How Was Your (Long) Weekend?

I hope you had a lot of fun during this long and hot weekend. I certainly did, so if you want to know what I did during this long weekend then keep on reading.

On Saturday I became a tourist for a few hours by going on an amazing and interesting tour with a hop on hop off bus. And even though I have been here for a month now, I saw things of Vancouver that I did not see yet. I also learned things about the city, which is always really cool if you ask me.

After the hop on hop off bus I grabbed some diner and went to the Harbour Green Park to meet some people from INTERNeX. We had some drinks near the water and went home pretty late.

On Sunday I finally had the opportunity to sleep in and I went to West Vancouver to meet Bart and Lena on the beach which was really nice considering the temperature. After cooling down on the beach we had some really nice dinner at Whole Foods and went home to fresh ourselves up a bit.Weekly event 1

At night we met up again in the Harbour Green Park, where we had some drinks again and did some funny drinking games. And we went home even later this evening.

 

On Labour Day we had our weekly event which was Music In The Park at the Capilano River. I arrived unfortunately later for the event because of traffic problems, but when I arrived the event was a little bit different than we expected it to be. We decided to go to Lynn Valley where we had some lunch. The rest of the group decided to go to Lynn Canyon for a nice swim, but since I forgot my swimming wear and was really tired from the night before, so I decided to go back to downtown and had some amazing dinner at Commercial Sushi (definitely a place I recommend everybody) before heading home.

Thank you all for joining our weekly event and hope to see all of you at the PuB NiGHT tomorrow!!

– Mandy

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

Smart Saver

Its sunday, so it is time for another Smart Saver. This week we are hoping the weather continues as its been earlier this week and we can save on some outdoor activities.

 

Have you ever heard of Geocaching?

It is an outdoor treasure-hunt type activity wherein participants use a GPS or mobile phone to track down containers (called ‘geocaches’) anywhere in the world. Typically, a geocache is a small waterproof container that contains a logbook where you would enter when you found it and any other comments. After signing the log, the cache must be placed back exactly it was found. Larger containers such as plastic storage containers (Tupperware or similar) or ammunition boxes can also contain items for trading, usually toys or trinkets.Searching for a Geocache can either be fairly simple (in someone’s backyard) to intensely hard (tied to a pinecone in a tree among hundreds of other trees in Stanley Park), so you can start with an easy hunt and work your way to the near-impossible.

Not only is geocaching a great way to spend some time outdoors, it also lets you explore areas of Vancouver that you would never have thought to venture to. There are classes that you can take to introduce yourself to the game. Or, you can log in to geocaching.com to begin urban treasure hunting whenever you want. Rumour has it that Vancouver has around 4,000 Geocaches located around the city and the surrounding suburbs, so get a GPS, grab a friend, and get geocaching!

 

River tubing in North Vancouver down to the Capilano River

Get yourself a tube, some friends, life jackets would be a good idea, a paddle or two would be handy, beer is essential, and make sure you start before high noon. Start out by the fish hatchery, bob down some rapids, cruise past the cliff jumping in Granny’s Cove, fly down some more crazy rapids (hold on to each other!), avoid the fisherman’s lines, get stuck in a large pool of still water, bump down more crazy rapids, and in the end – avoid the large turbine before getting spit out by Park Royal Mall in West Vancouver. You can buy a tube from Canadian Tire (~$15), most of them even come with a cup holder and bum netting. Tie your tubes together and jump in.

 

 Grouse Grind & BCMC Trail

If you either don’t like how packed the grouse grind is during summer or if you just don’t want to pay $10 to get down again, you should try the trail that runs parallel. It is called the BCMC trail (marked by tiny orange squares hammered to trees) and is a fine alternative to the usual Grind and you can walk down again, so its for free. Be careful though, go too far in a different direction and you may become lost. Take the trail that points right at the signpost that says <–GROUSE GRIND –>BADEN POWELL but do not go too far along the Baden Powell trail. Make sure the tiny sign you are following reads BCMC, not BP.

 

 

But if the weather stays bad and you just want to hide somewhere in a pub, we found this great page for you, with “the best happy hours in town”. It shows you where and when you can get the best offers for great food and drinks.

 

We hope you all had a great weekend so far and you will have some fun with our smart saver for the upcoming week!!

 

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

 

 

INTERNeX Canada: What to do on the weekend

LYN CANYON

This Saturday, with or without rain, we’ll go to Lynn Canyon. It’s a beautiful park with 617 acres of forest. We’ll hiking (it isn’t very hard, about 1 hour), lunch there (you can bring your own food or buy something there) and enjoy all the attractions that the park offers:

– Suspension Bridge: the 50 meters high bridge is similar to the Capilano Bridge but free.

– Swimming Holes: there are some naturals pools in that park. We don’t know if the weather is going to be enough warm to swim, but it must be very beautiful to see.

– Pipe Bridge: wider than the suspension bridge, offers fabulous view of the canyon.

– Twin Falls

– Baden Powel Trail: one of the most famous footpaths in North Vancouver, is one of the routes that we can take. This trail links Capilano River, Grouse Mountain, the Power Line Trails, and Deep Cove.

Of course we can’t see everything, depends on the route that we’ll choose. Don’t forget to bring water, and rain clothes or sun cream, depending on the weather.

WHEN: Saturday 22nd at 11 am

WHERE: Lynn Canyon MAP

 

DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL

 This weekend is the 25th Edition of Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival. It’s a boat race on the waters of False Creek. It is the oldest and largest dragon boat festivals held outside of Asia.

Apart from the race, there are a lot of things that you can see, like the Global Tea Lounge, CircusWest performances and workshops, and table tennis competitions…. and a beer garden in Grandville Island. Take a look to the entire schedule for more information.

FRIDAY, JUNE 21

5pm    Eye-dotting Ceremony at the Dragon Zone docks. Opening Celebrations including performances by Reggae On The Rocks, Orquesta Goma Dura and the Madskillz Fire Performance Finale and a BBQ at the Granville Island Beverage Garden.

SATURDAY, JUNE 22

8am    Races start

10am  Site activities open

11am  World Beat Stage entertainment begins

Granville Island Brewing Beer Garden opens

7pm    Festival Site closed

SUNDAY, JUNE 23

8am    Races start

10am  Site activities open

11am  World Beat Stage entertainment begins

Granville Island Brewing Beer Garden opens

12pm  Championship races begin (time approximate)

1:30pm  Welcome Remarks from World Beat Stage

5pm    Paddlers and Volunteer Send Off begins in the Granville Island Brewing Beer Garden

6pm    Festival site is closed to the general public

WHEN: June 21-23

WHERE: False Creek, Vancouver. MAP

Have a wonderful weekend,

Clara.

INTERNeX International Exchange

Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com