How was your weekend?

Unfortunately weekend is over, but let´s have a look on what we did the last few days. On Friday afternoon we enjoyed the good weather by going to Kitsilano beach. It was warm enough to wear swim wear and many people also went into the cold water. In the evening there was an amazing sunset and it was quite cool to watch it on one of the longest days of the year.

On Saturday we booked a trip to the Joffre lakes. Although it was a three hours drive to get there from Vancouver it was definitely worth it. The bus driver told us that the lower Joffre lake is the most boring one but already this lake was very clear and turquoise. However, we decided to hike the steep way up to the Middle Joffre lake. When we saw the blue color sparkling through the woods we knew we arrived. The bus driver was so right, because the Lower Joffre lake was nothing against the Middle one. The light blue water seemed so surreal. After making a short break and taking some pictures, we started to hike to the last aim: the Upper Joffre lake. On our way we came by the Holloway Falls, one of the most beautiful waterfalls in this region. The upper Joffre lake was just as turquoise as the Middle Lake and we decided to stay there for a while. While we ate our cookies some small birds joined us and so we had the idea to take some pictures with them. After that we unfortunately had to get back to our bus, but overall it was an amazing experience, that I can definitely recommend!

On Sunday we went shopping in the Metropolis Mall in Metrotown. It is pretty nice there and we all found something to buy. In the afternoon unfortunately we weren´t able to do our INTERNeX-BBQ at the beach, because the weather forecast predicted rain on Sunday. Instead of it we went to WhiteSpot, which is a typical Canadian burger restaurant to get something to eat there. We all enjoyed the good food! After it we wanted to visit the Jazz festival at the Robson Square, but unfortunately it was already closed. However, we experienced so much this weekend that we had nothing against going home.

 

 

Thanks to those who joined us at the WhiteSpot! I hope to see you at the PubNight on Wednesday!

– Franzi

 

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Queen Elizabeth Park – Experience IT Review

Yesterday we conquered the snow to visit the beautiful Queen Elizabeth Park. It was very cold and we didn’t get to see much of the view, but the snow did make it into a pretty picture. Thanks to everybody who came out with us!17142375_1659777060704405_1158829939_o

We met up at the parking lot on the west side of the park. As a lot of people ended up running late thanks to all the snow coming down on us, we decided to meet up at the observatory instead (hoping there was a covered place to wait). Most of the viewing points were outside of the observatory, unfortunately we didn’t get much of a view. Luckily it was very pretty to see everything covered in a big layer of snow.

17148749_10208416120261558_413918612_oAfter making a few nice pictures outside, some of us decided to get into the observatory. We immediately started to warm up after entering this exotic area. In this place, we could discover  different kinds of plants and birds. All of them were just flying around or walking on the ground, so we had to watch our steps. When we finished our round and spotted almost all birds in the observatory, most of us went home.

Despite the snow we still had fun, but we would love to go back there when the weather is a little bit better to see the view. I hope to see all of you at PuB NiGHT!

– Danielle & Iris

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International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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INTERNeX Canada: How was your weekend?

I honestly tried hard not to start off talking about the weather again, but this time it involves sunshine, so I hope I am forgiven!! 🙂 For our little trip to Queen Elizabeth Park on Sunday, our group of 12 was happy to probably get the nicest of what fall in Vancouver has to offer. Colored leaves in every shade from red to yellow and almost perfectly blue skies made this afternoon all the better! It is not only one of the prettiest parks in Vancouver but also the former geographical center of the city as well as its highest point in elevation. Stunning views over downtown and all the way to the north shore mountains were a highlight for sure. Once up there, we also entered the Bloedel Conservatory, which is a tropical garden under a dome-like roof and home to hundreds of free-flying birds and exotic plants. For a small admission fee, we got to see tons of cool stuff and felt like little explorers looking for hidden animals and walking under giant banana leaves. We even found some real bananas but they were not all that giant… 😉 Check out all the pics on facebook and Flickr!

