What to do on the weekend

It’s almost weekend! The weather is supposed to be amazing and there are fun things to do. Here’s some inspiration to get you started!


On Saturday we will go to the TD Vancouver Jazz Festival. The festival lasts for two weeks and there are events all around town. Fora lot of the events you do need tickets, but on Saturday there will be free concerts on Robson & Georgia. We will meet in front of the London Drugs on Georgia Street at 12 PM.

Another event that’s happening this weekend is the Dragon Boat Festival. This will take place on Saturday and Sunday with various locations all around False Creek. There will be boat races and free concerts.

On Sunday you can go to Greek day on Broadway. This is a street festival on Broadway from MacDonald to Blenheim with food and entertainment.

Or if you would rather take it easy you could always just go to one of the many beaches around Vancouver. You can go to English Bay, Second Beach, Third Beach, Sunset Beach, Kitsilano Beach, Jericho Beach, Spanish Banks or Wreck Beach if you don’t mind the optional clothing.

Just like every weekend this summer there’s the Richmond Night Market, Summer Illumination Night market and several Farmers markets on Saturday and Sunday.

I hope to see you all tomorrow at the Jazz Festival!

– Danielle

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INTERNeX Canada: Fun Facts

Today, fun facts about the best beaches in Vancouver!

In Vancouver, we have very few sunny days. So, when the weather is nice, it is almost compulsory to hang out outside. Going to the beach is probably the best option in summer. So, here you have a round-up of the funniest things to do on Vancouver’s different beaches!

English Bay: All the info you need in our INTERNeX Explorer video.

The perfect thing to take: a huge iced coffe.

Where: MAP

Second Beach: All the info you need in our INTERNeX Explorer video.

The perfect item: a funny float(from Dollarama) for the Second Beach Pool.

Where: MAP

Kitsilano Beach: The most glamorous of Vancouver’s beaches. It’s like Venice Beach in LA, everybody go there to watch and be watched. It’s very good for swimming (the water is very tranquil) and you can also go to the Kits Pool.

The perfect item: A cool swimsuit.

Where: MAP

Spanish Banks: Pretty far away from the city, this is the perfect beach if you are looking for tranquility and silence. It is perfect for barbecues and long walks, too.

The perfect item: Your other half…It’s a romantic spot.

Where: MAP

Jericho Beach:  Located on the north of Jericho Park, this beautiful beach is ideal for play tennis (there is a tennis court), for riding your bike and for walks at sunset. here are also picnic tables and playing fields. The Vancouver Folk Music Festival is held here.

The perfect item: The perfect thing to take: An Aztec-print T-shirt and a big beard, for the Folk Music Festival.

Where: MAP

Wreck Beach: Located in UBC, clothing is optional here. For many people, it is one of the best nudist beaches in the world..  It is full of students and has a strong hippy vibe. Just behind the beach is the rainforest, which is very beautiful to see. I strongly recommend going to this beach at sunset; everybody celebrates the sunset by shouting, dancing and doing strange Yoga-type dances.

The perfect thing to take: An open mind. There are a lot of naked people… Not for the faint-hearted!

Where: MAP

Please be careful when you are out in the sun!


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INTERNeX Canada: SmartSaver Vancouver

We all know that Vancouver is considered to be one of the most expensive cities in North America, but there is no better place to be in the summer if you want FREE fun! Do you want perfect summer activities that are outside in the sun, with a lot of people, a lot of music, a lot of action, and FREE? No, your demands are not too high – check out this Summer Events SmartSaver with all FREE happenings!

Summer is Vancouver’s season for festivals! You can see some of the best music events and celebrations at no cost.

Vancouver International Jazz Festival
There still are some free events at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival. Listen to awesome jazz at the David Lam Park Jazz Weekend and North Shore Jazz:

David Lam Park Jazz Weekend
Place:David Lam Park (Roundhouse Mezzanine, David Lam Park Stage, David Lam Park – Exhibition Hall, David Lam Park Family Zone)
Time: Saturday, June 30th, concerts take place between noon and 9pm
North Shore Jazz
Place: North Shore Jazz, Civic Plaza (14th & Lonsdale)
Time: Saturday, June 30th, 1pm

Carnaval del Sol
Carnaval del Sol is coming to downtown’s Granville Street! Granville will be closed to traffic from Hastings to Smithe Streets and filled with Latin music, food, dancing, and performances! One of the biggest summer parties, outdoors and free!
Place: Granville Street, Downtown Vancouver
Time: Saturday, June 30th, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m

