VFS Student Experiences

Living in Vancouver

VFS is located in the heart of downtown Vancouver—named one of the world's best cities, year after year. Surrounded by some of the last remaining temperate wilderness in the world, Vancouver's natural beauty and cosmopolitan environment combine to make it an ideal place to study. 

Out the front of Timbertrain Cafe in Gastown, Vancouver

Walk to Gastown’s quintessential Cafés

Film being shot on location in Vancouver

200+ films and TV series were shot in BC last year

Sunlit shops near the VFS campuses

Check out trendy shops and restaurants

Old brick building in historic Gastown

Soak up the vibe of historical Gastown

Yoga by the Pacific Ocean

Relax by the Pacific Ocean

Hiking in BC's forests

Enjoy the Pacific and BC’s coastal mountains

Social Events

The role that connections play in a successful career cannot be overstressed. But it doesn’t have to be work, work, work. We believe in promoting school-wide opportunities for connections through being creative and having fun. (You can also find out about specific program- and career-related events on the program pages.)

Student Services

The Student Services team is here to support you throughout your year at VFS. We can help with housing, budgeting, medical insurance, and advise you on your rights and responsibilities in BC.

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Student Services can help you find a roommate or accomodation in Vancouver. 


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Get help with budgeting your money, documentation, and meeting requirements.

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We can provide counselling and advice for coping with being away from home, and adjusting to life in Vancouver.