Smart Saver Vancouver

Knock Knock…. Who is there?….. It’s the ghost of HALLOWEEN! Yes people, that’s right, it’s just only 3 weeks until Halloween. That means houses will be decorated again, people will dress up, kids will go trick or treating and parties will be held. Since dressing up has been fun ever since we were kids ( let’s be honest probably everybody dressed up when they were a child) a lot of you are may considering to buy a Halloween costume. To help you out a bit and to also make sure that you save some money to spend during the amazing Halloween party, we listed down some Halloween costume shops where you can buy fun and cheaper costumes.

Value Village

Value Village is a Halloween costume shop located at E Hastings St and Victoria Drive. They are the perfect store for people who do want to buy a costume but are on a budget. They have a selection of second hand costumes and a lot of D.I.Y. tips.

They are open from 9 am to 10 pm everyday, except Sunday, when opening is at 10 am.

Just Imagine Costumes

Just Imagine is a store located on Granville Island in the Kids Market. They do not really have a lot of cheap costumes but they do have some costumes on sale which are a pretty good deal.

They are open from 10 am to 6 pm, 7 days a week.


Seasonal Halloween stores

When Halloween is coming closer there are also a lot of stores opening and selling Halloween stores. Those are most of the times only open for the season but you might also want to check out Shoppers Drug Market, Rexall, London Drugs, Dollarama, Dollartree etc.

Do it yourself

And if you are a very crafty person D.I.Y. is always a good thing to do, just buy a white t-shirt cut some holes in it and add some fake blood and you are good to go!

Hope you all will join us next Saturday during our own Halloween shopping!

– Mandy

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-


My weekend was pretty cool! Saturday we went to CandyTown organized by the Yaletown Business Improvement Association.IMG_3035 It was a pretty small Christmas Market with local vendors where we got some inspiration about what to buy our loved ones for Christmas.

Yesterday a bunch of INTERNeX people went to Seattle for a sightseeing trip hosted by WestTrek. Once again I have to thank you for the awesome organization. Our tour guide did a great job and we could feel special since the weather was amazing too. And as you might know the rain probability in Seattle is even higher than in Vancouver, which is really unbelievable.

Furthermore all the border process went in a perfect way! We all could enter in less than hour and all of us came back even faster because we didn’t have any waiting time at all!! Anyways, let’s talk about what we have seen and experienced:

Our first stop in Seattle was probably the most popular attraction: the Space Needle. It’s a famous landmark of the Pacific Northwest and an icon for Seattle. It is built to withstand winds of up to 200 miles per hour (89m/s) and earthquakes.IMG_3065

Afterwards we headed to downtown Seattle where our guide showed us the Pike Place Market, which is the oldest farmer market in the States. You can find almost every kind of vegetables and fruits there. Other than that you can buy oils, gifts, flowers, vintage clothing and of course the super fresh fish. We almost had three hours to explore Seattle on ourselves. First of all we went to a fish restaurant and tried the super fresh fish because we were starving! It was really delicious! After lunch we went shopping, walked around in tIMG_3024he streets of Seattle and took some pictures. The streets were already decorated for the Christmas holidays and in front of Nordstrom there just set up a big Christmas tree. Lee, our tour guide, asked us to make comparisons between the behavior of Americans and Canadians. Much to our surprise we found out that the folks in Seattle are pretty much the same: friendly, helpful, open, honest, interested, cosmopolitan, …

Visiting Seattle during your stay in Vancouver is a must-do!

You can check out our flickr profile for more pictures.

