WHAT TO DO ON THE WEEKEND?

Another week is nearly over aaaand it’s time to get out and enjoy the weekend. Still haven’t decided what to do? Don’t panic I have some suggestions for you:

My weekend is already fully booked and according to the forecast it seems like we will all have awesome weather for some outdoor activity. Since it’s supposed to be very nice on Saturday I’m going to see a horse race at the Hastings Racecourse. You also would like to see a horse race during your time here? So than you have to be very quick! It will be the last horserace weekend for this year. The season ends in October and first starts in April 2016 again. I’m actually really excited because it’s obviously something you don’t do that often.IMG_1827

For those who haven’t done the “standard-tourist-activities-stuff” yet you should definitely make use of the weather by going to Stanley Park, Grouse Mountain,
Queen Elizabeth Park or Granville Island. These are amazing places where you have a gorgeous view on the skyline of Vancouver.

To get into the Halloween mood you should absolutely join the walking tours organized by Forbidden Vancouver. On Friday “The Lost Souls of Gastown”-walking tour is only available at 7:00pm; the other departure times are already full booked. 6511936281_baaf4f47d0_bThe tour lasts approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. For Sunday you still have the opportunity to choose between the 7:00pm and 8:00pm tour. The tickets are around $22. You are transported back to the 1800s when Vancouver was a frontier town with lots of violence. Do not expect a conventional walking tour! You get to know Vancouver,
especially surroundings in Gastown, a little better with some of its dramatic, terrible and forgotten plagues.

Don’t miss our Aquarium event on Sunday! The Aquarium is located in the beautiful Stanley Park.If you’re a student, above 18 years of age and have a student card, you’ll be able to enter the aquarium for ~ $20. 12463370883_aefdac5219_bIf you do not have a student card it’s ~ $29. The aquarium hosts a huge number of different animals ranging from colorful fish to penguins, and there’s always various activities going on at the aquarium. Currently there is a special offer: You save $2 on admission when you display a valid transit pass, such as a FareCard (monthly pass).

 

We will meet up at 1:30pm at the bus stop WB w Pender St NS Granville St.

WHAT’S UP ON THE WEEKEND?

Thanksgiving is just around the corner associated with a long weekend. Tonight INTERNeX is celebrating this traditional holiday in the highest restaurant in the city. That means we can enjoy our Thanksgiving Dinner with an amazing panoramic view on the 42nd floor. 20842642862_a0b1884807_bUnfortunately the weather isn’t that good, actually it’s pretty bad. Therefore we are not able to see the gorgeous sunset. Nevertheless I’m pretty sure when the lights turn on in the whole city it’ll be awesome.
On Saturday I’m going to Victoria to explore a part of the beautiful Vancouver Island. Have you been there before? I’m looking forward to go there.
As I’ve heard it’s an amazing city where you can experience a lot. Especially the nightlife is known for the enviable cocktail and beer scene. If you’ve never been to Victoria before I guess it would definitely be worth it. On Monday I’ll have Thanksgiving Dinner with my homestay family. Most of you will certainly celebrate Thanksgiving with their homestay family as well.

But what else could you do on the weekend?
For those of you who love to celebrate one of the most famous German events Harvest House is organizing an Oktoberfest on the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza. It’s the last weekend so don’t miss your chance.
If you are interested in history you shouldn’t miss the Walking Tours hosted by Forbidden Vancouver. “The lost souls of Gastown” is a kind of Halloween adventure so it’s not just for those who are interested in history. Feel the creepy spirit even now.

Have a nice weekend!

Review: Halloween party @ Blarney Stone

Last Friday we went to Blarney Stone for an awesome Halloween party. A lot of people were already about to line up in front of Blarney Stone at 7pm when we arrived. Luckily our tickets allowed us to skip the line. Inside it was already packed with people. We quickly realized that this was all the party people who participated in the Halloween pub crawl. After some time quite a few people went on to the next pub… but it didn’t last long before a lot more people arrived, and the pub was once again packed.

There really was no limit to the craziness of the different costumes that we saw this night! We saw everything from a guy dressed up as spaghetti with meatballs to a girl wearing a big hat that looked like a turkey. There was a Nina Turtle, Spiderman, a guy wearing a banana costume and much much more. As you can see we were of course also dressed up for Halloween.

We all had a great time. Got a bit of something to eat, a bit to drink and then off we went to the packed dance floor. The music played was not always the ordinary type of club music, and every now and then a live band was playing… actually not bad at all! You could sort of call this a Halloween party with an Irish twist.

Thanks to you guys who made this evening and night awesome! Take a look at more Halloween party pictures here.

Hope to see you for another great event/activity this Saturday at Extreme Air Park (Canada’s BIGGEST trampoline park). Don’t worry, it’s not dangerous. Everybody can do it 🙂 You can sign up here.

And of course we also have our pub night at Doolin’s Irish Pub on Wednesday at 7pm.

