Picture of the week

Today is Wednesday, so everyone was already waiting for the picture of the week of course! Well, here it is! This week we have a picture from Franziska, one of the lovely PR-team members! She got a week off from work, because her boyfriend was visiting her here in Vancouver. Together with him she went to the Rockies!

“Last week I went on a roadtrip to the Rocky Mountains for 4 days. One of my wishes was to see bears of course! The drive via Salmon Arm to Lake Louise and back to Vancouver via Kelowna was awesome! The weather was great, the mountains gigantic, the woods lushly green and the caribous, mountain goats and American Eagles just stunning! Canada is soooo beautiful! On my way back from Lake Louise to Kelowna the time had come…. On a frozen riverbed, not far from the road I was driving, I saw two bears who just finished breakfast ;-). I assume it was an adult with her cub. The scene reminded me so much of the movie “The Bear” from 1988 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJ-kOix5FAI). I was so excited that I jumped out of the car, headed towards the riverfront and took some beautiful shots of the two. Phenomenal experience!! :-D”

If you think your picture is worth being the picture of the week, just send an email to pr@internexcanada.com.

Cheers,
Claudia

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

Upcoming INTERNeX Events

Busy with your internship, work or discovering Canada? Lost the overview of what is going on the upcoming days and weeks? Luckily, we can help you out!

There is a lot of cool stuff coming up like the INTERNeX trip to the Rocky Mountains or the PuB Nights in Vancouver and Toronto! Don’t worry, you won’t get bored with us!

INTERNeX goes Rocky Mountains!

Everybody is getting more and more excited about the trip to the Rocky Mountains that INTERNeX is organizing just for you! I went to the Rockies myself last week and I can ensure you that it will be A-W-E-S-O-M-E!! The weather was incredibly warm and sunny. There is still snow up there what creates a beautiful and diverse landscape. And now get this: I even saw bears! It is very likely that you will see them as well when going to the Rockies because especially at that time of the year, a ranger told me, it is very likely to see them at any time of the day!

Everything is booked and paid, so what you need to know is just what we will do there (as if you wouldn’t already ;-))

We will meet Friday the 20st of May at 7 AM at the crossing Cordova & Seymour (next to the Harbour Centre). Be on time!! We will departure at 7.15 AM.

We will be back on Monday the 23rd of May at the same spot in Vancouver at around 7.15 PM (latest).

Don’t forget to bring:

  • 2 pieces of ID. One with a photo.
  • Suncream
  • Bodylotion (because the air can be dry, with all its consequences)
  • Bathing suit (There will be pools, hot tubs and even a water slide)
  • Waterproof shoes (Maybe there will be snow at some places)
  • Warm clothes (it can still be chill)
  • *$75 for the Activity Pass
  • and your good mood!!

*There is the possibility to go on the Banff Gondola ($30) and have a Snocoach Glacier Experience ($50). You can buy an Activity Pass on the bus and you get both things for $75 plus a free T-shirt!

Check your inbox for more information!

Remember you can only cancel the trip 10 days before; otherwise you won’t get a refund.

We are really looking forward to it. We can promise you it will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

It is going to be a great weekend with all of you including lots of partying and sightseeing with the best scenery in one of the most beautiful areas in the world!

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PuB Night Vancouver

What?
The INTERNeX PuB NiGHT. For all the INTERNeX candidates and their friends.
When?

Wednesday, the 11th of May. The fun starts around 8 pm.
Where?

The Metropole 320 Abbott Street, Gastown Downtown, Vancouver Take bus 7 or 16

Specials?
$6 Burger & beer $3,75 Domestic draft Table Soccer Pool table

*
PuB Night Toronto
Information about the INTERNeX Toronto PuB NiGHT will be published soon on there Facebook Page.

Hope to see you all on these events & the trip! If you have any suggestion for a fun event, location or trip; let us know!

Cheers,

Ziska

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

Grouse Mountain Hike! Part 2

Hi everyone,

Well like Laura said, the hike up Grouse mountain was brutal! But it was so worth it when you reach the top and  see the view. You appreciate it so much more because  it took so much effort getting there! But the hiking up the mountain is not all you can do at Grouse Mountain. There are lots of activities to keep you busy the entire day!

When we got to the top the first thing we did  was take pictures of the beautiful view, and to also take a much needed rest. After grabbing something to eat and sitting in the sun, we went to explore the rest of the mountain. We started walking and soon discovered that there is lots to do.

