VFA High School is located in a quiet residential neighbourhood of Vancouver. This residential environment is very suitable for international students. For example, many of our homestay families live within easy walking distance of the school. Next to the school is a large, grassy park containing a baseball diamond, soccer field and playground, offering young people a variety of recreational activities.
There are many community facilities near Vancouver Formosa Academy, including a public library, community centre, indoor swimming pool and ice arena. These facilities give students a variety of healthy options during both school and individual activities.
Conveniently close to major bus routes and rapid transit, the school is easily accessed from all parts of Vancouver. Downtown Vancouver and Vancouver International Airport are both less than a 20 minute drive away.
Vancouver, British Columbia, is well known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. With a population of about two million, it is a lively city with a cosmopolitan atmosphere and international flavour. This exciting Pacific-Rim city offers all modern conveniences, excellent shopping and a wide variety of year-round cultural events.
Surrounded by mountains and the ocean, its spectacular natural environment offers Vancouverites a wide range of activities, such as skiing, snowboarding, skating, hiking, biking, golfing, tennis and swimming. The city prides itself on its variety of large, beautiful parks and excellent recreational facilities. Of course, Vancouver was the home of the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Vancouver is also the home of the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University, both world famous institutions offering a variety of high quality, exciting educational programs.
For more information on Vancouver, please see the City of Vancouver website.