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:

http://westtrekbook.com/filter/all/0/25/all
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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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Did you know.. Rockies

Noivado Ro e Ana-4Did you know…

+ That the Rockies stretch over 3000 miles or 4830 kilometres and are included as one of the major mountains in the world? It spans from Canada to New Mexico, Montana, Idaho, Arizona, Colorado, Wyoming and Utah.

Noivado Ro e Ana-32+ That the Rocky Mountains were formed 80 to 55 million years ago?

+ That there are four groups which divideRocky Mountain? They have at least 100 different ranges. The four groups include the Southern Rockies, Canadian Rockies and Northern Rockies, Colorado Plateau, and Middle Rockies.

Noivado Ro e Ana-38+ That The highest peak of Rocky Mountain in Central North America is located in Mount Elbert? The mountain is in Colorado. It has the height around 14,440 feet (4,4 km).

+ That INTERNeX is organizing a trip to the Rocky Mountains in May?

 

That’s what I thought; sign up now for this four days trip to the Rocky Mountains for only $389.

Check out the Facebook event for more information!

 

What to do on the weekend?

Another weekend is coming up, so it is time to list all the fun things you can do while your are in Vancouver.

Telus World Ski & Snowboard Festival

April means almost the end of the ski-season in Whistler and which better way to celebrate this that throwing a festival. This festival is a free festival and takes up to 10days with performance such as, music, arts, sports and mountain life. The festival is suitable for all ages and the slopes are going to be crazy. Check here for more information.

VCBF: Sakura Illumination

Artist Stuart Ward will illuminate the blossom of cherry this friday with LED and patterned video. The event will start at 7:45pm till 9.30pm at the Sunset Beach on Beach eve at Thurlow street. There is no entrance fee, so it is for free!

Pineapple Challenge

For the run-lovers a 5km obstacle course is planned on Saturday. Create a team, dress up crazy and sign up. Before the race you will get a pineapple and you have to run the obstacle course with your team without letting it fall. So be careful. All the reaised money will go to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada. Click here for more information.

Vaisakhi Day Parade

Every April, millions of Sikhs celebrate Vaisakhi Day. This day celebrates the New Year and the anniversary of the first Amrit Ceremony. There are two parades in Vancouver. The Vancouver Vaisakhi Parada on April 12 with around 50,000 spectators showing up. The parade starts at 11am at the Ross Street Temple on 8000 Ross st at 64th. or the Surrey Vaisakhi Parade and Celebration on April 19 which attracts around 80,000 – 200,000 people. Making this Parade the biggest outside India. If you are interested in cultures, this is definitely something you should not miss.

Water Loving Otters and Beavers

Interested in how Otters and Beavers life in Stanley Park? Than head out to Stanley Park (Stanley Park Nature House at Lost Lagoon) on Sunday at 6:00pm for evening stroll from the shores of Lost Lagoon to Baever Lake and discover and learn more about the habitats of the animals. The cost are $10, but is sure is a great experience. Click here for more information.

We wish you a nice weekend and let us know on Tuesday (Pub Night) what you did

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

 

INTERNeX Canada: Volunteer program

Do you feel like you need new experiences? or that you’ve missed something but you don’t know what it is?Or do you just simply love animals and have a passion for helping those that are orphaned or injured? Don’t look further, because a Volunteer program could be the answer for you.

INTERNeX offers a volunteer program as one of our many options for working abroad, where you will be able to feed the passion for animals while doing good in a community.

The volunteering program is the perfect opportunity to make a difference in local communities and wildlife; you can help to rescue and rehabilitate injured animals as well as orphaned animals in Canada or Guyana!

But this is not only an opportunity to help animals, but it is also an opportunity to improve your English, experience different cultures, and travel to a different country!

There are a few requirements that you have to meet to begin your volunteer adventure. First of all, you should definitely have a passion for volunteer work and a love a lot  animals. You should also be physically fit and willing to work with animals! It is definitely a great opportunity if this area interests you!

A volunteer can quite exhausting at times but will definitely be very rewarding.

If you have a passion for helping animals, the environment, or a local community, then check out the INTERNeX website for more information or contact us at pr@internexcanada.com

Best,

Mercedes

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 9N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

INTERNeX Canada: How to escape from/get rid off Raccoons!

