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Victoria ratings & opinions

How our students rated their experience in Victoria


Rating: 4.5/5.0

Overall attractiveness of Victoria
11 authentic ratings from students who reserved a course with us in Victoria

Rating: 6.0/5.0

Friendliness of locals

Rating: 6.0/5.0

Interesing things to do

Rating: 6.0/5.0

Geographic setting

Rating: 6.0/5.0

Public transport

Rating: 6.0/5.0


Rating: 6.0/5.0


Rating: 6.0/5.0


Rating: 6.0/5.0


Rating: 6.0/5.0


Rating: 6.0/5.0

What school directors said about Victoria

Jacqueline Murphy

Victoria is a friendly, safe and convenient city with the mildest climate in Canada. There are excellent cafes, museums, gardens, and shopping.

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Victoria

SC - GEOS Languages Plus

The school is in the center of town, teachers and office staff are really helpful.
They are more focused on speaking than in grammar.

22 August 2011
Course: Comprehensive English Program Intensive - 4 weeks
Student age: 30 years


Rating: 3.7

| 7 reviews
SC - GEOS Languages Plus

the relationship with other students, and teachers and staff

3 August 2009
Course: Comprehensive English Program Intensive - 4 weeks
Student age: 27 years


Rating: 3.7

| 7 reviews
Francisco JavierSC - GEOS Languages Plus
SC - GEOS Languages Plus

you should have more levels, it was too easy for me.

4 October 2006
Course: Comprehensive English Program Full Time - 6 weeks
Student age: 21 years


Rating: 3.7

| 7 reviews

Information about Victoria

Why Victoria? Located on the southeastern tip of Vancouver Island, Victoria has a lot to live up to, once being voted one of the world´s top ten cities to visit, and world number one for ambience and environment. Victoria's equable climate has also added to its reputation as the "City of Gardens". With its mild temperatures and plentiful sunshine, Victoria boasts gardens that are home to many plant species rarely found elsewhere in Canada.

Key Facts about Victoria

Population:   290,000
Time zone: +2h. (GMT -8)
Region: British Columbia, Capital Regional District
Currency: CAD (1 CAD = 0.7356 USD)
Visa: Nationals from USA can travel and study a language course up to 18 hours a week and for a maximum of 180 days without a full visa. It is just necessary to apply online for an ESTA card (Electronic System for Travel Authorization). Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Visa requirements data last updated on 01 Dec. 2022 (Source)
For the most up-to-date visa information please consult with the embassy or consulate of Canada in your country. List of embassies and consulates of Canada on the official website - Government of Canada.
High season: July
Low season: December
Average course price per week (High season): 255 C$
Average course price per week (Low season): 303 €
Cost of Living:
* 100 = prices in New York
  • Student price index excluding rent:72* (28% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:56* (44% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:74* (26% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (Canada average): 7.14 C$
    (2% more expensive than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type A
  • Plug Type B
  • Residential voltage: 120 V
  • Frequency: 60 Hz

Weather in Victoria

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What to do in Victoria

Craigdarroch Castle
Craigdarroch Castle
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Arrival airport

Victoria International (YYJ) - 24 km. from Victoria city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 30 minutes, 40 minutes.

Main stops: Southbound East Saanich at Mc Tavish, Saanichton Exchange Bay B, Southbound Elk Lake at Beaver Lake, Southbound Douglas at Bay, Southbound Douglas at Cormorant

Taxi: 25 minutes drive to city center of Victoria

Public transportation in Victoria

FAQ about courses in Victoria

  • SC - GEOS Languages Plus has received the best overall rating in Victoria.
  • inlingua Victoria College of Languages, located in 910 Government St. (Suite 101), Downtown has been voted as the school with the best location in Victoria.
  • SC - GEOS Languages Plus was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • 'Homestay' at SC - GEOS Languages Plus is the best rated accommodation in Victoria.
  • The student price index in Victoria is 71.85. For details check the city's cost of living section.

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