What to do on the weekend?

Another week is about to end… So, what does that mean? Yes, correct: Week + end = weekend! 🎉 And this time it’s double the fun, because we have the Monday off as well. So, get yourself ready for three days of weekend.

Saturday:
If you crave some good live music, you should definitely pay a visit to North Vancouver. This Saturday, you will find live music at two different locations: In the Shipbuilders’ Square you can listen to “The So Tight Band” from 5pm to 10pm and in Cates Park you get the chance to tap your feet along to the music of “Asi Somos”, “The Acoustic Ghosts” and “Symentha”.

It won’t be too hot on Saturday, so you can also spend your time going for a 43548823282_5c37cc6a14_nbeautiful hike. Recommended hiking trails are in Deep Cove, Lynn Canyon Park, Lighthouse Park, or if you dare, the Grouse Grind. In case the $15 for the Grouse Mountain Gondola down scare you from hiking up there, I have good news for you: The BCMC trail allows you to hike down as well, but be aware that it’s a very steep slope, so it’s not the most advisable.

In the evening, you should not miss out on the Celebration of Light. The team from South Korea is hosting the firework show of the evening. 🎆🎇

Sunday:
If you’d rather dance, instead of just listening to music, you should come to Robson Square Salsa. As indicated in the name of the event, it’s at Robson Square. Come at 3pm and enjoy four hours of Salsa dancing. You don’t need to have any prior experience and you can also just come and watch. Don’t worry, it takes place every week. So if you enjoy it, come back the following week and build up on what you’ve learnt.

Monday:
Yes, this weekend we have one extra day. Time to just do whatever we want to. Good news for that day: The weather, which had a little setback the past days, will get better38041918_10156414332729647_7304010023389102080_nagain. So, just grab your friends and spend an easy day at the beach. Vancouver has a lot of beaches to offer, so even if you think you’ve seen them all, you might find a new one. The most popular ones are: Kitsilano Beach, Sunset Beach, English Bay, Second and Third Beach. But there is one in Deep Cove and at CRAB park as well. They’re small, but definitely worth a visit.

I hope you’ll enjoy the weekend and have an amazing time doing whatever you decide to do! 🙂

See you either on Saturday for the Rockies Trip or latest on Wednesday at the Beaver Bar!

– Elisabeth

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PuB NiGHT Review: Dublin Calling Rooftop

‘Come sit on the roof with me – the drinks are cold and the friends are free’. Those words are written on a sign at Dublin Calling Rooftop, the location of yesterday’s pub night.

Dublin Calling Rooftop is definitely the place to be for a sunny night like yesterday. What a cozy atmosphere and lovely decoration in this pub located in the middle of busy Granville Street! Soon after our official start at 8pm, more and more of you found their way to our tables. Main topic of the night – next to the world cup, of course – was the upcoming camping trip. Everybody is excited for the big adventure on Vargas Island this weekend.

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For some it was the first, for others the last pub night. So, we signed some Canadian flags with lovely goodbye words and talked about all the Canadian adventures of the past months. Good chance for all newcomers to get some ideas for the upcoming weeks.

Signing Canadian flags is one tradition. The other one is called karaoke. So, after the glasses were emptied, some of us got on their way to Gastown. The (leftover) INTERNeX gang performed ‘500 miles’, Samuel finally got introduced to our way of karaoke and Rebecka said goodbye to the Met. That was another great Wednesday.

I hope you had a fun night as well and that you will join us again next week at Malone’s.

Enjoy your weekend!

– Kerstin

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What to do on the weekend?

The weather in Vancouver keeps surprising me. Looking up the forecast beforehand doesn’t help in most cases, because it is changing so quickly here. But what to plan for the weekend then? Here is the deal: Look out of your window in the morning and choose one of these ideas!

