What to do on the weekend?

Hello there, it’s me again. I haven’t been writing a blog for quite some time. But now I’m back! With great pleasure, I present you my suggestions about what to do on the weekend:

Since August 6, the Vancouver Mural Festival has been taking place. It’s the city’s largest annual free public art celebration. So, spread over whole Vancouver, but especially in Mount Pleasant, there are a lot of new (and old) mural paintings to admire. But listen up! Saturday is the last day of this event. So, make sure you join the fun of a bike or walking tour, watch live painting or celebrate during the street party. If you don’t have time to see the colourful outdoor exhibition, you can find the official map from the Vancouver Mural Festival here.

Need something to cool down after walking from mural to mural? It’s your lucky day, because Vancouver’s largest Water Fight is also happening this Saturday. Get your Super Soakers and water balloons ready and head over to Lumberman’s Arch in Stanley Park. At exactly 1pm, a horn will blast. That is the signal to go crazy and splash as much water on others as you can! But like every other fight, there are some rules to follow:

  • No weapons aside from water pistols
  • If you throw water balloons, clean them up afterwards
  • Wear a bathing suit (since you’ll get wet – nudity not allowed)
  • Only aim at other participants
  • No dyed water

And if you didn’t have enough yet of all the rainbows and celebrating Pride Week, then you should stop by Burnaby on Saturday. From 12pm until 4pm, there is the Burnaby Pride Street Party. Its first edition! Time to celebrate the diversity of the LGBTQ2S+ community in Burnaby. There will be live performances and food, as well as various kind of activities, such as face painting and storytelling. The fun can be found at Jubilee Avenue between Nelson Avenue and Imperial Street.

After such an active day, I bet you’ll long for a quiet, more calm evening. Stargazing is always something beautiful to do. And if you postpone your relaxing evening to Sunday, you’ll even have the chance to see the Perseids Meteor Shower. Its peak is on the nights of August 11 and 12, and it should begin just after midnight in Vancouver. Let’s hope there are no clouds, since this would block the view on the show… And also, try to find a darker, non-light polluted spot in the city – like a park, for example. Just to make sure you see them well enough. By the way, the NASA recommends you to adjust your eyes to the darkness for about 45 minutes.

Have a great weekend and see you at Crab Park for the Game Day!

– Nadine

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What to do on the weekend

It is Friday and it is only a few hours till you can get outside and start your weekend. There is a lot going on in Vancouver this weekend, so if you don’t have any plans yet, you can use this blogpost for some inspiration.

Today the INTERNeX gang is going to start their journey to the Rockies. During this trip we will visit some really beautiful lakes and places. However, if you do not join us at the Rockies, then there are still a lot of things you can do.

This Saturday is special, as you could get the chance to watch the Perseids Meteor Shower. This is one of the most popular meteor showers, as you can see between 150 – 200 meteors an hour. The peak of the meteor shower was on Thursday and will be on Saturday morning approximately between midnight and 3 AM. Try to find a place where there are no clouds and not too many lights to be able to catch a glimpse of this amazing happening. If you do not have time to watch it on Saturday, you are still able to see them on days before and after, but not as many as during the peak.

19105975_10209195261219595_4886294145526156925_nBesides this there are also quite some festivals and events happening in Vancouver this weekend. On Saturday the TD Vancouver Chinatown Festival starts, which is a 2-day cultural festival taking place in Chinatown. You could also go to the Richmond Maritime Festival. This is a free 2-day festival that takes place at the Britannia Shipyard in Steveston Village.

If you are more into art, you could go to the art market at Napier Greenway which takes place on Sunday. While wandering around the market, you can enjoy the live music. If you are really into shopping, then you should definitely go to the Summer Swap event at Burnaby Central Secondary. The entrance fee is $10 and besides that you also need to take 10 good-quality clothing items to donate. In return you can take unlimited clothes home with you.

I hope you are having a great weekend and hope to see you at either the Rockies trip or next week’s PuB NiGHT!

– Iris

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What to do on the weekend

It is summer in Vancouver, which means that there is a lot going on. So it shouldn’t be too hard to find an activity that fits for you. Here are some suggestions on what you could do during this weekend.

19874651829_07161691ef_oOn Saturday the INTERNeX family is going to spend their day at Jericho Beach. First we will have a barbecue (bring your own food) and watch the fireworks at Celebration of Lights after. Celebration of Lights is a fireworks competition that is been held in July and August. It is seen as a must do if you are spending your summer in Vancouver.

If you would rather watch sports then you could watch the baseball game Vancouver Canadians vs. Tri-City Dust Devils on Saturday or Sunday. Before the actual game they will blow you away with fireworks too, so even though you are not going to the Celebration of Lights, you are still not missing out on the fireworks!

Vancouver would not exist without its food scene, so if you want to experience that then you should check out the Columbia Street Food Truck Fest. This is a street festival with around 100 food trucks that takes place in New WestMinister on Saturday. If you actually had enough food this month and would rather work out instead, then you could join the Night Nation Run Vancouver at Saturday. It is 5 km long run that starts at PNE in the evening.

