Canada facts – movietime

Where are all our movie lovers? People who’re always up to date with the newest movie and practice binge watching as a professional sport? This blogpost will definitely be something for you 😉

Is it New York or our beloved Vancouver? Maybe you’ve seen Vancouver in many movies you’ve watched in the last years 🙂 But did you recognize that it isn’t New York or Seattle but Vancouver? Might be difficult so let us have a closer look ;).
Firstly, I’d like to tell you a short story about something that happened to me during my time in Vancouver. Back in 2017 on my way to my daily language classes on W Hastings street, Vancouver Downtown I saw camera teams everywhere. The people weren’t allowed to cross the street – except us language school students. It felt like being a celebrity for like 5 minutes 😉 So I continued walking straight to the language school building to not disturb the shooting. Right before entering the building I turned around and saw Ryan Reynolds on his motorcycle ready to shoot the movie Deadpool 2. Pretty cool and exciting moment. Believe me – here’s the evidence photo.

So that’s it from my own experience; let’s continue with some popular films and series that take place in Vancouver.
How many movies were filmed in Vancouver? Do you know any of these movies? I’m pretty sure you will…
Beside Deadpool, there is one of the most successful movies you’ve probably seen or at least heard of. Getting a little naughty we can talk about 50 Shades of Grey. Have you noticed the huge building called ” Bentall 5 tower”? In the movie it’s transformed into “Grey Enterprises” where many scenes take place. Maybe you’ve had dinner at Peckingpah BBQ in Gastown (like I did) or visited the Fairmont Hotel. Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele have been there as well. 😉 It’s true; in the movie it seems like everything takes place in Seattle but as in mentioned before it’s often not like this; this movie is a good example for Vancouver which stands in for Seattle.

The famous action blockbuster I, Robot with Will Smith is also shot in Vancouver. You can spot filming locations of the futuristic city in the movie by the Marina City Towers, Wrigley Building and Pier 94.
There are famous movie locations at every corner. Even right on the arrival at Vancouver International Airport, you can spot a well known movie scene. This place was featured in the horror classic “Final Destination” as New Yorks JFK Airport.
Love is in the air – movies such as Always be my maybe or one of my favourite movies Love guaranteed are being filmed in Vancouver too. It’s pretty cool watching movies in which actors enjoy their time in Downtown or on a walk in Stanley Park. If you haven’t seen this movie it’s highly recommended by me.

Surely you know the Twilight Saga? Also this one was filmed at different locations in British Columbia especially Vancouver and Tofino – of course as it is typical for these movies, mostly in the forest.
Certainly, there are many more great movies but some series you might know are shot in Vancouver as well. The famous classic Suits as well as Arrow or Riverdale found their perfect filming location in this Canadian city.
Hope I could give you some “that’s amazing oh I didn’t know” moments 😉
Enjoy watching you favourite movies or series and if you already visited some of the filming locations – let me know!!!

We’d love to see you at tonight’s pubnight:) 6pm at The Beaver pub!
Cheers

– Tatjana

INTERNeX International Exchange
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What to Do on the Weekend?

How fast the week has passed by and we are again facing a wonderful weekend ahead of us. And what great things are there to do this weekend – have a read below!

Vancouver as a very outdoorsy and sportive city of course celebrates its 10 Year 46446596894_b7b6462bc7_oAnniversary of the 2010 Winter Olympics. So for all sports enthusiasts, on Saturday,
February 22, from 11am to 6pm, a free fan festival will be held at Jack Poole Plaza, which is part of the Vancouver Convention Centre, which was the International Broadcast Centre during the Games. The festival offers athlete meet and greets, stage performances, sport demonstrations, lots of food and drinks, the relighting of the Olympic Cauldron, and other fun activities.

For those of you who would like to learn more about the local indigenous tribes and their traditional performances, you should consider attending the Talking Stick Festival. It is running from Friday, February 21 to Sunday, February 23 in various locations. This indigenous performing arts festival features artists and scholars, who come together to celebrate indigenous performing arts with the help of theatre, storytelling, writing, music, spoken word, dance, film and visual arts. Its 2020 theme is Chén̓chenstway, “upholding each other, lifting each other up”.

Being concerned with the indigenous culture, Stanley Park Ecology Society hosts a walk & workshop on indigenous plant use this weekend on Saturday. By walking through the park’s forest with an indigenous guide of Coast Salish descent, you will learn about edible, medicinal, and survival uses of plants, as well as the traditional and present-day indigenous use of and relationships with local plant and wildlife. You can register for this event online.

49342121353_13a6080a89_oFor everyone motivated in spending a part or even the whole weekend skiing or
snowboarding, Grouse Mountain is opening its doors for 24 consecutive hours of winter
fun! From February 22 until February 23, including sundown to sunrise, you can dance, ride or skate the night away under the night sky as DJs play cool tracks. Ski down Grouse’s beautiful slopes as long as you want to or simply dance the night away on Vancouver’s mountain roof top. Complimentary shuttles will run to make it easier to access this great event.

And then, not to forget, there is the movie night at Anniina’s place!! Her apartment building offers a really cool movie theatre that you guys should check out this weekend. Find more info and the link to an extra group in our Whatsapp group.

