Discover the Beauty
Where we are ...
the forest meets the sea lies some of the most breathtaking scenery in
all of Canada. From the forested slopes of Alberni Inlet to the
magnificent sandy beaches of Long Beach, the West Coast of Vancouver
Island is known world wide for its abundant sea life, lush rainforests
and scenic mountain vistas.
At the heart of the west
coast are the communities of Port Alberni, Bamfield, Tofino and
Ucluelet. Although closely situated to Nanaimo and the larger cities of
Victoria and metropolitan Vancouver, these west coast communities
maintain a unique, casual lifestyle. Also home to the Nuu Chah Nulth
First Nations, the west coast is richly influenced by local first
nations peoples, and proudly maintains and displays traditional first
nations arts, language and culture.
The west coast’s rugged
natural beauty provides numerous recreational opportunities that make it
a leading destination for outdoors enthusiasts. Whale watching, hiking,
kayaking, fishing and wildlife viewing are natures complements to the
many sports and recreation activities enjoyed in the region.
The West Coast International
Student Program is the first choice for International Students seeking a
quality education in a uniquely Canadian location.