Smart Saver Vancouver

It’s November. That means a lot of rainy days are waiting for us. Of course you don’t want to sit inside the whole day. Because most of the indoor activities cost money, I wrote a blog how you can save some money and still have a lot of fun.

The Art Gallery

Go on Tuesday nights from 5 pm to 9 pm to The Art Gallery. This night is a “by donation night” which means give some change you have in your pocket. Every week there is a new artist showing his work. If you are lucky, you will see some cool arts inside.

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Gordon MacMillan Southam Observatory

If it’s a clear evening in the weekend, you can go to The Observatory. Watch the stars with a big telescope. Or look up when the next meteor shower is coming, so you will have front seat spots. The Observatory is open on Friday and Saturday from 8:30pm and also here you pay by donation.


You can do a lot of beautiful hikes in and around Vancouver. Even if the sun is not shining, these hikes reward you with some nice views. Do for example the BCMC trial, Grouse grind, Capilano Canyon, Lighthouse Park, Stanley Park, Lynn Canyon (with the free suspension bridge) or the Quarry rock.


Nightclubs during the weekend are packed. They ask for a cover to get in. During the week the club is emptier. To attract more people during weekdays, these evenings are cover free. That means free entrance and if you are lucky also a free shot.

Watch a movie

If you want to see a movie, but after looking in your wallet deciding it’s too expansive, go on Tuesday! At Cineplex the movies on Tuesday are $7 dollars. Is Cineplex too boring for you? Spend $3 dollars or more and go watch your movie in the Morgue. A morgue is a building where dead bodies are kept before being cremated or buried. What’s scarier than watch a horror movie here? Every second Tuesday of the month you can watch a movie. Bring your own blankets and pillows for the best cozy experience. Or spend $8 dollars for watching a movie in the RIO theatre. They play a movie nearly every night, check it here.

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Granville Island

Go take the bus and get off at Granville Island. You can spend the whole day here walking around. Even when it’s raining, you can find a big indoor public market where you can taste some local products or go shopping in one of the many little shops.

Movie sets

As you maybe already know, Vancouver is the Hollywood from North America. A lot of movies are filmed here. Try to spot your favourite celeb by going to one of the sets. Decide which set you want to visit and if you are lucky, you can see your favourite celeb in action.

Whatever you decide to do, have a lot of fun! The last free thing you can do is coming to the PuB NiGHT tomorrow! Hope to see you there!

– Bart

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

Experience IT review – Outdoor Movie Night

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This Tuesday we went to the outdoor movies at Stanley Park. There was a big inflatable screen in the middle of the park. When we came there, it was already really crowded. However, we saw the AMAZING sunset at English bay (yes Sarah, you missed the sunset again). When we were ready to search for a spot to sit, all the spots on the field were already taken. But luckily for us, we could find a spot where we could sit all together.

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The movie ‘The Guardians of the galaxy 2” began, so it was time for us to grab some food from the food trucks. We enjoyed the movie. Because we were more talking than actually watching the movie, we decided to go to the beach were we could talk, without interrupting the movie for other people.

We talked and laughed a lot, and of course took some pictures. When we decided to leave before the film was over,  we were already too late of course. So we did go with the flow to the busses to get home after a great night. Do you also want a great night? Come to the PuB NiGHT at Mahony & Sons tonight!

– Bart

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

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Vancouver International Film Festival evening

Saturday, October 11th, will be a special evening. The International Film Festival is on, and of course that means movie time. We’ll be watching “The Two Faces of January”, which includes a pretty nice cast and an intelligent plot. The movie is displayed in Vancity Theatre at 1181 Seymour Street. If I can’t get the tickets for 8:30pm we’ll watch the movie at 6:30pm instead.

If you want to go with us watching this movie sign up here and we’ll reserve the tickets. But we’ll have to be fast, so that the tickets won’t be sold out. So, the deadline for signing up is Tuesday at 14:00pm. The price is 16$ which includes service fees. The money has to be payed in cash. You’ll get more information on the deadline for payment right after the sign-up deadline. Those who sign up first will be those who’ll be watching the movie.

You can watch the trailer and get more details on the movie here.

Looking forward to see you for a good movie.

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

Smart Saver

It’s Suuunday again and so it’s time to smart saver.

You just want to get a snack and a coffee but don’t want to spend so much money? You don’t have to, if you will join Tim Hortons for a coffee and a snack. For a muffin and a pretzel Bagel ( yeees, right! They offers pretzel Bagel) you have to spend only $3. The coffee is much cheaper than at Starbucks and even better. You can get there all snack you can imagine. From bagels in different versions, sandwiches and wraps to cookies, muffins and a great variety of delicious donuts. Go, have a  yummi break at Tim Hortons and safe some money.

