What to do on the weekend

Another week has come to an end and here are some inspiration of what you can do this weekend:

Today INTERNeX is going to a Hockey Game tonight to see the Vancouver Canucks against Los Angeles Kings. This is going to be my first Hockey Game experience here in Vancouver and I am so excited! Luckily we got some tickets for this game and I really hope we can go and see another game very soon because we did’t get many tickets this time, but I am sure those who got the tickets this time will enjoy the game. I will let you know how our Hockey Game experience was on Monday 🙂

I can finally announce that Capilano Suspension Bridge opens for its “Canyon Lights” traditional light exposition on November 19th. I have been waiting for this moment as I believe many of us do. This is an on going event from November 19th – January 22nd where the world-famous Capilano Suspension Bridge is transformed into a magical world of changing multi-colour displays. Here you have the chance to experience a beloved tradition and celebrate the winter season in lights in beautiful Capilano Bridge Park and gaze the Capilano River below. This park offers something for everyone while you are walking here: you have the chance to find the perfect gift for you and your loved ones, Instagram-worthy photoshoots or enjoying a hot chocolate while you are walking high above the forest floor. If you want to explore this magical park, tickets are now available online 🙂 Make sure you don’t miss it out!! 

Last but not least, I want to inspire you to experience Fly Over Canada which is made via advanced technology where you will experience a flight ride across Canada from coast to coast to coast while sweeping over Niagara Falls, vast prairies and massive mountain peaks to see Canada like never before. Its a ‘must do’ experience and especially if you have friends and family over they can explore beautiful Canada all without ever leaving Vancouver, or why not treat yourself an experience? 🙂 

This was some inspiration for what you can do this weekend, and whatever you decide to do I hope you have a great weekend!



Meet the Candidate

This week I had the pleasure to interviewing Steffi who comes from Germany. Steffi has been here with us for almost two months and she plans to stay in Canada until late spring next year. Here are her experience and thoughts of Vancouver and Canada so far:

The people who live here are very friendly and helpful. Vancouver is by far the greatest city to live in, mostly because of the easy access to almost everything where you will have both city-life and nature close by – a city surrounded by incredible nature, mountains, ocean and she loves all the outdoor activities that comes with it. Vancouver is also known to have a lot of homeless people living here, which is so different from back home in Germany, you don’t see it very often. She says she had a great experience with the public transport here in Vancouver; they are always on time and is way better than the public transport in Germany, haha 😉

For the moment she’s working here in Vancouver at a restaurant in New Westminster as a cashier where her daily duties include customer service. Working in a restaurant is a great way to meet locals and people from all over the world and is also a great way to learn about cultures themselves. At the end of January she plans to volunteer at a ranch somewhere in the mountains for a few months before she returns to Germany. How cool is that?? After her time here in Canada, she plans to go back to Germany to save some money before her studies start at University next fall. She wants to become a teacher within the subjects of German & English or German & French.

Bucket list? She says she has already experienced a lot during her time here, but she definitely wants to meet more people. She really wants to experience a Hockey game which is #1 on her bucket list. Lucky you! INTERNeX plans to go see a Hockey game on the 18th of November. Another thing she has on her bucket list is visiting museums in Vancouver; there is a police museum not far from here that got a lot of good reviews and would be so cool to visit.

Highlights? All the friendships she made here, the trips organized by INTERNeX: a daytrip to Whistler where she experienced Whistler on a mountain bike and a gondola ride to two mountain peaks experiencing the view of Whistler and of the mountain peaks surrounding the village – what an amazing feeling. She hiked Grouse Grind at Grouse Mountain where she met the two Grizzly Bears that live there all year-round. The weekly Pub Nights are organized by INTERNeX where you have the chance to meet new people, try out new delicious food and partying all together.

‘A must go’ while you are in Vancouver? 1. The Pub Nights and Karaoke nights organized by INTERNeX. 2. Hiking up to Grouse Mountain. 3. A visit to Stanley Park – which is a great park if you want to have a break from the city and want to explore incredible nature. 4. A visit to the Public Library where you can grab a coffee and read a book, especially on a cold, rainy day.

What has been the most fun activity so far? The mountain-bike ride in Whistler. A Fright Nights experience at PNE – a Halloween themed play land with a bunch of roller coasters and haunted houses. The Thanksgiving Potluck at the beach where we played beach volleyball; it was a great way to get to know new and ‘old’ candidates.

