Vancouver Location of Visual College of Art and Design
Our Vancouver campus is located at 626 West Pender Street in the heart of Vancouver's downtown core. Among the hustle and bustle of the city's commerce, shopping, and entertainment districts is VCAD's small, intimate campus. By studying in the downtown core, students are given an opportunity to experience the business hub of the city while within VCAD's friendly, comfortable and creative environment.
Conveniently located near major bus routes and steps away from the Skytrain, this campus allows students from outlying areas to easily commute to campus.
The city of Vancouver has recently been ranked in the top three livable cities in the world and in the top five cities with the highest quality of living in the world. Between its beautiful mountain and Pacific Ocean views and lively, urban atmosphere, Vancouver is an ideal place to live and study. As one of Canada's major seaports along the coast of British Columbia, Vancouver is a gateway to the Pacific Rim, Pacific Northwest, and beyond. It is the third largest city in Canada with over 2.5 million people living in the Metro Vancouver area.
Vancouver is a hot spot for many events and activities related to arts and culture, technology, environmental sustainability projects, and research and innovation. Vancouver also hosted the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, an event which put a spotlight on our thriving city. Students will find VCAD's downtown campus to reflect the heart of the city; there is no better place to study arts and fashion than in the centre of Vancouver's entertainment, historical, and financial districts.
In addition, with the scenic Stanley Park and various harbour points and beaches nearby, students will get an opportunity to experience Vancouver's natural beauty in an urban environment.