INTERNeX Explorer: Granville Island – Part 2

Last week we learnt a little bit about the history of Granville Island, but let’s be a little more practical and explore what you can actually do there if you visit today.

Granville Island is a must visit place if you are in Vancouver. It usually the place to be when it’s hot and summer, but I don’t see why we can’t go now! Let me tell you a list of reasons why…

  • Granville Island Brewery Tour – We got this first “to do” planned for you. Join us this Saturday February 2nd to tour British Columbia’s first “cottage” brewery and learn how the famous Canadian beer that you drink at every pub night is made. How can you say no to beer?
  • Public Market – Everything happens here. You will find the freshest fruits, breads, meat and seafood from our local farmers. A wide assortment of crafts to bring home as gifts. Or street performers who are always here to entertain you.
  • Eat, eat and eat! – Granville Island is famous for its food; you can find everything from waterfront cafes, gourmet restaurants or a small snack from the market. I love every kind of seafood out there and this is definitely one of the best places for that.
  • Ride a boat – My friends and I did this back in September and when you split the costs, it’s not so expensive. It’s the perfect way to see the beauty of False Creek and North Vancouver. You can also go kayaking or paddle boarding.
  • Events & Festivals – There is always something going on, make sure you keep yourself updated with their events schedule. Chinese New Year is coming up and you don’t want to miss the annual Lions Dance!
  • Arts and Crafts – It’s a haven for you art lovers. You will find local handmade jewelry, photography, pottery, stained glass, soaps, decorations and much more.

Basically, Granville Island is a great way to get out of the city when you need a break. Here’s a hint for the gentlemen: it’s the perfect place for a date! Sigh, if only I had a date…



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Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
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INTERNeX Canada: What to do on the weekend



So many of you have already signed up for the PuB & ClUB but this is just a reminder that this is one party you don’t want to miss! We are started off at the Cambie for pre-drinks and then making our way over to Post Modern to party until the wee hours of the night!  We already have 2 guestlists made with a total of 65 people coming. THIS IS GOING TO BE EPIC!!!

Where: Cambie & Post Modern

Time: 7pm @ Cambie, 10pm Post Modern

Price: Free cover at both venues!!

DOXA Documentary Film Festival: May 4 – May 13

This is a weeklong film festival happening in the heart of Vancouver, which features independent and Canadian documentaries.  What better way to experience Canadian culture than watch Canadian made product.

Where: Various locations throughout Vancouver; see site for more details

Time: See site to view full festival schedule

Price: $12 single tickets

Roller Derby: MAY 5

Roller Derby is a classic sport making a comeback in Vancouver.  These girls are rough, tough and talented.  This Roller Derby event on Saturday is sure to be an exciting thing to watch!
Where: Minoru Arena, 7551 Minoru Gate, Richmond, BC

Time: Doors open @ 5pm, Whistle Blows @ 6pm

Price: $15 (Bought in advance online) OR $20 at the door

Got Craft? : MAY 6
Come visit the largest Indie craft fair in Vancouver.  This fair will have over 55 vendors of local and handmade crafts, including clothing, jewelry, children’s accessories, and bath and body products.

Where: Royal Canadian Legion, 2205 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Time: 11am – 5pm

Price:$3 Entry



Tequila & More Show: MAY 4 – MAY 5
This event is for the tequila lover, enthusiast and rookies all alike! This show gives attendees a chance to sample tequila, taste authentic Latin cuisine, drink beer, enjoy music and so much more.  This show will feature top bartenders and mixologists putting on shows and competing for top spots.

Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Time: 4pm-10pm

Price: $30 General Admission, or $25 per person with a group of +4

There are tons of things to get out and do this weekend, so we hope you have time to get out and have fun whatever you choose to do 🙂

Happy Friday and have an awesome weekend!!



INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149