What to do on the weekend?

Yippie, the long weekend is knocking on the door! 🎉 And there is so much to do in Vancouver!

Our first recommendation is going with other INTERNeXers to the Colour Fest which is part of the Holi Festival.
You don’t know what Holi stands for? That’s no problem, we’ll explain it to you!

“Holi is a Hindu festival that has been celebrated since ancient times. The Holi Festival is celebrated as a way to welcome in spring, and also is seen as a new beginning where people can release all their inhibitions and start fresh.”
You throw coloured powder in the air to represent the bright colours of spring and the bonfire from which Prahlad was saved.

The event will be on Saturday, May 20th in Town Centre Park, Coquitlam. There will be music, dance performances, a certain colour zone and multicultural food trucks (We’re sure there’s something for everyone). It starts at 5pm and ends at 8pm.

We’re also visiting the Richmond night market on Sunday. It’s the largest night market in North America and offers over 110 food baths from different countries! So there is a huge variety. 🌯🍱🍜

Another thing to do to take advantage of the great weather is kayaking☀️. There are a lot of good places where you can rent a kayak, for example at Deep Cove, Jericho Beach or the North shore. Renting a single kayak costs about 45 CAD for 2 hours, a double kayak about 69 CAD. Some of them also offer guided tours where you can enjoy the most beautiful spots around.

If you’re interested just go on their website, search for a free time lap and feel free to book it!

Last but not least our third recommendation for this weekend is going to the Aquarium🐠🦦. It is Canada’s largest aquarium and is located in the beautiful Stanley Park. Besides just watching animals there are different touch pools where you get the opportunity to get hands-on with giant sea cucumbers, green anemones and starfish. If you want to visit this beautiful place you have to reserve tickets online. The prize of the ticket depends on the day you want to go there. It costs between 39 CAD (during the week) to 48 CAD (on the weekend). If you’re a student with a valid proof you’re able to get a discount for about 5 CAD.

Hope to see you on the weekend! It’s going to be a great one. 😁

Anna & Chiara 🙂

What to do on the weekend

Its time again to think about your plans for the weekend and as always there are lots of great things to do in Vancouver.

Carnaval del Sol

In Latin American people enjoy gathering in the local “plaza” to soak up the daily happenings. Some of the scheduled events include locally and nationally renowned Latin musical artists, folk dance troupes, a marketplace that displays the work of Latin American artisans and childrens’ games. As soccer is an important activity in Latin America that brings communities together, a traditional multicultural street soccer tournament is another highlight of the Carnaval Del Sol. Also, their Latin American plaza includes an open-air food court that offers authentic Latin cuisine that is sure to attract the appetite of many Vancouverites.

July 5th and 6th at Granville Street. (More Information)


International Summer Night Market – for just $2 you get the chance to explore tons of food, cheap booths and a lot of other stuff. It’s really a interesting experience to explore the International Summer Night Market which is located at 12631 Vulcan Way (Richmond). Opening times are on Friday and Saturday between 7 pm and 12 am and on Sunday 7 pm to 11 pm.

Richmond Night Market – it is the traditional night market in Richmond. Located at 8351 River Road (Richmond) with 300 vendors and tons of food, the entrance is just $2. The opening times of the Richmond Night Market are Friday and Saturday 7 pm to 12 pm and on Sunday from 7 pm to 11 pm.

North Vancouver Night Market – The Night Market on North Vancouver is just on Friday night between 5 pm and 10 pm. Over 80 vendors, 30 food trucks, music, artisans and a beer garden at the Shipyards in Lower Lonsdale for free!

The Surrey Night Market- The Surrey Night Market will be an open-air summer market for local residents and small businesses to sell and enjoy a variety of local foods, services and goods. This night market will be a multicultural event for all the residents of Surrey and neighboring cities. It will be located at the Cloverdale Exhibition Grounds and will begin Saturday, July 5th. The following weekends it will be open every Friday and Saturday evening from 6:00 pm-11:00 pm, until the end of August. Admission is $2 for adults. (More Information)


Enjoy your weekend and have fun 🙂


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

INTERNeX Canada: What to do on the weekend!

Last weekend of August guys !! Let´s enjoy it !!

This weekend we found a few nice things to do around Vancouver.

On Friday Night, we go to Richmond Nightmarket !!

The price for the entrance is $2, but it’s a huge nightmarket full of cheap food stands and nice crazy things to buy !

And of course, this will be a nice moment to meet new awesome INTERNeX people !!

For those who would like to go another day, the Nightmarket opens on Friday and Saturday from 7pm to 12 am, and on sundays and holidays form 6pm to 11pm. To arrive there you just have to take the Canada line and stop in the Bridgeport Skytrain Station!!

  • Meeting Point : Waterfront Skytrain Station
  • When: 7:00 p.m.

Hope to see you there guys ! I know mist of you want a relaxing Friday Night and this is the best opportunity to have it !!

If you don’t like the idea of the nightmarket, on Saturday 31st and Sunday  1st,  Gastown Restaurants will compete in a two-day cookout festival of BBQ and Chili competition, with live music, street entertainment and more events.
This two-day festival will take place on Carrall Street (between Cordova Street and Water Street) with BBQs, picnic tables, live music stage, patios, and lots of people for fun in the sun.

Each of the participating restaurants in the festival will prepare both a BBQ item and Chili,  on both Saturday and Sunday.

Celebrity judges  and the general public will vote for their favourite recipes, and the celebration will finish on Sunday with the  deliver of the  awards. You can check the schedule below:

Events Schedule

Saturday, August 31

9:00am-12:00pm                     Competitor BBQ and Food Station Set Up

1:00pm-7:00pm                       Food Stations Open/Close

1:00pm-7:00pm                       Voting

1:00pm-7:00pm                       Live Music

3:00pm                                     Franks Red Hot Sauce Wing Eating Competition

Sunday, September 1

9:00am-12:00pm                     Competitor BBQ and Food Station Set Up

1:00pm-7:00pm                       Food Stations Open/Close

1:00pm-6:00pm                       Voting

1:00pm-8:00pm                       Live Music

4:00pm-5:00pm                       Judges Tasting

7:30pm                                     Awards Presentations



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