Vancouver, BC

Reception: 1 (866) 980-2882
Fax: 1 (604) 980-2892
998 Harbourside Drive #122, North Vancouver, BC , V7P 3T2 Follow Vancouver, BC campus

About the Campus

SAE Institute Vancouver

SAE Institute Vancouver is one of the most technically advanced audio engineering schools in Canada, offering a full spectrum of programs and courses, from Audio Engineering and Music Production, Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Push Labs, Music Business, Electronic Music Production, Live Sound, Songwriting, Sound Design, Audio Post Production and Studio Maintenance, to Advanced Recording Artist development. Located in the beautiful Harbourside district of North Vancouver, BC, the school has access to waterfront parks and enjoys a view of downtown Vancouver across the Burrard Inlet.

SAE Institute Vancouver is an Avid Learning Partner and the only Ableton and Pro Tools certified audio engineering school in Canada. It is a highly specialized school that teaches within the environment of a professional quality recording studio. Every student has a fully equipped workstation at their desk at all times – consisting of an Apple iMac computer loaded with the latest versions of Pro Tools software and plugins, Ableton Live, and McDSP professional plugins.

The atmosphere in the classrooms and recording studio is all about learning, through the interaction between students, instructors and the latest industry equipment, with the primary objective being to ensure that, by graduation, students have achieved the level of proficiency and confidence required to enter the world of professional recording, music production, and audio post production.

Programs & Tuition

Programs & Tuition

Audio Engineering and Music Production Program: $14,850 *

Textbooks and materials (package): $1,000


Advanced Recording Artist Program: $5,250*

Textbooks and materials (package): $350


Electronic Music Production – Ableton: $8,850*

Textbooks and materials (package): $500


Ableton 101: Weekend Workshop: $299.99

Includes Textbook and Taxes

Take both Pro Tools 101 and 110 and receive a $50 discount. Avid courseware included.


Pro Tools 101: $400*

Pro Tools 110: $550*

Pro Tools 130: $550*

Both of the programs below are included in the Advanced Recording Artist program.


Pro Tools 201

Pro Tools 210M

Introduction to Basic Recording Techniques: $750*


*Prices subject to change without notice

GST applicable to part-time courses only – PST charged on Textbooks and Materials. Registration fee $100

About the area

About Vancouver

SAE Institute Vancouver is found in the heart of the beautiful Harbourside district of North Vancouver, BC, the school has access to waterfront parks and enjoys a view of downtown Vancouver across the Burrard Inlet. Vancouver is located on the Pacific coast of Canada, in the south west province of British Columbia. Together with its metropolitan area, Vancouver has a population of over 2 million people. It is surrounded by water on three sides, overlooked by the Coast Range Mountains, and has one of the mildest climates in Canada. Vancouver is consistently rated one of the most liveable cities in the world and is a truly cosmopolitan city that attracts young professionals, artists and international students from all over the world who come to enjoy Vancouver’s beauty, recreation and lifestyle. Not only is Vancouver attracting global talent, but thanks to a first-class education system, we are know graduating tomorrow’s tech leaders and innovators from top-calibre institutions and speciality schools.

About North Vancouver

North Vancouver is the ultimate “work, live, play” community and the 3rd largest metropolitan area in Canada. North Vancouver is a key player in the film, television, animation, audio and entertainment industry. North Vancouver provides residents with easy access to a vast network of hiking and mountain biking trails, ski hills, golf courses, ocean and river kayaking, fresh and salt water fishing. Referred to as the “Lo-Lo” district, the Lower Lonsdale area of the North Shore has a vibrant arts and culture scene and wide variety of restaurants, coffee shops, and craft breweries. In addition to the cultural diversity, the "Lo-lo" also features the Shipbuilders' square, a multifaceted private-public space that houses a community stage for concerts, plays, night markets, buskers and general festivals, which take place throughout the year.

Vancouver Map

SAE Vancouver map

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Vancouver Transportation


The best way to find our campus is by planning your trip with Google Maps.

Once you are at 998 Harbourside Drive, enter the parking lot and proceed past our studios and classrooms towards the end of the building, turning left around the corner you will find our administrative office in suite 120B, parking is available in stalls 120.


The bus delivers you within steps of our front door, and the #231 leaves Lonsdale Quay, arriving at Harbourside Drive in just nine minutes.

Service to Harbourside is every 17 minutes between 7:30am and 8:30am, and to Lonsdale Quay every half an hour between 3:30pm and 5:30pm.

Use these links to help plan your trip:

Biking & Walking

About a 20-minute walk starting from the main thoroughfare of Marine Drive and there are several biking & walking options that will easily bring you to the school.

For your convenience, bike racks are located outside at the entrance to 998 Harbourside Drive.


Housing Options in Vancouver

SAE Institute Vancouver is easy to access from anywhere in the city, or surrounding areas. It is close to main transit hubs and affordable residential areas. The community’s growing population means there are more options for people with all types of housing preferences who are at different stages of life, and because of this, the North Shore is generally more appealing to parents of students, especially from outside of Vancouver and foreign students.

Hotel Options While Visiting Vancouver

Looking to come visit? With just a short 10 minute drive, their are plenty of affordable and comfortable hotels to choose from. The Comfort Inn & Suites is within walking distance of our campus.

Living Options While Attending SAE Institute 

We do not offer traditional student housing but here are some "dorm-like" options:

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