Yesterday Clara was telling that we saw some wild Raccoons during the night after our weekly Pub Night. Now, what we did not know is that these animals can be really dangerous. They look really cute but they have some strong claws.

There are lots of them in Vancouver. So the best idea: keep them away from your home!

To that we made some easy to follow steps. These tips or steps also work for other types of animals that are hanging around your place. Vancouver is a city with more wild animals such as Skunks and even some Coyotes..

Step 1
Check all the areas around your home and clean them up. I’m talking about garbage, paper, food or even berries that are felling from your trees! In other words, totally clean the area. After that do even a double check! You never know, right?

Step 2
All of your garbage cans should have lids, closed and attached. During the night (when most of the Raccoons gets active) place some heavy stones or other things on top of your cans.

These 2 steps will defiantly keep the Raccoons away. A last tip from us is to clean your garbage cans sometime. They can be smelly and that attracts Raccoons!

Ok, now you all done! Have a good Sunday everybody!
Cheers,

Jelle

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: Rocky Mountains Trip Review!

Last weekend was an unforgettable experience for all 17 of us who went to the Rocky Mountains trip. Watching the beautiful scenery of snowy mountains and lakes really made me think how much I took Canada for granted. The bus we went on was named the “party bus” and it was a perfect fit.

Our West Trek tour guide, Lee, was amazing. Man, I don’t know how this guy had so much energy, considering we partied every night and woke up super early. And quite honestly, it was Lee who really made this trip so special for all of us. He has got the BEST jokes, music, games, and impressions of different accents with a comedic spin to it! Some inside jokes I will always remember are: BeCARFEUL monsieur! Japanese girl: ahhhhh~ and hi-cheese~!

Another great thing about this trip was the gorgeous weather. We really were a lucky bunch because it was sunshine and blue skies everyday! And because of this, we got to see all of Mount Robson, which is super tall! On our way to Valemount, we got off to look at spahat falls. It was so nice there!

The second day, we made our way to Banff, Alberta. This place was my favorite hotel! During the evening we went to their local pub and club for another night of partying! It was a lot of fun because everyone was drinking and having such a great time. One of the most memorable experience for me personally was the Columbia icefield. It’s a huge place and it was so windy! I thought I was going to be blown away by the wind. Regardless, the icefield was one of my favorite places in the Rocky Mountains. One person said he would come back to get married there…I won’t say who it was 😉

During this trip we went to so many beautiful places such as Lake LouiseBow Lake, Emerald Lake, and of course Banff Gondola! On the way home, in Kelowna, we all stopped for a small lunch break. Unfortunately, someone from the other tour bus wandered off! We all tried to look for him..our tour group suddenly turned into a huge search party. The police got involved and we waited for a couple of hours. Although it was stressful…I think it really brought all of us on the tour even more closer. We really bonded…and like Lee said, we were a wolf pack.

Overall…this trip is something that will be with me forever. I had such a great time and I hope everyone who went did too. If you missed out on this, don’t worry because I am 100% sure there will be another one quite soon!

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

About INTERNeX: Volunteer Program

Do you love animals and have a passion for helping those that are orphaned or injured? Have you ever want to explore the world of dog sledding or relive the old days as a Cowboy (or girl) in beautiful Guyana?  Our volunteering program is the perfect opportunity to make a difference in local communities and wildlife.

Your volunteering experience may require hard work at times, but it will be very rewarding and a rare experience of contributing to animals that need help. This is not only an opportunity to help animals, but it is also an opportunity to improve your English, experience different cultures, and engage with the local lifestyle.

At INTERNeX, our connections with volunteer stations will ensure you the best opportunities and properly prepare you for this experience. To do so, we will match you to an available station that caters to your interests and passion. Here are the types of opportunities available:

  • Volunteer experience with Wildlife rehabilitations centres
  • Social and community volunteer experience within First nations communities
  • Pets rescue and rehabilitations volunteer experiences located in one of our major cities.

The current available positions include bear care, husky ranch, Wild West – Guyana, bears and eagles, island crittercare, the last vaquero, bear, deer and moose haven, amazon and Amerindians, wildlife paradise, care for critters, and Amazon survival. Your stay will last from 2 to 24 weeks depending on the position.

If you have a passion for helping animals, the environment, or a local community, then check out the INTERNeX website for more information or contact us at pr@internexcanada.com

Cheers,

Queenie

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