Sun is out! A great way to explore Vancouver is by bike. Most of you might not have a bike here, but renting one is affordable and easy. That is what I did last weekend and I really enjoyed it. There are many nice routes in and around the city. The one that is most famous is the route along the seawall in Stanley Park. You can ride all the way around the park or choose to shorten your path and ride through it. It is an easy route with a beautiful view that will take you about one hour of cycling.

sdrIf you have more time, I would recommend another option. This route starts at English Bay. From there, you cycle to Sunset Beach all the way to False Creek. There are bike lanes everywhere and the signs are pretty clear. Then, you will pass by Science World and Canada Place and continue to Kitsilano. This route you will take about two hours if you take it easy. Kits Beach is the perfect place to enjoy a little break before heading back to downtown. You can either go back directly via Burrard Bridge or you ride back the same route. On this way, you will see many different faces of Vancouver: parks, beaches and the city. There are many beautiful photo spots, so take your time for some stops throughout the way.

Cloudy and rainy! There are so many indoor activities in Vancouver, so it might be a difficult choice. Here are some of my favourites.

A rather short, but awesome activity is visiting Fly Over Canada. As the name already says, you get the feeling of literally flying over the country. No worries, you are actually sitting the entire time. Beautiful Canadian landscapes combined with brand-new cinema technology create a pretty cool experience.

If you want to be more active, what about jumping around for a bit? A trampoline park is a great place to spend some time on a rainy day. The Extreme Air Park has several locations in Vancouver. We just explored it last week with INTERNeX and everyone had a lot of fun.

Another place-to-be for such days, is Granville Island. You can easily spend some time walking around in the indoor food market where you can buy lots of fresh fruits and meals.

Whatever the weather will bring us this weekend, you are prepared. Enjoy your time in- or outdoors!– Kerstin

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Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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INTERNeX Canada: What to do on the weekend

Well, September is officially here! And it is full of amazing plans that we will show you in our weekly “What to do on the weekend”.

Vancouver always offers a large number of events, festivals, concerts, markets… maybe so many, for that is very easy to miss  something. Then, the next week arrives and you realized that you lost something that could have been very funny. But no worries, because every Thursday you will have the best selection of the Vancouver’s entertainment.

SUMMER ENDING PARTY at Jericho Beach!

Of course, the main event this weekend is the party that we have at  HI-Vancouver Jericho Beach! And apparently, the weather will be OK!

To get there, we can meet at 3:30 PM at the closest bus stop, and you can check the best route for you in Google Maps (Get directions). The name is WB w 4 Av FS NW Marine Dr (ID stop: 50594). Then, we can go all together by foot. If you need to arrive later, the Hi-Vancouver location is this (MAP), you can go there on your own. If you have any problems, just call us!

Here you have the Mercedes’ number: +1 778 859 7626

  •  WHEN: Saturday, 7th September at 3:30 PM
  •  WHERE: Bus Stop WB w 4 Av FS NW Marine Dr (ID stop: 50594)

Luxury & Supercar Weekend

If you are completely in love with luxury cars, this weekend (Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th) you have an appointment in the VanDusen Botanical Garden, with the world’s most expensive and priciest cars. And the priciest tickets too: single days tickets are $50, and the VIP tickets are $100 and include cocktails, wine and food.

Fiesta Mexico Independencia

One of the most important events inside the Mexico-Fest (September 5th-15th). This Saturday, in the Vancouver Convention Centre between 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm, you will be able to celebrate the Mexican Independence Day. Mariachis, food vendors, traditional Mexican dances and much more! Take a look to the schedule!

Program:

12:00 pm –  Mariachi Estrella de Mexico

12:30 pm –  Joaquin Ernesto Gonzalez

13:00 pm –  Rosario Flamenco

13:30 pm – Zumba- Latin Fitness Ztudio

14:00 pm –  Sangre Morena

14:30 pm –  Alma de Mexico

15:00 pm –  Tren al Sur

16:00 pm –  Zumba- Latin Fitness Ztudio

16:30 pm –  Mexico Vivo

17:15 pm –  Mariachi Estrella de Mexico

17:30 pm –   El Grito Ceremony

18:00 pm –   LIO

19:00 pm –   Aleks Syntek in Concert

Well, I’m sure I’ve provided you with a bunch of ideas for this weekend! Take advantage of that!

Have fun!

Clara.

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 9N9-
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INTERNeX Canada: What to do on the weekend

Almost Friday again! And we have some awesome, amazing, and fantastic plans for this weekend.

STANLEY PARK 125th ANNIVERSARY!

