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.

Embassy Victoria study centre

The Embassy English Victoria school is now closed.

Thank you to all of our dedicated staff who worked at the centre over the years.

You can still study with Embassy in Canada at our Embassy Toronto study centre - a fantastic modern school in the heart of down town Toronto.

Facilities and highlights

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



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 June 30th 2014 we moved to a new location at 1005 Broad Street, around the corner from our former location on Douglas Street.

Walking directions
From the ‘Bay Centre’ bus stop, cross Fort Street and walk west. Turn left into Broad Street.

At 1005 Broad Street - “The Counting House”; walk through the flower shop, up the stairs to the second floor, where our entrance is located.

Centre Director

Megan Domenichelli


Embassy Victoria Study Centre
#200 -1005 Broad Street
Victoria, BC
Tel: +1 250 381 6630

School accreditation

EQA British Columbia logo

Embassy Victoria, British Columbia,Quality Assured by EQA

See Awards and accreditations

Student lounge

With sink, microwaves and snack vending machines


Accessible to students in wheelchairs.

For enquiries and bookings, call:

+1 857 362-8976

The Embassy English Victoria Study Centre is now closed. Try our centre in Toronto instead.