Trending Destinations for High School Programmes in Canada
Fri, 08 Jan 2021
Canada is undoubtedly the number one destination for many international students who wish to continue their secondary studies abroad. Not only is it one of the safest destinations with the highest educational quality in the world, but its proximity and kindness make it the best option for international families.
Canada offers a wide variety of cities and communities where your children can study for a semester or year of middle school or high school at a local Canadian school. Let’s get to know some of the most popular destinations to study High School in 2021. If you are ready to start the adventure of your life, contact us here.
#1 Sudbury – The best of both worlds
Parlez-vous français? Canada is known worldwide for being one of the few countries where you can learn English or French depending on the city you live in. But few people know this gem of a city. Located four hours north of the city of Toronto, Sudbury is home to the third largest French-speaking population in Canada outside of Quebec. If you already have an advanced level of English and would like to practice a second language, or you are looking for a completely French-speaking school outside of Quebec, Sudbury is the ideal option for you!
Some fun facts about Sudbury:
- Sudbury is surrounded by lakes, 330 freshwater lakes to be exact!
- Sudbury is one of the cheapest destinations to study High School in Canada.
- Sudbury holds the official record for having the tallest chimney in the Northern Hemisphere.
For more information about Sudbury, download our digital brochure here.
#2 Barrie – “The City of four seasons”
We have all heard that Canada can be very cold during some months of the year, but how many have heard of all the unique winter activities that can be done? Barrie is the perfect option for those who want to experience the four seasons with all the amenities of a big city, wrapped in the proximity and safety of a Canadian town. With a population of approximately 150,000 inhabitants, in Barrie you can enjoy the water park during the summer, ski in the mountains during the winter, and even visit the pumpkin fair during the fall – each season is unique and different.
Some fun facts about Barrie:
- Barrie is home to the Mariposa Ice Skating School, renowned for its world-class skaters.
- Barrie hosts one of the area’s best-known arts festivals each year: Kempenfest.
- Barrie has consistently remained one of the safest cities in all of Canada.
To learn more about Barrie, download our digital brochure here.
#3 Stratford “The Canadian home of theatre…and Justin Bieber”
You read that right, the famous singer Justin Bieber grew up in the very streets of this hometown located a few hours from the city of Toronto. Stratford is known throughout Canada for its unique charm and culture of theater and arts. Every year Stratford hosts a Drama Festival, originally called the “Shakespeare Festival” with plays performed by talented local actors. If you are interested in acting and the arts, and are looking for a small and safe destination that provides a more traditional experience, Stratford is the ideal choice for you!
Some fun facts about Stratford:
- Alec Guiness, best known for his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi had one of his first performances at the Stratford festival.
- Stratford is a magnet for famous people, not just actors and singers – Thomas Edison himself worked for a time in this city many years ago.
- The Avon River located in the city is one of the most emblematic of the area, known for its swans and the perfect setting for relaxing and watching the sunset.
For more information about Stratford, download our digital brochure here.
#4 Muskoka: “Once discovered, never forgotten”
Muskoka is Ontario’s favourite year-round vacation destination. Located in the heart of Ontario, the Muskokas are home to many clear, sparkling lakes, dotted with recreational cottages, as well as world-class golf resorts, ski/snowboard facilities, wildlife preservation and provincial parks. From towering pine trees to waterfalls flowing over the granite, come discover why visitors never forget their stay in the Muskokas.
Some fun facts about Muskoka:
- The Muskoka region is home to more than 250 different species of Canadian flora and fauna.
- It is one of the main places you can visit to try Canada’s famous maple syrup.
- Lake Muskoka is known throughout the area for its natural beauty – take a dip or visit one of the 8 restaurants on the lake shore accessible by boat.
For more information about Muskoka, download our digital brochure here.
#5 Vancouver Island “The island of your dreams”
This time we saved the best for last. Just off the coast of mainland British Columbia and a ferry-ride from Vancouver lies Vancouver Island, known for its mild climate and scenic beauty. Marine parks with abundant sea life, alpine lakes and top-notch mountain ski resorts offer visitors endless recreational opportunities combined with safe and peaceful community living.
Some fun facts about Vancouver Island are:
- Vancouver Island is the largest on the entire West side of North America (It is almost the same size as the Netherlands!)
- Victoria has the second oldest Chinatown in the world, after San Francisco, and it also ranks second for the highest number of restaurants per capita in North America, again on the heels of SF.
- For nature lovers, the Vancouver marmot is one of the strangest mammals in the world, and the famous forests of this island have cedars that are more than 1000 years old. Who came first, the cedars, the marmots or the will to live on this incredible island?
For more information about Vancouver Island, download our digital brochure here.
If you are ready to start your high school experience, contact us.