Fun Fact Friday

Hello and welcome to another blog post of Fun Fact Friday! This is the time when we share facts with you that you (hopefully) do not know yet about Vancouver. Personally, I’ve been here for 3 months and I did not know many basic facts about Vancouver. Until now! I’ve googled myself smart and would like to share the most interesting and fun facts I found with you.

The lovely city we are living in is named after the British explorer Captain George Vancouver. He sailed into this area in 1792 and he – surprisingly – hated it here when he first arrived. I could not figure out why he did so, but I’m quite sure he would love the Vancouver we are living in today! (How could he not, am I right?!). And although Vancouver was discovered in 1792, it was incorporated only in 1886. This makes it a very young city. 123-year-old, to be exact. 1886 is actually the same year that Coca-Cola was founded in. Funny, huh? And Canada was the first country outside the United States where Coca-Cola was bottled in.

But here’s the twist with the name: before 1886, so in the 1870’s, Vancouver was actually called Granville. Crazy, right? So, during the incorporation they chose the name Vancouver to honour it’s discoverer George Vancouver.

But that is not the only city that had a change with the name. North Vancouver was not always North Vancouver. It used to be called Moodyville. Not a very attractive name, I must say. But it was named after Sewell Moody who established the Moodyville Sawmill in 1865. He also helped creating the first European settlement on Burrard Inlet.

I hope you enjoyed my new found wisdom. Have a great weekend!

– Nadine

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

Smart Saver Vancouver

Yesterday  I was in the supermarket ‘No Frills’, and I bought so many groceries for a cheap prize.  Therefore I would like to tell you some of their special offers of this week! If you do your  groceries there, then you can save lots of money! You will be surprised of these prices!

  • Blueberry pints $2 each
  • Coca Cola 1L/1.5L $1 each
  • Pringles 140 gr $1
  • vegetables 705 gr $1
  • Christie Cookies 550 gr $2
  • Pint Tomatoes $1


Locations in Vancouver:

  • Location 1
    310 West Broadway
    Store hours:
    Everyday from 9am till 10pm
  • Location 2
    1030 Denman Street
    Store hours:
    Everyday form 9am till 9pm
  • Location 3
    130 – 2083 Alma Street
    Store hours:
    Everyday from 9am till 9pm

How do you save money in the city of Vancouver? Let us know, by leaving a comment below 🙂

Cheers, Lydia

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200-211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-

Made in Vancouver Street Festival 2010

The Yaletown Business Improvement Association has created this festival that will be running from February 13th until the 27th 2010, showcasing all that the Yaletown community has to offer. This event will be featuring three live entertainment stages, hundreds of performers, a fashion stage and the After Dark Parade presented by Coca-Cola. This street festival is actually looking for volunteers to help out with the parade barricade, street barricade, block captains, event photographers and people to man the volunteer headquarters team. This is a great opportunity to be a part of this celebration so if you are interested in applying for one of these positions the registration link is on the YIBA site or you can connect to the direct link.