Join us this Saturday to celebrate Stanley Park 125th anniversary! A lot of activities are planned around the most lovely, visited and famous park of Vancouver. You have to come with us for the next reasons:

a) Stanley Park is the first must-to-visit in Vancouver.

b) Did you already go there? Well, this park is HUGE, I’m sure that you didn’t visit everything!

c) Even if you went there, it wasn’t the 125th anniversary.

There are a million of things that we can do in Celebrate! Stanley Park: concerts, performances, walking tours, watch hummingbirds, visit the police stables, and learn all about the history of the park. There are more than 200 activities and performances in total scheduled to take place at five festival zones.

  • WHEN: Saturday, 24th August at 2:00 PM
  • WHERE: Georgia St. with Denman St. corner (in the bus stop “EB w Georgia St FS Denman St”) MAP

Join us in the Facebook event!

FREE CONCERTS IN PORT MOODY

If this Sunday, you don’t have any plan, and you are thinking is spend other lazy Sunday at home, don’t do that! Enjoy free Blues, Soul, Funk, R&B and Reggae concerts, every Sunday at Rocky Point Park, in Port Moody. This weekend, the scheduled group is Brickhouse (jazz). As you can read in the website:

For over 16 years, fans have hummed, sung, and even lived the songs that bring them back, time and time again. Singer Rob Bracken invites you into the ‘kitchen’, where sights, smells, and sounds are tossed on a groove and served on a platter. Never without a house gig, always a good time.

  • WHEN: Sunday, 25th August at 2:00 pm
  • WHERE: 2800 Murray St. Port Moody, BC. MAP

If you finally decide to stay at home, here you have some delicious music to deal with the hangover. And don’t forget the secret of the Caesar Cocktail!

Take care

Clara.

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 9N9-
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INTERNeX Canada: How was your weekend?

This weekend we went to Richmond to ride on Go-Karts! We arrived in Richmond Station early but we had to walk a long the field to find the Go-Kart place. After arrived, suddenly started to rain so we were a little worried about the fact that maybe we were not going to can ride! But we put on our helmets and we waited patiently.

But finally our turn come, and was pretty funny! It’s very easy to ride a Kart and we gave a few laps trying to pass each other. But I would like that the cars are faster!  We finished the race tired but happy. And stained with mud…

And coming back home we had a very funny anecdote: the bus driver was charming and he suddenly he switched on the bus speakers and he said: “Let’s see if the European people is smarted than Canadian people. If you don’t pass the test you can’t get off the bus!” And he started to ask us questions like in a quiz show! That was very funny!

In Vancouver, some of us went to a pub to drink something, and then started to rain cats and dogs… the end of the good weather! And you? How was your weekend?

Kisses,

Clara.

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INTERNeX Canada: What to do on the weekend?

It’s such a beautiful day!

OMG! It isn’t supposed that Vancouver is a raining city? Today the sun is shining more than ever and the rest of the weekend will get better, as we can see at the weather forecast.

Impossible to stay at home, not? Well, start to preparing your shorts and sunglasses because we have a lot of plans for you!

Vancouver International Burlesque Festival

Do you like burlesque? I think Vancouverites love it, judging by the strange customs that the people use to wear during a typical Monday at 14:00 in the middle of Grandville St.

The burlesque, a kind of cabaret or variety show, nowadays, has emerged from the pubs in the suburbs to become a very famous fashion due to celebrities like Dita Von Teese. If you would like to attend it, you can buy the tickets in the following link.

  • When: May 2-4, 2013
  • Where: Depends on the day. Check the website for more info (click on 2013 schedule).

Visit the Contemporary Art Gallery (CAG)

If a large number of semi-naked woman are too much for you, here you have a more relaxing plan: visit one of the most important art galleries in Vancouver. The CAG it’s a free space with international recognition, which advocates for news talents and the public access to art. One of the most awesome exhibitions is As It Comes for the Canadian artist Raymond Boisjoly. The title of this exhibition is the title of the one of his pieces too, which appears at the Yaletown-Roundhouse Station as you can see at the picture below.

  • When: Tuesday to Sunday 12 – 6 pm, FREE.
  • Where: 555 Nelson Street, Vancouver, British Columbia MAP.

Take advantage! It’s such a beautiful day!

Kisses,

Clara.

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
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