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-

INTERNeX Canada: What to do on the weekend?

Is it already the weekend?! Well then, time for another round of awesome things to do in Vancouver!

Chinese New Year Parade

First and foremost, this Sunday we will be heading down to Chinatown to watch the Chinese New Year Parade that happens every year in Vancouver! This is a great way to learn about the Chinese culture, enjoy some delicious Chinese cuisine and watch spectacular shows! So come out with us this Sunday!

When: Sunday February 17th 11:00 am

Where: Chinatown, Vancouver

For more information and details for meeting place check our Facebook event page!

Valentine’s Day Clubbing!

Were you busy during the week and on actual Valentine’s day? Don’t worry, the celebration of love doesn’t stop! This weekend, there will be tons of clubs in Vancouver that are partying it up with Valentine’s day as their theme! Check out these clubs in Vancouver:

Pop Opera-Valentine’s Day Bash – all ladies free cover before 10:30 pm check it out here

AuBar: Wasn’t a fan of V-day? Anti Valentines Day Party, free cover for all ladies wearing black, check it out here

For more information and more awesome club events, click here

Vancouver Comedy Fest

Need some good laughs this weekend? The Vancouver Comedy Fest will be sure to have you rolling on the floor! On Saturday the 16th, The Vancouver Comedy Fest will be presenting WTF with Mac Maron, a hilarious comedy podcast, who was featured in the New York Times! For more information, check it out here

Have a fantastic weekend everyone!!!





INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149

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 🙂



INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149

What to do on the weekend?

Thank god it’s Friday! Do you already know what you will do this weekend? If not, we have some fun activities for you.


Vancouver Craft Beer Week
From today until the 14th of May is the 2nd Annual Vancouver Craft Beer Week. Featuring larger events, more breweries and special guests from the brewing industry (local and abroad), VCBW consists of a series of signature festival events and independently-organized satellite events at numerous venues around town.

Check out the Events page for ticketing information, the Specials page for walk-up events and the Official Beer page to find out more about this year’s VCBW Collaboration Cascadian Dark Ale

Cinco de Mayo Pub Crawl

If you just can’t get enough of the Cinco de Mayo parties, even the last INTERNeX PuB NiGHT was a Mexican party, then you should join the Pub Crawl. Another good thing is that it is in support of The Ride to Conquer Cancer!

If you’re new to Vancouver, a beer enthusiast, or just looking to have a good time and meet some amazing people then you’ve come to the right party! Celebrating a Mexican Victory, participants will be signing in at the Malones Bar and Grill in downtown Vancouver beside the Granville Skytrain Station. For more information click here.


CN Tower
It’s rated as the best attractions out of 209 in Toronto at So if you haven’t been there yet, do it this weekend! It is the world’s tallest tower, and the third tallest building in the world. On a clear day, the view from the top extends as far as Niagara Falls. Also has plexiglass floors in certain areas on the observation deck for an unobstructed view of just how high up you are.


Dine In Whistler.
Savour spring with a culinary tour of Whistler! From April 25 to June 30, 2011, enjoy 3-course spring menus for $19, $29, $39 and $49. Dine in Whistler offers more than exceptional value at a variety of Whistler restaurants

Valley Trail
Go for a stroll or ride on the Valley Trail around Whistler. A perfect thing to do in the weekend. Use the Whistler hiking and biking map!

Do you have any great ideas for the weekend? Let us know by leaving a comment.

Enjoy your weekend!


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