10-23, 2017-10-30, 2017-11-06, 2017-11-14, 2017-11-20, 2017-11-27, 2017-12-04, 2017-12-11, 2017-12-18, 2017-12-27, less

General English - 25 lessons

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Minimum age : 16
Students max per class : 15 (11 avg)
Number of lessons per week : 25 lessons of 50 min.
School days : Monday to Friday
Levels : beginner to high advanced
Start dates : 2016-01-04, 2016-01-11, 2016-01-18, 2016-01-25, 2016-02-01, more2016-02-09, 2016-02-15, 2016-02-22, 2016-02-29, 2016-03-07, 2016-03-14, 2016-03-21, 2016-03-29, 2016-04-04, 2016-04-11, 2016-04-18, 2016-04-25, 2016-05-02, 2016-05-09, 2016-05-16, 2016-05-24, 2016-05-30, 2016-06-06, 2016-06-13, 2016-06-20, 2016-06-27, 2016-07-04, 2016-07-11, 2016-07-18, 2016-07-25, 2016-08-02, 2016-08-08, 2016-08-15, 2016-08-22, 2016-08-29, 2016-09-06, 2016-09-12, 2016-09-19, 2016-09-26, 2016-10-03, 2016-10-11, 2016-10-17, 2016-10-24, 2016-10-31, 2016-11-07, 2016-11-14, 2016-11-21, 2016-11-28, 2016-12-05, 2016-12-12, 2016-12-19, 2016-12-27, 2017-01-03, 2017-01-09, 2017-01-16, 2017-01-23, 2017-01-30, 2017-02-06, 2017-02-14, 2017-02-20, 2017-02-27, 2017-03-06, 2017-03-13, 2017-03-20, 2017-03-27, 2017-04-03, 2017-04-10, 2017-04-18, 2017-04-24, 2017-05-01, 2017-05-08, 2017-05-15, 2017-05-23, 2017-05-29, 2017-06-05, 2017-06-12, 2017-06-19, 2017-06-26, 2017-07-04, 2017-07-10, 2017-07-17, 2017-07-24, 2017-07-31, 2017-08-08, 2017-08-14, 2017-08-21, 2017-08-28, 2017-09-05, 2017-09-11, 2017-09-18, 2017-09-25, 2017-10-02, 2017-10-10, 2017-10-16, 2017-10-23, 2017-10-30, 2017-11-06, 2017-11-14, 2017-11-20, 2017-11-27, 2017-12-04, 2017-12-11, 2017-12-18, 2017-12-27, less

General English - 30 lessons

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Minimum age : 16
Students max per class : 15 (11 avg)
Number of lessons per week : 30 lessons of 50 min.
School days : Monday to Friday
Levels : beginner to high advanced
Start dates : 2016-01-04, 2016-01-11, 2016-01-18, 2016-01-25, 2016-02-01, more2016-02-09, 2016-02-15, 2016-02-22, 2016-02-29, 2016-03-07, 2016-03-14, 2016-03-21, 2016-03-29, 2016-04-04, 2016-04-11, 2016-04-18, 2016-04-25, 2016-05-02, 2016-05-09, 2016-05-16, 2016-05-24, 2016-05-30, 2016-06-06, 2016-06-13, 2016-06-20, 2016-06-27, 2016-07-04, 2016-07-11, 2016-07-18, 2016-07-25, 2016-08-02, 2016-08-08, 2016-08-15, 2016-08-22, 2016-08-29, 2016-09-06, 2016-09-12, 2016-09-19, 2016-09-26, 2016-10-03, 2016-10-11, 2016-10-17, 2016-10-24, 2016-10-31, 2016-11-07, 2016-11-14, 2016-11-21, 2016-11-28, 2016-12-05, 2016-12-12, 2016-12-19, 2016-12-27, 2017-01-03, 2017-01-09, 2017-01-16, 2017-01-23, 2017-01-30, 2017-02-06, 2017-02-14, 2017-02-20, 2017-02-27, 2017-03-06, 2017-03-13, 2017-03-20, 2017-03-27, 2017-04-03, 2017-04-10, 2017-04-18, 2017-04-24, 2017-05-01, 2017-05-08, 2017-05-15, 2017-05-23, 2017-05-29, 2017-06-05, 2017-06-12, 2017-06-19, 2017-06-26, 2017-07-04, 2017-07-10, 2017-07-17, 2017-07-24, 2017-07-31, 2017-08-08, 2017-08-14, 2017-08-21, 2017-08-28, 2017-09-05, 2017-09-11, 2017-09-18, 2017-09-25, 2017-10-02, 2017-10-10, 2017-10-16, 2017-10-23, 2017-10-30, 2017-11-06, 2017-11-14, 2017-11-20, 2017-11-27, 2017-12-04, 2017-12-11, 2017-12-18, 2017-12-27, less