What has been your favourite free time activity? Exploring Stanley Park which is a beautiful park on the west side of downtown Vancouver and the best part of the park is that it doesn’t feel like the park is near a city; it has a calm and peaceful environment. Last but not least, cooking and movie nights together with friends 🙂

We are so happy to have her here with us and now you have the chance to meet her today through INTERNeX Instagram Takeover, where you can see what a day in Vancouver can look like, ask her questions and get to know her better. Check it out!

Are you interested in Instagram Takeover? Let us know 🙂



New ‘kids’ on the blog

We have new members of the INTERNeX family and we are so happy to have them here with us 🙂 Let me introduce you to them:

Let’s start with Emilie, she’s 19 years old from Munich in Germany. She is volunteering at a craft association here in Vancouver for four months where her duties will include working within social media, organizing events and working in a gallery. She says she would like to apply to study Interior design at a university in Germany, maybe Hanover. 

She chose Vancouver because of the combination of city and nature. It’s seems like the city has an easy access to almost everything – city-life with a bunch of restaurants and shopping and then the nature, which is just around the corner where you can ski and snowboard. She says that she would like to visit Whistler, lucky you!! INTERNeX plans to go to Whistler in the beginning of December, if we’re lucky, there will be a lot of snow. Fingers crossed! 😉 Since she has got the motorcycle license she would like to do a tour in the mountains on a motorcycle, so cool!!

For an answer of what her first impression of Vancouver is she says Vancouver is a big city and so different from back home. The public transport is a lot easier here than in her home country, the busses seems to be on time and that’s a big plus 🙂 

I asked her if she has a bucket list during her stay here in Canada and she says she wants to ‘go with the flow’ and wants to visit Whistler and Walmart 😉 After her time here in Canada she plans to move out from her current accommodation and plans to move in with a friend of hers. She mentioned she would like to travel and visit Turkey some day. Hobbies? She mentioned she has about twelve years experience in track and field, two years experience of volleyball, motorcycling, drawing, and painting. Bagels and pancakes are her favourite food and since she is here in Canada she should try pancakes with maple syrup, which is a big must-try while you are here, what do you think? 😉

Next up we have Hanna, she’s 18 years old from Berlin in Germany. She is volunteering in Gastown where she will work within event management and social media management for four months. 

She says she wants to stay in Berlin and considers applying for University after her stay in Canada. She says she always wanted to do an exchange year, and here she is currently living life in Vancouver. It is so cool how dreams come true. She says she wanted something different from home and Canada offers a great outdoor world and offers a great bunch of adventures. 

I asked her what her first impression of Vancouver is and she says its a beautiful city, nice view of how the city is surrounded by incredible nature and she also Imagined it to be more crowded than it is.  One of her goals is to explore the city as much as possible so one day she can live without google maps, haha 😉 She wants to experience Canadian lifestyle, go hiking and she hopes to have a great time here and wants to enjoy every second of what Vancouver has to offer. I am sure you will have a great time here, as members of INTERNeX we’ll make sure you’ll have the best time 🙂

Her plans after Canada: explore the East of Europe together with friends for about one month. She has about six years of experience in gymnastics and she likes to workout at the gym, reading, spending time with friends and family, thrift-shopping, visiting cozy cafes and partying with friends.  When it comes to her favourite food she says she likes sushi, Italian food and she loves all different kinds of bread, especially bread with hummus. Yummy yummy 😉

Last but not lest we have Vivienne, she’s 18 years old from Düsseldorf in Germany. She is volunteering at a Radio Station here in Vancouver for six months were her tasks will include hosting and she said it might even be possible for her to have her own ‘morning show’ at the radio station. How awesome is that?? 

She says she likes to travel, New York and Italy are two of many she has visited, with many more to come. After Canada she plans to either do an inter-rail trip together with her best friend for one or two months, or a work and travel somewhere in Europe next summer. She plans to apply for journalism in Cologne or in Berlin starting next fall. Travelling before school start is a great idea 😉 She chose Canada because the country seems to have it all – city-life, nature, ocean and all activities that comes with it. She says she always wanted to live in an English-speaking country and voila, here she is 😉 I won’t forget to mention, Vancouver is near the border of US and she sees many opportunities to see new places, not only in Canada, but also in the US 🙂

She always wanted to live abroad and this is proof that she followed her dreams. We at INTERNeX are so happy to have her here 🙂  I asked her what her first impression of Vancouver is and she mentioned that it feels like winter is around the corner. Yes, winter is coming. She mentioned that they had 20 degrees celsius in Germany last week. Such a huge difference, hahaha 🙂 The city itself is beautiful with cool architecture and a stunning view of mountains surrounding the city. 

