Experience IT Review – Granville Island

Yesterday the INTERNeX family went to Granville Island. Thank you for coming!

Granville Island is a small island next to downtown Vancouver. You can go there by aquataxi or by bus. The main attraction on Granville Island is the public market where you can get delicious food and fresh groceries. Once there you can also choose to go to the Granville Island Brewery, one of the first breweries in Vancouver. There you can get good tasters.

19197638_10209199577487499_160227860_oIt was great weather for a Granville Island day; the sun was shining and lots of people were sitting outside enjoying the food they bought. A lot of the outside terraces were open, which made it much more lively on the streets of Granville Island. We first went to the public market, where we did a quick round. It took a long time before we found the best deal, as there are a lot of stands where they sell veggies and fruits. After we checked out several stands, I decided to be a bit more healthy and bought some nice and big strawberries. Then we checked out all the food stands of Granville Island. I keep getting amazed by their big variety and it therefore took a while before I got my bratwurst. When we filled our stomaches, we decided to go to downtown to do some shopping for the summer.

I hope you all had a great weekend and see you at PuB NiGHT!

– Iris

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

What to do on the weekend

Only a few more hours till the weekend! The weather on Saturday isn’t going to be that good, but Sunday should be a little better.

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On Sunday the INTERNeX gang will be going to Granville Island. There is a public market with lots of food, so make sure you come with an empty stomach! There are also a lot of cute little shops.

However, if that’s not enough food for you, you can always go to the Surrey Greek Food Festival. This is a community festival whit a lot of Greek food. You can go on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and there is no admission fee.

Another option is going to Commercial Drive on Sunday for Italian Day on the Drive, this street festival celebrates Italy. And while you’re on Commercial Drive you should do a little pub crawl through all the micro breweries that you can find there. At the micro breweries you can get a couple of tasters for a few dollars.

If you would rather do something relaxing but cheap, you can go to the family favourites movies at Cineplex for $2.99. At 11 AM on Saturday they will show A Dogs Purpose at select theatres.

Like every weekend there are a lot of farmers markets. On Friday night there is the Richmond Night Market and the Illumination Summer Night Market. On Saturday you can go to markets in Abbotsford, Burnaby, Fort Langley, Maple Ridge, Trout Lake and Squamish. And on Sunday you can go to Ambleside, Coquitlam, Kitsilano, Ladner, White Rock and Whistler.

I hope you have a great weekend and I’ll see you at PuB NiGHT!

– Danielle

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

Granville Island – Experience IT Review

On Sunday we went to check out what Granville Island has to offer! Unfortunately the weather wasn’t too great and it ended up raining for most of the afternoon, but thank you all for coming!16237737_1615329781815800_1946877102_n.jpg

Luckily the public market is indoors, so we could get some shelter there while checking out all the food you can get. They have fresh vegetables and fruits, meat, fish, cheese and loads of other things, but there is plenty to eat while you’re doing your shopping. This, in my opinion, is always really nice.

We started of getting ourselves some grilled cheese sandwiches and fries, which were really good. Then we ended up walking around the public market checking out all the food and did some grocery shopping as well. They offer some great vegetables and fruit for pretty good prices, so it’s definitely a place you should check out if you like to cook.

After that we walked around the island and checked out some cute boutiques that sell things like handcrafted jewellery and cool t-shirts. They also have a lot of places where people show off their art, which is nice to take a look at.

We had a fun day, but we definitely want to come back in the summer to see what the island looks like when it’s not raining!

Hope to see you all on PuB NiGHT this Wednesday at 131 Water!

– Danielle

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

What to do on the weekend

Still haven’t got any plans for this weekend? Don’t panic, here are a few suggestions to complete a great weekend, and you still have a few days to plan.

This weekend you definitely don’t want to miss out on one specific event, the Grey Cup. So, what is the Grey Cup? Well, it’s the Canadian Football league’s championship. And it’s big! Getting your hands on the tickets for the actual football match on Sunday without having to pay a fortune will be difficult. But don’t despair. Lots of other events are taking place in the days leading up to the big final. Go and watch concerts with local performers, experiencet the Grey Cup trophy being taken by fans to the stadium, and don’t forget to join INTERNeX for the Grey Cup Festival Parade and cheerleader competition. Check out the details for all the events here.

If you want a little break from all of the football hysteria, just go to the Baker’s Market at 7646 Prince Albert (60th & Fraser). Here you’l find baked bread, cookies, scones, muffins, cakes and much more. And best of all, there’s no entrance fee to the market. The market will take place this Saturday from 11am till 3pm. Click here to get the last bit of information about this market. Or why not go to the Granville Island Public Market. Here you can get nice fruits, fresh fish, freshly baked bread and much more. Have a look here to get the total overview of the market.   Just looking at all the colourful stalls is an experience.