Finally, we have our Portland trip from October 14th till October 16th. Join in for some early Christmas shopping, NBA awesomeness and great sightseeing. Sign up here and visit the INTERNeX office to make your payment (only $229 for the trip + $30 for an NBA match!).

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

Yaaay, the weekend is finally here again! And you don’t have to get bored just because it’s getting colder and more rainy outside. Nope, let’s get you entertained.

Throughout October you can enjoy The Pumpkin Patch that takes place on farms in Richmond. Here you’ll be able to get yourself a nice big pumpkin, and the entertainment is delivered  by a live music with a real farm band. You’ll be taken on a nice hay-wagon ride past ponds, dams and waterfalls. The ride ends at a nice pumpkin farm that specializes in growing pumpkins. On the ride you’ll also be entertained by professional entertainers. The fee for a trip on weekdays is only $8. The last rides are today from 9am till 1:30pm, so if you’re fast you can still join. You can get more information on this fun-filled farming ride here. And don’t worry, the Pumpkin Patch is for all ages.

If you just can’t get enough of Halloween you can take a guided Halloween tour through Gastown.  Your guide will take you to several historical places and unveil some of the most scary and gruesome stories from the past when Gastown was anything but a nice part of the city. The tour is called “The Lost Souls of Gastown”… you can guess the rest. Get ready to be scared. The tour departs from Cathedral Square, across from Holy Rosary Cathedral at Dunsmuir & Richards Streets. Tours start at 7pm and 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays and at 8pm on Sundays. Take a look here to get a map of the location. Of course there’s a great number of other special Halloween tours and events. It’s all up to you to choose. But you can get more information on “The Lost Souls of Gastown” tour and a number of other Halloween tours and events here.

Happy Halloween and enjoy your weekend.

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 9N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

Review: Pub night @ The Whip

Wow time flies by… Just had yet another great pub night yesterday.

Yesterday we went to The Whip for our weekly pub night. The Whip is a small cozy restaurant. Can definitely be recommended. The waiter who served us seemed a bit confused probably because of a long night shift… but she was definitely entertaining.

The food was definitely good, especially the dessert! When we looked at the menu we saw that we could order a big cookie for sharing. After imagining the shape and size of this cookie, we finally decided that we definitely had to try this. As you can see on the picture we had to do a real effort to get through this dessert. Doesn’t really look like a cookie, right. But it did taste delicious.

It was great to hear that you guys are having a great time here in Vancouver.

Happy Halloween, and looking forward to see a couple more people for our next pub night next Wednesday. And don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions about the Portland trip. Spaces are still available. Take a look at our Facebook event page.

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

 

Review: FlyOver Canada experience

Last Saturday we went to the great FlyOver Canada experience. Luckily we didn’t have to worry about the terrible weather… the FlyOver Canada experience takes place indoors. We met outside in the pouring rain and tried to take shelter as quickly as possible.

Of course we went through some extra rooms where the theme was all about Halloween. Going through these different rooms you’re also starting to get in the mood for the final virtual ride. We were all a bit exited when going in to the room for the experience that we had been waiting for… the ride across Canada.

After we got seated in the chairs, the floor underneath the chairs was being rolled back and we could see the full size of the giant screen. To make the experience feel even more realistic the chairs were moving around, a bit of wind and water was blown into our faces, and of course we could also hear the sound of a helicopter. We were all amazed how real it actually felt, and for sure it was worth approx. $18 that each of us paid. Thanks to all of you who joined and made the experience even better.

This experience can definitively be recommended to those of you who didn’t have the chance to join last Saturday. Bring a couple of friends, and for sure you won’t get bored.

We’re getting closer to our amazing Portland trip. And this is not just a virtual ride 🙂 So don’t hesitate to sign up through our Facebook event page where you can also read more about the trip. It’s only $229 for a 3 day trip (November 14th – November 16th) + $30 for an NBA match! And you can also get your Christmas shopping done in advance. It’ll be awesome!

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 9N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

 

What to do on the weekend

Finally Fridaaaaay again!!! Let’s see what we can do on the weekend…

What about a walk to the Burnaby Mountain?
The Burnaby Mountain gives you an amazing view over Vancouver and Downtown. You can get there with the bus number 145 from the Sky Train Station: Production Way University Station. Have a look at the map here. I really recommend you to go there if the weather is not too bad.

On Saturday, October 25, you should join us for the FlyOver Canada. After a Halloween pre-show the film takes you on a thrilling journey from east to west across Canada. By special effects like wind, mist and scents combine with the ride movement you’ll get an incredible experience. You’re going to see some of Canada’s most spectacular locations for only $17.80. And honestly, it really seems like you are there in that moment, it’s amazing!!
And of course don’t forget to see me off at the airport on Saturday!! HAHA, I’m just kidding:D

Otherwise just get ready for Halloween and don’t forget to sign up for the great Halloween Party at Blarney Stone. Dress up in your fancy Halloween costumes and then let’s dance the night away for only $10🙂

 

Have a great weekend!!! Gonna miss you guys!

 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