What to do on the weekend? – Snowy Ideas

This weekend will be breezy with a good chance of snow in Vancouver! So, what’s there to do?

One thing that’s always a good idea is a trip to Whistler. Come with us on our day trip to guarantee a snowy weekend in the mountains of BC. Whether you want to ski, snowboard, ride a snowmobile, go dogsledding, tubing, snow shoeing, ice skating, zip lining, or maybe explore the village with less action loaded activities like the peak 2 peak gondola, a day at the Scandinavian Spa, a visit at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, or other indoor activities like Ax Throwing, or an Escape Room adventure. Whistler offers so much, I’m sure there’s something to do for every preference and budget. Sometimes I like to just sit at one of the many great cafes, drink a hot beverage and warm up from strolling along the snow covered village paths, really can’t go wrong with that! Saying that, make sure you dress warm enough, the air is always a little colder up North than it is down here in Vancouver! I recommend multiple layers of warm functional wear. Also don’t forget to pack according to the activities you’ve planned, e.g. want to go to the spa? – Bring a Bikini. I sure am excited for our Canadian Winter adventure. 🙂

If you choose to stay here, there are multiple other things you could do. How about you visit one of the local mountains, like Grouse? There you also have the chance to go ski, snowboard, snowshoe, or just sightsee what the mountain has to offer e.g. the Light walk which I would recommend after dark and imagine there’s actually snow falling while you walk through this magical winter wonderland! You can easily get there by public transit. There’s also a cafe at the top where you can warm yourself up with a hot beverage and some food. 🙂 On your way you could also stop at the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park which lights up your gloomy winter days with many colourful installations along the trails! Perfect for some nice Instagram shots, or to get a little happiness boost during this dark and cold season. 😉 If there’s actually going to be snow, then I imagine it to be extra pretty!

If you’d rather escape the cold temperatures this weekend why don’t you go to the movies? My recommendation is to check out some of the movies VIFF (Vancouver International Film Festival) is showing. I assure you it’s different from watching the same old Hollywood Blockbusters. VIFF shows extraordinary films that can be entertaining, educational, empowering, encouraging and much more. You’ll find local artists, artists of colour and you’ll probably walk away thinking about what you’ve watched for a little while after your visit. ‘VIFF encourages understanding of the world’s cultures through the art of cinema.’ Since they are a not-for-profit organization you’d also support what they do by going to one of their movies. Why not try something new and different? Maybe you’ll like it. 🙂 And did I mention their delicious popcorn? I usually get it buttered and I feel like I can smell it right as I’m writing this. 😀

Let me know what you’ve been up to at our next Pub Night! Can’t wait. 🙂

See ya,

Laura 🙂

What to do on the weekend?

Stop with whatever you are doing. It’s weekend. You can do all that stuff on Monday again. Now it’s time to relax en enjoy. Don’t know what you want to do? No worries, I have some ideas for you.

From this weekend on, Cineplex is showing movies from the 80’s en 90’s. So if you like some old movies, the Flashback Film Festival is the place to be. Pick a movie, grab popcorn, sit back and enjoy.

Before we celebrate the Chinese New Year, you have the opportunity to celebrate the Nisga’s Nasion New Year first. During this celebration called Hoobiyee are a lot of free activities and performances at the PNE. And the best part: free entrance! So head to PNE this Friday or Saturday and celebrate.


If you like museums than I have some good news for you! Instead of paying entrance for all those museums, pay just $5 dollar for a ticket instead. This ticket gives include entrance to the Museum of Vancouver, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre and Maritime Museum. Buy a ticket and visit them all this Saturday between 10am and 5pm.

Don’t miss out the Super Bowl Sunday! The American Football championships are taking place on this day. If you know how much Canadians love sport, you can imagine this is a big thing here. So go to the pub and watch the game.

Enjoy your weekend to the fullest. Don’t regret anything you did, only regret the things you didn’t do. I can’t wait to see you all in our office for game night or on Sunday at the Super Bowl game. Cheers!

– Bart

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Smart Saver Vancouver

As most of you spent a lot of money during your stay, it might be good to save some money as well. Even though we would like to save money, we still want to do as much as possible. These Smart Savers are the perfect option for some cheap activities.

Tuesday is the time for you to do some activities in Vancouver. Remember when we told you about the discounts on Tuesday at several cinemas? There are lots of free activities on Tuesday as well. Some museums in Vancouver offer free admission on certain days. Vancouver Art Gallery, for example, offers admission by donation on Tuesdays. So if you are really into arts, this is a great opportunity for you to see some.

No time on Tuesday? Then there are still plenty of activities left for you. The GMS observatory is all year round admission by donation as well. It is a place where you can take a look at the stars through a telescope. You can find this attraction next to the Space Centre. Time to let your inner astronaut free! Another option could17091377_10208378125391710_1431619593_o also be the Burnaby Village Museum. This museum is free all year round, so there is plenty of time for you to visit it.

Besides that, the Vancouver Convention Centre offers free guided public tours throughout the year. During the guided tours they will talk about the rooftop, the wood used for the interior and the art exhibits. The place to be for interior designers, I would say. However, they only offer it at select days due to busy activities held in the Convention Centre. Check out their website for more information about their schedule for the public tours!

