How was the weekend?

What a packed weekend! We did lots of things from Thursday until Sunday!

Let’s start with Thursday. I went to a Hockey game with some friends of mine, which was so great! It was the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena against the Seattle Kraken. The whole vibe and the experience there was amazing! You definitely know that this sport is a national sport for the Canadians. Some shows in the break and an exciting game with some fist fights made that event super special. There were also some representatives from the indigenous peoples showing a cultural music performance, in special regards to the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, the day that  honours the children who never returned home and Survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities. Unfortunately the Canucks lost in the overtime against the Kraken 3-4. But overall, it was such a great experience!

On Friday, I was thinking about spending time in nature. So therefore I met with a friend of mine to go to Lynn Canyon Park with its suspension bridge. The park with its nature was so amazing! The weather was nice, so I even needed to cool myself with the fresh spring water from Lynn Canyon. In the evening, nearly 30 people from INTERNeX got together to go to the Richmond Night Market, which was also a great event. So many colourful lights and lamps illuminating the night sky, and even a live-band was playing there! We got to try so much food like flower-onions, Takoyaki (fried squid balls), grilled meat on a stick and finally the best thing for me: Beaver Tails! It’s like a long fried dough with some cinnamon and sugar, but you can also try some other flavours. I was waiting so long to try those and I got the chance on Friday. It was so yummy, you need to try it! The night market is going to be open until this Sunday, so if you don’t want to miss this special experience, go there on the weekend!

Since you never get enough of Vancouver’s Nature, I went to the UBC Campus on Saturday to visit the Botanical Gardens with a friend. The quiet place of Nitobe Memorial Garden is a true masterpiece in the ever busy town of Vancouver. With the head full of the experiences of the Hockey game, the night market and the gardens, I met another friend group to watch the Vancouver Whitecaps this time at BC Place. This was also a special experience because I can compare the soccer situation here pretty well to the situation in my home country Germany due to the fact that I’m supporting a club there. The quality of the soccer is not comparable to the soccer in Europe, but then again you also can’t compare the hockey quality in Europe to the quality here. =) I guess both Europe and North America have their own national sports. In the end, the Whitecaps scored two goals and won 2:0. That’s what you call a successful evening!

On Sunday we went to Whistler Village. This village is about 2 hours north of Vancouver and we went there by bus. I did find it very easy to hop on the bus and then 2 hours later you are there, voila! Whistler is known for its nature where hiking and mountain biking are the highlights during the summer season and during winter you can go skiing and snowboarding. 

We started the day in Whistler with a short coffee break and then we headed to one of the bike rentals to get some mountain bikes for our activity – biking to Lost lake and Green Lake. We were so lucky with the weather, the sun was shining as we were biking along the trail in the forest. When we reached Green Lake, we totally understood how the lake got its name. The lake is fed by glacial streams and the water was freezing cold but so refreshing. Definitely worth a swim if you are up for it on a sunny day! The location of both lakes had such a stunning view, a big recommendation when you are going to Whistler in summer!

After a great time by the lakes, we went back to the village to return the bikes as we were exploring the village in search of lunch. We bought some classic poutine, salad, a lot of water and some soft drinks to keep us hydrated in the warm weather. In the centre of the village we found a park table with a parasol so we took the chance to have our lunch there enjoying Whistler Village. 

For the next activity we went up to the mountain with the Black Comb gondola. It took us about 25 minutes to go up with the gondola, and hey; what a view! We stopped at the first mountaintop taking in the beautiful view before we went to the next gondola, the Peak 2 Peak with a 360 degrees experience which provided a perspective of British Columbia’s rooftop with views of Whistler Village, volcano peaks, coastal rainforests and glaciers. The Peak 2 Peak gondola is 4,4km long which is the world’s longest unsupported span for a lift of this kind at 3.025km height. It’s the world’s highest lift at 436m above the valley floor. So cool!! When we reached the other top we saw the Olympic Games statue shining in the background so we were totally in for another group photo in front of that statue. On the mountain they had a lodge serving coffee, food and other beverages. They even had a game in the centre of that patio which was a lot of fun for us and other visitors. Unfortunately, we couldn’t go up to the face of the mountain where they had a suspension bridge because of preparations for the upcoming winter season, so let’s go to Whistler as soon as the winter season starts!

After a few hours our visit on the mountain reached an end and we decided to go back to the Village with the two gondolas to meet the rest of the group and do some shopping before going back home to Vancouver. I can tell that Whistler is such a beautiful village that offers a lot of sightseeing and activities, so if you are going to Whistler in the near future, I’m sure you will enjoy every second of it, like I did!

We hope you had a great weekend and we hope to see many of you on Pub Night this Wednesday 😀


Ida & Tino =)

What to do on the weekend?

Since we have many people joining us this weekend, we’re planning more Internex Events, how cool is that? 🙂 Therefore, I want to give you some informations and inspirations on what to do on the weekend!

