British Columbia (BC) is the westernmost province in Canada, between the Pacific Ocean and the Rocky Mountains. With an estimated population of 5.1 million as of 2020, it is Canada’s third-most populous province. The largest city is Vancouver. British Columbia has a very diverse population which makes it a great location to study in an international school because you can be sure that you will meet many expat families speaking your language. The main language in BC is English but in the community of the best international schools you will find families speaking Punjabi, Cantonese, Mandarin, German, French, Korean, Spanish, Persian and more!
British Columbia offers many sports for students! Given its varied mountainous terrain and its coasts, lakes, rivers, and forests, international schools in BC can offer great outdoor activities during the summer like hiking, camping, rock climbing, kayaking sailing.
In winter, cross-country and telemark skiing are much enjoyed by students of the best international schools in BC. The 2010 Winter Olympics downhill events were held in Whistler Blackcomb area of the province, while the indoor events were conducted in the Vancouver area.