I am sure many of you would like to know what’s on her bucket list: she would like to see a hockey game. Luck, INTERNeX is going to see a hockey game the 18th of November, let us know if you’d like to join!! She says she wants to skiing and explore the incredible nature we have in our backyard. She would like to go on a whale watching tour and to see an American football game and sometime during her stay here in Canada she plans to do a road trip together with her mom. She also wants to visit Seattle and Vancouver Island and I am sure she’ll see many beautiful places during her stay here in Vancouver 🙂 Hobbies? She likes to run, she has about ten years experience in track & field, she also likes to work out in the gym. What about her favourite food? She loves sushi and every kind of noodles and she wants to go with the flow when it comes to try out new food, food that she won’t find in Germany, such as poutine and Canadian chocolate during her stay here 🙂

These are our new kids on our blog, make sure to meet them at upcoming events and pub nights 🙂



How was the weekend

Another week has come to an end and we are ready for a new week and new events!! But let me tell you about the past weekend first. 

Last friday INTERNeX attended a secret live music event. We didn’t know exactly where it was at first but when we had the address revealed I was surprised, in a good way 🙂 It turned out to be at a church! You can probably imagine how great the acoustics sounded. The event felt intimate and personal with performances of three artists playing their own songs in a room full of support and positive energy from its audience. It was definitely a great event that I really recommend you to experience if you are into all kinds of music genres and open to new music. The music was a mix of soul, blues, indie/folk, and rap/hip hop. I am sure there is music for everyone at an event like this! We even brought our own popcorn with us and we were also allowed to bring our own blanket and pillows if we’d like. Such a cozy Friday night event, perfect for fall season, as was our Saturday event.

Have you ever been to a Country Farm and a pumpkin patch before? If not you should visit one, especially now when fall and halloween is at its very moment. On Saturday at noon we went to this Country Farm that offered live music on a stage and even on a wagon wheel that took us to the pumpkin patch, flower field and a corn maze. Wow, I don’t think I have seen that many pumpkins before!! We stopped by an old tractor to take some pictures and then we stopped next to a wall for more pictures and I can say there were a lot of amazing photo spots over there. The fields were so beautiful, and I was surprised about the corn maze, it was huge and a bit tricky to find the right way out. Luckily we heard music playing from the pumpkin field which made it easier to find the way out from the maze, hahaa 😉

What do you like more? – Wagon wheel ride, live music or photoshoot among the pumpkins? Haahaa, I liked it all but the photo shoot among the pumpkins was something extra and we enjoyed it a lot 🙂 We spent about 2-3 hours of our day in the fields and then we got our own PUMPKIN to take home!! Such a full experience of a country and halloween vibe all in one place. There were also lots of snacks like mini doughnuts, or fresh apples which I can highly recommend! 

I can’t wait to hear about your weekend at this week’s Pub Night. 

I hope you had a great one!



New ‘Kids’ on the blog

Let me introduce you to the new candidate of our INTERNeX family, we are so happy to him here!

Here we have Tom. He is 18 years old, originally from Munich in Germany and he is here in Canada for his practicum at a bicycle company where he will work for three months. His duties will include promoting the company and planning events. He says that he just finished high school and his plans after Canada are to study biochemistry at a university in either Germany, or Lund in Sweden. He says that he has been influenced by his parents to go to Canada since he was a child and he has heard that Canada offers incredible nature and is known for great skiing and biking areas. That’s right, we are so glad that he decided to come here and we know that Canada will offer a lot of outdoor activities all year around. He told me earlier that his bucket list includes skiing in Whistler and mountain biking. In Vancouver, he really likes the downtown area, but also how nature is surrounding the city, plus the people here are super friendly. He says that his hobbies are soccer, tennis and American football and his favourite food is Sushi. I think he will have the chance to try out a lot of good sushi while he’s here. Vancouver offers a lot of restaurants for Sushi lovers 🙂

We are so happy that he decided to come to the pacific west coast and we’re sure that he is going to enjoy his stay here with us and everything Canada has to offer!