As you can see there are definitely a lot of great things to do this weekend.

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: How was your weekend!

Last Saturday we went for a fantastic Big Bus Tour around Vancouver. Vancouver has too many places to see, but if you don’t have enough time this bus is the perfect option for you!

It was a little bit cloudy at the beginning, but still we could enjoy the beautiful city and during the tour the sun showed up!

We started the tour in Water Street, in Gastown, and the bus took us to the most beautiful and important places in Van!

The bus from Gastown took us to Canada place and then continued its way to English Bay.

The bus continued to Stanley Park, and there we  changed to a special bus which goes over the whole park. There we could enjoy the Lost Lagoon, the Totem Poles and then we stopped to take pictures of Lions Gate Bridge!

This was one of my favorite parts of the tour because from some points of Stanley Park we could see the amazing skyline of Downtown Vancouver!

After Stanley Park, we continued our way to Granville Island, this amazing and peculiar place!

There we could take a ferry loop on False Creek from Granville Island to English Bay and return.

When we finished exploring a little bit the Public Market we came back to finish our tour, going over the Chinese Gardens and Chinatown.

I forgot to mention that during our tour we could enjoy 2 big events in Downtown: The Anime Revolution 2013 and the Vancouver Zombie Walk!

Without any doubt, it was an amazing afternoon !!

What did you do during the weekend guys? I hope you enjoyed it as I did !

See you soon!

Best,

Mercedes

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

INTERNeX Canada: How was your weekend?

Though it was cold and cloudy, it sure did not stop us from having an amazing time at the Granville Island Brewery tour last Saturday!

At first we didn’t know what we were getting ourselves into as our tour guide took us to the backroom where the  brewing process happened. But as she explained and took us through each step on how they make their unique Granville Island beer, everyone definitely became more relaxed. But of course, I’m sure everyone was just thinking about the tasting part of the tour!

I personally thought the best part of the tour was the beer sampling, and we got to choose three! Most of us went with the Limited Release, Maple Cream Ale, and the Hefeweizen. My favorite was the Hefeweizen because it tasted like Bananas! As we sat there drinking away, we chatted about the beer, which ones we liked and didn’t like. It was really cool getting to taste different types of their beer and I learned a lot about the process as well. If you haven’t been to Granville Island yet, you should visit it as least once before you leave Vancouver! 

And those of us who braved the cold to watch the street performer after walking around the Public Market, we can all agree that the performer was just dragging out his act and making it look so much more difficult than it actually was.  I could have done that…well, maybe. 

Then on Sunday, I got to sleep in and got to be lazy for a bit, which was super nice. That is until I went to the gym to work out. It made me feel better  that I exercised but now my arms are sore!

What did you do last weekend? Comment below and tell us! If you don’t have any plans and want to do something awesome this weekend, you should come skiing and snowboarding with us at Cypress Mountain on Saturday Feb 9th! Check our Facebook event page for more information!

Cheers,

Flora

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

INTERNeX Explorer: Granville Island – Part 2

Last week we learnt a little bit about the history of Granville Island, but let’s be a little more practical and explore what you can actually do there if you visit today.

Granville Island is a must visit place if you are in Vancouver. It usually the place to be when it’s hot and summer, but I don’t see why we can’t go now! Let me tell you a list of reasons why…

  • Granville Island Brewery Tour – We got this first “to do” planned for you. Join us this Saturday February 2nd to tour British Columbia’s first “cottage” brewery and learn how the famous Canadian beer that you drink at every pub night is made. How can you say no to beer?
  • Public Market – Everything happens here. You will find the freshest fruits, breads, meat and seafood from our local farmers. A wide assortment of crafts to bring home as gifts. Or street performers who are always here to entertain you.
  • Eat, eat and eat! – Granville Island is famous for its food; you can find everything from waterfront cafes, gourmet restaurants or a small snack from the market. I love every kind of seafood out there and this is definitely one of the best places for that.
  • Ride a boat – My friends and I did this back in September and when you split the costs, it’s not so expensive. It’s the perfect way to see the beauty of False Creek and North Vancouver. You can also go kayaking or paddle boarding.
  • Events & Festivals – There is always something going on, make sure you keep yourself updated with their events schedule. Chinese New Year is coming up and you don’t want to miss the annual Lions Dance!
  • Arts and Crafts – It’s a haven for you art lovers. You will find local handmade jewelry, photography, pottery, stained glass, soaps, decorations and much more.

Basically, Granville Island is a great way to get out of the city when you need a break. Here’s a hint for the gentlemen: it’s the perfect place for a date! Sigh, if only I had a date…

Cheers,

Queenie

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