IELTS Exam Preparation - 25 lessons

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Minimum age : 16
Students max per class : 15
Number of lessons per week : 25 lessons of 50 min.
School days : Monday to Friday
Levels : beginner to high advanced
Start dates : 2016-01-18, 2016-02-15, 2016-03-14, 2016-04-11, 2016-05-09, more2016-06-06, 2016-07-04, 2016-08-02, 2016-08-29, 2016-09-26, 2016-10-24, 2016-11-21, 2016-12-19, 2017-01-23, 2017-02-20, 2017-03-20, 2017-04-18, 2017-05-15, 2017-06-12, 2017-07-10, 2017-08-08, 2017-09-05, 2017-10-02, 2017-10-30, 2017-11-27, 2017-12-27, less

IELTS Exam (www.IELTSVictoria.com)

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School days : Monday to Friday
Levels : upper intermediate to proficiency
Start dates : 2017-03-13,2017-06-13,2017-06-14,2017-12-05,2017-12-06

Cambridge FCE, 9-weeks: 30 lessons/week

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Minimum age : 16
Students max per class : 14 (11 avg)
Number of lessons per week : 30 lessons of 50 min.
Levels : intermediate to high advanced
Start dates : 2016-01-04

Cambridge FCE, 12-weeks: 25 lessons/week

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Minimum age : 16
Students max per class : 14 (11 avg)
Number of lessons per week : 25 lessons of 50 min.
Levels : intermediate to high advanced
Start dates : 2016-03-14,2016-09-06,2017-03-13,2017-09-05

Cambridge CAE, 9-weeks: 30 lessons/week

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Minimum age : 16
Students max per class : 14 (11 avg)
Number of lessons per week : 30 lessons of 50 min.
Levels : intermediate to high advanced
Start dates : 2016-01-04

Cambridge CAE, 12-weeks: 25 lessons/week

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Minimum age : 16
Students max per class : 14 (11 avg)
Number of lessons per week : 25 lessons of 50 min.
Levels : intermediate to high advanced
Start dates : 2016-03-14,2016-09-06,2017-03-13,2017-09-05

Cambridge materials, exam and administration

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Levels : beginner to high advanced
Start dates : 2016-12-29

CAE, CPE, IELTS Support: 12 lessons

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Students max per class : 14 (11 avg)
Number of lessons per week : 30 lessons of 50 min.
Levels : beginner to high advanced
Start dates : 2016-12-20

Power Speaking

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School days : Monday to Friday
Levels : beginner to high advanced
Start dates : 2016-01-19, 2016-02-15, 2016-03-14, 2016-04-11, 2016-05-09, more2016-06-06, 2016-07-04, 2016-08-02, 2016-08-29, 2016-09-26, 2016-10-24, 2016-11-21, 2016-12-19, 2017-01-24, 2017-02-20, 2017-03-20, 2017-04-18, 2017-05-15, 2017-06-12, 2017-07-10, 2017-08-08, 2017-09-05, 2017-10-02, 2017-10-30, 2017-11-27, 2017-12-27, less

Private Lessons - General English per lesson

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Levels : beginner to high advanced
Start dates : 2016-12-29

Private Lessons - Test Preparation per lesson

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Levels : beginner to high advanced
Start dates : 2016-12-29

