Discover Vancouver

GEC student residences are located in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, the 3rd largest city in Canada. Home to 2.4 million people, Vancouver is the only city where you can enjoy skiing on the snow-capped mountains, hiking in the lush forests, and suntanning on the sandy beaches, all in the same day. With mild climate, scenic views, and friendly people, Vancouver is a popular tourist destination and consistently ranked as one of the best places to live.

With convenient locations in Vancouver’s comprehensive transportation network, GEC student housing apartments and residences connects you with your classes, your friends, and everything Vancouver has to offer.

Granville Island

Granville Island is a peninsula located in Downtown Vancouver under the Granville Bridge. At Granville Island, you can find the city’s most important art and cultural districts with theatres, artisan workshops, and craft studios, as well as the famous Public Market. As the artistic and cultural centre of Vancouver, Granville Island is a unique destination that attracts millions of visitors.

Stanley Park

Home of the famous Vancouver seawall, Canada’s largest aquarium, and Lions Gate Bridge, Stanley Park is one of Vancouver’s main tourist destinations, attracting millions of visitors every year. Take your time exploring Stanley Park’s many beaches, forest trails, and other sites, including the totem poles at Brockton Point, the views at Prospect Point, the Canada geese at Lost Lagoon. It doesn’t matter the time of year or time of day, Stanley Park is always the best choice for you to embrace nature.


Gastown is Vancouver’s most historic district and neighbourhood, known for its whistling steam clock and a mix of art galleries, souvenir stores, and graffiti alleyways. Trendy food, popular bars and lounges, local seafood, and food trucks decorate the brick paved streets. Popular attractions near Gastown include Vancouver Lookout at Harbour Centre and Canada Place at Waterfront.

Capilano Suspension Bridge

Capilano Suspension Bridge is located across the Capilano River in North Vancouver, approximately 140 metres long and 70 metres above the river. As one of the top rated attractions in Vancouver, Capilano Suspension Bridge features many activities, including Cliffwalk, Treetop Adventures, and Canyon Lights, an annual winter festival where the suspension bridge and surrounding forests are decorated in sparkling lights for the holiday season. Catch a free shuttle to Capilano Suspension Bridge at Waterfront.