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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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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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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HOW WAS YOUR WEEKEND? / REVIEW AQUARIUM VISIT

I started my weekend by eating a delicious burger and an even better chocolate cake at Milestones in Yaletown on Friday evening. It went on with the fascinating horse race on Saturday. And ended with the awesome aquarium visit on Sunday.

Unbelievable how fast horses are able to run! And I can IMG_2519easily imagine how exhausting it must be to ride a racehorse, because the jockeys hadn’t got a saddle and actually they were like standing on the horse during the race. Since we didn’t try to get the “bet rules” we didn’t bet at the official bet office but instead each of us chose a horse and so we just bet for a muffin at Starbucks. None of us gain a muffin in the end. So I think it was better not to bet with money. Anyways we had a really good time there.

Sunday we went to the Vancouver Aquarium, located in the gorgeous Stanley Park, to get an experience out of the ordinary. The Aquarium is a non-profit society, passionate about conserving the aquatic life. Every day they have a lot of different shows for instance such asIMG_2499 the “Caring for Dolphins”-, “Beluga”-Show and a 4D movie. Their shows are developed around the animals’ natural behaviours and therefore will no show ever be the same. As we went through the ticket office we of course had the opportunity to get a picture taken by the aquarium staff but we preferred to take our own picture in front of the huge globe hanging in the entrance. As we went through the aquarium it became obvious that perhaps it was a bit bigger than expected.

The aquarium staff is not only doing research about all the different kinds of animals in order to get to know more about them. FullSizeRender 2In addition to that they also display their knowledge of dolphins and the other animals to the visitors. They made it to their issue connecting people with our natural world.

Both the dolphin show and the beluga show were absolutely interesting to watch since it’s more like a training for the animals than an entertainment for the spectators. All in all I can say that it was an amazing day full of variety.

PUB NIGHT ANNOUNCEMENT: Our weekly Pub Night on Wednesday, October 28, is taking place at The Charles. We will meet up at 7:30pm as always.

Looking forward to another Pub Night with many people!

Review: Visit to the Vancouver Aquarium

Saturday we went to the Vancouver Aquarium to get an experience out of the ordinary. As we went through the entrance we of course had the opportunity to get a picture taken by the aquarium staff. As we went through the aquarium it became obvious that perhaps it was a bit bigger than expected. Not only does the aquarium host lots of colourful fish, it also has a small rainforest including parrots and butterflies. The aquarium also has a 4D-cinema, where it is possible to not only see but also get a feeling of the ocean as a bit of water is sprayed out at the audience. As we walked through the aquarium, we quickly agreed that the penguins were the most entertaining attraction at the aquarium. They all have this funny way of walking.

For some time there has been protest about the aquarium keeping dolphins in captivity. Aquarium managers and staff agues that it’s only doing rehabilitation programs, while doing research in order to get to know more about the dolphins. They also argue that they want to give visitors knowledge about the dolphins. The dolphin show was surely interesting to watch, but has also been argued by protestors and activists to be unnatural.

The time went by fast as we were looking at all the amazing creatures. It took us about 3 hours to get through the entire aquarium.

Click here to see more photos.

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Visit to Vancouver Aquarium

This Saturday, August 16th, we’re going to Vancouver Aquarium at 845 Avison Way, located in the beautiful Stanley Park. At the moment the weather forecast says rain, rain and more rain for Saturday, so why not have some fun at the aquarium. If you’re a student, above 18 years of age and have a student card, you’ll be able to enter the aquarium for 25$. If you’re not a student and above 18 years it’s 34$. If you’re 18 or younger you’ll only have to pay 25$. The aquarium hosts a huge number of different animals ranging from colourful fish to penguins, and there’s always various activities going on at the aquarium. We’ll meet at 11:00am at the front entrance.

Maybe you want to get to the aquarium by bike, or maybe you prefer not to get too wet and go by public transport instead. In any case you can find more information on how to get to the aquarium here. Click here for a map of the area.

So let’s meet up for a fun day at the aquarium.

 

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