What to do on the weekend?

The weekend is upon us and in case you don’t have any plans yet, here are some suggestions as to what you could do.

First off, the Raptors won the NBA finals yesterday. They are the first Canadian team to do so. To celebrate the historic event, how about you go out with some friends and have a few beers.

This evening you could also visit North Vancouver’s Shipyards Night Market, where you can find some of Vancouver’s best food vendors. There will be over a 100 vendors, so you have plenty to choose from. The market will be open from 5 pm to 10 pm, and there will be no admission fee. Check it out and enjoy some amazing food.

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The INTERNeX gang is heading to Whistler on Saturday morning. On our way we will stop at some sights, and arrive in Whistler in the afternoon. We will stay overnight and won’t leave until Sunday afternoon. Thus leaving us enough time for some awesome activities such as zip lining, bungee jumping, hiking or taking a ride on the Peak2Peak gondola. For everybody who is joining, remember we are meeting on Saturday at 1114 Burnaby St at 8:30 am. It’s going to be an awesome trip.

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On Saturday will be the Car Free Day in West End from 12 pm to 7 pm. You will be able to find community booths, food trucks, live entertainment and more. The event will be free and is being held on Denman Street between Robson and Davie Street. The same event will be happening on Sunday, but in bigger and in a different location. It will be on Main Street between Broadway and 30th. In general, I would advise to take cash to street fests as some booths and food trucks don’t take credit cards.

Just a little reminder, Sunday is Father’s day in Canada. So call your dad and tell him you love him and how important he is to you.

Have a lovely weekend and enjoy the weather!

-Megan

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

Tips for the weekend

The weather won’t be as good this weekend as it has been the last few days, nonetheless there are some nice markets that you can visit in V-Town (how I like to call Vancity).

There are two night markets in Richmond; the International Summer Night Market and the Richmond Night Market.

1. The International Summer Night Market is said to be “One of the Top 4 Night Markets in the World”. The International Summer Night Market is an annual tradition that has built its reputation as a truly diverse event and is recognized as a world class landmark attraction in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada.


The admission fee for this market is free, as well as parking. Their operating hours are Friday and Saturday 6pm – 11pm and Sunday 6pm – 10pm.

Address: 12631 Vulcan Way, Richmond. From Bridgeport station free shuttle busses to the Market run every 15 minutes, all night.

 

2. The Richmond Night Market charges a $2,75 admission fee – their opening hours on Friday and Saturday are 7pm – 12am and Sunday 7pm – 11pm.


The address is 8351 River Road. The best mode of transportation for visiting The Richmond Night Market event is to take Canada Line and get off at the Bridgeport Station. It is highly and strongly encouraged and recommended you take the skytrain!

4. Besides night markets, there also is a lovely day market in Kitsilano. Every Sunday from 10am till 2pm.

Address: Riley Park (Ontario St @ 30th Ave.)

 

 
FROM MAY 30!
5. Located in the heart of Vancouver’s busy West End, this laid-back Saturday market looks onto beautiful Nelson Park and adjacent community gardens. Weekly, West Enders can enjoy the best in local produce, prepared foods and crafts. Hot food and coffee on-site as well. Take the dog for a walk and enjoy a market in your urban backyard!

Every Saturday, 9am – 2pm.
Address: Comox Street

INTERNeX Canada: Casual Friday

Vancouver is famous for being one of the most livable cities in the world. Everybody who has been there adores this city and cannot stop listing special or awesome things. One of these things itself is the restaurant Cloud 9.

To take advantage of Vancouver’s natural beauty you have to make your way to the Empire Landmark Hotel, the former Sheraton Landmark. It is in the West End of Downtown Vancouver and with its 42 stories it is the tallest free standing building in Vancouver. So besides that, what makes this place so special? It is also one of Vancouver’s attractions because of its top floor restaurant. The Cloud 9 is a revolving restaurant, which means that its rooms are designed in a way that offers people a panoramic view over the city without having to leave their seats.

Even though the prices are not the lowest in town, you can just go for drinks or dessert; enjoying a piano-bar atmosphere and the best view of Van City. Some people are so excited about the whole thing, they even say just go there instead of the Vancouver Lookout. Go later in the evening and they’ll often let you nurse your drink for as long as you like.

 

See you soon and enjoy the view,

Annika

 

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 9N9-
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INTERNeX Canada: News/Fun fact Vancouver´s neighbourhoods Part I

Vancouver is not that big, but is divided in different neighborhoods;  Do you want to know more about a couple of them? Continue reading…

Chinatown

A neighborhood full of colors, exotic cuisine, festivals, parades…full of vibrant culture. It´s the third largest Chinatown , right after New York and San Francisco.

Really interesting to visit, you will feel like in the Real China with all the typical Chinese shops, restaurants…

Take care during the nights, there are a lot of homeless in the zone, they are not usually dangerous, but better be aware.

Here is the page for Chinatown: http://www.vancouver-chinatown.com/

Gastown

The historic district of Vancouver, really interesting to do a good sightseen. It started growing up around a tavern founded in 1867. Right now is the old district where you can find exclusives boutiques, souvenir shops, and different restaurant.

