Room Types

Floor Plan

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GEC Viva Overview

GEC Viva has been named #3 in Canada and #7 in North America for the “Student Housing Community” in 2016.

The residence is located in a 17-story high rise building offering fully furnished private and shared rooms in shared apartment suites with a fully equipped kitchen.

With the comforts and conveniences of home, our furnished suites are the ideal place to stay when studying in Vancouver.

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Services Included

  • Fully furnished suites (with access to kitchen)
  • Free Wi-Fi and Netflix
  • Fitness centre
  • Concierge
  • Utilities included
  • Weekly housekeeping (common area only)
  • Common areas in each unit

Room Types

All rooms have access to a shared kitchen and common area.
Included in all rooms: desk, twin bed, wardrobe

Standard: Shared Bedroom (2 Twin Beds/bunk beds)

Standard: Private Bedroom (1 Twin Bed)

Economy: Shared Bedroom in July and August (Bunk beds)

Floor Plan

Sample Floor Plan from September to April

Sample Floor Plan in July and August


It is my very first time studying abroad! My ESL school, CSLI, is only a 15-minute walk from GEC Viva. I am very happy with the great service provided by the GEC staff. I feel very safe and secure since there is a security guard on site after office hours and on weekends. I have also enjoyed the great views from my suite.

Mayumi, Japan


Located in downtown Vancouver at the corner of Howe and Drake Street, it is situated in one of the most exciting neighborhoods in Vancouver with fantastic nightlife, trendy restaurants, great shopping, and Sunset Beach all within a short walking distance.