What to do on the weekend?

Can you hear the weekend whispering your name? Are you in doubt what to do? Vancouver offers many indoor and outdoor activities and I understand that it may be difficult to choose what to do. Soooo, read and decide!

BREAKFAST

A good breakfast is the best way to start the day. The Elbow Room on Davie Street: “Food and service is their name. ABUSE is their game (so have some fun)”. This place is known for their verbal abuse and their awesomeness at the same time. Their service is not the most polite and if you don’t finish the food on your plate a donation will be collected for a charity. But it is said that they have the best breakfast in town and going there would be a real experience. They serve meals from eggs to pancakes and from sandwiches to burritos and quesadillas. Defenitely worth a try!

“We love our customers and make them feel right at home. Whether you are famous or not, we will treat you with same abuse! All our staff are efficient and fun, just make sure to be open-minded and be prepared for great food and Fun, Fun, Fun!!!” (www.theelbowroomcafe.com)

Address: 560 Davie Street

FESTIVAL


Hands up if you do not like beer! Ha, that’s what I though. Okay, I guess most of you have already seen or read it somewhere, but this weekend is Vancouver Craft Beer Week Festival. It is the biggest craft beer festival in Canada with over 100 breweries and up to 400 beers to sample.

 

Tickets can be purchased for either Saturday June 6th or Sunday June 7th and will roughly cost you 40 dollars and gets you entry to the festival, entertainment and a souvenir tasting glass. Inside tokens only cost $1,25 each.

Check out their Facebook event for more info

Address:PNE Centre Grounds
2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, V5K 5J1

YOGA

Are you keen to join yoga classes but not able to afford it? You can now join free yoga classes on Kits beach and in Dude Chilling Park.

Until August 31st free yoga classes are offered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on Kitsilano beach between the pool and the tennis court by the big trees from 7 to 8 p.m.

Last summer, the community gathered 3 times a week and sometimes up to 75 of us flowed together in the sunshine! In total offered 37 free classes to 1080 people! The only thing you need to bring is a mat or a beach towel.

And then there is free yoga at Dude Chilling Park daily at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. This yoga class is offered by yoga instructor Solomon Montijo who believes that the practice of yoga is so priceless that it should be available to anyone, regardless of their ability to pay. As they state in their mission statement: “We do not believe in the commodification of an ancient spiritual tradition. Yoga cannot be commodified, as it is nobody’s to sell.”

You are encouraged to show up as often as you would like! Isn’t that awesome?

These classes ask you to bring:
– A hydrated body + water bottle
– Yoga mats (bring extras, if you have them!)
– Towels, blankets

Both yoga classes do not require any previous yoga experiences. So why not join? I am keen! Let’s go together sometime!

MARKET

This Sunday, June 7th you could visit the Kitsilano Farmers Market at Riley park. A market filled with organic and conventional products: meat, cheese, seafood and plants. Also, they offer tasty baked goods, beautiful crafts and musical entertainment by local musicians. You must wake up early though, because this market is only from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

ADVENTURE – ZIP LINING 

For the adventurers out there, go zip lining on Grouse Mountain! How awesome is that?! They offer two different types of tours: a 5-line tour and a 3-line tour. The 5-line tour includes a sky-ride, mountaintop activities and Peak Chair access and costs $109, whereas the 3-line tour includes a sky-ride and mountaintop activities and costs $70.

Both tours will give you a unique perspective of Grouse Mountain! Tours are departing every 30 minutes. Visit this link to book your tour.

HAVE FUN!

INTERNeX Canada: What to do on the weekend

LYN CANYON

This Saturday, with or without rain, we’ll go to Lynn Canyon. It’s a beautiful park with 617 acres of forest. We’ll hiking (it isn’t very hard, about 1 hour), lunch there (you can bring your own food or buy something there) and enjoy all the attractions that the park offers:

– Suspension Bridge: the 50 meters high bridge is similar to the Capilano Bridge but free.

– Swimming Holes: there are some naturals pools in that park. We don’t know if the weather is going to be enough warm to swim, but it must be very beautiful to see.

– Pipe Bridge: wider than the suspension bridge, offers fabulous view of the canyon.

– Twin Falls

– Baden Powel Trail: one of the most famous footpaths in North Vancouver, is one of the routes that we can take. This trail links Capilano River, Grouse Mountain, the Power Line Trails, and Deep Cove.

Of course we can’t see everything, depends on the route that we’ll choose. Don’t forget to bring water, and rain clothes or sun cream, depending on the weather.

WHEN: Saturday 22nd at 11 am

WHERE: Lynn Canyon MAP

 

DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL

 This weekend is the 25th Edition of Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival. It’s a boat race on the waters of False Creek. It is the oldest and largest dragon boat festivals held outside of Asia.

