What to do on the weekend?

Hello, bonjour and hola! The weekend is just about to start! As some of you cannot join our weekend trip to Salt Spring Island, you might want to get some inspiration on what to do on the weekend in and around Vancouver. The weather forecast seems promising, so why not exploring Vancouver’s nature and getting some fresh air?

First of all, there is of course the famous Stanley Park, a must-see for everyone in Vancouver. You can just take a walk on one of the many trails passing through the 400-hectare natural oasis. Enjoy the scenic views of water, mountains, sky and majestic trees along the Seawall and spot the many landmarks that are hidden in the park. Stanley Park is easily reachable by public transport.

Once you are already in Stanley Park, you can also visit the Vancouver Aquarium. Sea otters, sea lions and 50,000 other aquatic creatures are waiting for your arrival in Canada’s largest aquarium. It offers an amazing experience with a wide array of great animals. The admission fee is $39 for adults and $30 for students.

Another park is the Queen Elizabeth Park located in South Vancouver. It is situated on a little mountain, the highest point in Vancouver proper. From there, you have a great view over the city. Tipp: Visit the park in the evening to enjoy the sunset.

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Last but not least, there is another highlight of Vancouver: The Capilano SuspensionBridge. This bridge is crossing Capilano River in the District of North Vancouver. It is 140 metres long and 70 metres above the river. Take your camera with you, because the famous bridge is an awesome photo spot. To enter the bridge, you have to pay a fee, but it is definitely worth it. The ticket is valid for an entire year, once you have purchased it for $43 or $34 (students). You can reach the park easily by bus.

Whatever you are up to, enjoy this weekend to the fullest!

 See you on Wednesday at our PuB NiGHT!

 – Kerstin

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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Smart Saver Vancouver

As all of you surely have experienced already, discovering Vancouver can be pretty expensive. But of course, you want to see as much as possible in and around Vancouver when you are here, right? That is why we offer some awesome deals in collaboration with our partners!

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A tour with a Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus is a great way to get an overview of the city and visit the most famous spots. You can decide yourself on which of the 20 stops you want to step out and spend time. Highlights of the tour are the Vancouver Lookout, Granville Island and Stanley Park. Even on rainy days, the open-top buses allow stunning views. While sitting in the bus, you can listen to a commentary about the spots.

Westcoast Sightseeing is currently offering a winter promotion, so you get a 48-hours ticket for the price of a 24-hours one. An entire weekend to explore the city! In addition, you can use the INTERNeX Promo Code internex10 to receive a 10% discount. Check out their website for any additional information and offers and book your activity via this link.

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Are you planning to visit the Vancouver Aquarium, Vancouver Lookout or Capilano Suspension Bridge? Whenever you want to go to one of the many leisure facilities here in Vancouver, we can help you out! Just come by at the INTERNeX office and buy your ticket here to receive a discount on the admission.

Tell us your plans – we are happy to help you save some money!

See you all tonight at the TAPshack!

– Kerstin

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

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

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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Smart Saver Vancouver

It is a sunny Wednesday, which means we are going to save money again! In this Smart Saver I will give you examples of student discounts, like some of you I am still a student and you can have quite a few benefits from owning a student card.

spscardLike many cities in the world, Vancouver has a student discount card. Meet the SPC card, a card you can obtain if you are a student, which gives you 10 to 15% off on most of the popular brands like: Forever 21, Blenzz, Taco Bell, Levi’s, Bath & Body Works and PINK by Victoria Secret. You can get the card for only $10 by registering online at spccard.ca.  To see where you can save some money, they have a very handy app where you can see the best deals. The card is only usable during school periods so if you sign up now, you have awesome deals till July 31st.

Do you want to discover Vancouver on another level? Seair Seaplanes offers beautiful sightseeing flights to nice destinations. And even better; they have student discounts. For example, you can already do some sightseeing in the air from Vancouver to Vancouver Island for $74.58.

Rather not travel by plane? Greyhound offers transportation by bus and gives students discounts of 10 percent or more, this will depend on where you go though, but the offer is there!

But if you are looking for some fun in and around Vancouver, these student offers could also be quite helpful:

  • Vancouver aquarium for $27 instead of $36
  • Science World for $18.50 instead of $23.25
  • Vancouver Art Gallery for $18 instead of $24
  • Capilano Suspension Bridge for $32.95 instead of $39.95

Did you read all of this but you don’t have a student card? Don’t be sad, we come up with great deals every Wednesday! And if you are going to do groceries always check the weekly flyer for the best deals.urbanown

One last tip: do you like Urban Outfitters as much as I do? I discovered that if you create an account in their app you get 10% off on your first purchase! After that you will get other great deals in the app. A bonus for the students; at Urban Outfitters you get 10% off with the SPC card as well!

Hope to see you tonight at the Distillery!

– Tess

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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HOW WAS YOUR WEEKEND?

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.

 

WHAT TO DO ON THE 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!

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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!

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

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Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
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