British Columbia

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About British Columbia

About Beautiful British Columbia

There is a reason why they call it Beautiful British Columbia. B.C., the Western most province in the country that borders on the Pacific Ocean, is far and away one of the most beautiful places to live in the country. Full of Mountain ranges, rivers, valleys, rainforest, modern cities, and islands on the coast, there is no question why more than 4 million Canadians call the province home.

If living in the capital of Victoria or international city Vancouver is not your forte, there are many regions where you can be at one with nature. There is no shortage of national parks and marine life to explore. Like most other regions in the country, there is a diverse array of cultural groups, but the provinces population is unique because of its high percentage of people of Asian and Native decent.

Another attractive feature about the province is the climate. British Columbia is the mildest area in Canada, with the temperature averaging about 6 Degrees in the winter and averaging in mid-20s during the summer. However, the mild weather does come with one caveat – expect rain to be a regular part of the forecast.

British Columbia Education Options

More than 100, 000 students choose to student in Canada on the west coast because British Columbia has a great reputation for high quality education and world class colleges and universities. With approximately 50 colleges and universities to choose from, many of which are located in the Vancouver metropolitan area, domestic and international students have many degree and diploma options to consider.

Universities include:

  • University of British Columbia
  • Simon Fraser University
  • University of Victoria
  • Trinity Western University
  • Emily Carr of Art and Design

Colleges include:

  • Okanogan College
  • Corpus Christi College
  • Vancouver Community College
  • Ashton College
  • Regent College

Each academic institution offers a variety of degree and diploma programs. Check with the specific schools for a list of programs and course offerings.

Why Students Choose to Study in British Columbia?

There are many reasons why student choose to get their education in British Columbia:

  • British Columbia is the only Canadian province with a provincial seal of quality for academics – The Education Quality Assurance
  • Many top ranked academic institutions in Canada are located in the province, namely UBC and Simon Fraser University
  • Diverse and high quality living options – you can live in the big city or in an area that is surrounded by nature
  • The Education Quality Assurance Program makes it easy for international students to identify schools and programs that meet a high standard
  • There are many work study, internship, and career opportunities upon graduation
  • Many degree programs are recognized internationally around the world

More Information about British Columbia

For more information about living in or going to school in British Columbia, check out www.gov.bc.ca


Schools in British Columbia

School name Address City Postal Code Phone Number
Adler School of Professional Psychology 1090 West Georgia Street Vancouver V6E 3V7 604-482-5510
Alexander College 4680 Kingsway Burnaby V5H 4L9 604-435-5815
Art Institute of Vancouver 4665 Renfrew Street Vancouver V5M 0A7 604-683-9200
Ashton College 1190 Melville Street Vancouver V6E 3W1 604-899-0830
Associated Canadian Theological Schools 7600 Glover Road Langley V2Y 1Y1 604-513-2044
Brighton College 4538 Kingsway, Suite 305 Burnaby V5H 4T9 604-430-5608
British Columbia Institute of Technology 3700 Willington Avenue Burnaby V5G 3H2 604-434-5734
Camosun College 3100 Foul Bay Road Victoria V8P 5J2 250-370-3000
Canadian College 1050 Alberni St, #450 Vancouver V6E 1A3 604-688-9366
Capilano University 2055 Purcell Way North Vancouver V7J 3H5 604-986-1911
Carey Theological College 5920 Iona Drive Vancouver V6T 1J6 604-224-4308
City University of Seattle 789 W Pender Street Suite 310 Vancouver V6C 1H2 604-689-2489
College Educacentre College 896 8th Avenue West Vancouver V5Z 1E2 604-708-5100
College of New Caledonia 3330-22nd Avenue Prince George V2N 1P8 250-562-2131
College of the Rockies 2700 College Way Box 8500 Cranbrook V1C 5L7 250-489-2751
Columbia College 435 Terminal Avenue Vancouver V6A 0C1 604-683-8360
Corpus Christi College 5935 Iona Drive Vancouver V6T 1J7 604-822-6862
Douglas College 700 Royal Avenue New Westminster V3M 2Z4 604-527-5400
Emily Carr University of Art and Design 1399 Johnson Street Granville Island V6H 3R9 604-844-3800
Fairleigh Dickinson University-Vancouver 842 Cambie Street Vancouver V6B 2P6 604-682-8112
Fraser International College 8900 Nelson Way Burnaby V5A 4W9 778-782-5011
Justice Institute of British Columbia 715 McBride Blvd New Westminster V3L 5T4 604-525-5422
Kwantlen Polytechnic University 12666 72nd Ave Surrey V3W 2M8 604-599-2100
Langara College 100 West 49 Avenue Vancouver V5Y 2Z6 604-323-5511
New York Institute of Technology-Vancouver 701 W Georgia Street Vancouver V7Y 1C6 604-639-0942
Nicola Valley Institute of Technology 4155 Belshaw Street Merritt V1K 1R1 250-378-3300
North Island College 1685 South Dogwood Street Campbell River V9W 8C1 250-923-9700
Northern Lights College 11401-8th Street Dawson Creek V1G 4G2 250-782-5251
Northwest Community College 5331 McConnell Avenue Terrance V8G 4X2 250-635-6511
Okanagan College 1000 KLO Road Kelowna V1Y 4X8 250-762-5445
Quest University Canada 3200 University Boulevard Squamish V8B 0N8 604-898-8000
Regent College 5800 University Blvd Vancouver V6T 2E4 604-222-3245
Royal Roads University 2005 Sooke Road Victoria V9B 5Y2 250-391-2511
Selkirk College 301 Frank Beinder Way Castlegar V1N 4L3 888-953-1133
Simon Fraser University 8888 University Drive Burnaby V5A 1S6 778-782-3111
Sprott Shaw Degree College 728 Granville Street Vancouver V6Z 1E4 604-430-5111
St. Mark's College 5935 Iona Dr Vancouver V6T 1J7 604-822-4463
Thompson Rivers University 900 McGill Road Kamloops V2C 0C8 250-828-5036
Trinity Western University 7600 Glover Road Langley V2Y 1Y1 604-888-7511
University Canada West 1111 Melville Street Vancouver V6E 3V6 604-915-9607
University of British Columbia Okanagan 3333 University Way Kelowna V1V 1V7 250-807-8000
University of British Columbia 2329 West Mall Vancouver V6T 1Z4 604-822-2211
University of Northern British Columbia 3333 University Way Prince George V2N 4Z9 250-960-5555
University of the Fraser Valley 33844 King Road Abbotsford V2S 7M8 604-504-7441
University of Victoria 3800 Finnerty Road Victoria V8P 5C2 250-721-7211
Vancouver Community College 1155 East Broadway Vancouver V5T 4V5 604-871-7000
Vancouver Institute of Media Arts 570 Dumsmuir St, #600 Vancouver V6B 1Y1 604-682-2787
Vancouver Island University 900 Fifth Street Nanaimo V9R 5S5 250-753-3245
Vancouver School of Theology 6000 Iona Drive Vancouver V6T 1L4 604-822-9031
Whistler Adventure School Unit 5 - 1345 Alpha Lake Road Whistler V0N1B1 604-962-2220
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