What to do on the weekend?

I have great news for you: this weekend will be a long one! Canada celebrates Victoria Day on Monday, so most of you do not have to work on that day and can celebrate Queen Victoria’s birthday. Here are some ideas for you to fill your great weekend.

5601230552_924f0e3fa3_nHave you ever seen the big silver bowl at False Creek next to the stadiums? Inside this bowl, you can experience science in an interactive and fun way. This Saturday, a special exhibition opens which is all about PIXAR. I am sure you all know some PIXAR movies, such as Toy Story, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars, WALL-E… the list goes on and on. If this sounds interesting to you, then meet us in front of the entrance at 11am on Saturday morning and we will have a fun morning together. Admission fee for Science World is $25 for adults, $20.25 for students (bring your ID). The exhibition ‘The Science behind PIXAR’ costs $8 extra.

The weather forecast for Saturday does not seem too bad, so you can spend the afternoon at the beach and enjoy the sun. English Bay and Kitsilano beach are the hotspots for the summer in Vancouver. And of course, Stanley Park is always a great location. Take a walk around the sea wall with beautiful views. After this exhausting day, you might get hungry. A cool location is Dublin Calling on Granville Street which offers a good food and drinks menu. Their brand new rooftop just opened last week where you can enjoy the sun. Even at night you will not get cold, because the rooftop is covered. Perfect spot for a May night! We will check it out next Wednesday at our PuB NiGHT.

Sundays are always great for leaving the busy city life and getting out in the nature. 9359310737_4067428b32_nA great place to do so is Deep Cove in North Vancouver. From downtown, you will reach this area in approximately one hour by bus. A lovely place is hidden in this part of town. Hike easily on Quarry Rock, where you will have a beautiful view on Indian Arm. You have also the possibility to rent a kayak for a few hours and paddle around. Great end of the day is a visit to Honey Doughnuts & Goodies, a famous café for locals and tourists.

And then, it is Monday already. What about actually spending Victoria Day in Victoria? It is located in the south of Vancouver Island. You can take the ferry from Tsawwassen to Victoria, which takes about 90 minutes and costs $17.20. On Victoria Day, there is the famous Island Farms Victoria Day Parade. It is free to attend and takes about two hours. Besides that, bands are performing live at different locations all over the city.

Have a great weekend!

– Kerstin

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PuB NiGHT Review: Halloween Party

Thank you all for joining us yesterday for the Halloween Party at Caprice Nightclub! We had so much fun and I hope you did too!

Caprice is a night club located on Granville Street / Entertainment District. It is a big club with two levels and on the ground level two different rooms. Every Friday night they organize International Fridays with all kinds of different music genres and if you’re on the guest list you can get in for free.

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This “PuB NiGHT” was of course a little bit different because of Halloween. When I arrived at the club, Granville Street was already packed with a lot of people in all kinds of costumes, for example I met JigSaw and even the clown from IT.

After most people arrived we entered the club and got something to drink. The club was nicely decorated and the music was very good, with genres like R&B and Dance.

I hope that you all enjoyed Halloween and we are looking forward to see you all on Sunday for the Brewery Tour!

– Mandy

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PuB Night Review: Donnellans

Thank you all for joining us last night at our PuB NiGHT in the Donnellans Irish Pub.

Donnellans is a pretty new pub located on Granville Street in Granville Entertainment District. They frequently have live musicians performing at the pub. A fun fact of the pub is that all the employees who are working at Donnellans are also actually from Ireland.

Our night started after work when Bart and I first went to eat something at the Moose.

22323836_1493173117438021_1256956700_o.jpgAfter my amazing nachos we decided to go to the pub to get a drink already. I had one of the shots called Oreo Cookies which is a pretty weird shot but it does taste like Oreo cookies.

After some more people showed up and after some drinks we decided to end our night in the karaoke bar where we of course sang some fun songs.

I hope you all had an amazing time last night and I wish you all a nice long weekend!!

