How was the weekend?

As expected the weather was a blast! It went up to 31 degrees with loads of sun, so of course we took advantage of it.

On Friday we explored more of the beautiful Vancouver, created some social media content for you and enjoyed the great weather. Stay tuned for what’s coming next😉

Saturday morning started calm when we met at the English Bay Beach. After a bunch of INTERNeXers came together we started preparing the beach volleyball field and set up the net. After that ‘hard’ part was finished we just built two teams and finally it was time to play😎. At first we just played around for fun and explained the rules for those who haven’t played yet. As soon as everyone got used to it we started playing our first little match while actually counting the points. All we can tell you is that it was a very close match😉 and that everybody had fun. After that intense match we took a short water break in the ocean where we went for a swim to cool down from the heated game. One thing we have to mention: the water was super cold but at least refreshing. We continued to play a few more rounds but as the time passed by we all got really hungry and decided to grab some food. Luckily there are enough options close to the beach 😍. We decided it’s gonna be a Burrito day. Some more friends and former INTERNeXers joined our group and we decided to switch and explore Sunset Beach. We brought some snacks, drinks and of course a good mood with us. Then, we spotted the perfect place to settle down and enjoy the sun. We also brought some German culture to Canada and played a typical German  card game with an inappropriate name. We definitely used the sunny weather for a perfect beach day and collected some really good memories, but also a sunburn😬.

Now let us tell you more about our weekend event at Lynn Canyon. First of all we definitely have to mention: It was a success. For us it felt like a little school trip 🚌 because nearly half of the group already met on the bus on the way to our meeting point. With a group of 12 people we started the adventure and walked the trail. Our first stop was the Twin Falls Bridge which has an amazing view over the waterfalls. We continued our hike with beautiful nature, the sound of the waterfalls and a lot of stairs. Next destination was the suspension bridge which was so stunning but very crowded, followed by the highlight of our hike: the 30 ft pool. As fast as we dipped our feet in the water they came out again. Yes, that’s how freezing cold it was! Some of us were brave enough and did some cliff jumps (tbh there are bigger and smaller rocks to jump off😉). We did an open end event so everybody had the opportunity to stay there, go for another hike, or do whatever they wanted to do. Most of us decided to go home, so we took the same bus and our fun ‘school trip’ came to an end.

We definitely recommend that beautiful hike. What about your weekend? Let us know more about it at the upcoming Pub Night this Wednesday!

Anna & Chiara 🙂

INTERNeX Canada: What to do on the weekend

It’s summer, it’s weekend –  it’s beach and festival time! Attend one of the FREE festivals on Saturday and join INTERNeX for a relaxing Sunday on the beach!



INTERNeX Beach Day
This Sunday we will be heading out to the beach! Come join us for a day full of relaxing, swimming, and beach volleyball! We hope to see all of you there! For details and updates please check our facebook event and attend!
Disclaimer: This is a nude beach so please use your own judgment to as whether or not you are comfortable going. People will be both clothed and not clothed depending on their comfort zone, just a forewarning.

When: Sunday, July 15th at 2:00 pm
Where: Wreck Beach, Kitsilano (Meet at the McDonald’s by UBC. We will walk the couple of blocks from there… and then down all of the stairs)

Vancouver International Busker Festival
See Vancouver’s downtown come alive with street performances, musicians, jugglers, acrobats… Among international, Canadian and local talents are names like Chalkmaster Dave, LOL Brothers or
Basketball Jones. Don’t know them? Check out their shows this weekend! See the official website for more:

When: Monday, July 9th to Sunday, July 15th
Where: Granville Island: July 9th – 15th (12-4pm), West End: July 11 – 13th (6pm – 10pm), Gastown: July 12th and 13th, Canada Place: July 14th & 15th

Vancouver Folk Music Festival

It’s the 35th Vancouver Folk Music Festival! The Folk Fest attracts both young and old and offers a mix of performers and amazing live music. The festival line up includes talents suc as Dan Mangan, Ani DiFranco, Lucinda Williams, Hey Rosetta! and K’naan. 30 local vendors serve a similar impressive variety: everything from organic ice cream to roast corn and jerk chicken. For more information and tickets see here:

When: Friday, July 13 to Sunday, July 15
Where: Jericho Beach Park

Vancouver Farmers Market at Trout Lake
Engage in Vancouver’s local life: visit a Saturday farmer’s market, find delicious locally made food and enjoy knowing where your food comes from!

When: Saturday, July 14th, 10am – 2pm
Where: North parking lot of John Hendry Park at Trout Lake



Unity Festival 2012
Experience a four day celebration of the voices of youth and their artistic talents. The event features Canada’s top breakdancers, beatboxers, spokenword artists and much more across the city of Toronto! As a special there is a day-long concert at Yonge-Dundas Square on Saturday, July 12th. For locations and details see:

When: Thursday, July 12 to Sunday, July 15
Where: Various locations in Toronto, Yonge-Dundas Square

Festival of India
Travel through India during this 40th annual Festival of India! The festival starts off with a parade with 40-foot tall floats, singing, drumming and dancing that starts at Bloor, runs down Yonge Street continuing south to Lakeshore Blvd. After the parade experience artistic performances, Indian music and dance, a South Asian Bazaar, exhibits, and face painting on Centre Island. The festival website has the full program:

When: Saturday, July 14th to Sunday, July 15th
Where: Yonge Street, Centre Island

Pan American Latin Jazz Festival
The 2012 Pan American LATIN JAZZ Festival celebrates the culture of the Americas and is the first Festival in Canada to focus exclusively on Latin Jazz music. On several stages present there will be live performances of over 200 musicians, dancers and local artisans. Additionally, the event includes food vendors, arts and crafts displays and children’s events. The festival is free to the public! See the program at

When: Saturday, July 14, 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: Mel Lastman Square, Toronto

Have a great weekend!


INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149

INTERNeX Canada: Upcoming Events

We hope you had an awesome Canada Day and a great start in the new month of July! Vancouver and INTERNeX have amazing events coming up for you this summer.


PAINTBALL – Saturday, July 7th

Experience action action action next weekend! Be there for a day full of competition! We will play paintball in North Vancouver; join us for all the colorful fun! Sign up and pay THIS WEEK!!

$25 for INTERNeX Candidates
$30 for non INTERNeX Candidates

-Equipment and protective Gear
-Semi-automatic machine gun
-100 Paintballs
-Full Day of Paintball Action

SIGN UP! SIGN UP! Sign up on FACEBOOK or send us an EMAIL at!


WHITE WATER RAFTING – Friday, July 20th to Saturday, July 21st

Our big trip in July will be White Water Rafting! We are excited to offer you two days of summer, water and fun. Save the date and keep an eye on our blog for the official trip announcement and more information.


BEACH PARTY – Sunday, July 15th

Ready to start the summer season? Let’s have a relaxing beach day and forget about work, city and everyday stress. Vancouver offers many beautiful beaches with great views on the city and space for beach volleyball, swimming or just chilling in the sand. See our facebook page soon for an event announcement with time and place!


If you want all our JULY EVENTS in one awesome overview, see out JULY EVENT CALENDAR!

Contact us at if you have any questions!


Have a great week,


INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149