Maple Leaf World School – KPU is situated within Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Richmond campus. The school is located in the heart of a diverse Vancouver based suburb and is often ranked as one of the best locations in the world to live and study. Vancouver, a major city on Canada’s west coast, is often referred to as Canada’s gateway to the Pacific. It is among Canada’s most ethnically diverse metropolitan areas with a population of 2.5 million people. It is well known as an urban centre surrounded by nature, making it a major tourism destination.
In addition to active film production studios, and gaming and high-tech companies, Vancouver is also a centre of higher education. It is home to 11 public post-secondary institutions including universities, technical institutions and colleges, and dozens of private specialty institutions. Vancouver’s weather is mild year-round with clean fresh air. Summer temperatures average in the mid-20’s C with low humidity and winter months, though rainy, seldom go below 0C. Vancouver rarely sees snow, but the nearby ski hills offer great winter sports opportunities.
30 minutes from downtown Vancouver will bring you to Grouse Mountain Resort to the North and Cypress Mountain Resort to the North-West. Both of these locations are world class ski resorts that were used during the Winter Olympics in 2010. Vancouver is the perfect location for enjoying downtown life with nature on your doorstep.