What to do on the weekend?

Winter weekends are not the most fun in Vancouver due to the rain and cold weather, but that shouldn’t keep you from having a good time and making the best out of your stay here!
Let me help you find things to do on this weekend.

First I’d like to invite you to come with INTERNeX and experience the STRIDE Burnaby Arts Festival! Explore Burnaby Heights with performances, community art displays, artist talks, and more. We’ll be walking around the neighbourhood, find cool art exhibitions, and end up at the Celtic Kitchen Party which offers lively tunes, soulful songs and compelling stories, inviting to dance with your friends. And how convenient is it that there’s a really famous pasta restaurant right in this area? 😉 For anyone who burns too many calories dancing there’s a chance to check out the restaurant after the event, how does that sound to you? The restaurant is known for its great food and big portions, I dare you to finish it all at once!

Feel like shopping? I have a great idea for you – the Valentine’s Arts Market which takes place on Sunday from 1pm till 5pm at 1448 & 1450 West Broadway. I know it’s called Valentine’s Market, but who says you need a Valentine to go? Why don’t you treat yourself this year with a nice present? The market offers beautiful locally made craft items and art reaching from candles, to chocolates, textiles and more. There’ll be great promotions and treats for you to enjoy and I’m sure you’ll find something quite unique there whether it’s for yourself, or someone special in your life. 🙂

Who of you is a chocolate lover? If you, like me, can’t get enough of the sweet delight then I’ve got the perfect weekend activity for you: The 13th Annual Greater Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival. It’ll end on Valentines day so this will be your last chance to go around some cafes and try out their specialty hot chocolates (they are usually created especially for this festival and only available during that time). You can find 140 creations at 95 different locations and the great thing is you can explore a new neighbourhood while supporting local businesses and staying warm with a hot cocoa on a grey winter day. I recommend going rather early since the chocolates are pretty popular and sometimes sell out at some cafes! Also be aware that the price for a special hot chocolate might be similar to a price for a cocktail here, but trust me, it’s worth it. 😉

Here’s a link for you to see participating businesses: https://hotchocolatefest.com/virtual-map

I can’t wait to see you Friday, or hear about your weekend at our next pub night!


Laura 🙂

What to do on the weekend

Now that it finally stopped snowing, there is no reason to stay inside anymore. This time some of us even got an extra day of weekend, as Monday is Family Day. So get outside and get the most out your extra long weekend!

First of all, there is 24 hours of Winter on Grouse Mountain this weekend. It starts at Saturday and continues till Sunday. During this event you can ski during the day and night together with the INTERNeX family. It will be a totally different experience with skiing for sure! However, there are also a lot of other events such as the Light Walk, snowshoeing and ziplining. Some of us are going to do the Light Walk instead, so if you are not feeling like skiing this weekend, you should definitely join us on the Light Walk.

You don’t feel like seeing any snow after this week? We definitely get that as well! Instead of the 24 hours of Winter, you can also go ice skating at Robson Square for free or $4 if you have to rent some skates. You are able to do this from Friday till Monday. Is ice still too cold for you? Then check out the Second-hand Book Sale at Nikkel National Museum & Cultural Centre in Burnaby between noon and 4 pm.

After all that cold, you should definitely get a hot chocolate during the Hot Chocolate Festival. There are lots of hot chocolates specials throughout Vancouver the whole weekend long. Furthermore, Saturday is the first day of the International Wine Festival in Vancouver. The International Wine Festival contains a lot of events such as auctions, dinners and tastings. After a long week, this may be the perfect way for you to prepare you for next week again. However, if you do not have time for the International Wine Festival this weekend, you can still check it out till the 19th of February.

On Family Day there are also a lot of events such as Family Day at Grouse Mountain and Skiing at Manning Park. At Family Day at Grouse Mountain you get 50% off from the admission to the mountain and at Skiing at Manning Park you also get 50% off on ski and trail tickets. This is a cheap way for you to get active and make the best out of your stay!

Have a great weekend and see you on Grouse Mountain!

– Iris

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INTERNeX Canada: What to do on the weekend?

Sometimes watching a movie at home or reading a book can be a great way to relax on the weekend but other times, not so much. If the weather looks good and you’re feeling a little adventurous this weekend but undecided on what to do, definitely read on!

Pub+Club Night @ the Pint Public House!

Have you heard already? We are having our pub and club night today at one of our favorite pubs in town, The Pint! It will also be a chance for everyone to say farewell to our PR interns Irene and Queenie. So come join us this evening for a great time with awesome people, drinks, dancing, and music! Also, make sure you come early with us at 7:30 pm to avoid having to pay $10 cover charge while stuck in a huge line up.

WHERE: The Pint Public House at 455 Abbott Street, Vancouver

WHEN: Friday January 25th at 7:30pm

Join our Facebook event page for more information

Vancouver’s Winter Farmers Market 

Do you want to try cooking your next meal with Vancouver’s local fresh produces?  Then you definitely need to check out Vancouver’s Winter Farmers Market if you haven’t done so already.

Located at East Parking Lot of Nat Bailey Stadium (30th & Ontario Street), this market opens at 10 am – 2 pm every Saturday. And the entry is free! 

Click here for more information!

Hot Chocolate Festival

If this weekend you’re walking around Vancouver and find yourself freezing, let Vancouver’s Hot Chocolate Festival warm you up! These hot chocolate drinks can get really wild and creative with over 60 different unique flavors. This event is also a fundraiser for Vancouver’s A Better Life Foundation. Also, take a photo of your hot chocolate and enter a contest to win a grand chocolate prize on Valentine’s Day!

WHEN: January 19th-February 14th

Click here  for more information on where you can get these drinks and more info on the photo contest!


Street Food City II

So maybe you’re not in the mood to cook but you are starving! Then you certainly came to the right place. At this Street Food City event, you can easily indulge in Vancouver’s street food all in one location! At the North Plaza of the Vancouver Art Gallery, there will live music, heated and tented seating, and of course a variety of delicious food made by Vancouver’s street vendors. Entry is free!

WHERE: North Plaza, Vancouver Art Gallery

WHEN: Friday January 25 11 am – 3 pm and Saturday January 26+ Sunday January 27 11 am – 5 pm

Click here for more information.

Have an awesome weekend guys!



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