I’m sure you know that last weekend was the Halloween weekend too! Have you lived it up already or rather wanna save yourself for the actual Halloween on Wednesday this week? I am not the biggest fan of carnival at home, so I was a little hesitant to get dressed up but in the end, looking ridiculous was so much fun and I am excited for Wednesday at The Blarney Stone already! It will be our very last chance to take part in this North American tradition – we better go nuts and rock this place!! 😀

What did you do on the weekend? Anything cool or special you would like to share with us?

Have a great week!

Cheers

Marianne

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
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Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
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INTERNeX Canada: Volunteer Program

You always dreamed of feeding young animals, take care of wild ones and be an important part of the rescue-team? INTERNeX makes it happen!

On beautiful Vancouver Island, around 30 minutes away from Victoria, the Capital of British Columbia, is one of the most exciting volunteer program ever.

Your mission is to work with wild animals (for example squirrels, raccoons, songbirds and waterfowl), take care about them, feed them and be part of the crew!
And these are only a few things you are responsible for!

 

Depending on what you can do best, they will find an exciting and fun task for you!

It´s definitely rewarding as well as physically demanding and you will love it!
The main season is between April and September, but of course they also need YOUR help during winter.
Each animal is treated individually and perhaps you safe the bird’s life and can send him back to the wilderness.

 
Read more about this project!

Read more about all kind of programs!

 
If you have any other questions, write us an email, we would love to help you!

 

Cheers,
Hannes

INTERNeX International Exchange
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Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
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Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
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Bike Ride Through Stanley Park

Hi,

I want to thank everyone that came to the Bike ride yesterday. I had a great time.

We started our day at the Bayshore Bike Rental company so that those of us that did not have a bike could rent one. Rentals cost are $6.00 per hour or if you are a student $4.00 per hour. You can also rent roller skates for only $5 pe0r hour.  For more information about Bayshore Rental, see their website.

After getting our bikes we started our journey to Stanley Park. Before reaching Stanley Park we biked on the Seawall. The Seawall is 22 km in total and takes you all over town, including Stanley Park. For more information about the Seawall can be found here.

When we arrived in Stanley Park we decided to first bike around the park so we could enjoy the beautiful scenery. When biking around Stanley Park you will come across the the totem poles, the girl in the wetsuit and many more.

The bike ride is pretty easy throughout the park, although at one point the hill we had to bike up was to steep for me and I had to walk the rest of it.

After riding all around Stanley Park we decided to also go through the park. That turned out to be a great idea as we saw a lot of wild life. We saw a raccoon, squirrel, a woodpecker and many other birds. Especially around Bever Lake we saw a lot of birds.

After a day biking through Stanley Park we still have not seen everything so we will definitely go back another time, hopefully you will join us next time!

– Manouk

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English Bay

Coming from a little town in Ontario, I’m still getting used to the amount of activities available in British Columbia.  Where I lived, downtown consisted of a gas station, one grocery store and an arena. I absolutely love that everything is at your doorstep here in Vancouver!

On Friday, I went out to the Blarney Stone in Gas Town, where people danced the night away to Irish music and enjoyed the company of good friends. I had a really good night there and think I’ll go back soon!

Not wanting to waste a minute, I woke up Saturday morning and hustled downtown. The shops on Robson Street were whispering to me… “Look at the nice shoes I have,” …”Come in, you need some new clothes Laura.” Needless to say, I  ended up with many shopping bags in my hand by noon that day!

Sunday I went to the Vancouver Lookout with Jan, who found an internship through INTERNeX and just flew in from Germany. I think he will like Vancouver a lot! After taking the bus home, around 6 p.m I had dinner. However,  I still wasn’t ready to let the weekend end.

I had always heard that English Bay was a nice place to watch the sunset, so off I went! I arrived around 8:20 p.m., where many other people had also gathered to take in the view. English Bay is the downtown core’s most populated beach – attractive to people of all ages. If you haven’t been there yet, I suggest you go! Bring a friend and a frisbee, there’s lots of space to run around.

Here are a few pictures I took, beautiful isn’t it?

Hope you get the chance to see the sunset at English Bay. If you’re an early riser, I’m sure the sunrise is just as beautiful!

Bye for now,

Laura

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