Smart Saver Vancouver

It’s November. That means a lot of rainy days are waiting for us. Of course you don’t want to sit inside the whole day. Because most of the indoor activities cost money, I wrote a blog how you can save some money and still have a lot of fun.

The Art Gallery

Go on Tuesday nights from 5 pm to 9 pm to The Art Gallery. This night is a “by donation night” which means give some change you have in your pocket. Every week there is a new artist showing his work. If you are lucky, you will see some cool arts inside.

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Gordon MacMillan Southam Observatory

If it’s a clear evening in the weekend, you can go to The Observatory. Watch the stars with a big telescope. Or look up when the next meteor shower is coming, so you will have front seat spots. The Observatory is open on Friday and Saturday from 8:30pm and also here you pay by donation.

Hiking

You can do a lot of beautiful hikes in and around Vancouver. Even if the sun is not shining, these hikes reward you with some nice views. Do for example the BCMC trial, Grouse grind, Capilano Canyon, Lighthouse Park, Stanley Park, Lynn Canyon (with the free suspension bridge) or the Quarry rock.

Nightclubs

Nightclubs during the weekend are packed. They ask for a cover to get in. During the week the club is emptier. To attract more people during weekdays, these evenings are cover free. That means free entrance and if you are lucky also a free shot.

Watch a movie

If you want to see a movie, but after looking in your wallet deciding it’s too expansive, go on Tuesday! At Cineplex the movies on Tuesday are $7 dollars. Is Cineplex too boring for you? Spend $3 dollars or more and go watch your movie in the Morgue. A morgue is a building where dead bodies are kept before being cremated or buried. What’s scarier than watch a horror movie here? Every second Tuesday of the month you can watch a movie. Bring your own blankets and pillows for the best cozy experience. Or spend $8 dollars for watching a movie in the RIO theatre. They play a movie nearly every night, check it here.

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Granville Island

Go take the bus and get off at Granville Island. You can spend the whole day here walking around. Even when it’s raining, you can find a big indoor public market where you can taste some local products or go shopping in one of the many little shops.

Movie sets

As you maybe already know, Vancouver is the Hollywood from North America. A lot of movies are filmed here. Try to spot your favourite celeb by going to one of the sets. Decide which set you want to visit and if you are lucky, you can see your favourite celeb in action.

Whatever you decide to do, have a lot of fun! The last free thing you can do is coming to the PuB NiGHT tomorrow! Hope to see you there!

– Bart

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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September Event List

The first week of September is already over…Time sure flies!
But what is there to do for the rest of the month?

Check it out. The link below will lead you to our Event Calendar of September:

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We also have another overnight trip coming up. We’re going to Whistler for a whole weekend! The dates are October 2-4.
Plans are currently being made for the details but here a quick overview of what we’d like to do:

  • transit via Greyhound
  • 2 night stay at a hotel suite or lodge with hot tubs, kitchen, etc.
  • optional activities such as mountain biking, hiking, zip-lining, bungee jumping, gondola ride
  • experience Whistler Village night life
  • have fun and enjoy the time in Whistler

We’re trying to keep the price under 200$ which will include transit, the overnight stay and food to cook while at the suite/lodge.

We’ll keep you updated on more details over the next few days.

 

Cheers

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Review: Pub Night @ Doolin’s Irish Pub

Yesterday we had another great pub night. This time we went to Doolin’s Irish Pub. Funny to have a talk with you guys about different accents and dialects. This was Frederikke’s and Alexander’s last pub night, so it’s was good to see both “old” and new faces showing up. As you can see on the picture a special surprise was given to Frederikke… of course a Canadian flag with greetings from a lot of INTERNeXers. A special thanks to Alexander and Johanna for preparing this surprise. And thanks to both Alexander and Frederikke for your participation in so many pub nights and INTERNeX activities. Wish you guys the best in the future, whereever you go and whatever you decide to do.

Thanks to all of you for another good evening, and hope to see you for a good time at Extreme Air Park on Saturday at 1pm. You can sign up here.

And you can still sign up for the Portland trip. Don’t think twice… this will be an awesome trip 🙂 Get more information and sign up here + make your payment at the INTERNeX office (only $229 + $30).

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 9N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

 

Vancouver Trampoline Park

This Saturday we’re going to the most awesome park in Vancouver. Unfortunately you won’t be able to see a lot of palm trees but no worries. It’s not your ordinary type of park. Nope, this is a massive park with lots of trampolines. After a great month of October with Thanksgiving and Halloween, it’s time to get out and do a bit of sports. So get ready for 1 hour 30 mins of pure fun at Extreme Air Park in Richmond… the BIGGEST trampoline park in Canada! As you can imagine and see on the pictures, this is not like the back-yard trampolines you see a lot of places these days. This is much, much bigger. And it’s indoors. If you’ve ever dreamed of really catching some air this is the place to go. For sure this will be awesome! Take a look at the indoor trampoline park here.