Since the rain starts its the best way to got to the cinema. Unfortunately it’s a little bit expensive, as you pay $11-13 for one movie in Vancouver. Buuut not on Tuesday. Tuesday is movie day in Vancouver, so you’re able to see one movie for only $7,20. I really recommend the Scotiabank Theatre Vancouver, because there you have the opportunity to get popcorn with different flavors, such as chocolate caramel, cheese, marshmallow and much more.
The cinema is the best way to make these rainy days more interesting and for those, who aren’t English native speaker, it’s a easy way to improve your English skills by watching movies in English.
Get out and enjoy your stay even though it’s raining.

We wish you a great start in the next week.

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


What to do on the weekend?

It’s already weekend again and Vancouver has, as always, great events planned for you, such as the Granville Island Winterruption Festival, a late night movie on Valentines day or free samples at the Baker’s Market.


From February 14th till February 16th the annual Granville Island Winterruption Festival will be held. This festival is a truly unique winter festival in Vancouver. During the festival you can discover artists’ exhibits, local food, French films and Pop up Dances around the Island all weekend long.


If you are fan of William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet you should not miss this late night Valentine’s Day movie with beer, popcorn and grilled cheese at the Rio theater on East Broadway. The movie starts at 11pm and tickets cost either $6 in costume or $8 regular. So crab your dearest on Valentine’s Day an head out to the Rio.


For all the sweet tooth’s here in Vancouver it is almost a must to visit the Baker’s Market on Sunday 16th. You do not only see beautiful baked creations, but you can also try them for free! The market runs from 11am until 3pm at the Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre (7646 Prince Albert Street)


Or why not joining the INTERNeX gang on Friday for the Valentines Day Pub Crawl and on Saturday for some ice skating fun. We meet at 6pm on Saturday at Robson and Howe st. Click here and here to join the events.

I wish you all a wonderful weekend!

INTERNeX Canada: What to do on the weekend!

The summer is over finally, and we need to look for alternative plans because it will probably rain during the weekend in Vancouver !!

INTERNeX goest to Victoria, to enjoy the amazing capital of British Columbia. We’ll enjoy the Empress Hotel, the Parliament Buildings, the Beacon Hill Park, the Inner Harbour, Chinatown…and enjoy the pubs and the best ice cream of Victoria !!

For those who are staying in Vancouver, here there are a few things you can do if the weather doesn’t allow you to enjoy the outdoor activities.

Option number 1: Go to the cinema and watch a movie !!

That’s without doubt my favorite option when it’s raining or just when I need to relax a little bit. You can also stay at home and watch in in your pc, but the experience of watching a movie in a big screen is more than worth it !! Right in Tinseltown International Village we have a Cineplex Odeon Cinema.

The movies are being played are:

  • Austenland
  • Blue Jasmine
  • Despicable Me 2
  • Ekstra
  • Lee Daniels’ The Butler
  • My lucky star
  • Nothing left to fear
  • One direction- This is us
  • Pacific Rim
  • The art of the steal
  • The conjuring
  • The grandmaster
  • The mortal instruments: City of Bones
  • The wolverine
  • This is the end

Where: Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas ( 88 West Pender Street, 3rd Floor )

Option number 2: Bowling !!

If you don’t like a lot the idea of going to the cinema, you can enjoy a nice afternoon bowling with your friends!

Right in downtown, there is a place called “Commodore Lanes & Billiards”.

They have 12 Lanes of 5-pin bowling, 21 billiard tables, arcade, fooseball tables and much more !!

Where: Commodore Lanes & Billiards. 838 Grandville Street.

I hope it helped guys !



INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 9N9-

INTERNeX Canada: Casual Friday – Into The Wild!

Hello guys,

Today I want to share a story about a movie I saw. In The Netherlands I used to work in a cinema house. One day we had a art movie on our program from the USA. The title is Into The Wild. It’s tells a story about a young guy that wanted to enjoy the freedom and the wild. He took his car from Atlanta (eastcoast) all the way to the west (Seattle, Vancouver) and up through the Yukon to Alaska. This is based on a real story what happened between 1990-1992.

The movie inspired me to do a lot of travels in Northern-America. It really shows the beauty of the Northern American continent. From the mountains in California to the endless plains in the middle of the States.

This guy named Chris Mccandless used some amazing and interested expressions from books that he read during his 2 years of travel. A few examples of his quotes:


“…there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.”

“If you want something in this life, reach out and grab it.”

And this one:

“It is important in life not to be strong, but to feel strong, to measure yourself at least once.”

This gives you an idea of the guy where this movie is about. To give you a better idea check out the trailer below:

I heard from a lot of people that they were amazed by this movie. I can only say; check it out sometime, it’s definitely worth it!

Great weekend everybody



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