Enjoy a mix of outdoor adventure and local culture by learning English in one of Canada’s most beautiful cities. Located between soaring mountains and the shores of the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver is a clean, safe and welcoming city.  

Vancouver is home to forests, parks, stunning views, and abundant nature, but there are also plenty of activities and attractions to explore. As a bustling west coast seaport in British Columbia, it is among Canada’s most diverse cities. With a thriving art, theatre and music scene, the city also has a rich sporting heritage.

CES Vancouver

Courses in Vancouver


You’ll find our CES Vancouver school in the historic tourist district, Gastown. The school has been completely refurbished to the absolute highest standards. We have already developed a solid reputation as a high quality, up-and-coming English language school in the city and we pride ourselves on our facilities, staff, and friendly welcome.

  • Free WIFI
  • Student Common Room
  • Table Tennis
  • Foosball Table
  • Printing facilities
  • 24 Hour Telephone
  • Self-Service Kitchenette
  • Residential/Homestay Accommodation
  • Exam Venue
  • Accessible Facilities 
  • Shops and Cafés Nearby
  • Free WIFI
  • Student common room
  • Table tennis
  • Foosball table
  • Self-service kitchenette
  • Printing facilities
  • Residential/Homestay accommodation
  • Exam venue
  • Accessible facilities
  • Shops and cafés nearby



Our year-round residential accommodation offers you comfort and security away from home and gives you the opportunity to be part of an international student community. From our Student Hostel, HI Vancouver Downtown, just over 10 minutes bus-ride from school, to our dedicated Student Residence (YWCA), just 10 minutes’ walk from school, you’ll have two wonderful options to choose from.


When you choose Homestay, you ‘ll learn so much more about Canadian life and culture, as well as learning the language itself. You’ll find family life to be informal, welcoming, and friendly, so you will have plenty of opportunities to practise your English. All homestays are carefully selected and visited regularly to ensure high standards.

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Our Address

322 Water Street, Mezzanine, Vancouver, BC, V6B 1B6 - Canada


[email protected]

+ 1 877 337 5377


By Air

CES Vancouver is located just 25 minutes from the Vancouver International Airport (YVR).  Considered one of the most beautiful airports in the world, YVR is full of incredible works of art and offers direct routes to many major cities in Asia, Europe and Latin America.


By Train

For those who want to arrive to Vancouver by train, CES Vancouver is located just 15 minutes from Pacific Central Station.  With connections to the US and Canada, Pacific Central Station is the terminus station for Via Rail's cross-country service to Toronto and Amtrak's Cascades service to Seattle and Portland.

By Public Transit

CES Vancouver is incredibly accessible.  Just 200 meters from the main public transportation hub in the city, Waterfront Station, CES Vancouver is just a short walk from the Skytrain, Sea Bus and West Coast Express services.

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Social Programmes

At CES, we want you to learn about the culture and people you are living with while improving your English at the same time. Our team of 'Yellow Shirts' organise a whole range of activities, events, and excursions for you during your time here.

  • Enjoy A FREE orientation tour on your first day
  • Visits to art galleries and museums
  • Tours to local historical and scenic spots
  • Relax with movie afternoons, quizzes and enjoy outdoor sports
  • Have fun at student parties, traditional pub nights and live music events

Please note:

  • Some social activities are free, such as conversation club, in-school movie nights and pool tournaments. Other activities may incur small expenses. For example, students should buy their own drinks during the pub nights. Most weekend excursions are not free and are not included in course fees (unless otherwise stipulated in group packages). and are pay-as-you-go.


Hear from our Students

"Everything is fitting and it is such a comfortable atmosphere here. It’s like being in a big family. I love it!"

Isabella, Germany

Juan studying at CES Vancouver

"It’s a great center of studies, you’ll learn a lot and everyone is really friendly."

Juan, Colombia

Taku from Japan studying at CES Vancouver

“Thank you so much - I really appreciate everyone.
CES is not just school for me; it’s like a family. I found a family in Vancouver."

Taku, Japan

Sandra from Mexico studying at CES Vancouver

“I’ve already recommended this school because I think the classes are really good. It is a small school, and that makes me feel like I'm at home. Also, it’s easy for teachers to identify our weaker skills in English so we can improve them."

Sandra, Mexico

CES Vancouver International Friends