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Welcome to the Downtown Vancouver – Dunsmuir College Campus of Sprott Shaw College. We are located in the center of our lively city. Vancouver is one of the most culturally diverse cities in Canada and our city is regularly referred to as a mosaic.
This diversity is reflected in our Vancouver campus, which adds to our inclusive and friendly atmosphere. Our city has consistently been ranked as one of the most “liveable cities” worldwide for more than a decade. Vancouver has something for everyone. Expect to find great shopping, eating, and nightlife close by. There are unique and interesting places to eat, drink, and shop if you want to do a little exploring; but if you need to grab something quickly then you can find it all within walking distance from our campus.
Vancouverites have a mix of nature and city conveniences at our disposal. There are mountains, parks, and the ocean for you to enjoy, such as English Bay, Stanley Park, and Grouse Mountain. Some of the city highlights include regular concerts, sports and social events occurring throughout Greater Vancouver.
Our Vancouver campus is located near all kinds of amenities like restaurants, coffee shops, shopping centres, bus stops and a 3 minute walk to the Skytrain. We are just down the street from Canada Place and the Vancouver Art Gallery for a break between classes.
For more information on Vancouver and the wide range of outdoor and indoor activities available read our article “Things To Do In Vancouver, BC, Canada“.
The downtown Vancouver Sprott Shaw College campus takes pride in our dedicated instructors and the fact that we provide career-focused educational programs that help you enter the workforce quickly. We have smaller class sizes, which fosters a higher level of communication between students and instructors. Our graduates are completing their programs and moving on to work in rewarding careers.
Consider getting the training you want to start your career at our Vancouver college campus while enjoying all that Vancouver has to offer you! Contact one of our career advisors to find out if Sprott Shaw is right for you.
We hope that your experience as a student here is as fun and exciting as our past graduates have described:
There are endless things to do in Vancouver. You can enjoy the beautiful scenery and nature or explore all that the city has to offer you. If you ever feel like you need a change of pace, you can always find something new to do. We have a wide range of outdoor and indoor things to do to accommodate our changeable weather.
If you feel like getting some fresh air you can check out one of our beaches, mountains, parks or lakes. We have an array of different beaches that are sandy, pebbly, quiet and/or busy. Some of our notable beaches include English Bay, Spanish Banks, Jericho Beach, and Kitsilano Beach.
If you would rather go to a lake, you will find that there is an interesting mix of options available. Trout Lake is located in the city and of course you can travel outside the city to other lakes, such as Brohm Lake in Squamish.
We have several mountains you can visit to go hiking, skiing, snowboarding, and tobogganing depending on the season. You can take a day trip to Grouse Mountain and Cypress Mountain. If you don’t mind travelling a few hours then you can visit Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, which are connected by a pedestrian village.
There are also numerous outdoor activities that you can take up in Vancouver including biking, rollerblading, beach volleyball, golfing, fishing, rafting, and kayaking to name a few. We have many different sporting teams that you can join that have varying levels of competition including basketball, soccer, and volleyball. There also is a large amount of population who regularly do group fitness activities such as yoga, spin class, pilates, boot camp, and the list goes on. It wouldn’t be uncommon to see Vancouverites dressed in yoga or fitness wear during their free time.
If going out to eat is your thing, then you will be pleasantly surprised with the assortment of food we have. Name the country and the corresponding cuisine and we will have it somewhere in the Greater Vancouver area. Some of the best places to eat are hidden gems and others can be found in every district. Try going to Robson Street, Alberni Street, Gastown, Commercial Street, and Yaletown to check out some good places to eat. Many places have menus outside for your viewing so you can decide if you like the food options and prices.
Are you into seeing live music? If so, you will enjoy the variety of small and larger venues you can go to which will have a mix of local, underground, and mainstream artists. Some events are free and others are more pricey. We also have different live shows you can see including improvising, musicals, drama, and comedy shows.
If you are interested in the nightlife you will be happy to discover that we have a wide selection of music, party scenes, and social events. Whether you like clubs, lounges, bars, pubs or swanky hot spots you can find it all on Granville Street, Gastown, Yaletown, and throughout Vancouver.
The shopping in Vancouver is among the best. We have high end, mid-level, and lower priced boutiques and shops. The shops can be found on Robson Street, Granville Street, and a few streets throughout the city. Also, we have large shopping centres such as Metrotown, Pacific Centre, and others in Greater Vancouver.
If you are interested in the arts and culture, you can visit the art galleries, displays, museums, and aboriginal exhibitions located throughout Vancouver. There are some free sites you can visit throughout Vancouver to see statues, totem poles, and outside exhibitions.
As you can see, we have an abundance of things you can do and see during your time in Vancouver. If you are ever in need of some guidance you can refer to one of Vancouver’s free newspapers, websites, friends, and your Sprott-Shaw Vancouver career advisor for things to do in the city.