-Mandy

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HALLOWEEN CLUB CRAWL REVIEW

Last Saturday was Halloween and nearly everyone went crazy. Actually that’s not surprising; I mean it’s one of the most popular events in North America. You could see many people who were dressed as a Minion. At least just as many wore a Super Mario or Luigi costume. Consequently the costume of my roommate and me perfectly fitted since, as I mentioned in one of my last blog posts, I was dressed as Mario and she was my “brother” Luigi.

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For my first real Halloween party in Canada I certainly had big expectations and they were more than fulfilled last Saturday! Actually they were exceeded. Hundreds of people wearing Halloween costumes and went absolutely crazy.

 

After around 10pm the entire Granville Street was closed for cars. So Granville was just opened for all the party people and therefor the street was really crowded. The line-ups in front of the clubs were quite long. That’s why people partied even on the street.

First we had some difficulties at in the beginning but then we started our crazy night at the Harbour Event Center near BC Place. Shortly after we entered the club the first bus left to take us to our second party location. 22719343705_7ab7449cd4_bWe went from party to party with a typical American school bus, which was absolutely amazing. I always wanted to take a bus like that. The atmosphere during the bus ride was incredible since the people turned the bus into a party bus. Probably most of them were already drunk at this time but they didn’t care after all it was Halloween. The bus driver let us off on Granville Street where all the fancy clubs are located.

It was the first time I celebrated Halloween in such a big way and it was a great to be part of it.

Pub Night Announcement

Hi guys! Time for another pub night! This week the pub night is going to be at Lennox Pub. And because New Years Eve is on Wednesday, we are going to meet up at Tuesday instead. The time is, like always, at 7 pm.

lennox_pubLennox Pub can offer a variety of food and drinks that will not ruin your budget. Their burgers are around 14 dollars and they got an extensive draught beer selection with 18 beers on tap. Sounds great, right? Read more about their menu here.

The pub is located in the heart of downtown, on the corner of Robson and Granville Street. Click here to view the map. Remember to sign up on our Facebook event.

See you there!

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Grey Cup Festival Parade and cheerleader competition

This Sunday, November 30th, a big event will take place in Vancouver. It’s the Canadian Football League’s championship, the Grey Cup, which is coming to Vancouver. This will be celebrated with lots of events in several places around downtown. This Saturday a great parade will celebrate Canadian football with marching bands and much more. Unlike some of the other events leading up to the Grey Cup Championship, it won’t cost you a fortune to watch this parade… in fact it’s for free! 🙂

We will meet up in front of the Joey Burrard Grill/Lounge at 10am. Joey Burrard is situated only 500 metres walk from Vancouver City Centre Station.The parade finishes at 12pm at Dunsmuir Street and Granville Street but we’ll move on to watch the Grey Cup cheerleader competition at Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building, Exibition Hall C. Cheerleaders from across the country are competing against each other. And there’s free entrance!

If you’re not able to make it till 10am, just show up in front of the Olympic Cauldron / 2010 Olympic Flame (Coal Habour) right next to the convention centre at 11:00am.

Click here link to get an overview of the area in which the parade will take place.

You can sign up through our Facebook event page.

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Review: Pub Night @ The Beaver

Yesterday we had our great weekly pub night. This time we visited The Beaver on Granville Street. We got a small table but it wasn’t a problem to fit all of us people into this small space 🙂 Most of us tried out some of the nice food. The beers weren’t bad either and all of the locally brewed bottled beers were served for quite reasonable prices… only $5.50. A lot of people were fitted into this little pub, and of course they were all ready for the bingo evening. The Beaver is situated at the ground level of the SameSun Hostel, so there are always a lot of different activities going on at this pub. Of course we were also up for playing bingo. Aaaand this time we were much luckier than last time we played. Yep, that’s right we did actually win something. We won a good deal of beer but it would have been nice to win one more time, since it took a very good deal of beer to share between all of us.

Thanks for a very good evening. It was great to see so many of you defying to let the cold weather make you stay at home. But for sure the temperature inside the pub wasn’t bad either 🙂 And looking forward to see those of you guys who are going on the Portland trip… It’ll be awesome!

Click here to view a few more pictures from the pub night.

 

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