Apart from the race, there are a lot of things that you can see, like the Global Tea Lounge, CircusWest performances and workshops, and table tennis competitions…. and a beer garden in Grandville Island. Take a look to the entire schedule for more information.

FRIDAY, JUNE 21

5pm    Eye-dotting Ceremony at the Dragon Zone docks. Opening Celebrations including performances by Reggae On The Rocks, Orquesta Goma Dura and the Madskillz Fire Performance Finale and a BBQ at the Granville Island Beverage Garden.

SATURDAY, JUNE 22

8am    Races start

10am  Site activities open

11am  World Beat Stage entertainment begins

Granville Island Brewing Beer Garden opens

7pm    Festival Site closed

SUNDAY, JUNE 23

8am    Races start

10am  Site activities open

11am  World Beat Stage entertainment begins

Granville Island Brewing Beer Garden opens

12pm  Championship races begin (time approximate)

1:30pm  Welcome Remarks from World Beat Stage

5pm    Paddlers and Volunteer Send Off begins in the Granville Island Brewing Beer Garden

6pm    Festival site is closed to the general public

WHEN: June 21-23

WHERE: False Creek, Vancouver. MAP

Have a wonderful weekend,

Clara.

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: What to do on the weekend?

I’m pretty sure our luck ran out, because it’s back to rain this weekend.  Man, just when I thought it was getting really nice out…too bad. But let’s not get so discouraged by the weather because I got some awesome things for you to do:

Sakura Days Japan Fair 2013

This two day cultural fair is hosted by the Japan Fair Association of Vancouver  (JFAV). If you always wanted to experience a Japanese cultural fair and haven’t before, this is finally your chance to do so! This fair is full of special ritual of the Japanese tea ceremony, Japanese festival food, sake , guided Tree Talks and Walks to the cherry trees, and haiku readings. Experience Japan with hands-on workshops and try your hand at ikebana (flower arranging) and calligraphy, and origami and other Japanese arts and crafts demonstrations.

When: Saturday April 6th 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Where: VanDusen Botanical Garden 5151 Oak Street (37th & Oak), Vancouver, BC

Cost: $12.00

For more information click here!

Vancouver Maritime Museum’s Controversial Tattoo & Scrimshaw exhibit  

The museum is showcasing an exhibition called TATTOOS & SCRIMSHAW: The Art of The Sailor !

The modern, western tattoo evolved from the early days of global exploration, when ancient mariners sailed to South Pacific communities and were introduced to the idea of body art. The practice of self-decoration became an artistic expression for sailors and an opportunity to create permanence in an otherwise unpredictable occupation.  Images of boats, women or items from home have morphed over the years into the tattoo artistry seen today.”

For more information, click here!
Have a great weekend, guys! Don’t mind the rain 😉

Cheers,

Flora

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: What to do on the weekend!

Right now, it is gorgeous here in Vancouver with lot’s of sunshine! Expect more sunshine throughout the day tomorrow! But as we near the end of the weekend, it’s going back to rain! So I suggest you make the most out of this weekend, but how???

Movie and Games and Potluck Night at the Office!

Watching an awesome movie, eating delicious food and snacks while playing fun and hilarious games?! Yeah, you know you want to be part of our gang 😉 so why don’t you join us tomorrow night at the INTERNeX office? Bring food to share, games to play, and movies you’d like to watch! If you don’t know what potluck is, it’s basically bringing food that you made from home or just bought from a store, it can be drinks, popcorn, candies, chips, cookies, party food, etc. We’re also going to play Cards Against Humanity…a game for horrible people but so much fun!

When: Tomorrow Saturday March 9 6:30 pm

Where: INTERNeX Office 200-211 Suite Columbia St, Vancouver

Join us on the Facebook event and check it out for more information!

Celtic Festival Vancouver!

In just a week, it will be St. Patrick’s Day! What does this mean? Lot’s of drinking, music festivals, and fun events! On Saturday March 9th, there is a special FREE kick-off celebration on March 9 at the Village on False Creek (the former Olympic Village). It’s a family-friendly afternoon of free Celtic music, dance, food and fare featuring artists from CelticFest including: The North Shore Celtic Ensemble, SwingReel,Blackthorn and Vagabonds.

When: Saturday March 9th 12 pm to 5 pm AND IT’S FREE!

Where: The Village on False Creek (Plaza by Manitoba Street & Athlete’s Way)

Visit here for more information on this festival!!

Vancouver’s Poutine Festival!

Are you a fan of poutine?! Then you’d love this awesome festival starting tomorrow noon until evening! The festival includes entertainment for all ages, rock concert, and experimental poutine tasting!

When: Saturday March 9 starts at noon

Where: Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street, Vancouver 

Online tickets are now sold out but you can still buy them at the door! Visit here for more information!

