Vancouver is a modern cosmopolitan European-style city, close to pristine nature. The city is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, the towering snow-capped Coastal Mountain and green forests. Vancouver is big on food, arts and every second person seems to have their own boutique brewery. The greater Vancouver area is home to 2.5 million people. It’s big, but still has that open friendly Canadian charm. Canadians like to talk. That’s great for your English. When you have had enough of downtown you can join other students at Global Village Vancouver on regular trips to Victoria Island, Vancouver Island, the USA (Seattle), Whistler ski resort, and the Rocky Mountains. The ski season is roughly from December to May. The school even organises salmon fishing and whale-watching trips.