INTERNeX Canada: Things to do on the weekend!

Wondering what to do on a long Family Day weekend here in Vancouver? Then read on because we’ve compiled a list of things you can do to keep yourself busy!

Day of Skiing/Snowboarding at Cypress

On Saturday, we are heading up to Cypress mountain to go skiing/snowboarding! But what makes this day so special? Well since it’s Family Day Long weekend, Cypress is having some special prices and activities going on!

  • Fireworks Celebration at 8 pm!
  • Free Magic Go-Around Carousel Rides – All Ages!
  • Live Entertainment & Artists – We’ll have family friendly entertainment all weekend long!
  • Family Pizza Night (5 to 8 PM) – Get a 16″ Pizza and a Jug of Pop – $9.95 (3 or more Family Members with Lift Tickets or Passes)

For more information on special deals and activities, check out their page here

When: Saturday February 9th

Where: Cypress Mountain

You can snowboard/ski and enjoy special activities, so click join on our Facebook event page and for more detailed information~

Aberdeen Centre’s Chinese New Year Flower and Gift Fair

This year, the Chinese New Year festival collides with the Family Day long weekend, which means there will be even more things for you to do! Although we will be going to the Chinese New Year Parade in Chinatown on Feb. 17th, it doesn’t hurt to go ahead and scope out this cultural celebration!  So what better way than to experience this cultural festival at the famous Aberdeen centre in Richmond? Although it is a little way out of Vancouver, this event has a lot of fun activities and shows going on (especially for gift shopping)!

When: February 6th-11

Where: Aberdeen Centre, Suite 130, 4400 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond

For more information on this event, check it out on their website here!

Family Day Celebration

On Monday, the official Family Day holiday in BC, there will be an array of activities and events going on at the Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza. If you have nothing to do that day, come to see some of the great things going on including educational activities, free ice skating, hockey shoot outs, face painting and performances by Said the Whale.

When: Monday February 11th  11:00 am-7:00 pm

Where: Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza

The best part of all is that it’s free, so why not check it out? For  more information click here!

The Secret World of Sharks and Rays at Vancouver Aquarium

Never been to the Aquarium in Vancouver? Why not go this weekend to learn about Sharks? At this exhibition,  you will get to learn all there is know about Sharks as well as their distant cousins: the skates, rays and ratfishes. Discover their mysterious behaviors, lifestyle and uncover the secret world of these underwater creatures!

When: February 7th – April 30th

Where: Vancouver Aquarium

Check here for more information!!

I hope everyone has a fantastic long weekend, enjoy all there is to see in Vancouver 🙂

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 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 Canada: Upcoming events!!

It’s now the beginning of a new month and that means…. even more fun things to do! Surprised? Probably not because we are always going out to awesome places and seeing new things! If you weren’t able to make it to many of the event last month, don’t worry, there is plenty more to come. So here are some of the activities we have planned out for the month of February:

Pub Night at the Morrissey Pub!

Start off the month right with drinks in hand and partying at our weekly pub night! This Wednesday, it will be held at the Morrissey Pub! You should come out to this one guys, we will have such a great time. And contrary to what many people might believe, Mondays no longer seem to be the worst day of the week but rather people generally tend to have the same sour mood towards every day of the week! This is why everyone should have a pub night on Wednesdays…keeps people going!

Join us at our Facebook event page!

Where: The Morrissey, 1227 Granville St, Vancouver

When: Wednesday February 6th

A day of Skiing/Snowboarding at Cypress Mountain

When we went snow tubing last month, it was so much fun but a lot of us wanted to go snowboarding and skiing after seeing all the people going down the slopes at Seymour. So which is why we have planned an awesome day trip to Cypress for everyone! You can ski, board, or just enjoy the breathtaking views up on the mountain. For more information on transportation and detailed information, check out our Facebook event page!

When: Saturday February 9th

Where: Cypress Mountain

Chinese New Year Parade 2013 

Gong hei fat choy! It means “may prosperity be with you” in Chinese. Later this month in February Sunday the 17th, we will be going to go see the  Chinese New Year Parade in Chinatown, Vancouver! This will be the 40th time this parade has been running in Vancouver and it brings more than 50,000 spectators every year! At the parade, there will be lion dances, cultural dance troupes, marching bands, martial arts performances and so much more to see. Best part of all? It’s free 🙂 Keep an eye out for this awesome event on our Facebook page for more detailed information!

When: Sunday February 17th (Parade will begin at 11:00 am)

Where: Chinatown (Pender Street, Vancouver, BC)

All of the events sounds like so much fun, don’t they? So come with us!

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