Exchange - Why Metro Vancouver


About Metro Vancouver

The lower mainland is a dynamic, multicultural area situated in a spectacular natural environment including snowcapped mountains and sparkling ocean waters. Metro Vancouver, where all four of Kwantlen's campuses reside, is comprised of 22 different municipalities. It has an area of 282,000 hectares and covers a distance of 96 km from Maple Ridge to Bowen Island. According to the 2006 census, the population of Metro Vancouver was 2.1 million and growing. Click on the links below to find out more about a particular region.

City of Vancouver - City of Vancouver tourism website. Great for finding out what the attractions of the area are.
City of Surrey - City of Surrey tourism website. Click on this link to find out more about the city that houses Kwantlen's main campus.
City of Richmond - City of Richmond tourism website. Find out more about this multi-cultural area of Greater Vancouver.
Township of Langley - Township of Langley tourism website. Interested in finding out about a place with a small town feel close to the big city of Vancouver? Check this link out. - Another resource on the Township of Langley.

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About BC

British Columbia, with its culturally diverse population of over 4.4 million people, is Canada's westernmost province. It boasts one of the country's most varied landscapes from rainforests to high mountain peaks to plateaus to deserts. This landscape offers amazing recreational opportunities and a breathtaking living environment. Click on the link below to find out more about this amazing province.

Tourism BC

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About Canada


Tourism Canada - Find out why so many people want to come to Canada by visiting the Tourism Canada website.

International SOS Country Report – Includes much valuable information about Canada ranging from medical care to banking and currency information to tipping in restaurants to emergency numbers. If there is something you want to know about Canada, you can probably find it here.

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Cost of Living

Average Costs


Textbooks $ 275.00
Homestay Placement Fee $ 275.00
Airport Pick-Up Fee (Cost varies according to location) $ 100.00
Homestay for 4 months ($850/month includes meals and laundry) $ 3400.00
Public Transportation $ 300.00
Medical Insurance through Kwantlen $ 170.00
Entertainment (extra travel, going out) $ 1,500.00
Subtotal $ 6,020.00
Some Examples of Prices


One month bus pass $ 81.00
Cost of a BigMac $ 4.08
Movie Ticket $9.00-$13.00
Bananas per pound $ 0.79
Loaf of Bread $ 3.00
Cover at a night club $5.00-$20.00
Ski Lift Ticket at Whistler $ 89.00
Ski Lift Ticket at Grouse $ 50.00
Entrance to the Vancouver Art Gallery $ 12.00

Prices are estimates only

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