Supermoon + Total Lunar Eclipse

Do you know what a Supermoon is?
A Supermoon happens when the distance between the Moon and the Earth becomes so close that it appears much larger than usual.
So now combine that with a total lunar eclipse! You get a blood red Moon close enough that it feels like you could touch it.
It’s happening this Sunday, September 27th! And just by coincidence the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden is celebrating the annual Mid-Autumn Moon Festival.
Entrance to the Chinese Garden is 10$ per person with the festival going from 5pm to 10pm.
They have lots to offer such as Mooncakes, magic shows, Kung Fu demonstrations and much more.

Our suggestion? We meet up at Waterfront Station at 5.45pm, then walk towards the Totem Poles in Stanley. The side facing Vancouver Harbour is a perfect viewing point to see the Moon, since it rises in the east around 7pm. The total lunar eclipse begins at 7.11pm and ends at 8.23pm.
The Supermoon is a phenomenon that only occurs rarely and the next one will only be in 2033. So, make sure not to miss it!
Afterwards, we can go check out the festival at the Chinese Garden or go for a couple of drinks.

Hope to see you there!


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Celebration of Light

Ever seen a fireworks competition? There is one every year at Vancouver’s English Bay sponsored by Honda!
For this year’s 25th anniversary Team Lidu representing China will show us their firework skills accompanied by fitting music on July 25th. The next contestant will be Group Vision Show for Brazil on July 29th and finally, Archangel Fireworks for Canada on August 1st.
Each show begins at 10pm. However, because we want to have a good spot on Saturday for the Chinese fireworks, we’ll head to the viewing area a bit earlier at 7.30pm.

The competition will be judged by various industry experts, sponsor representatives and celebrities with following criteria:

Size of the Show
Overall Design and Artistry
Originality of Effects
Quality of Soundtrack
Quality of Fireworks

But wait! Aside from the fireworks there’s more! A festival at Sunset Beach with various entertainment and vendor stalls. Also, there will be musical showcases beginning from 7.30pm.

So check out the festival and join us later for Vancouver’s legendary Celebration of Light!


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What to do on the weekend?

Can you hear the weekend whispering your name? Are you in doubt what to do? Vancouver offers many indoor and outdoor activities and I understand that it may be difficult to choose what to do. Soooo, read and decide!


A good breakfast is the best way to start the day. The Elbow Room on Davie Street: “Food and service is their name. ABUSE is their game (so have some fun)”. This place is known for their verbal abuse and their awesomeness at the same time. Their service is not the most polite and if you don’t finish the food on your plate a donation will be collected for a charity. But it is said that they have the best breakfast in town and going there would be a real experience. They serve meals from eggs to pancakes and from sandwiches to burritos and quesadillas. Defenitely worth a try!

“We love our customers and make them feel right at home. Whether you are famous or not, we will treat you with same abuse! All our staff are efficient and fun, just make sure to be open-minded and be prepared for great food and Fun, Fun, Fun!!!” (

Address: 560 Davie Street


Hands up if you do not like beer! Ha, that’s what I though. Okay, I guess most of you have already seen or read it somewhere, but this weekend is Vancouver Craft Beer Week Festival. It is the biggest craft beer festival in Canada with over 100 breweries and up to 400 beers to sample.


Tickets can be purchased for either Saturday June 6th or Sunday June 7th and will roughly cost you 40 dollars and gets you entry to the festival, entertainment and a souvenir tasting glass. Inside tokens only cost $1,25 each.

Check out their Facebook event for more info

Address:PNE Centre Grounds
2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, V5K 5J1


Are you keen to join yoga classes but not able to afford it? You can now join free yoga classes on Kits beach and in Dude Chilling Park.

Until August 31st free yoga classes are offered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on Kitsilano beach between the pool and the tennis court by the big trees from 7 to 8 p.m.

Last summer, the community gathered 3 times a week and sometimes up to 75 of us flowed together in the sunshine! In total offered 37 free classes to 1080 people! The only thing you need to bring is a mat or a beach towel.

And then there is free yoga at Dude Chilling Park daily at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. This yoga class is offered by yoga instructor Solomon Montijo who believes that the practice of yoga is so priceless that it should be available to anyone, regardless of their ability to pay. As they state in their mission statement: “We do not believe in the commodification of an ancient spiritual tradition. Yoga cannot be commodified, as it is nobody’s to sell.”

You are encouraged to show up as often as you would like! Isn’t that awesome?

These classes ask you to bring:
– A hydrated body + water bottle
– Yoga mats (bring extras, if you have them!)
– Towels, blankets

Both yoga classes do not require any previous yoga experiences. So why not join? I am keen! Let’s go together sometime!


This Sunday, June 7th you could visit the Kitsilano Farmers Market at Riley park. A market filled with organic and conventional products: meat, cheese, seafood and plants. Also, they offer tasty baked goods, beautiful crafts and musical entertainment by local musicians. You must wake up early though, because this market is only from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


For the adventurers out there, go zip lining on Grouse Mountain! How awesome is that?! They offer two different types of tours: a 5-line tour and a 3-line tour. The 5-line tour includes a sky-ride, mountaintop activities and Peak Chair access and costs $109, whereas the 3-line tour includes a sky-ride and mountaintop activities and costs $70.

Both tours will give you a unique perspective of Grouse Mountain! Tours are departing every 30 minutes. Visit this link to book your tour.


