Vancouver + Rockies

Experience the best of beautiful Vancouver + 4-day Rocky Mountain trip!

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Vancouver - Voted No.1 Most Liveable City

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Sunbathing, Sailing, and Skiing all in one city

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Spanish Banks Beach

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Kitsilano Pool (optional)

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Downtown Vancouver

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University of British Columbia (our location)

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Multinational ESL Classes

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New Single Ensuite Rooms

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New Shared Ensuite Bathroom

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Accommodation (Completed 2011)

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4/6-Bedroom Family Apartments Available

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Single Bedroom (Family Accommodation)

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Excellent Food Quality and Choice

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Canadian Customer Service!

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Top Quality Sports Facilities

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Museum of Anthropology (included)

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'Nitobe' Japanese Gardens (included)

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Whistler (included; zip line optional)

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Capilano Suspension Bridge (optional)

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Mount Robson (Rocky Mountains)

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Peyto Lake (Rocky Mountains)

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Optional Icefields Tour (Rocky Mountains)

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Optional Icefields Tour (Rocky Mountains)

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Moraine Lake (Rocky Mountains)

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Moraine Lake (Rocky Mountains)

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Swimming at Moraine Lake (Rocky Mountains)

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Optional Banff Gondola (Rocky Mountains)

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Optional Banff Gondola (Rocky Mountains)

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Optional Banff Gondola (Rocky Mountains)

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Lake Louise (Rocky Mountains)

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Optional canoeing at Lake Louise

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Quad Rooms (limited single room upgrades)

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Campfire BBQ (Rocky Mountains)

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Campfire BBQ & Games (Rocky Mountains)

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Tofino (4-week stays only)

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Surfing Lessons (Tofino)

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Victoria (4-week stays only)

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Optional Whale Watching (Victoria/Tofino)

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Butchart Gardens (Victoria)

Vancouver

Vancouver is the third largest city in Canada, and has been consistently voted one of the most ‘liveable’ cities in the world.

Host to the 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, its Whistler ski resort is regarded as one of the best ski resorts in the world.

Vancouver is an extraordinary city where metropolitan buzz meets beautiful landscapes
and adventure.

It has one of the largest city parks in North America, Stanley Park.

Campus

Our Vancouver summer school is located at the University of British Columbia.

UBC is currently ranked 22nd in the world university rankings due to its combined quality of teaching, living and facilities.

The campus is situated around 20 minutes from central Vancouver.

UBC has its own beach, botanical gardens, Japanese gardens, and national forest, Pacific Spirit National Park.

The campus also has an onsite cinema, museum, hospital, dentists, police station, fire station, and all the amenities you could possibly need.

Furthermore, it is the only summer school location to offer family apartment accommodation, and optional adult ESL classes.

Superb Activity/Excursion Program

As well as an exceptional campus, we also offer an unbeatable activity programme, which
includes 4 days in the Rocky Mountains. Check out our Activity and Excursion information for more details.

For students/groups staying for 4 weeks, we have the added bonus of 3 days in Tofino (on Vancouver Island) – considered the most beautiful place in British Columbia.

English Classes

The same standards are set for our Vancouver centre, as with all of our UK centres:

  • Students receive 30 hours of English classes per 2-week course.
  • ESL teachers meet British Council UK guidelines, and have been chosen for their qualification, commitment, attitude and communicative ability.
  • Vancouver has a Director of Studies (DoS) who manages the teachers and guarantees that the syllabus is maintained.
  • All DoS’s are English language professionals, recruited for their higher qualifications, extensive experience and suitability to managing large vacation programmes
  • Vancouver has a syllabus and materials that ensure that students learn about topics that are interesting for them and relevant to their lives.
  • The syllabus is tied to the European Union’s Common European Framework.