On Sunday there are a few free concerts that you might want to check out! In North Vancouver you can listen to the Beatles tribute band The Day Trippers. Besides that you can also go to Burnaby for a free evening concert.

Have a great weekend and see you at Celebration of Lights event at Jericho beach (4pm Saturday) or next week’s PuB NiGHT!

– Iris

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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.

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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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Smartsaver Vancouver

Summer is finally here! During summer time there is a lot to do around Vancouver and there are some good cheap options for that! So to get your summer started here are some ideas.

From July 4th till August 22nd you can watch an outdoor movie for free on Second Beach. They are a part of the Evo Summer Cinema series and all you have to do is bring your own chair or blanket, or just sit on the grass if you don’t mind! You can download the free Outdoor Movies BC App to see the schedule!

They also show outdoor movies in Burnaby, North Vancouver and at Canada Place. Burnaby shows movies on Sundays from July 9th till August 27th. The dates for North Vancouver differ, so make sure to look that up if you decide to go. Every Thursday night there will be a movie at Canada Place from July 27th till August 31st. All of these movies are free to watch!

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If you would like to become a little more active this summer you can take Zumba classes at Canada place. Every Monday from July 24th till August 28th you can join the free Zumba class! Or hike the Grouse Grind to see the beautiful view from the top of the mountain. If you hike up, you only have to pay $10 to take the Gondola back down.

If it becomes too warm to do something active you can always cool down in the Kitsilano pool. The pool is located at Kitsilano Beach and the admission is only $5.86!

You might have been thinking about doing a boat tour around Vancouver, but these can be quite expensive, so a great alternative to that is taking the Aquataxi. The Aquataxi will take you around downtown, but it’s only around $6!

And let’s not forget that all the beaches around Vancouver are free and a perfect place to spend a lazy day!

I hope to see you all tonight on PuB NiGHT!

– Danielle

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What to do on the weekend?

It’s already time for the weekend and there are many things to do in Vancouver. This weekend there are some really nice festivals. So, what does Vancouver offer this weekend?

 

Dragon Boat Festival

This weekend it is time for Vancouver’s Dragon Boat Festival around Falls Creek on Friday and Saturday. Beginning on Friday afternoon with the blessing ceremony at 5 pm, the start of the first race is on Saturday morning at 8 am. Besides the races you can also enjoy entertainment on the World Beat Stage, fabulous food, art installations, the Urban Tea Lounge and shopping. And the best – it’s for free!  (More infos)

 

Vancouver International Jazz Festival

The Vancouver International Jazz Festival is one of the largest festivals in British Columbia. It’s starts on Friday night at 12 pm on Granville Island and will be until July 1. If you like jazz music, you really should not miss that festival! Various concerts and jam sessions will be held across Downtown and a lot of them are for free! (More infos)

 

Scandinavian Midsummer Festival

This year it is the 19th Scandinavian Midsummer Festival in Vancouver. Thousands of people celebrate the traditions and festivities of Scandinavian Midsummer at the Scandinavian Community Centre in Burnaby.  One of the highlights is definitely the Viking Village, where most of the activities will be.  Another highlight of the festival will be the Midsummer Festival Lottery with amazing prizes, the Paavo Nurmi Run and the Midsummer Night Bash with electronic dance music. The daily pass fee is $10. (More infos)

 

Soccer World Cup 2014

Of course there are still soccer world cup matches on this weekend. In most of the pubs you can see the matches on big screens. So there are many places in Vancouver where you can cheer for your team or just see some exciting matches with friends.  Please note, that you have to pay an entrance fee while the world cup matches at some pubs.

Don’t forget! We will meet us on Saturday at 11 am at The Pint to watch the soccer match Ghana against Germany. We will also have some brunch and drinks.  We hope to see you there!

We wish you all a nice and enjoyable weekend and and hope to see you on Saturday at The Pint!

 

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Smart Saver Vancouver

What’s cheap this week? Basically everybody enjoys going to the movies, right? But most often, you rather stay at home and watch TV, because going to the movies is quite expensive. However, if you are really into films and don’t only enjoy the most current ones, then this is a tip for you.

You always wanted to see your favorite classics on the big screen? And that hasn’t been possible because it didn’t exist in the right format yet? Well, then should check this out: Cineplex movie theaters have this project called Classic Film Series, where they select classic movies and show them for $6 a ticket. And the best thing: The tax is already included! Don’t worry, if they say classic, they don’t mean black and white movies only. The shown movies are from all decades and genres, so you don’t have to be afraid that they only dig out something really old.

The participating theaters in Vancouver are the Scotiabank Theatre downtown, the SilverCity Riverport, the Metropolis in Burnaby, the SilverCity Coquitlam and VIP Cinemas, and the Colossus Langley Cinemas. And the movies for November and December so far are ‘Out of Africa’ (November 6, 10, 21) and ‘Holiday Inn’ (December 8, 18, 23).

So buy some tickets, dig in the popcorn and enjoy the classics!

Talk to you soon,

Annika

 

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