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.

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. 🎆🎇

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.

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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INTERNeX Canada: What to do on the weekend?

Hey there,

How are you doing? It was a short week because of BC-day on Monday. So we can start to discuss the upcoming weekend, my very last weekend here in Vancouver…

Rocky Mountain After Party
Tomorrow (Friday) West Trek is organizing a after party for the Rockies trip. We have enough free entree passes available at our office, or on Friday eve at 8:30pm at the location. West Trek will show their special made videos, and there is time to say goodbye, hello to others! You can find more information about this event in Facebook!

  • Where: Whiskey Bar, 303 Columbia St. Vancouver MAP
  • When: 8:30 Friday August 9th (video will be shown at 9)

Waterfight in Stanley Park
On Saturday August 10th there will be a huge waterfight in the middle of Stanley Park! ‘Who wants to have a big waterfight this summer? Raise your hands, and pull your trigger finger, cause we’re going to get soaked. And no one is going to stop, ’til this town runs dry!’ See their event page for more info !

  • Where: Lumberman’s Arch, in Stanley Park MAP
  • When: Saturday August 10th at 1 p.m.

Viva Vancouver!
Every weekend the city of Vancouver is organizing an event on Granville St. Downtown. Viva Vancouver is lot’s of different activities like salsa dancing, hula hoops and much more! They close Granville St. for car traffic so you can sit and relax on the special placed terrace. Check out the whole calendar on their website. 

  • Where: Granville St. Downtown Vancouver MAP
  • When: Saturday August 10th & Sunday August 11th (next weekend too)

So that’s it! Our recommendations for the sunny weekend. If you are doing other things we would like to hear about this!
Have a happy weekend !! 🙂



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INTERNeX Canada: What to do on the weekend?

So I just checked three different weather forecast websites to get inspired about what I could possibly propose to you as cool stuff for this weekend in Vancouver. I soon figured this was pointless as they pretty much only told me that it’s fall now and I should probably bring an umbrella – just to be on the safe side. Here are some great suggestions regardless of the weather:

  • Culture Days 2012: Vancouver Latin Event

Come celebrate united with 21 Spanish speaking countries that share the same language, music, arts and film. Experience the Latin flavor and feel the rhythm dancing Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Bachata and Cha Cha Cha. Free dance lessons start at 8am, continuing till 10pm and followed by dancing till after 2am. No cover, no fee for the dance lessons all night!!! For info and reservations call Robbie Sanchez at (604) 355 1416 and find out more online.

When & where? Sat 29th & Sun 30th, 395 Kingsway Ave, Howard Johnson Hotel

  • Vancouver Film Festival 

VIFF is among the five largest film festivals in North America as it screens films from 80 countries on 10 screens. The international line-up includes the pick of the world’s top film fests and many undiscovered gems.  VIFF 2011 included 20 World premieres, 30 International premieres, 49 North American premieres and 40 Canadian premieres. As the critics say, VIFF is very much a festival “designed for the benefit of people who love films and people who make them.” Check out the schedule and ticket prices here.

When & where? Sept 27th – October  12th  @  Vancouver’s movie theatres

  • Owl City concert 

Do you remember the catchy song “Fireflies” from like 3 years ago? Yep, that’s the band I’m talking about. They are playing downtown tonight and tickets are only $35 (including fees)! Hurry up and get them here.

When and Where? Friday, Sept 28th, Commodore Ballroom, Granville St

Only recently, Owl City released their new album with the lead single “Good Time” featuring the Canadian sensation Carly Rae Jepsen (“Call me maybe”). Take this happy pop song as a start into another weekend. 🙂

Hope you guys have a GOOD TIME.



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Get out your Dancing shoes and learn how to dance!!

All throughout the Summer you can enjoy Saturday Dance lessons and Sunday concerts at SummerFest. SummerFest is a community festival featuring children’s entertainment and activities, dance classes and demonstrations, farmers market, and live concerts. The festival started at June 25 and has lasts until September 5th.

Dance Saturdays – Waterfront Plaza 2-4pm

Cultural dance lessons and social dancing for all skill levels. Salsa, Swing, Ramba, Cha-Cha, Bachata, Hustle, Tango, & Merengue.

Date Entertainment
August 21 Salsa & Bachata
August 28 Cha-cha & Merenque
September 4 Merenque & Salsa

Concert Series Sundays – Waterfront Plaza 1-3pm

Every Sunday there is a different concert for you to enjoy!

Date Entertainment
August 22 Dr. Strangelove (Classic Covers)
August 29 Familia (Rock/pop)
September 5 Luisa Marshall as Tina Turner with the Hotlegz Dancers

Summerfest is located at Lonsdale Quay, adjacent to the SeasBus terminal in North Vancouver. To get there simply go to the North Vancouver’s terminal of the Seabus.

Also, don’t miss the Saturday Farmer’s Market at Londale Quay Market! Shop for local fruits and vegetables, have lunch at a food stall and take a ‘sightseeing’ ride on the Seabus!

So take advantage of this amazing festival and learn some new dance moves!

– Manouk

Summer Salsa Cruise in Vancouver!

What better way to enjoy an evening than with a night of salsa dancing! Grab a friend and head out for a night on the water! The MV Britannia is located at the foot of Denman off Georgia Street in Coal Harbour, and is Vancouver’s largest 3 level cruising vessel, with a capacity of just under 500, where two levels are inside and the third is just under the stars.

This event offers an exciting taste of Latin American Culture within the beautiful waters of Vancouver, cruising gorgeous False Creek. An outstanding night filled with only the best in music, entertainment and surroundings. Your ticket includes:

  • A sultry mix of Salsa, Merengue, Bachata and Reggaeton and of course some Top 40, R & B and Hip Hop also blended into the night’s music vibe.
  • Take part in the beginner’s Salsa Lesson taught my Vancouver’s best instructors, then sit back and watch the show that follows while later testing your new moves.
  • Dance the night away on either of the 2 levels that are covered and to cool off, venture to the 3rd floor to continue exploring the world of Latin dance.
  • Whether you are taking a class to learn the dance that continues to sweep the world or just want that cruise around Vancouver’s stunning harbour your evening be a memorable one.
Or more information on this event, visit http://salsacruises.com.

Cha Cha Cha!
– Laura