Portland Trip: further Information

Hi guys,

I ( Sophie) did the same trip to Portland last weekend cause I’m already back home in November.
It was a great trip: We arrived on Friday at 3:30 pm –> free time. At 6:30 we met up for the basketball game, it’s worth! You should go there, if you have the chance:)
On Saturday we had breakfast( which was ok)at 8:30 am and at 9:30 am we met up to go to the outlet center, where we could spent 3 and a half hours. We arrived back at the hotel at 2:30 pm and at 3 pm it was time to go to Portland Downtown, we visited the famous food trucks, the biggest bookstore on earth (Powell’s Books), the best Donuts at Voodoo Doughnut( people line up for two hours, it’s crazy :O), Saturday Market and the Waterfront. At the Pioneer Square you was able to continue shopping(here you could find stores like Victoria Secret, Apple, Abercrombie & Fitch, Apple, Nordstrom etc….). It is still cheap, because you don’t have to pay any taxes in entire Oregon( The residents have to pay higher incomes taxes, that’s why they don’t have any taxes on top of the prices). For example you get the regular Iphone 6(16GB) for $650 or a MacBookAir (11inch) for $899. For the girls: you can get a pair of uGG’s from $119 to $150….so cheap….for sure, Portland is the shopping-paradise:) But the city itself is really pretty, looks a bit like gastown:)
After the walking tour we were free to do whatever we want to do.
On Sunday we left the hotel at 9 am (after breakfast) and went to the Multnomah Waterfalls. We spent one hour there, it was pretty cool:)
Lunch break was at the same Shopping Mall as on Friday.
We arrived in Vancouver at 7 pm.
Our guide Lee was awesome….your guide will be Adam, he is really cool as well. They purchased Voodoo Donuts which we could enjoy on our way back to Vancouver.
I really really recommend this trip:)

You can still sign up and pay at the office ( remember in cash) for this event.
Join the event here.
If you have any questions about the trip, join us for our Pub Night today or just contact our Pr-Department.

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-

What to do on the weekend

The weekend is finally here again and it’s time get out of the office to enjoy all of the cool events, activities and much more that Vancouver has to offer. Have a look at these suggestions.

Free movies at Cineplex benefiting Free The Children

On Saturday, October 18, all Cineplex theatres will open their doors at 8:30 am for free movie screenings. The first movie will start at 9 am. You’ll get all food and drinks like popcorn, fountain drinks and a selection of candy for only $2.

Times and Movies:

  • 9:00 a.m. Escape from Planet Earth
  • 9:15 a.m. Ender’s Game
  • 9:30 a.m. Walking with Dinosaurs (3D)
  • 9:45 a.m. Paranorman (3D)
  • 10:00 a.m. Divergent
  • 10:15 a.m. Free Birds


Participating theatres in Metro Vancouver:

  • Cineplex Odeon International Village (88 West Pender Street, Vancouver)
  • Colossus Langley (20090 91A Avenue, Langley)
  • Scotiabank Theatre Vancouver (900 Burrard Street, Vancouver)
  • SilverCity Coquitlam (170 Schoolhouse Street, Coquitlam)
  • SilverCity Metropolis (4700 Kingsway, Burnaby)
  • SilverCity Mission (32555 London Avenue, Mission)
  • SilverCity Riverport (14211 Entertainment Way, Richmond)


I really recommend the movie “Divergent” , it’s something similar to the Hunger Games, but in my opinion even better.

Halloween Shopping

After a great free movie in the morning you should join us for some Halloween shopping in the afternoon. We’ll meet up at 3 pm at BooLaLa in North-Van.
Only two weeks left till the big Halloween Party is going to start. So let’s get some fancy and crazy Halloween costumes.
Join the event here.

So let’s stay on track.
On Sunday, October 19, Vancouver will host a downtown Halloween Parade for the first time ever.
You’re able to see supernatural, heroes and villains from films, comics, games and sci-fi. The parade will run from noon to 3 pm and starts at Granville and Davie.

Or what do you think about visiting one of the Haunted House?
For example the Gravecouver Haunted House at Metropolis:

  • Where:Metropolis at Metrotown – 4700 Kingsway, Burnaby
  • When:October 3 to November 1, opens at 7 p.m.
  • Cost:$13, VIP $20

You can experience featuring 13 individual scary rooms with rides, zombies and more.

Enjoy your weekend guys!!

 INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-

INTERNeX goes Portland-14th November


Yaaay we’re going to Portland.