Richmond Night Market 2017
Richmond Night Market

Starting with our first event, the Richmond Night Market on Friday evening. This market is a seasonal market with lots of asian food trucks, vendors, games and shows. You can expect colourful lights everywhere and lots of exotic food to try, from Chinese food, over Japanese food or even Thai food, there’ll be something for everyone =). If you’re into this event, take the Canada Line until Bridgeport Station and walk 4 minutes to the market. You can meet up with us at 6:15 PM in front of the entrance. I’m so excited, are you? =)

Whistler Trip

Next up we have a wonderful trip this weekend: Whistler. Whistler is a valley and a municipality north of Vancouver which was a venue for the 2010 Winter Olympics. It’s great to stroll through Whistler Village past the hotels and countless shops, you can also still see the olympic sign from the Games here. There’s lots of things to do in Whistler, e.g. rent a bike and go for a ride along Lost Lake or Green Lake or maybe go for a hike? If you take the gondola up the mountain you have an amazing view over the valley and other mountains next to Whistler. You can expect lots of wildlife up there, from little squirrels to big bears, so be careful and pay attention when you see one ;). If you’re into shopping you should definitely check out Whistler Village since it’s home to cool souvenirs shops and other things. You can also check out the Squamish Lil’ What Cultural Centre which is located on the shared traditional territories of First Nation’s people. Whistler has activities for everybody, so be sure to check it out and don’t miss out!. For me, I’m most excited for the nature and the mountain views since I’m very into nature. What would you like to do most in Whistler? =)

BC Sports Hall of fame and museum

If you’re more of a sportsman and you want to support the local sports clubs here, I would recommend you going to a sports game. On Saturday the 1st of October for example, the Vancouver Whitecaps Football Club is playing against the Austin Football Club. Usually they have tickets until the game starts for around 30$ which is a very good deal for a great soccer game! Let’s go support our favourite city of all time, Vancouver! =)

I have one last recommendation for you. From the 29th of September until the 9th of October there is the Vancouver International Film Festival. Each year, there are some film presentations, talkshows and lots of newcomer movies to enjoy. If you’re interested in the VIFF, go on to buy a ticket for your selected movie. There’s very interesting movies for every taste of genre: Horror, Drama, Comedy, Family, Action, Thriller. Maybe you’ll meet one of our INTERNeXer’s working there! What else could you want? =)

We wish you all a great weekend with lots of fun stuff to do, even if you’re not joining us! =)

See you soon!


Tino =)

How was your weekend?

Another Monday, another week ahead of us. But before we dive into the new week, let’s take a look at what happened on the weekend.

IMG_soccer group

On Friday we went to see the Whitecaps game against the Portland Timbers. We met at the Library Square Public House at around 5:30. That’s also the meeting spot of the Southsiders, the loyal fans of the Whitecaps. So we’ve already experienced some cheering there. At the Pub we had a few beers until 6:45, when we headed towards the stadium. We had pretty nice seats, as our view was great, and we sat next to the Southsiders, so we had good energy around us during the whole game. Before the game, both the American and the Canadian national anthems were played. When the game started the stadium wasn’t too full, but it filled up over time. The Whitecaps were able score a goal in the 9th minute. Even though the Timbers also had some good opportunities to score goals, they weren’t able to score one, leading to the Whitecaps win.

When leaving the stadium, there was a marching band outside performing. Part of our group went home afterwards, while some still went for some drinks. Thanks to everyone who joined and hopefully you enjoyed the game as much as I did.

IMG_soccer field

The rest of the weekend was a rather chill one for me. I hung out with some friends and enjoyed the weather by the water. I hope you guys had a great weekend as well.

See you at the Yale Saloon on Wednesday for PuB NiGHT!

Have a good day!


INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-

Review: PuB NiGHT at Steamworks

Yesterday we went to Steamworks for PuB NiGHT and we had a great night! Thank you all for coming!

Steamworks is a really cool brewpub at Waterfront. They make their own beers and you can definitely see that in the pub. The pub is way bigger then you would think when you’re standing outside and we were located downstairs.


Some of you went to the Whitecaps game before PuB NiGHT, so in the beginning we were just a little group on a very big table. It did give us the chance to catch up and some people signed up for the upcoming Rockies trip. Because Steamworks is a brewpub they have a lot of different beers and everyone was trying something out. Personally I chose a beer cocktail named Oompa Loompa and it was amazing! After the game the rest joined us and we were once again the big group that we are used to.

Thanks for coming and we hope to see you this weekend or next PuB NiGHT!

– Danielle

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-

What to do on the weekend

Thank god it’s Friday! Which means it is almost weekend and weekend is always good, especially with the following things coming up:

Tonight INTERNeX will go to the Richmond Night Market close to Bridgeport Srichmondnightmarket1tation. This is the biggest night market in North America and it has over 500 food choices from all around the world, so you can definitely fill your tummies here! There are also live performances, over two hundred retail stalls and several games, so if you have nothing planned yet for tonight, you are welcome to join us.

Unfortunately we don’t have as great weather as last weekend, so I came up with some ideas for you to do this weekend where you don’t really need to stroll in the rain for or is still okay to do with an umbrella.

The Champions League Final is tomorrow and the Manchester Pub is broadcasting it! The duel starts at 11.45 AM Vancouver time, so if you are a real soccer fan and want to see the match between Juventus and Real Madrid go to the Manchester Pub on 1941 West Broadway. Besides this match, the Vancouver Whitecaps are also playing, so if you want to enjoy a more local match, definitely check this one out!

Besides the Richmond Night Market there are some other markets this weekend as well. The Eastside Flea is happening again this weekend, which is worth visiting. On Sunday there is the StreetFood Vancouver Festival at 88 Pacific Blvd. Fraser Valley Food Truck Festival and Memory Laine Events host the event. It has 22 Vancouver Food Trucks, an artisan market, live music and more entertainment for the entire family. And the good thing about this market is that there is no entrance fee.

I hope you all have a great weekend ahead of you and I hope to see you tonight in Richmond!

– Tess

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-