East Side Pride
Another street festival with free live entertainment, food vendors, and lots of community fun is Vancouver Pride Society’s summer event East Side Pride.
Place: McSpadden Park, Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Time: Saturday, June 30th, start 11am

Surrey Fusion Festival
Join Surrey’s biggest two-day multicultural celebration! The Surrey Fusion Festival is free and offers 40 international pavilions celebrating music, food and culture, a World Music Stage and a Celebrations dance stage!
Place: Holland Park, Surrey
Time: Saturday, July 21 – Sunday, July 22

Caribbean Days Festival
Experience tropical cuisine, Caribbean culture, music and more at the Caribbean Days Festival in North Vancouver. The free events include a Multicultural Parade and a Waterfront Party concert with live music.
Place: Waterfront Park & Lonsdale Quay Plaza, North Vancouver
Time: Saturday, July 28 – Sunday, July 29

Along with the festivals more free events are happening in Vancouver:

Canada Day celebrations
Canada Day is always a huge free party all around the city with a lot of street festivals, parades and fireworks! Join the INTERNeX crew for Canada Day celebrations and a fun day without any costs! Check out our event on Facebook.
Place: All Vancouver! We will start our celebration at Spanish Banks
Time: All day! Meet us at Spanish Banks Loop at 10am

Sunday Afternoon Salsa dances
Are you a good dancer or want to be one? Attend these free outdoor Sunday Afternoon Salsa dances in Robson Square, open to everyone, regardless of skill level. There is dancing throughout the afternoon, free lessons at 3pm and dance performances at 5pm!
Place: Robson Square, across from the Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Time: Sundays, July 1 – August 26

Richmond Night Market
Enjoy some food and action at the Richmond Night Market with over 300 vendors, live entertainment, and nightly crowds of thousands. This Asian-style night market is a must-see and admission is free!
Place: 8351 River Rd, Richmond BC
Time: Friday & Saturday 7pm – 12am; Sunday & Holidays 6pm – 11pm, May 18 – October 8, 2012

Vancouver Beaches
Summer is beach time and Vancouver has a lot to offer! Barbecuing, volleyball or sunbathing: these beaches are right around the corner, beautiful and free:
English Bay Beach, Kitsilano Beach, Spanish Banks, Jericho Beach, Wreck Beach
Place & Time: up to you! Watch out for INTERNeX beach events on our blog and facebook.

Have a nice time and save your money!


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INTERNeX Canada: Upcoming INTERNeX Events

It’s almost the end of June, but there is still a lot planned until then! We still have our big trip and the Canada Day long weekend to celebrate! We will be announcing our July events and trip next week so keep an eye out for the next blog post as well.

WHISTLER TRIP: 22nd – 24th

Have you been to Whistler before, but never had the chance to take part in the adventurous activities it had to offer? Now’s your chance! INTERNeX is offering a fun packed weekend for everyone is interested in hiking, kayaking, bungee jumping, ziplining and much, much more!

Price: $160 (INTERNeX candidates) & $165 (Non- INTERNeX candidates)

– Transportation from Vancouver to Whistler / Whistler to Vancouver
– Hostel accommodation for 2 nights
– BBQ dinner on Saturday
*Discounted price for zip lining – if you want to do Zip lining, please sign up and pay as soon as possible – we have to reserve spaces well in advance!


For more information about this trip visit our Facebook page.


To celebrate one of the biggest days in Canada, INTERNeX has decided to invite everyone for a day on the beach, if the weather permits it of course, but don’t worry we have a backup plan. For now we will just hope that the weather will be spectacular 😉

Where: We will spend the day on the Spanish Bank Beach, but our meeting point will be the Spanish Banks Loop which can be found on the seaside bicycle route. See google maps for more details.

Time: According to others who have experienced Canada Day at this location it gets very busy VERY fast so we need to be there before noon in order to get a good spot on the beach for all of us. If we all meet at Spanish Banks Loop at 11am we should be fine.

What to bring: Swimsuit for those who dare to take a dip in the water, own beverages and food for a picnic, and anything else you think you will need for a day on the beach.

AFTER: For those of you who are interested we will watch the firework display as well which starts at 10.30pm. We will be able to see the fireworks from anywhere in Downtown or the West End.

Hope you can all join us for a great day on the beach eh! Should be a lot of fun 😀

Have a great week everyone.



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