The price for 1 hour 30 mins is $16 + $3 for the purchase of Extreme Air Sox (for safety reasons). But you don’t need to pay in advance. We’ll pay at the entrance. And yes it’ll be worth the money 🙂

The plan is to have fun in the trampoline park from 1:30pm. We’ll have to fill in some waivers before start jumping around in the trampolines. If you have the opportunity you can download, print and fill in the waiver through Extreme Air Park’s website before going to the park. Look for the “Download Waiver” sign at the top of the website. This could save us a bit of time at the park. There’ll also be a brief introduction to the safety in the park before we start jumping around. You can also read about the general trampoline park rules here. But don’t worry. It’s not a dangerous sport. As with any other sport, you shouldn’t do tricks that could be hazardous and potentially dangerous.

We’ll meet up at 1:00pm to get the induction and to get the paperwork done. We’ll meet at the entrance to the trampoline park. Click here for a photo of the front entrance. Get a closer look at the location (14380 Triangle Road, Richmond) here. Click here for directions from downtown Vancouver. Remember that you can travel through all zones on a 1 zone ticket during weekends.

You’ll be able to store your bags at Extreme Air Park.

Remember to bring: 1) 2 pieces of ID (Credit Card and Drivers License, or Passport) to confirm the information that you give on the waiver, and 2) proper sports clothing.

You can sign up for this activity here.

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

Review: Pub night @ The Whip

Wow time flies by… Just had yet another great pub night yesterday.

Yesterday we went to The Whip for our weekly pub night. The Whip is a small cozy restaurant. Can definitely be recommended. The waiter who served us seemed a bit confused probably because of a long night shift… but she was definitely entertaining.

The food was definitely good, especially the dessert! When we looked at the menu we saw that we could order a big cookie for sharing. After imagining the shape and size of this cookie, we finally decided that we definitely had to try this. As you can see on the picture we had to do a real effort to get through this dessert. Doesn’t really look like a cookie, right. But it did taste delicious.

It was great to hear that you guys are having a great time here in Vancouver.

Happy Halloween, and looking forward to see a couple more people for our next pub night next Wednesday. And don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions about the Portland trip. Spaces are still available. Take a look at our Facebook event page.

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

 

Pub Night Announcement

Hey ya’ll. This Wednesday we’re going to The Whip for our pub night. The prices are not overwhelmingly expensive, and the the food is just delicious and mouthwatering. Just take a look at the menu here. For instance you can get a nice wok with sea food or chicken, or what about a nice pulled pork sandwich cooked in a BBQ sauce and served in a crispy ciabatta bun. Sounds good right. Also, the Whip serves a great number of different beers from around the world. Of course The Whip also offers locally produced beers. You can have a look at the selection of beer here.

The Whip is located at 209 E 6th Ave., and busses 003, 008 and 019 from downtown stops only 102 metres away from the restaurant. Click here for directions, and click here for a better overview of the location of The Whip.

At the pub night you can also ask any questions you might have about the Portland trip or the upcoming activities for November. Also, The Whip needs a confirmation on the exact number of participants on Wednesday at 12:00pm at the latest. So please let me know if you’re participating before Wednesday at 12:00pm. You can join the event here.

Looking forward to see you.

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 9N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

 

 

Visit to Queen Elizabeth Park

This Saturday, September 20th, we’re going to visit the Queen Elizabeth Park. The Park is placed at the geographical center of Vancouver. Since the Queen Elizabeth Park is the highest point in Vancouver you can catch amazing views over the city.And of course the park has many beautiful gardens to walk through and enjoy. Some of the larger trees are about 60 years old. The coast redwood can grow to be one of the tallest trees of the world.

You’re able to do different activities there. So you can play Pitch& Putt, Tennis, Golf, Roller hockey, basketball, disc golf and lawn bowling. For sure it’s also fun just to watch other people playing, to relax and hopefully to enjoy the sun.
If there is anybody of you, who has a Frisbee, please take it with you, so we’re able to play Frisbee on the free Frisbee area. This would be a lot of fun.

If we’re getting hungry, we have the opportunity to have a picnic or to visit the Park Restaurant, which serves great food with an amazing view.

The Queen Elizabeth Park is sure to be one of the highlights of any visit to Vancouver.

The Park is near Oakridge-41st station on the Canada Line.
We’ll meet at the entrance along West 37th Avenue between Columbia and Mackie streets at 4 pm. Click here to get the way from the station to the entrance.
Join the event here.

So let’s meet up for a fun day at the Queen Elizabeth Park.

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com