Take your English outside of the classroom and explore beautiful Vancouver through our Free Friday Activities. A fantastic way to apply your English while enjoying all that Vancouver has to offer.
Award-winning English Language School
Languages Across Borders (LAB) Vancouver is a well-known and award-winning language school in trendy Yaletown, the city’s downtown. Canadian-owned and in operations since 1992, LAB Vancouver provides quality English classes for students from over 100 countries. Offering a wide variety of English courses for all levels, LAB Vancouver's curriculum is diverse and designed to balance conversational and academic English.
How to Prepare for Your Arrival
Prepare Your ArrivalWe suggest that you arrive a few days before the beginning of your program. Allow yourself enough time to get familiar with the city and transportation system, move into your accommodation, and set up cell phone service if desired. Learn more
AccommodationsLAB Vancouver offers homestay and student residence accommodation options. Learn more
After School Activities!
Taste of CultureCulturally vibrant and diverse, Vancouver is home to many renowned cultural centres, including the Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver Art Gallery, Science World, Presentation House Gallery, the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art, the Contemporary Art Gallery and its own historical Chinatown.
You can almost smell the cedar when you hit the ground in this city surrounded by nature. Discover all of its abundances in Stanley Park, the Lynn Canyon hiking trails, Capilano Suspension Bridge, VanDusen Botanical Garden and Pacific Spirit Regional Park.
Sports & Action
From skiiing and snowboarding in the mountains to biking around the seawall, Vancouver offers unlimited options! Experience ice-skating at one of the many rinks, try curling or basketball at Kits Beach, or go mountain biking in nearby parks and mountains.
Scenic ToursThere are countless ways to explore and take in Vancouver's scenery, including tours that visit foodie-paradise Granville Island, world-renowned Whistler Village, tours of the University of British Columbia, Steveston Fisherman's Wharf, Winery Tours, Gastown, Harbour Tower Lookout and many more.
Designated Learning Institute (DLI) by Immigration Canada
LAB Vancouver meets all provincial and national accreditation requirements. Our school has Designated Learning Institute (DLI) status as per Immigration Canada. This means our school is designated to host students on a study permit. Your LAB Letter of Acceptance (LOA) will support your study permit application.More info
British Columbia’s Education Quality Assurance (EQA)
Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB)
The Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education administers the Private Training Act and associated regulations. PTIB is responsible for ensuring institutions meet the requirements and standards for certification, maintaining a Private Training Institution Directory of all certified institutions and the programs they provide. LAB programs are approved by PTIB. See Designation Certificate.More info
Better Business Bureau (BBB)
LAB Vancouver is Downtown Vancouver’s only BBB accredited language school! BBB is an unbiased organization that sets and upholds high standards for fair and honest business behavior. Businesses that earn BBB accredited business status contractually agree and adhere to the organization’s high standards of ethical business behavior. BBB provides objective advice, free business Reliability Reports and charity Wise Giving Reports, and educational information on topics affecting marketplace trust.More info
Winner of the Consumer Choice Award
LAB Vancouver is a 5-time winner of the Consumer Choice Award as the top English school in Vancouver, Canada. Consumer Choice Award is the only organization in Canada to determine top-ranked service providers in various categories by conducting independent market research surveys. Consumer Choice Award recipients are not selected by a panel of judges but are chosen by you… the consumer.More info