What to do on the weekend

Still haven’t got any plans for this weekend? Don’t panic, here are a few suggestions to complete a great weekend, and you still have a few days to plan.

This weekend you definitely don’t want to miss out on one specific event, the Grey Cup. So, what is the Grey Cup? Well, it’s the Canadian Football league’s championship. And it’s big! Getting your hands on the tickets for the actual football match on Sunday without having to pay a fortune will be difficult. But don’t despair. Lots of other events are taking place in the days leading up to the big final. Go and watch concerts with local performers, experiencet the Grey Cup trophy being taken by fans to the stadium, and don’t forget to join INTERNeX for the Grey Cup Festival Parade and cheerleader competition. Check out the details for all the events here.

If you want a little break from all of the football hysteria, just go to the Baker’s Market at 7646 Prince Albert (60th & Fraser). Here you’l find baked bread, cookies, scones, muffins, cakes and much more. And best of all, there’s no entrance fee to the market. The market will take place this Saturday from 11am till 3pm. Click here to get the last bit of information about this market. Or why not go to the Granville Island Public Market. Here you can get nice fruits, fresh fish, freshly baked bread and much more. Have a look here to get the total overview of the market.   Just looking at all the colourful stalls is an experience.

As you can see there are definitely a lot of great things to do this weekend.

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

What to do on the weekend?

Yesss… it’s weekend again! The weather forecast looks superb, so let’s have a look at what Vancouver has to to offer this weekend.

Night Market Richmond
How about starting the weekend with our own INTERNeX event to the Richmond Market. We will meet at the market at 7.30pm. At the market you can find about almost everything, mini golf, retail vendors and food vendors. Click here for more information.

Columbia strEAT Food Truck Fest
Vancouver loves their food truck festival, so also this weekend they planned another Truck fest for you. The fest has over 50 food trucks, a mini farmers market and the best is it is for FREE. It starts at 4pm and goes till 10pm and it is from 6th to elliot str.

Discover Thailand Festival
Interesting in other cultures and want to have fun day out, than the Thailand festival is perfect for you. The festival includes dance performance, cooking demonstrations, games and fun! The festival is held at the Vancouver Art Gallery.


We know that vancouverites are crazy about pets, but to have a festival for pets it’s over the top! However it sounds like furry fun. The festival includes over 50 vendors, selling pet product, pet accessories and the hilight of the festival is the Running of the Bulls. This fun can be visited for FREE at the coopers park in Yaletown from 10am to 4pm.

Enjoy your weekend

ps: we do NOT have a pub night on wednesday but a pub&club night

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

on Friday!

What to do on the weekend

It’s weekend again in beautiful Vancouver, which means tons of events. We picked out a couple of events that might be of interest for you!

Sunset Beach Social
Let’s hope for sunny weather on Friday so you can start the weekend at the sunset beach with an art market, outdoor roller disco, performances by drag queens and if you feel creative build your own sand castle and you might get lucky and win a $500 cash prize!!! The event starts at 5pm and goes still sundown. See here for more information.

Vancouver Aquarium
On Saturday our own INTERNeX event will be happing. We will visit the renewed Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park. We will meet at 11am at the doors of the aquarium. If you are a student don’t forget your student card! For more information click here.

PNE at Playland
The annual fair is back at the Pacific National Exhibition. The fair host many rides and attractions such as a wooden roller coaster. A day at play land is definitely a must do for the summer, if you don’t have time this weekend, no worries the fair is there till september 1st. Tickets can be brought online ($29.50) or at the gate ($32.50). More information can be found here.

Victoria Drive Summer multicultural Festival
Duringt the summer festival on Victoria Drive many different cultures will perform live performances. You can also win prizes and participate in activities. The festival starts at 12pm and goes till 5pm. You can find more information here.

Vancouver Food Truck Festival
And of course what would Vancouver be without a food truck festival in the weekends? The festival will be held at the olympic village (215 West 1st Avenue) it starts at 12pm and goest till 5pm. The entry fee is $2 unless you bring a food bank donation than it will be for free.

Enjoy your weekend!

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

What to do on the weekend

Another weekend’s coming up, and if you didn’t had the chance to join us for our great trip to the rockies and still want to do something fun this weekend, here are a few ideas:


KitsFest is a sports and healthy living community festival. It takes places from fri – sun and its for everybody. You can either go there and register a team for basketball, volleyball etc., experience some great yoga classes or just watch and cheer for the teams of the tournaments.

Squamish Festival

Even though this whole weekend festival is located in Squamish, you don’t have to worry about how to get there. There will be a shuttle bus driving you from Vancouver to and from the Squamish Festival. The tickets for this event are kind of expensive, a day pass if $149 (+fees) and a weekend pass 325 (+fees) but there are acts like Eminem, Bruno Mars, Nas, Arctic Monkey and many many more. So check out their line-up and maybe you’ll decide it will be worth spending this money.

Vancouvers Largest Waterfight

On saturday Stanley park will host the 8th annual waterfight at 1.00pm at Lumberman’s Arch. Bring waterbaloons or a water gun and be part of the largest watertight of Vancouver.

Food Cart Fest

This festival takes places every week and this week on sunday there will again be more than 20 food trucks you can get some great food from. It’s only $2 entry and even for free if you bring a donation for the food bank. This week the Food Cart Festival will also be on saturday for the first time. On saturday you can find it at the Holland Park in Surrey and on sunday at the Olympic Village in Vancouver.


We hope you guys all have fun on you weekend and a great start in the new week! 

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