How was your weekend?

It’s Friday, Friday, got to get down on Friday. Everybody’s looking forward to the weekend, weekend… I was super-duper excited about the fact that it was weekend. Why? Well, I had a bunch of fun activities planned and I will tell my story about the weekend now:

After work on Friday, there is no better way to celebrate the beginning of the weekend than with a good dance at a club. For me, this meant line dancing at the Yale Saloon in downtown. Every Friday, the club has Cowgirl Friday, which means free entry for women until 11pm. Additionally to that, there is line dancing from 8pm until 11pm. It was my first time doing line dancing, but I am already considering buying some cowboy shoes.

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Happy International Pillow Fight Day! On Saturday, we all gathered secretly in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery, our pillows ready to be used. At 3pm sharp, the flash mob started. A few hits on my back, a few on my head, a few pillows into my side. People showed no mercy. OK, they did, since no one was harmed seriously and fluffy PILLOWS were used. After 20 fun, exciting and exhausting minutes, it was over again. So, what to do to keep the level of happiness? Of course, bowling! We went to the Commodore Bowling & Billiards and played for an hour. The two teams were boys vs. girls and luckily, both teams won once. Since all this playing is tiring and makes people hungry, we first enjoyed a coffee and later tasty sushi. With a full belly and a little headache (maybe the pillow fight did affect me more than I expected) I went to bed happily.

11am, I wake up after almost 12 hours of sleep. Wow, I think I really needed that. Best thing right after I woke up: my roommate brought me coffee to bed and pancakes were waiting for me to be eaten. Yep, I could get used to that. In the afternoon, we headed to the Vancouver Aquarium. We observed cute otters, were fascinated by jelly fishes, listened to the vocals of the sea lions and saw a 4D movie about sharks. Three hours rushed by extremely fast!

Hopefully, you all had a great weekend, too! See you on Wednesday at PuB NiGHT at the Portside Pub!

– Nadine

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What to do on the weekend?

Hello, bonjour and hola! The weekend is just about to start! As some of you cannot join our weekend trip to Salt Spring Island, you might want to get some inspiration on what to do on the weekend in and around Vancouver. The weather forecast seems promising, so why not exploring Vancouver’s nature and getting some fresh air?

First of all, there is of course the famous Stanley Park, a must-see for everyone in Vancouver. You can just take a walk on one of the many trails passing through the 400-hectare natural oasis. Enjoy the scenic views of water, mountains, sky and majestic trees along the Seawall and spot the many landmarks that are hidden in the park. Stanley Park is easily reachable by public transport.

Once you are already in Stanley Park, you can also visit the Vancouver Aquarium. Sea otters, sea lions and 50,000 other aquatic creatures are waiting for your arrival in Canada’s largest aquarium. It offers an amazing experience with a wide array of great animals. The admission fee is $39 for adults and $30 for students.

Another park is the Queen Elizabeth Park located in South Vancouver. It is situated on a little mountain, the highest point in Vancouver proper. From there, you have a great view over the city. Tipp: Visit the park in the evening to enjoy the sunset.

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Last but not least, there is another highlight of Vancouver: The Capilano SuspensionBridge. This bridge is crossing Capilano River in the District of North Vancouver. It is 140 metres long and 70 metres above the river. Take your camera with you, because the famous bridge is an awesome photo spot. To enter the bridge, you have to pay a fee, but it is definitely worth it. The ticket is valid for an entire year, once you have purchased it for $43 or $34 (students). You can reach the park easily by bus.

Whatever you are up to, enjoy this weekend to the fullest!

 See you on Wednesday at our PuB NiGHT!

 – Kerstin

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Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
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Smart Saver Vancouver

As all of you surely have experienced already, discovering Vancouver can be pretty expensive. But of course, you want to see as much as possible in and around Vancouver when you are here, right? That is why we offer some awesome deals in collaboration with our partners!

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A tour with a Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus is a great way to get an overview of the city and visit the most famous spots. You can decide yourself on which of the 20 stops you want to step out and spend time. Highlights of the tour are the Vancouver Lookout, Granville Island and Stanley Park. Even on rainy days, the open-top buses allow stunning views. While sitting in the bus, you can listen to a commentary about the spots.

Westcoast Sightseeing is currently offering a winter promotion, so you get a 48-hours ticket for the price of a 24-hours one. An entire weekend to explore the city! In addition, you can use the INTERNeX Promo Code internex10 to receive a 10% discount. Check out their website for any additional information and offers and book your activity via this link.

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Are you planning to visit the Vancouver Aquarium, Vancouver Lookout or Capilano Suspension Bridge? Whenever you want to go to one of the many leisure facilities here in Vancouver, we can help you out! Just come by at the INTERNeX office and buy your ticket here to receive a discount on the admission.

Tell us your plans – we are happy to help you save some money!

See you all tonight at the TAPshack!

– Kerstin

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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What to do this (thanksgiving) weekend?

The count down can begin. Just a couple more hours before you can start enjoying a long weekend. Don’t know what to do yet? We listed some nice activities for you, so you don’t have to get bored this weekend.

This weekend the Oktoberfest parties started. If you want to celebrate Oktoberfest, there are a couple places to go. You can go to Oktoberfest #DASORIGINAL in the Alpen Club or Harvest House in the Sole Food Street Farms. For people who love Halloween, this weekend also starts different Halloween activities. Go to the Fright Nights at Playland or Potter’s Haunted House in Surrey. For all those activities a ticket is required. If you didn’t go to the Vancouver Film Festival, this weekend will be your last change to go.