There was a Lumber Jack show, where they show you how they cut wood and how they climb trees with a band. When we arrived, the show had already started and was almost over. There was this very funny guy, pretending to be stranded on one of the big pole they use to show how to climb a tree. I won’t go in to a lot of details, you just have to go up there yourself, because it was hilarious! The show is hosted three times a day.

There was also a bird viewing show. We got to see some amazing birds up close. There was a bird that was doing it’s third show and did not want to cooperate and flew up an electricity pole. It took a lot of convincing from the trainer to get the bird down again. There was also an eagle and at the time of the show a wild eagle flew over and they started gawking at each other! It was a totally awesome show!

There is also a grizzly bear habitat. Unfortunately we did not see any grizzly bears, but there was a wild black bear walking around.  Because the black bear was walking around they closed the walking path to make sure that everyone left him alone. So we decided to take another walking route! And it was totally worth it!

Have you ever seen snow in June? And I am not talking about a little bit of leftover snow but enough snow to  make a snowman! So we did! Before starting on the hike we asked people who where coming back what they thought of the trail. They said that there was a bit of snow so we decided to walk anyway. But there was a lot more snow than we thought!  I had never seen snow in June before so that made it extra special.

At the end of the day we took the gondola back down. This was the only thing we had to buy that day. So we had an amazing day for only $5.00 (not including transport).

I really recommend everyone to go to Grouse Mountain! I had such a amazing time and I also recommend everyone hiking up the mountain. If you don’t want to hike up the mountain but would still like to enjoy a day at Grouse Mountain for $39. 95 you can go up and down the mountain with the gondola. This ticket also includes a ride on a chairlift, giving an even better view and access to all of the shows and other activities at Grouse Mountain.

For more information about Grouse Mountain, check out their website

If you want to see more pictures from our trip, click here

If you want some more information about how to get there, send us an e-mail at pr@internexcanada.com and we will help you out!

– Laura and Manouk

What Are You Doing This Long Weekend?

This weekend is supposed to be a nice one! I have a few things on my to-do list that I want to see during the next few days. One of them includes Lynn Canyon Park. The park officially opened to the public in 1912 and has been a popular destination among tourists and local residents ever since. It’s a great location for a  picnic, a leisurely hike, or a refreshing swim in one of the many popular swimming holes!

The Lynn Canyon Suspension bridge is one of Lynn Valley’s best kept secrets. The 50 meter high bridge stretches accross a beautiful canyon boasting raging waters, waterfalls and deep pools below. The bridge is a popular attraction among tourists and locals alike, the best part is that it is free of charge for all to see. Crossing the bridge is always an exciting experience, it bounces up and down and sways from side to side with every step. It is quite narrow and becomes a little nerve racking when there are several others trying to cross at the same time.

Not only is there a suspension bridge, but there are also twin falls.  A short wooden bridge crosses the raging river and there are two breathtaking waterfalls below. This bridge is a lot more comfortable than the Suspension Bridge as it doesn’t shake with every move. As a last stop, you can relax at a swimming hole which is popular among local residents who visit the park on a regular basis and tourists on a short visit. The 30 Foot Pool is a short walk from suspension bridge and doesn’t involve climbing hills or stairs. It is pretty easily accessible.  There is a small beach area near the swimming hole that is covered with small pebbles and good to lie down a towel or a blanket.

Getting There

If you are traveling by bus there are various routes to take depending on your location. From Downtown Vancouver take the sea bus across to the Lonsdale Quay bus loop and take either bus #228, or #229.

Bus #228 will take you to Lynn Valley Center, which is about a 10 minute walk from Lynn Canyon Park’s main entrance. Bus #229 will take you directly to Lynn Canyon Park’s main entrance.

If you are traveling from East Vancouver, Burnaby, or Metro Town area take any bus to Phibbs Exchange. The most common busses are #130 via Metro Town, #28 via Joyce Station, #210 via Downtown Vancouver.

From Phibbs Exchange take bus #229 which will take you to Lynn Canyon Park’s main entrance.

Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

Cheers,

Laura

Fun weekend in Whistler

We were eight people for the rafting trip last weekend and we had a great time!
We had a nice barbecue the first evening, a few beers but no bears…

P6130073The rafting was amazing. It was great for beginners but still a lot of fun rapids.

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In the evening we went out for dinner and ended up in a nightclub until late.

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But we still had some energy for a small hike on Sunday to see the nice surroundings of Whistler.
Hope you will join us next time! 🙂