What to do on the weekend?

Summer is hiking season and what better way to explore nature in beautiful British Columbia than with a nice walk? That’s why INTERNeX has planned another hike for the weekend to Jug Island Beach near Belcarra Regional Park. The path is 5.1km long and a rather moderate route with many incline/decline switches. It takes around 1.40h to complete, but we’ll have a nice lunch break at the beach across from the Island. If you want you can even take a dip in the water. 😉 It’s a popular area for birding, fishing, and hiking.

If you want to keep it chill check out Bard on the Beach, a not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare Festival, offering plays, related dramas and special events in two modern performance tents. Productions include “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, “Harlem Duet”, and “Romeo and Juliet”. You can get tickets as cheap as $27! If you are under 22 you get a youth discount, so it’s definitely worth checking it out. I know that Tim was already there, so maybe ask him how he liked it. 🙂

If you don’t like cultural program too much you could go around and explore another area of Vancouver. Have you been to the Steveston Fisherman’s Wharf? It’s in Richmond, has a lot of good restaurants, as well as a pier with a fish market and some free museums about the history of this cute area. I recommend trying Steveston Pizza co.! Their Pizzas are packed with delicious toppings and come in a tall box, super special and I bet something you haven’t seen before. Thank me later.

Whatever you end up doing, I’m sure it’s going to be great weekend! Enjoy the sunshine and as always, let me know how it was when we meet again next Wednesday for Pub Night!


Laura 🙂

What to do on the weekend

Only a few hours to go and then it’s weekend again! There is a lot to do this weekend, so make the best out of it by using this as an inspiration for your plans.


This is the weekend of the festivals and street parties and some are for free. If you would like to experience one of the many festivals in Vancouver, then you can join INTERNeX at the Khatsahlano street party on Saturday. This is a huge one-day street party held in Kitsilano. During this street party you can listen to one of the many artists on one of the stages. Besides that there are also a lot of food trucks, an artisan market and many demonstrations and activities at this street party.

If you would rather practice your salsa moves, then you should definitely go to Carnaval del Sol on Saturday or Sunday. This festival is part of the Latin festival and features live music with about 400 artists and dance performances. Besides that you could enjoy the music at the Summer Sunday Concert Series in Burnaby. Are you more interested in classic music? Vancouver has that covered for you too! On Sunday you can go to Symphony in the Park where you can listen to a free concert of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

If you are more interested in theatre rather than music, then you could go to Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival or Theatre Under the Stars. During Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival you can watch one of the Shakespeare plays in Vanier Park. If you would rather see a more modern theatre play, then you can go to Theatre Under the Stars this weekend. This weekend they are playing Marry Poppins. These performances are a bit more pricy, but are definitely worth it.

It is supposed to be good weather on Saturday and Sunday, so you could also try out the Grouse Grind, which opened 2 weeks ago. If you are planning on doing the Grouse Grind, do not forget to bring enough water with you, as it is a rough hike.

Whatever you are planning on doing this weekend, have a lot of fun! See you at the Khatsalano street party or at next week’s PuB NiGHT!

– Iris

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