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English school in
Victoria Canada Embassy English Canada

Like the idea of a friendly University city with an energetic outdoor lifestyle? Put our English school in Victoria at the top of your list.

Why you’ll love Embassy Victoria

Our school is conveniently located on Douglas Street in the centre of this beautiful, green city - it’s easy to explore the shopping district, restaurants, and the Inner Harbour - all within walking distance.

Embassy Victoria is small and friendly, so you can expect lots of personal attention from highly qualified teachers.  Out of class, the Embassy Canadian Conversation Club and lively activities programme provide other fun ways to accelerate learning, chat to new people and ultimately help you achieve your goal of improving your English.

When in Victoria…
Take a weekend trip to Seattle or Vancouver


  • WiFi-enabled
  • IT suite
  • University application counselling
  • Interactive whiteboards
  • Student lounge
Embassy Homestay - stay with a friendly host family and develop your language skills in a natural setting
Embassy Homestay - enjoy you own study bedroom with bed, desk, lamp, chair and clothes storage
*Although you may not stay in the accommodation pictured, you will stay in accommodation of a very similar quality.


Live with an English-speaking host and practise your English every day!

Distance from school

Up to 40 minutes by public transport

Meals provided

14 per week (breakfast and evening meal); full board (3 meals/day) also available



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English students pose for a photo by the Parliament building of Victoria Canada

Local facilities

Nearest supermarket: 15 minutes' walk
Nearest bank: next to the school
Nearest shopping centre: 1 minute's walk
Nearest newsagent: across the street
Nearest coffee shop: across the street
Nearest mosque: 15 mins by bus
Nearest church: across the street
Nearest bus stop: across the street
Nearest post office: 3 minutes' walk
Nearest park: 15 minutes' walk
Nearest cafe: across the street

Travelling around the city

Walk or take the public bus.  The Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal to Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal (Victoria) is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.  From Victoria International Airport take a taxi or public transit bus.

Students exploring Victoria Harbour Canada Enjoy the coffeeshops of Victoria Canada after English class Embassy students shopping in Victoria Canda Relaxing by the fountains of Parliament Garden Victoria

Cost of Living

We currently advise that students should budget approximately CA $150 per week. This will cover all basic transport, food and entertainment costs.  (Last updated April 2013)

Sample prices (all in CA $):

Item Price in CA $
A cup of coffee (in a chain like Starbucks) 2.00
Can of Coca Cola 1.50
Big Mac 4.59
Three course meal in a reasonably priced restaurant 25.00 - 30.00
Takeaway, e.g. from a noodle bar 10.00 - 15.00
Cinema ticket 12.00
Nightclub entrance 10.00 upwards
Bus 2.50 per ride
Taxi 1.97/km, avg to airport - 52.00

Popular trips from Victoria:

  • Seattle trip
  • Tofino camping trip
  • Mount Washington ski/snowboard trip
  • Tofino, Whistler, Rocky Mountains

No two weeks are ever the same, but here's an idea of what to expect:

  • Canadian Conversation Club
  • Downtown Walking Tour
  • Wii at the school
  • Beacon Hill Park
  • Inner Harbour walk
  • Ice Hockey game
  • Ice-skating
  • Whale watching
  • Kayaking
  • Museums/art galleries
  • Butchart Gardens
  • Laser Tag
  • Walking/Hiking activities
  • Tour of Legislative Building
  • Craigdarroch Castle
Kayaking in Victoria Harbour Canada Whale watching A trip to Seattle - over the border in the US Hiking in the Mountains of British Colombia Canada Note: Actual activities may vary on arrival All activities and trips are optional and some will have a cost attached.

Finding our school

On the corner of Douglas Street and Broughton Street, near The Bay Centre shopping mall. There is a main bus stop right across the street.

Centre Director

Megan Domenichelli


Embassy Victoria Study Centre
3rd floor, 1012 Douglas St.
Victoria, BC
Tel: +1 250 381 6630
Fax: +1 250 381 6631

School accreditation

EQA British Columbia logo

Embassy Victoria, British Columbia,Quality Assured by EQA

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Student lounge

With sink, microwaves and snack vending machines


Accessible to students in wheelchairs.

Recommended for: “Friendly Atmosphere”

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