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Tonight we are going to the White spot to have a thanksgiving turkey diner. We hope to see everybody there to have a nice real thanksgiving experience while you’re in Canada. Afterwards we will go out all together.

Saturday is a good day to visit the look out tower. Tickets cost $17,50 (or $12,50 for students). But because it’s thanksgiving weekend, we want to thanks giving some tickets away for free. The only thing you have to do is sending a video with your best turkey impression and send it to us. The ones with the best impression gets their tickets for free! Winners will be announced tonight. Not a fan of heights? You can also go to the Vancouver Wild Salmon Caravan 2017 Parade this Saturday.

On thanksgiving Monday, you maybe want to visit Granville Island. A Granville island turkey trot is happening this day. This is a run for kids with all kind of side activities on Granville Island. Or go to the Vancouver Aquarium to come nose to snout with Steller Sea Lions.

– Bart

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Smart Saver Vancouver

It is a sunny Wednesday, which means we are going to save money again! In this Smart Saver I will give you examples of student discounts, like some of you I am still a student and you can have quite a few benefits from owning a student card.

spscardLike many cities in the world, Vancouver has a student discount card. Meet the SPC card, a card you can obtain if you are a student, which gives you 10 to 15% off on most of the popular brands like: Forever 21, Blenzz, Taco Bell, Levi’s, Bath & Body Works and PINK by Victoria Secret. You can get the card for only $10 by registering online at spccard.ca.  To see where you can save some money, they have a very handy app where you can see the best deals. The card is only usable during school periods so if you sign up now, you have awesome deals till July 31st.

Do you want to discover Vancouver on another level? Seair Seaplanes offers beautiful sightseeing flights to nice destinations. And even better; they have student discounts. For example, you can already do some sightseeing in the air from Vancouver to Vancouver Island for $74.58.

Rather not travel by plane? Greyhound offers transportation by bus and gives students discounts of 10 percent or more, this will depend on where you go though, but the offer is there!

But if you are looking for some fun in and around Vancouver, these student offers could also be quite helpful:

  • Vancouver aquarium for $27 instead of $36
  • Science World for $18.50 instead of $23.25
  • Vancouver Art Gallery for $18 instead of $24
  • Capilano Suspension Bridge for $32.95 instead of $39.95

Did you read all of this but you don’t have a student card? Don’t be sad, we come up with great deals every Wednesday! And if you are going to do groceries always check the weekly flyer for the best deals.urbanown

One last tip: do you like Urban Outfitters as much as I do? I discovered that if you create an account in their app you get 10% off on your first purchase! After that you will get other great deals in the app. A bonus for the students; at Urban Outfitters you get 10% off with the SPC card as well!

Hope to see you tonight at the Distillery!

– Tess

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Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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Highlights of the Year 2016: October, November and December

Last but not least the fourth quarter of 2016. I hope you guys had as much fun as I had looking back on all the things we did!

October

October started of with a trip to the Vancouver Aquarium and a great Thanksgiving dinner at Ten Ten Tapas. We also had a lot of PuB NiGHTS organized. And a special night for Halloween.

October.jpgThe weekend trip of October was a trip to the Rocky Mountains. During this trip we went to the National Parks Jasper and Banff. We also went to Lake Louise, Mount Robson and Colombia Ice Field. We also enjoyed a night out in Banff and enjoyed a night at our Mountain View Cabins with a BBQ party around the bonfire. It was a great trip!

Also that weekend we went to Grouse Mountain for the ones that stayed in Vancouver. We did a great hike on the Grouse Grind and enjoyed the amazing view.

November

In November we started of with great PuB NiGHTs. We also went to CandyTown in November. It was raining a lot but still lots of fun to enjoy the Christmas spirit already!

In the last week of November a big group of Scandinavians were coming for a few days. The first day was full with orientations and of course a PuB NiGHT. The second day a Stanley Park Tour was planned. And on the last night we had a PuB NiGHT planned in the Blarney Stone. It was a great week!

December 

December was filled with PuB NiGHTs. We had lots of fun at the Met and the Bimini.christmas

On the third Wednesday of December we had a Christmas Party. We first went out for dinner at the Spaghetti Factory, which was great! When we all finished our dinner, we started with Secret Santa, which was lots of fun too! After the dinner and Secret Santa some of us went to the Met to end the night with some karaoke!

A big thank you to Sara, Andreas and Janel for organizing the PuB NiGHTS, events and trips in these months!

We hope you all will have a great New Years Eve and an even greater 2017!

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Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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INTERNeX explores Vancouver Aquarium

Do you know that Canada’s largest and officially first public aquarium is located in Stanley Park here in Vancouver? delfinaquariumIt’s one of the five largest aquarium in North America, covers approximately 9,000 square metres (97,000 sq ft) and has a total 9,500,000 litres of water in 166 aquatic displays. It includes 9 different outdoor and indoor galleryes witch houses around 300 species of fish, almost 30,000 invertebrates, and 56 species of amphibians and reptiles. They also have around 60 mammals and birds. The aquarium is a major tourist attraction here in Vancouver so on Sunday it’s INTERNeX’s time to explore it. Our partners at WEST TREK TOURS have special price on tickets for only $25 (nomal price is $36 for adults and $27 for students), so if you want to come and join us on Sunday please contact us or swing by the office for WEST TREK ticket. You can also book it here on the link below:

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We’ll will meet in front of the aquarium entrance at 1PM

Hope to see you all on Sunday :o)

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