The Sunshine Coast offers a wide selection of schooling opportunities through School District No. 46 (which includes an alternative education program , an international student program, and excellent Early Learning options, and a very active home schooling network). For information on area schools, please refer to the particular Community “At a Glance” section.
The Sunshine Coast campus of Capilano University, located in Sechelt, offers a range of introductory courses for certificate, adult education and undergraduate study programs including first year Arts & Sciences and Business Management. The campus also offers English as a Second Language Settlement Assistance Program featuring classes and individual tutoring. The main university campus is located in North Vancouver, about an hour and a half by car and ferry from Gibsons.
The Sunshine Coast’s close proximity to Vancouver allows residents to commute to school in the city, which boasts three major universities (University of BC, Simon Fraser University, Capilano University’s main campus), several community colleges, the BC Institute of Technology, and many other public and private educational institutions offering a very broad range of educational opportunities.
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