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UBC has extraordinary sporting facilities:

  • Basketball stadium
  • Outdoor basketball courts
  • Ice hockey stadium
  • Ice skating arena
  • Athletics stadium
  • American football pitch
  • Baseball stadium
  • Indoor and outdoor swimming pools
  • Indoor and outdoor tennis courts

At all of our centres, there is a comprehensive activity program. Evening activities include:

  • Karaoke nights.
  • Discos.
  • Talent show.
  • Casino night.
  • X-Factor night.
  • Performing arts classes.
  • Mini Olympics.
  • Sports tournaments.

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Inclusive Excursions (for 2-week stays)

SummerESL.com prides itself on having the best combination of English summer school course and activity program.

You will not find a better inclusive excursion program anywhere.

Rocky Mountains 4-day Tour (Inclusive)

As well as an exceptional campus, we also offer a 4-day tour of the Rocky Mountains.

On the tour, you will visit:

  • Mount Robson (the tallest mountain in British Columbia)
  • Peyto Lake
  • Bow Lake
  • Columbia Icefields (Columbia Icefields Tour optional – see below)
  • Lake Louise
  • Spahat Falls
  • Athabasca Falls
  • Kamlook (the Canadian ‘desert’)
  • Banff (Banff Gondola optional – see below)
  • Valemount
  • Jasper
  • Kelowna
  • Hope
  • Othello Tunnels (where Rambo First Blood was filmed)

Rocky Mountain Activity Pass (Highly Recommended)

  • Banff Gondola (to Sulphur Mountain) + Columbia Icefields Tour = $80

This is a ‘must have’ Rocky Mountain experience (see excursion gallery).

 

Additional Inclusive Full-Day Excursion

  • Whistler
  • Vancouver: Downtown tour, Stanley Park, Sea Wall cycling, Spanish Banks beach
  • Vancouver: Shopping on Robson Street / Pacific Centre, Kayaking at Jericho Beach

Inclusive Half-Day Excursions

  • UBC: Botanical Gardens and Rope Course
  • UBC: Museum of Anthropology & Nitobe Gardens
  • Vancouver: Shopping on 4th Avenue

 

Inclusive Excursions (for 4-week stays)

Tofino

Stay for 4 weeks, and you will not only visit the Rocky Mountains, but also Tofino.

Tofino’s activity program includes:

  • Ferry ride to Vancouver Island
  • Surfing lessons
  • Long Beach – surfing paradise
  • Ocean kayaking
  • Cathedral Grove – some of the world’s tallest and oldest trees
  • Pacific Rim National Park
  • Beach campfire and marshmallow roast

Tofino Whale Watching (Highly Recommended)

  • Whale watching (grey whales and humpback whales) = $70

Like mainland British Columbia, there are also bears, so you have even more wildlife to see.

Additional Inclusive Full-Day Excursion

  • Victoria
  • North Vancouver: Lynn Canyon, Rice Lakes, and Deep Cove

Additional Inclusive Half-Day Excursions

  • Vancouver: Queen Elizabeth Park and Vancouver Canadians Baseball
  • Vancouver: Vancouver Art Gallery, shopping on Robson Street / Pacific Centre
  • Vancouver: Granville Island
  • UBC: Ice skating / ice hockey

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Course Dates 2014

  • Sun 29/06 – Sun 13/07
  • Sun 13/07 – Sun 27/07
  • Sun 27/07 – Sun 10/08

Price Per Person

$3,250

Airport Transfers Included

Price is in Canadian dollars. There are no registration fees.

Suitable For:

Individuals Groups Families

Age Range

12 - 17

30
Hours

30 Hours of ESL

Classes are longer (and therefore more intensive) to provide free days for the Rocky Mountain tour.

Accommodation

Accommodation

Single Rooms with Shared Bathroom. Family home stay available. 4/6 Bedroom Family Apartments Available.

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Special Offers

SAVE $100 WHEN BOOKING TWO OR MORE PLACES

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SAVE 10% / STUDENT FOR GROUPS (15+)

+ 1 Group Leader free

Discount is on student course price only.

BOOK FOR 4 WEEKS AND SAVE $200

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