I hope this blog post gives you some inspiration for your weekend, enjoy every moment of it!! See you very soon! 😀

– Felicitas

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

One more week till March?! I am totally excited for the upcoming months because there is just so much more for us to do and see here in Vancouver! And in case you’re tired of wondering, here are some of the awesome upcoming events that will be happening very soon 😉

Vancouver Aquarium!

What a great way to spend time this weekend by going to the Vancouver Aquarium with us! If you didn’t know, the Vancouver Aquarium is a non-profit society that is passionate about conserving the aquatic life. This Saturday we will get to experience the Secret World of Sharks and Rays exhibition as well as so many other fascinating lives of underwater creatures! The Aquarium is great for any weather conditions and is located closely to one of the most beautiful places in Vancouver, Stanley Park. If you haven’t been out to the Aquarium yet and don’t know what to do this Saturday, spend the afternoon exploring with us!

When: Saturday March 2nd

Where: Vancouver Aquarium 845 Avison Way

For more information about the event, click here !

Movie Night!

Since it was Oscars last night, how perfect would it be for us to go to the theaters? We should all just grab a popcorn and watch a fun movie! So join us for a movie night and experience what Vancouver cinema has to offer! A few days prior, we will take a majority vote on which movie we’d like to go watch. I may need help with this personally, because I haven’t been keeping up with recent movie trailers -uh oh!

When: Saturday March 9

For more updated information, keep an eye out on our Facebook page!

Trip to the Rocky Mountains!

If you were partying with us last Friday night, you may already know about this trip. But just in case you weren’t, we will be going to the Rocky Mountains during Easter Long Weekend with Westtrek tours! It’ll be so much fun as we get to visit places like Banff, Lake Louise, national parks, Johnston Canyon, hot springs, and so much more!!!

There will also be a Facebook event page for our trip so keep an eye out for that! If you have any questions or concerns about this trip, call or drop by at our office 🙂

When: Friday March 29 –  Monday April 1

Where: Canadian Rocky Mountains

Cheers,

Flora

INTERNeX International Exchange
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Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
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INTERNeX Canada: Whistle Weekend Review

After the last weekend we can look back to an amazing Whistler trip! We had so much fun in these two action-packed days! Exciting hikes to lakes and a suspension bridge, fascinating bike rides with gripping lake views, thrilling ziplines and literally breathtaking bungee jumps!

We started off on Friday and our bus ride was filled with the foggy and mysterious-looking landscapes of the famous Sea-to-Sky Highway. In Whistler we checked in the HI hostel and were happy to discover our rooms to be in a private unit with bathroom facilities – just for our group! Friday night we enjoyed the nightlife of Whistler Village: we went for pizza, had drinks and watched sport highlights of the day in a pub, danced the night away in a club where a fire breathing bartender entertained us even more.

Our Saturday trip started with a hike to Lost Lake that actually was quite easy to find :-). Later, some of us rented bikes to continue a sunny tour around the beautiful Whistler lakes. Others had probably the most thrilling experience of their lives: we jumped from a 50m high bridge over the Cheakamus River! A moment that will stick with us forever. In the evening rain took over in Whistler, so we stayed in the hostel and had a tasty dinner with hamburgers and salad. A spacious and fully equipped kitchen was perfect to prepare food for the whole group and was a lot of fun for us all! It was a relaxed evening at HI Whistler: we hung out in the comfy chairs of the hostel’s common area and used the TV room with the huge screen for a movie night!

The hostel also provides a convenient dining room and café for breakfast, which was amazing for an early Sunday morning. We began our day with a hike starting right next to the hostel and discovered a suspension bridge on our way! Some of us went for another adrenaline shot and zip lined high up the Blackcomb Mountain. To end our perfect Whistler experience we took the Peak2Peak Gondola to see the graceful mountains expand in front of us and, once on the top, we spotted the famous Inukshuk Olympic symbol! It was a spectacular view!

Thank you everybody for joining this amazing trip and making it an unforgettable experience!

Cheers,

Xenia

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Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
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INTERNeX Upcoming Events

INTERNeX Canada: Trip to Victoria from 19th to 21th of May

LAST DAY to SIGN UP!!!
Our trip trip is packed with so many fun things to see and do.

This price includes:
-2 nights hotel accommodation at the historic Strathcona Hotel right in the middle of downtown
-Deluxe Coach Transport
-Breakfast on both mornings
– Ferry Fees
– Experienced & friendly tour guides
– Entertainment, games & prizes
– Discounts on activities
– Free cover to the nightclub

Optional Activities (for a discounted fee) include:
-Zip lining @ Adrenaline
-Whale watching
– Kayaking

This trip is going to be AMAZING. If you are interested in signing up or have any other questions about the trip please feel free to email us at pr@internexcanada.com.

 

INTERNeX Canada: Movie Night „Dark Shadows” on 15th of May

When was the last time you watched a movie? Some time ago? Then it`s time to go to a movie theatre!

Price: $7,99 + Tax
Where: At Scotiabank Theatre, 900 Burrard Street
When: 15th May 2012, Tuesday
Meeting point: 7:30 pm in front of the Theatre

We look forward to a great movie evening with you! See you all tomorrow at 7:30 pm in front of the Scotiabank Theatre.

PuB NiGHT on 16th of May @ Malone`s:

Like every Wednesday, this time we  found another great pub for you – the Malone’s Pub at 608 West Pender Street. We meet as usual at 8:30 pm to enjoy the Wednesday night together with a few drinks. We look forward to seeing you all again!