Following reports that both the US and UK may be losing some of their appeal, 2017 looks set to be a stellar year for Canada as an international study destination. In keeping with this general trend, Canadian cities have an extremely strong presence in the QS Best Student Cities 2017; while Montréal occupies the overall top spot, Vancouver climbs three to take 10th place, with Toronto immediately behind.
Two universities in Vancouver feature in the QS World University Rankings® 2016-2017, of which the highest-ranked is the University of British Columbia at 45th in the world. Vancouver’s other ranked institution, Simon Fraser University, offers a particularly unique study setting, thanks to the location of its main campus in the middle of the Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area, just outside the city.
Whether you’re based in the city center or not, Vancouver has much to offer. The nearby Grouse, Seymour and Cypress mountains provide more than just a beautiful backdrop to the city – they’re also an incredibly popular destination for snowsports, offering some of the world’s best ski resorts.
Even in the center of Vancouver the great outdoors is never far away – beaches, forest and stunning mountains are all within easy reach. For those who prefer cultural pursuits, Vancouver also offers an array of brilliant nightlife, theatres and music – everything you’d expect from one of Canada’s most loved cities.
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University of British Columbia (45th in the world)
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