On November 14th to 16th we are planning to go to Portland, also known as the “City of Roses”. On Friday, November 14,we’ll meet at 7 am at Waterfront Station. After crossing the Border to the US we’ll have lunch in Southern Washington. The expected approach time in Portland will be 5 pm. You’ll have the opportunity to watch a Basketball game for $25 on Friday as well as on Saturday. Those who don’t want to watch a game can enjoy their free time in Portland.
After included breakfast at the hotel on Saturday, we are going to shop at Woodburn tax free Outlet Mall. Take a look here to get an overview of all the nice shops in the Woodburn tax free Outlet Mall. You’ll be able to get your first Christmas presents in all these different shops.

Later on we’ll have a Portland walking City tour with our friendly tour guide.
On Sunday we’ll leave Portland at 9am after our included breakfast. Before our lunch break in Southern Washington we’ll stop at Multnomah Waterfalls, which is the tallest waterfall in the State of Oregon and the second tallest year-round waterfall in the United States. At the Canadian Border you’ll be able to do some Duty Free Shopping before we’ll be back in Vancouver at about 8 pm.

For a price of just 229$ you’ll get:
• All Tips & Taxes
• Deluxe Coach Transportation
• 2 Nights Hotel Accommodation
• 2 Continental Breakfasts
• A Cool Canadian Guide
• & Much More!!
As you maybe already noticed, the US always thinks you’re a killer or something like that if you want to cross the border. So you need some paper stuff which you have to bring with you for crossing the border:

  • Passport (Passports must be valid and be Machine-readable)
  • Everyone must pay US immigration $6 USD at the border to process entry (please have exact change)
  • Copy of Airplane Ticket or Student Registration
  • Proof of medical insurance
  • Government photo ID for proof of age
  • Also important are some good walking shoes

You can sign up for this trip in our office and please remember to pay cash. Make sure to sign up as soon as possible because the tickets will be sold out based on that low price very fast.
Join the event here.

Hope many of you want to join us for this amazing trip, and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions!

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-

Smart Saver Vancouver

It’s time again for another Smart Saver. Don’t you also miss those stores where you can basically buy everything and it’s really cheap as well? Well you should have a look at the shop called Dollarama. There are a lot’s of the shops around Vancouver, one is located at the Richards and Cordova Street. Personally, I think this store is great. Masses of stuff and nothing too expensive. The prices depend from $1 between $4 and you can find there everything.

Check it out.



INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 9N9-

INTERNeX Canada: Casual Friday

Today it’s all about books and why MacLeod’s Books is the best place ever! If you were frustrated about too much rain and desperately tried to figure out how to spend your time, then you should check out this store.

It is no ordinary book store, mind you. It is a paradise for everybody who likes reading. Not just reading; this place brings to mind nice afternoons in a cozy room, with a storm outside. You, being captivated in an imaginary place fighting dragons, falling in love with a knight or being the world’s most famous detective solving dozens of murders.

MacLeod’s Books is all that and more. I actually could move in there. Once you enter the store you can smell the books. For everybody who is not that much into books: Older and used books have a certain smell to them. And actually this smell itself already tells you a story. In the store you can see piles and piles of books. Books in shelves which are as high as the ceiling and books piled up in little corners, filling every little room available in this store. While wandering wide eyed through the room, I noticed that even though it looks quite chaotic at first, it actually is pretty well sorted. They basically have a section for everything, marked with little pieces of tape on the shelves. It goes from books about music, philosophy, language and science over books on warfare, criminal novels and love stories. Like I said before: MacLeod’s is a paradise for myself and everyone who loves to disappear into another world if the actual world is too busy or stressful or – if it is raining. And honestly, even if you do not enjoy reading as much – this store is still something to see.


MacLeod’s Books

455 W Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1V2, Kanada

Tel.: 1 604-681-7654

Mon. – Sat. 10:00- 6:00 pm

Sunday 11:00 – 6:00 pm

Holidays 12:00 – 5:00 pm


See you soon,



International Village
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 9N9-