Lastly, you can also enjoy a day at the UBC Museum of Anthropology. Unfortunately, this museum is not free, but it is cheaper on Thursday evenings between 5 PM and 9 PM. If you liked the totem poles in Stanley Park, then you should definitely check out this museum. The exhibition entails artifacts and objects which have been created by the First Nations people. You get to know a bit more about the history of Vancouver and Canada by visiting this museum. The admission is normally $18. Save some money by going on Thursday evening with a ticket of only $10.

– Iris

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INTERNeX Canada: Event Announcement SEATTLE

We are going to AMERICA!!!  America ist WUNDERBAR!!!  Seattle here we come!!!

Let´s get it started: 2 Nights – 3 Days in Seattle but as an appetizer SEATTLE MOVIE NIGHT read more below.

Do YOU want to be on top of the Seattle Skyline, walk around the World Famous Pike Place Farmers Market and want to go to the place 2 be for shopaholics? NOW IS YOUR CHANCE!!! This is going to be an AMAZING WEEKEND!!! However there is so much more to do in Downtown Seattle. Visit the Experience Music Project or other museums, walk through Mytle Edwards Park, Klondike GOLD RUSH National Historical Park or see the Seattle Waterfall Garden and finally at night we can go party at the Pioneer Square in different clubs and pubs. There is just too much to do & see…the city of infinite possibilities!!!


Friday 9 March to Sunday 11 March


INTERNeX people go for $140* and non-INTERNeX go for $150*

(* Including tax)

This trip includes:

  • Transport from Vancouver to Seattle
  • 2 nights accommodation at a hostel
  • Breakfast at the hostel
  • WI-FI at the hostel
  • Transport from Seattle to Vancouver

Sign up NOW or ask for more information by mail.

Click here to go to the Facebook page



As a warm up to this huge event we are going to have a MOVIE NIGHT and watch movies that are set in Seattle.

There are a lot of movies for example 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), War Games (1983), The Ring (2002), Battle in Seattle (2007) and many many more.

But the first movie we are going to see is Sleepless in Seattle!!!

Check out the trailer

Date: Sunday 26 February

Time: 7 pm

Where: Staffhouse, 1549 W 34 Avenue in Vancouver

Click here for the Facebook event

Loads of more fun expected!!!

Lets make new memories together in Seattle.



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What to do on the weekend?

Hi Everyone,

Yeah almost weekend! Just like every weekend, is there enough to do and see! We would love to give you some tips 😀

Vancouver – International Film Festival

Today the Vancouver International Film Festival will start! During these 16 days you can choose between more than 375 movies from 75 countries in different cinemas for a good price! All these movies will be seen by more than 150,000 film fans, are you one of them?

September 29th till October 14th 2011

Empire Granville 7 Cinemas
855 Granville St (between Smithe and Robson)

Pacific Cinematheque
1131 Howe St (at Helmcken)

Vancity Theatre
Vancouver International Film Centre
1181 Seymour St (at Davie)

Visa Screening Room
Vogue Theatre
918 Granville St. (at Smithe St.)

Check the film schedule


  • Regular Ticket: $12
  • Weekday Marinnee (Film starts beform 6pm, excludes holiday Monday 10th October) $10
  • 3D Movie $15
  • Student package 5 tickets for $50
  • 30 ticket pack for $270

How to buy tickets:
Visa is the exclusive card accepted by the Vancouver International Film Festival. All Visa cardholders have unique privileges, including the right to buy tickets, packs and passes for a full week before cash sales begin.

There are several options for buying passes or tickets:

Passes must be bought in advance.

For more Information about the films click here

Keep following us, because upcoming weeks we are giving you more information and some good tips about the International Film Festival!
Vancouver – Culture Days

During this weekend are the Cultural Days. During these days you can join many different activities everywhere around the city of Vancouver. Most of these activities are for free!

All the activities celebrate the creative expression of the great Canadian community. The idea is that you can go ‘behind the scenes’. In other words, you get the change to get close & experience the world of artists, architects, designers etc.

I would like to give you some examples of activities that you can join during the Culture Days:

  1. Free guided visit of CAG exhibitions
  2. Carmen Aquirre (Theater artist and writer)
  3. Pull Focus Film School (How to make a good documentary)
  4. Take a ballet class (with Alumni from the national ballet)

When: 20th September & 1st ,2nd of October
Price: Most activities are for free

Toronto – A free all-night contemporary art event

This Saturday is a great art event in Toronto for free! The city is transformed by more than 100 artists, specially for Toronto’s sixth annual sunset – sunrise celebration of contemporary art.
You can fine art everywhere in the city:

  • Art galleries
  • Museums
  • Unexpected places; churches, ponds, parks, a streetcar, or alleyways

Date: 1st of October

Time:7:00pm- whole night till sunrise

Where: there are more than 130 locations where you can you can see art, so check the map with all the locations here!

Price: free

For more information click here

We hope these tips were useful to you and that you will have a great weekend!

Cheers, Lydia

INTERNeX International Exchange
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Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
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Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
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