Enjoy the sunshine 😉

Cheers,

Flora

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: What to do on the weekend?

It’s Easter Long Weekend, which means an extra 2 days to enjoy the sun and party It’s It’s Easter Long Weekend, which means an extra 2 days to enjoy the sun and party hard! We know lots of you will be heading out on the AWESOME Rockies trip this weekend, but for those of you who aren’t going; there are still tons of things to do in Vancouver and Toronto.

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Vancouver

Stanley Park Miniature Railway Presents: “Easter in the Park”

If you feel like living out your inner child, head out to Stanley Park for a train ride, Easter Egg Hunt and you can even visit the Easter Bunny himself!
When: Friday, April 6 – Monday, April 9, 11-4pm

Where: Stanley Park

Price: $3.50

Website: http://vancouver.ca/parks/parks/stanley/fun.htm

Vancouver International Auto Show

Come and check out the latest and greatest in automobiles at this yearly event!

When: April 3 – April 8

Where: BC Place Stadium

Price: $15 General Admission

Website: http://vancouverinternationalautoshow.com/

 

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival

The weather is supposed to be nice and sunny this weekend, so what better way than to spend it outside going on cherry blossom tours, dancing, food and participating in the Cherry Jam Downtown!

When: Thursday, April 5 – Saturday, April 28

Where: There are various sites for this event. See website for details

Price: Various; many events are free. See website for ticket info.

Website:http://www.vcbf.ca/

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Toronto

Toronto Beaches Lions Annual Easter Parade

Come join over 40 years of tradition of the annual Easter Parade! 

When: Sunday, April 8, 2012, begins @ 2pm

Where: The parade runs from Munro Park Avenue, west along Queen Street to Woodbine Avenue

Price: FREE!

Website: http://www.beacheslions.com/index.htm

 

Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival

What can be more Canadian than a Maple Syrup Festival?  Catch the last weekend of the Festival for some old fashion Canadian fun!

When: April 5- April  9

Where: Bruce Mill Conservation Area & Kortright Centre for Conservation

Price: $9

Website: http://maplesyrupfest.com/

Whether you are out exploring the Rockies or spending the long weekend in Vancouver or Toronto INTERNeX wishes you a very happy holiday  🙂

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 

What to do on the weekend?

Hey guys, its weekend!!!!
And here are some tips for your weekend…

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Vancouver:

Rainbow Warrior Festival

A First Nation prophecy says the peoples of the world will unite as Warriors of the Rainbow to save the planet from destruction by greed and careless exploitation.
Greenpeace was inspired by this to name the flagship of its fleet the Rainbow Warrior. This fall as part of  celebrating its 40th anniversary, Greenpeace will launch its newest vessel: the Rainbow Warrior III.
Go celebrate Greenpeace’s efforts to protect our environment on September 17th, at the Rainbow Warrior Festival.

Date: 17. September
Time: 11am to 6pm
Where: Jericho Beach Vancouver

For more information click here

Planet Earth: Shallow Seas 4-D Experience

Introducing the 4D Experience! Immerse yourself in our new 4D Experience, a cinematic adventure filled with thrilling sensory effects such as wind, mist, scents and dramatic lighting! BC’s only 4D theater, this is a one of a kind experience filled with excitement, stunning visuals and unexpected sensory surprises.
Theater shows are included in general admission price and have a run time of approximately 20 minutes.

Date: exposition is from 15.09.2011 to 30.09.2011
Time: Daily 11am to 4pm
Where: 845 Avison Way
V6G 3E2 Vancouver

For more information click here

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Toronto

Toronto International Film Festival

The Toronto International Film Festival is the leading public film festival in the world, screening more than 300 films from 60+ countries every September.

Our programmers have earned a reputation for excellence, and a diverse array of films are shown: Hollywood galas, complete with red carpet glamour; the best in international cinema, the latest homegrown comedies… and everything in between.

Get your package today, before they sell out! See website for details!

Date: from 08.09.2011 to 18.09.2011
Time: Daily from 10am to 10pm

Where: Toronto different locations see here

For more information click here

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Calgary

Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

Visit Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, September 17th from 12 to 2 p.m. for your chance to say farewell to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games medals.
This Saturday is the last day full sets of athlete medals for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games will be at CSHoF on loan from the Royal Canadian Mint. Experts from the Mint will be on hand to tell the story of how the medals were made and allow visitors to touch, hold and take photos with the medals. And, visitors can learn about a first-hand Olympic gold medal experience and meet Canadian speed skater Christine Nesbitt, who won gold in the 1,000 metre event at the 2010 Games and is this year’s Calgary Terry Fox Run spokesperson.

Date: 17 September 2011
Time: 12am to 2pm
Where: 169 Canada Olympic Road SW, Calgary
For more information click here

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Wish you a nice Weekend!

Cheers,

Claudio

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