You can know more here: http://www.gastown.org/

Grandville Island

In the early 1900s, Granville Island was actually Industrial Island. But things have changed, and right now is a good place to visit, especially because of the Public Market and the huge offer of restaurants, attractions, theatre and culture.

Check this out to know more: http://www.granvilleisland.com/

Grandville Street

If you want to have fun or go shopping, welcome to your perfect street!

Grandville has countless restaurants, bars and nightclubs that make the district perfect to go out, especially on the weekends.

In Robson Street you will find all kind of shops.

http://www.granvillestreet.com/

West End

West End is a quiet and nice area to live, near Stanley Park, English Bay and all the attractions of Downtown.

This area includes Davie Street, the gay district and Denman Street where there are multiethnic restaurants.

http://www.westendvancouverguide.com/

The best way to know a city is walking, walking, walking… so you know what you have to do!

Next week the next part with more neighborhoods will be published! So keep an eye to our blog, internexers!

Cheers,

Irene

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: News/ Fun facts

Last weekend while we were enjoying in the Rockies, in Vancouver was going on a huge event too! Have you heard about the Vancouver Pride Parade?

It was celebrated in the bohemian West End and travelled along Robson Street to Denman Street.

The most of the gay community locals are in The West End area where there are a lot of shops, pubs or clubs are specially designed for them! For example: 1181 is the perfect pre-party for open mind people or Celebrities which is the largest gay and lesbian nightclub in Vancouver!

It is so cool to walk along Davie Street and find a lot of rainbow flags!

Do you know the meaning of the different colors of the flag? Red if or life, orange for healing, yellow for the sun, green for nature, blue for art, indigo for harmony and violet for spirit. Gilbert Baker designed it in 1918 this flag in San Francisco inspired in different sources like the hippies movement.

Nowadays the Pride Parade is celebrated all around the world and it´s usually a big event. It´s a celebration to remember The Stonewall riots, a series of demonstrations against the police that took place in New York in 1969 and that determine the beginning of the real gay rights!

I feel really proud of living here where the people can be themselves and everybody respects that! Tolerance and respect are one of the most important things for the progress and improvement!

Again, Vancouver rocks!

Happy Sunday!

Cheers,

Irene

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 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)

Includes:
– 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!

ONLY 2 SPOTS LEFT SO SIGN UP QUICKLY! CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

For more information about this trip visit our Facebook page.

CANADA DAY BEACH PARTY: JULY 1st

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.

Cheers,

Lies

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

Smart Saver Vancouver

You’ve just arrived in Vancouver and don’t know where to stay, or maybe you’re visiting Vancouver for the weekend, or perhaps you live just outside of Vancouver and want to spend a night out on the town or at the beach without having to worry about an expensive cab ride home. So.,  HI’s Vancouver hostels are a great solution to your travelling woes!

Hotels in downtown Vancouver will cost you an arm and a leg, and lack the culture and atmospheres that youth hostels offer.  Hostelling International is great because they have three awesome locations in Vancouver.

HI- Vancouver Central
Central is in the name, because that is exactly what it is! This location cannot get any better for those of you who want to be in the midst of it all.  It is located on Granville Street and just steps away from bars, clubs, restaurants, shopping, as well as public transit.

Not only is the location great, but there are a bunch of extras included when you stay here. This hostel offers a free breakfast and free Wi-Fi throughout the entire building.  What’s more fitting for Smart Saver than a free breakfast??

The HI- Vancouver Central is the perfect location for city dwellers to bask in everything Vancouver has to offer! You get a place to stay for great prices without compromising on security or cleanliness, but maximizing on socializing and a fun community feel.

If you are interested in more of what HI – Vancouver Central has to offer you can check them out here

HI – Vancouver Downtown

The second Hostelling International location in Vancouver sits in the beautiful West End, where you get that neighborhood feeling, with tree-lined streets, safety and parks while being just blocks away from the hustle and bustle of the city.  HI – Vancouver Downtown is just one block away from vibrant Davie Street where there are endless amounts of cafes, restaurants, shops and bars to suit your every need.

This location also offers a FREE breakfast buffet and free Wi-Fi access throughout.  Again there is a great community feel where you can hang out and meet new people in several of their common areas, games room, library and of course the large kitchen!

If you feel West End living is more your style, click here to find out more on HI- Vancouver Downtown


HI-Vancouver Jericho Beach

Summer is just around the corner therefore; there is no better place to be in Vancouver than at the beach!  It’s pretty awesome that Hostelling International has a location right at Jericho beach, which sits just 20 minutes away from downtown and 10 minutes away from the beautiful UBC campus.

This is a great option if you want to experience the Vancouver beach scene, and city life all at one go. HI – Vancouver Jericho Beach is not only surrounded by sandy beaches, but parkland, stunning downtown and mountain views are all at your doorstep!

This hostel has an onsite restaurant run by the North Shore Culinary School, if you are looking for a delicious meal.  And, of course there is a large self-serve kitchen if you do not feel like spoiling yourself with a professionally prepared meal every day.

This hostel is the only beach retreat hostel in all of Vancouver, so it really is a unique and one of a kind opportunity to stay in.  If you would like more information about this specific location, you can find all of it here on their website.

Cheers,

Kristina

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