English for Business - 25 lessons per week

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Minimum age : 16
Students max per class : 15 (11 avg)
Number of lessons per week : 25 lessons of 50 min.
School days : Monday to Friday
Levels : intermediate to high advanced
Start dates : 2016-01-18, 2016-02-15, 2016-03-14, 2016-04-11, 2016-05-09, more2016-06-06, 2016-07-04, 2016-08-02, 2016-08-29, 2016-09-26, 2016-10-24, 2016-11-21, 2016-12-19, 2017-01-23, 2017-02-20, 2017-03-20, 2017-04-18, 2017-05-15, 2017-06-12, 2017-07-10, 2017-08-08, 2017-09-05, 2017-10-02, 2017-10-30, 2017-11-27, 2017-12-27, less

Job Readiness Workshop (2-lessons)

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Levels : beginner to high advanced
Start dates : 2016-12-29

English + Volunteer (Placement Fee)

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School days : Monday to Friday
Levels : beginner to high advanced
Start dates : 2016-01-18, 2016-02-15, 2016-03-14, 2016-04-11, 2016-05-09, more2016-06-06, 2016-07-04, 2016-08-02, 2016-08-29, 2016-09-26, 2016-10-24, 2016-11-21, 2016-12-19, 2017-01-23, 2017-02-20, 2017-03-20, 2017-04-18, 2017-05-15, 2017-06-12, 2017-07-10, 2017-08-08, 2017-09-05, 2017-10-02, 2017-10-30, 2017-11-27, 2017-12-27, less

English + Yoga

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School days : Monday to Friday
Levels : beginner to high advanced
Start dates : 2016-01-18, 2016-02-15, 2016-03-14, 2016-04-11, 2016-05-09, more2016-06-06, 2016-07-04, 2016-08-02, 2016-08-29, 2016-09-26, 2016-10-24, 2016-11-21, 2016-12-19, 2017-01-23, 2017-02-20, 2017-03-20, 2017-04-18, 2017-05-15, 2017-06-12, 2017-07-10, 2017-08-08, 2017-09-05, 2017-10-02, 2017-10-30, 2017-11-27, 2017-12-27, less

English + Farmstay or Ranchstay (Placement Fee)

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Minimum age : 19
School days : Monday to Friday
Levels : beginner to high advanced
Start dates : 2016-01-18, 2016-02-15, 2016-03-14, 2016-04-11, 2016-05-09, more2016-06-06, 2016-07-04, 2016-08-02, 2016-08-29, 2016-09-26, 2016-10-24, 2016-11-21, 2016-12-19, 2017-01-23, 2017-02-20, 2017-03-20, 2017-04-18, 2017-05-15, 2017-06-12, 2017-07-10, 2017-08-08, 2017-09-05, 2017-10-02, 2017-10-30, 2017-11-27, 2017-12-27, less

English + Nature and Wildlife Conservation (Placement Fee)

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School days : Monday to Friday
Levels : beginner to high advanced
Start dates : 2016-01-18, 2016-02-15, 2016-03-14, 2016-04-11, 2016-05-09, more2016-06-06, 2016-07-04, 2016-08-02, 2016-08-29, 2016-09-26, 2016-10-24, 2016-11-21, 2016-12-19, 2017-01-23, 2017-02-20, 2017-03-20, 2017-04-18, 2017-05-15, 2017-06-12, 2017-07-10, 2017-08-08, 2017-09-05, 2017-10-02, 2017-10-30, 2017-11-27, 2017-12-27, less

English + For 50 Plus (all-inclusive)

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Students max per class : 15 (11 avg)
Number of lessons per week : 25 lessons of 50 min.
School days : Monday to Friday
Levels : beginner to high advanced
Start dates : 2016-07-04,2016-08-02,2017-07-10,2017-08-08

Teen Activity Program

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Minimum age : 12
Maximum age : 17
Students max per class : 20 (12 avg)
Number of lessons per week : 15 lessons of 50 min.
School days : Monday to Friday
Levels : beginner to high advanced
Start dates : 2016-07-04, 2016-07-11, 2016-07-18, 2016-07-25, 2017-07-10, more2017-07-17, 2017-07-24, 2017-07-31, less

