Study English in Canada – 7 places to visit when you study in Canada
The beautiful nature of Canada is one of many reasons people choose the country for their study abroad course. If you are lucky enough to study English in Canada, make sure you explore as much as possible. Canada has so much to offer.
There are many high-quality language schools to choose from in Toronto. If you’re looking for a brand that has been one of the leaders in the English teaching industry for almost 30 years, ILSC is a great school to study at. ILSC Toronto is centrally located and offers an amazing choice of unique English language courses. The school’s staff are friendly and helpful, so if you want to visit any of these National Parks in Canada, just go and ask them, they will help you.
Point Pelee National Park
Located 3.5 hours from Toronto, this park is internationally known for bird and butterfly migration. About 360 different species of migratory birds have been recorded in the park. Don’t forget your binoculars!
Bruce Peninsula National Park
Bruce Peninsula National Park is located only 3-hours from Toronto and was created in 1987. It is one of the largest protected areas in Southern Ontario. The park offers trails and a large space for outdoor activities. It is also home to an abundance of wildlife, especially black bears so be careful and follow advice from the park!
Vancouver is such a great city, that ILSC chose it for their very first language school. ILSC Vancouver is currently their largest language school offering a wide range of English language courses for adults and young learners. Whether you’re looking for General or Intensive English courses, Exam preparation or University Pathway courses, they have it all and more. But don’t study too hard, make sure you get to visit amazing national parks in Canada:
Gulf Islands National Park Reserve
Gulf National Park Reserve consists of around 15 islands and more than 30 smaller islets and can be found off the southern coast of British Columbia (only 3-hour drive from Vancouver). These charming islands welcome visitors with a pleasant Mediterranean-type climate. Warm and dry summers are perfect for various sports activities. If you’re a fan of kayaking, hiking or cycling, this is the best place for you to visit. One of the top attractions here is whale watching!
Jasper National Park
Jasper National Park is a vast wilderness featuring glaciers, lakes and mountain peaks. It is open all year round and the hours of operation are available on the official website. With nearly 11,000 km² of natural beauty, Jasper National Park is home to 53 species of mammals like moose, deer, elk, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, coyotes, wolves, cougars and bears.
One of the highlights of Jasper National Park is Columbia Ice field, which is the largest ice field south of the Arctic. Ice fields are large areas of interconnected glaciers, found in a mountainous region. They are spectacular.
Banff National Park
Banff National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is Canada’s oldest national park established in 1885. The park has more than 6.000 km² of mountainous terrain with numerous glaciers and ice fields, dense forest, and alpine landscapes. It’s possible to go hiking and also rent bikes, ski equipment and fishing equipment, and also explore the lakes and waterways by kayak or canoe.
ILSC Montreal is a boutique-style school situated in the heart of Old Montréal, offering English and French language courses for adults and juniors. It’s not only a beautiful and safe city with fascinating history and delicious food (try the bagels at St Viateur – best in the world), but also an amazing starting point if you want to visit some National parks in the area.
Mont Saint Bruno National Park
Mont Saint Bruno National Park can be found a few kilometres outside the metropolitan region of Montreal. People can enjoy the park’s five lakes, orchards boasting over 2,000 apple trees, and miles of trails throughout the forest.
Some 200 bird species and about 40 mammal species share the territory with hundreds of species of flowers, trees and plants. If you like plants and animals this is a great place for you. The park is open from 7:30 am to 8 pm.
La Mauricie National Park
La Mauricie National Park is located 2 hours from Montreal, and was founded in 1970 covers 536 km². The park provides a habitat for over 40 species of mammals such as moose and black bears. The park contains hiking trails, 150 lakes to visit and many ponds. It is open every day from 8 am to 6 pm.
For more tips on weekend trips during your English language course in Canada, switch to our article 6 National Parks in Canada.
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