What to do on the weekend?

It’s Friday again which means that the weekend is just around the corner! If you don’t know yet what you want to do on the weekend then keep on reading because we are going to give you some tips!

Since it is almost December, there are already a lot of Christmas events going on. Like for example you can go to the Capilano Suspension Bridge to see the Canyon Lights.

22799557324_a99330f147_zOn Saturday you can also visit the Surrey Tree Lighting Festival which include family friendly activities, holiday crafts, food trucks, live entertainment and the lightning of a 55-foot Christmas tree. Also the Vancouver Christmas market located at the Jack Pool Plaza started this week. This Christmas market is an European-style market that’s great for holiday window shopping and festive things to eat. There is on most days (especially weekends) also live music.

If you don’t feel like Christmas yet than you can also go to the Disney on Ice show or Cirque du Soleil which are both still in town.

And the INTERNeX family will go to Seattle this weekend to do some sightseeing and of course some Black Friday Shopping!

We hope you all have an amazing weekend and we’re looking forward to see all of you tomorrow for Seattle!

– Mandy

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The last couple of days the weather was awesome and so you got the chance to do lots of stuff in and around Vancouver; so we did.FullSizeRender 2 I hope you guys were able to enjoy it to the fullest too. Sunday we went to the Capilano Suspensions Bridge Park where we experienced the magic of Canyon Lights. We were truly amazed by the hundreds of thousands of lights mounted all around the park, the world’s tallest living Christmas and the illuminated canyon. It was easy to get into a Christmas Spirit because of all the lights that spread a really unique and magical Spirit.

The Capilano Suspension Bridge Park is supposed to be one of the most popular tourist attractions in Vancouver and now we can confirm: especially with the lights on it’s worth a visit!

Don’t forget to put this annual traditional holiday attraction on your to-do-list!

FullSizeRenderYou can get there quite easily since they provide a free shuttle leaving from Canada Place every 30 minutes. Probably depending on the bus driver you get a little Sightseeing tour for free on your way to the park, which is not only quite funny but also useful.

Saturday night many of us headed to Vivien’s house for her “Housewarming party die Zweite”, during daytime some went to the University of British Columbia just for looking around. In my homestay we already decorated our Christmas tree on Saturday. It looks like a typical American Christmas tree: completely overloaded, over decorated and cheesy! IMG_3203Just the way you imagine and precisely like those you know from Hollywood movies. However that be, we had lots of fun especially because for the first time in a long while I could decorate a Christmas tree again.

Due to the fact that the pre-Christmas season already started last Sunday I would like to remind you that we’ll have a Christmas Dinner with SECTRET SANTA on Friday, December 4. For more information and for signing in, please click here.

I’d love to see many of you there since it’s my last weekend.



November already comes to an end and the Christmas season finally starts, so of course we’ve also included some Christmas events worth visiting. Therefore just call it a pre-Christmas Special to slowly get into a cozy Christmas mood and next week I will let you know about more ongoing events in December.5226951453_0c5e55686f_o

This week the Vancouver Christmas Market got back on Queen Elizabeth Plaza. It started on November 21 and will run till December 24. This temporary village will once again boast ‘unique’ food like German ‘Glühwein’, ‘Spätzle’, ‘Bratwurst’, handmade toys and different kinds of treats from over 50 vendors. All the Germans here who miss going to a Christmas Market with their friends the time before Christmas: I’m pretty sure by going to that one here in Vancouver, even though it’s not the same and pretty tiny compared to the ones in Germany, it’ll might let you feel like you would be in Germany. At least a little bit!
Furthermore the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park is transformed into a world of festive lights. In that park you are able to see the world’s tallest living Christmas tree (153 feet tall). Besides that they have also some events going on, for instance you can experience the voice-activated light show, you can go on a scavenger hunt throughout the park, you can take photos at the Winter Pavilion and even more stuff. I can easily imagine how gorgeous the canyon must look like with all the lights on!

VanDusen Garden is celebrating the Festival of Lights where you can stroll with friends through the botanical garden. Certainly it’s not just walking through the garden but they also have some specials like for example you can take pictures with Santa, try different holiday treats, enjoy Dancing Lights shows and delight in much more.

You will definitely not get bored at those events!

Since one of our candidates is hosting another (probably legendary) house party on Saturday night I hope no one is having a bad hangover on Sunday so that we are able to go to the Capilano Bridge on Sunday, November 29. If you want to join us we will take the shuttle bus at 2:00 pm at Canada Place, which is additional insert to take the visitors directly to the park.

Wish you all a lovely weekend!