High School Preparation, 30 lessons per week

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Minimum age : 14
School days : Monday to Friday
Levels : beginner to high advanced
Start dates : 2016-06-06, 2016-07-04, 2016-08-02, 2016-08-29, 2016-10-24, more2016-11-21, 2016-12-19, 2017-06-12, 2017-07-10, 2017-08-08, 2017-09-05, 2017-10-30, 2017-11-27, 2017-12-27, less

High School Preparation + 360 Support, 30 lessons per week

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Minimum age : 14
School days : Monday to Friday
Levels : beginner to high advanced
Start dates : 2016-06-06, 2016-07-04, 2016-08-02, 2016-08-29, 2016-10-24, more2016-11-21, 2016-12-19, 2017-06-12, 2017-07-10, 2017-08-08, 2017-09-05, 2017-10-30, 2017-11-27, 2017-12-27, less

Winter Activity Program, 20 Lessons Per Week

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Minimum age : 12
School days : Monday to Friday
Levels : beginner to high advanced
Start dates : 2016-01-04,2016-01-11,2017-01-09,2017-01-16

If you would like to become a GV Victoria Homestay family click here for more information.


Alternative Accommodations - Info Brochure ... click here


Homestay - Full Board, 3 meals

From 170.00 CAD / week
Minimum age : 18
Double room, not specified, full board, internet shared and wifiFrom 170.00 CAD / week
Minimum duration: 1 week
Minimum number of people: 1
Single room, shared bathroom, full board, internet shared and wifiFrom 195.00 CAD / week
Minimum duration: 1 week
Minimum number of people: 1

Homestay - Under 18, Full Board, 3 Meals

From 185.00 CAD / week
Minimum age : 16
Single room, shared bathroom, full boardFrom 185.00 CAD / week
Minimum duration: 1 week
Minimum number of people: 1
Single room, shared bathroom, full board, internet shared and wifiFrom 210.00 CAD / week
Minimum duration: 2 weeks
Minimum number of people: 1

Self Catering (Roomstay - No Meals)

From 140.00 CAD / week
Single room, not specified, internet shared and wifiFrom 140.00 CAD / week
Minimum duration: 1 week
Minimum number of people: 1

Executive Homestay

From 230.00 CAD / week
Minimum age : 18
Single room, private bathroom, full board, internet shared and wifiFrom 230.00 CAD / week
Minimum duration: 1 week
Minimum number of people: 1

Executive Homestay - (Full Board - 4 weeks)

From 230.00 CAD / week
Single room, private bathroom, full board, internet shared and wifiFrom 230.00 CAD / week
Minimum duration: 4 weeks
Minimum number of people: 1

Furnished Guest Suites, Single with Breakfast

From 437.50 CAD / week
Single room, not specified, breakfastFrom 437.50 CAD / week
Minimum duration: 4 weeks
Minimum number of people: 1

Carleton Plaza Suite: Kitchenette, bathroom, block from school

From 450.00 CAD / week
Single room, private bathroom, internet wifiFrom 450.00 CAD / week
Minimum duration: 4 weeks
Minimum number of people: 1

Furnished Guest Suites, Double

From 387.50 CAD / week
Double room, not specifiedFrom 387.50 CAD / week
Minimum duration: 4 weeks
Minimum number of people: 1

Activities

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Highlights include:

  • Whistler skiing / snowboarding

  • Skiing and champagne powder!

  • City Festivals Jazz, Movies, etc.

  • Trips to Vancouver and mainland

  • Trips to the Rocky Mountains

  • Trips to Seattle, USA

  • Boat cruises and sight seeing.

  • Outdoor sports, beaches, hiking

  • Whale watching on Vancouver Island

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Victoria ESL english student testimonial picture"Studying at Global Village was much more than I expected; the beautiful campus, the friendly students from countries such as Brazil, Switzerland, Korea and Mexico, and the teachers who gave me the opportunity to learn English in a variety of interesting ways like doing plays and presentations."

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