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Housing & Transportation


Although you’ll be spending a lot of time on campus, we don’t expect you to spend all of your time here. That’s why we’re happy to help you find the perfect place to live during your studies here at SC – Institute of the Arts.

With Vancouver’s booming film, animation and gaming industries, there are several districts within a stone’s throw of SC – Institute of the Arts that a large portion of creative industries gravitate to. This gives those artists coming in from international destinations an opportunity to take classes; a shared interest immediately with many of the residents of these communities: Fairview, Mount Pleasant, Kitsilano, the West End, Downtown, English Bay, and Strathcona.

Every step of the way, we’re happy to help assist you with finding accommodation during your studies here at SC – Institute of the Arts. To get you started we’re compiled a list of useful housing resources





If you’re an international or domestic student, homestay may be an option for your stay in Vancouver. You will have 3 meals per day and a private room.



Getting to SC – Institute of the Arts is a breeze. Our convenient location offers many transportation options for you to choose from. Taking public transit to class at SC – Institute of the Arts is a convenient option for many of our students, as we are located within walking distance to many main bus routes as well as 3 SkyTrain stations. We are also located on a main bike artery, and have a Mobi Bike Share station located directly outside of our front doors. Please see various transportation options below.



TransLink, the regional transportation authority, provides transit services within the City of Vancouver and across the Metro Vancouver region. Visit the Translink website for Bus, SkyTrain and Seabus Schedules and Information. SC – Institute of the Arts is located within walking distance of the Expo, Millennium and Canada Line stations.



Mobi is Vancouver’s public bike share program. There is a station of bikes located directly outside of our front door. There is approximately 1,500 bicycles available at 150 stations throughout Vancouver. Mobi is the official bike share program for the City of Vancouver.



Need a car, but don’t own one? Join a car-sharing organization to gain access to hundreds of vehicles that you can rent by the minute, hour, or day. Vehicles are conveniently located throughout Vancouver and the Lower Mainland region, and can be reserved online, by smartphone app, or over the phone.



The Jack Bell Ride-Share database connects you with people who travel a similar route. You can register as a driver or passenger for free.

  • Jack Bell Ride-Share database
  • Join a Jack Bell Ride-Share Vanpool



If you choose to drive to SC – Institute of the Arts, there is both free and pay parking available near the campus.